Learn More About Your Renew Recovery Team Members
Each of Renew Recovery’s four Kentucky locations is staffed with a caring team ready to help make your recovery possible. Learn more about them and their dedication, then call us today to schedule an appointment for help.
Amanda NewtonChief Operating Officer & Chief Marketing Officer
As the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Renew Recovery, Amanda Newton provides day-to-day leadership and management to ensure Renew Recovery grows and maintains operational excellence. She is responsible for spearheading the development of Renew Recovery, including the communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and measuring the effectiveness of all internal and external processes.
Her previous senior leadership role was the VP of Marketing and Business Development for Centerstone Kentucky. Centerstone is the largest community mental health provider in the state, serving 40,000 lives annually and employing 2,000 staff. She has worked in the behavioral healthcare field since 1998. During her career, she has worked in various roles in pharmaceuticals, direct patient care, operations, and marketing. She has served on the boards of the Mental Health Association-KY (MHA), the Treatment Advisory Committee, the Addiction Policy Advocacy Committee, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) and the Kentuckiana Childcare Coalition (KCCC). She has received a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Louisville in Psychology.
On a personal note, she enjoys running, helping others, and being a mommy.
DaraLicensed Clinical Social Worker
Dara joined the team at Renew Recovery, LLC on October 1, 2018. Dara received her Bachelors in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University in 2012 and completed her Masters in Social Work at the University of Louisville in 2013. Dara enjoys working with clients in the outpatient setting where she is able to work on long term, individualized goals and see growth and behavior changes in her clients. Dara loves to bring creativity, compassion, and connection in each client interaction she has. Dara has training and experience in a multitude of evidence-based practices including CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, and more.
JanetLicensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S)
Janet graduated from Xavier University in 2009 with a Masters Degree in Community Counseling and has been practicing in the field since then. She is licensed in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana as a supervising licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC-S), licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), and as a clinical supervisor/licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC-CS). Janet has worked in all areas of dual recovery including community-based services, inpatient detox and psychiatric stabilization, program management, and as an adjunct instructor. Janet joined Renew in March 2019 and loves helping people develop the knowledge and skills to get sober, stay sober, and become the very best version of themselves that they can be. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, supporting local music, and reading.
LindseyDirector of In-Home Programs
Lindsey started with Renew Recovery in 2019. Lindsey has worked in the social services field since 2012. She began her career working with the US Army in their social services department until she obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. During this time, Lindsey worked in various clinical roles where she provided career counseling, intensive home-based therapy to families in crisis, and therapeutic interventions for children and families in foster care. Lindsey transitioned from work with families to substance use treatment in 2017 when she implemented and operated an intensive outpatient program for adults diagnosed with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health. Lindsey is passionate about learning everything she can in her field so that she can share the knowledge with peers and clients, ultimately helping as many people as she can. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys being outdoors with her three rescue dogs, writing, painting, and cooking.
RachelDirector of Operations
Rachel has been with the company since its conception. She has held multiple roles within Renew from Clinic Assistant to Assistant Manager to Site Manager before beginning her current role as Director of Operations. Rachel is known as the fixer and enjoys overcoming obstacles. She immensely enjoys helping people, both clients and team members alike, through direct interaction. Rachel is a Central KY native and has firsthand experience with how important this work is.
Dr. Stephen KronenbergDoctor
Dr. Stephen Kronenberg is a board-certified anesthesiologist and is board certified in addiction medicine. He has been a part of the Renew Recovery team for over 10 years. Dr. Kronenberg knew he wanted to use his skills and knowledge to do something worthwhile, which is why he chose to help clients struggling with addiction, and our clients love him because he takes the time to listen and help in the best way that he can. If you ask Dr. Kronenberg what his favorite part of the job is, he will tell you that it’s seeing patients’ lives get so much better. In addition to the work he is doing at Renew Recovery, he is also Treasurer of the Kentucky Society of Addiction Medicine. During his free time, Dr. Kronenberg enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with his wife and kids.
DinaMarketing & Business Development Representative
Dina started with Renew Recovery in 2018. Dina has worked in the behavioral healthcare field since 2006. During her career she has worked in various roles in marketing and business development, care delivery, alcohol and drug treatment counseling, in-home therapy, individual and group therapist and as a family group facilitator. She has served on the boards of Operation Parent, the Employee Assistance Professionals (EAPA) and Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM). She has been actively involved with Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program (KLAP), Labor Assistance Professionals (LAP) and the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association (KPMA).
Dina is a graduate of the University of Louisville Kent School in 2008 with a Masters in Social Work. She also obtained her Social Work certification license in 2009. Her hobbies are spending time with her husband and children, painting furniture and card making.
Maxine began working as a counselor in 2010 and joined Renew Recovery four years later. She is a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. She is continuously working to improve her knowledge through continuing education. The best part of her job is seeing all of the positive changes in the lives of her clients as they progress through their recovery journey. It’s like watching someone get their life back. Maxine has learned a lot about opioid addiction since starting at Renew Recovery and is always gaining new information that she hopes benefits her patients. In her time away from the clinic, Maxine enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets. She also likes to travel, read, visit music venues, and complete art and home projects.
Stephanie is an LCADC (licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor), a certified BIP (Batterers’ Intervention Program) provider, and a DUI (driving under influence) assessor. She has been a part of our team since 2017. In addition to her certifications, Stephanie has completed courses in suicide prevention and ethics. She loves seeing the ongoing change in people as they begin to recover. In her free time, Stephanie is planning to return to school to become a licensed nurse practitioner. She wants to continue working with clients who are battling addiction. Stephanie is a soccer mom who loves crocheting, making piñatas, and learning a second language!
Shawn joined our team at Renew Recovery in 2018, and he has been working diligently to help our clients thrive in recovery ever since. The best part of his job is knowing that he can make a difference in someone’s life. Shawn continuously seeks opportunities to learn more by taking courses in things like how the brain affects addition, spirituality in recovery, and how to best help patients during therapy. When he is not helping clients beat addiction, Shawn enjoys taking road trips, spending time with family and friends, and finding ways to relax.
Zoe is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who joined our team in 2018. She has been in this field since 2015. Zoe places a high value on staying informed with the latest information. She has completed continuing education courses in suicide prevention, domestic violence, and ethics. Zoe enjoys her job, but the best part is being able to interact with clients every day! During her free time, Zoe likes to take her dog to the park, watch TV, or do water aerobics at her gym.
Melissa joined the Renew Recovery team in 2016. She has a master’s in education degree and is a national certified counselor (NCC) and licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC). She keeps her training up to date with continuing education courses that range in topics including substance abuse and comorbidity. Melissa has worked with other medication-assisted treatment programs in the past, but she believes that Renew Recovery is the best. Our staff really cares and tries to help clients succeed. The best part of Melissa’s job is seeing a client make progress and rebuild their life. When she’s away from work, Melissa enjoys being at home with her family. She also makes time to read and play video games.
PatrickClinical Services Supervisor
Patrick joined the Renew Recovery team in 2015, but he has been in this profession since 2012. He is a licensed professional clinical counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor. The best part of Patrick’s job is being able to see clients not only become sober but learn how to maintain that sobriety long term so that they improve their overall quality of life. He also enjoys the ability to work with clients in the outpatient setting. Patrick believes this treatment type allows them to make progress and continually work on their recovery goals.
Shaquita is a licensed professional counselor associate who began working at Renew Recovery in 2017. She most enjoys her job when she can work with clients through direct care. She likes to guide clients to have a more positive quality of life by helping them understand their disease of addiction, which in turn helps them maintain their sobriety. In her free time, Shaquita loves spending time with her family, camping, watching sports (Go Philadelphia Eagles! Go UK!), watching movies, listening to music, and traveling.
Shari began at Renew Recovery in 2018, but she has been in this field since 2009. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor and also has a master’s degree. She takes continuing education classes and has completed courses in trauma, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), addiction, trauma-focused behavioral cognitive therapy, and women’s issues. The best part of Shari’s job is helping clients and instilling hope in them. In her free time, Shari enjoys going to see live bands and doing media work.
Tivoli, a licensed professional counselor associate, loves her clients and their willingness to open up and be vulnerable. Since beginning at Renew Recovery in 2016, Tivoli has worked to create a space where people feel comfortable and able to beat addiction. She loves that every hour with a client is different and challenging in its own way. When home, Tivoli loves to be out in nature. She enjoys hiking or wandering in the woods. When the weather is nice, you’ll always catch her outside!