Clinical Team

Dr. Joseph Currier – PhD, Clinical Program Lead

Joe is leading the effort to develop a leading-edge, concurrent clinical approach to veteran recovery and dual diagnosis. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor/Director of the Combined-Integrated Doctoral Program in Clinical/Counseling Psychology at the University of South Alabama. Joe has worked with military veterans as a clinician and researcher for over a decade, both within the VA system and in the community, fueling a deep passion to enhance existing models and practices for supporting veterans and their families.

Dr. Jeremy Fletcher – PT, DPT, OCS

Jeremy is a Physical Therapist and an Asst Professor at the University of South Alabama. He uses a mind-body approach to reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life for all Service Members. Jeremy brings extensive experience working directly with Veterans through his active duty in the U.S. Army, which included one deployment to Afghanistan, and in the Army Reserves where he is currently a Major. He holds a number of degrees, including a Graduate Certificate from the University of Alabama—Birmingham and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama. Learn more.

Erin McAdams – PA-C, MHS

Erin is a Co-Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor at the University of South Alabama in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She joined the U.S. Army National Guard in 2008 and is currently a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. Erin is dedicated to helping Veterans and their families improve their health and is passionate about breaking down the barriers of siloed healthcare in the community, leading the way toward a holistic approach to mental health care and chronic disease management.

Dr. Lynn Yonge – Medical Advisor

Lynn is the senior partner of Bay Medical Family Practice and the medical director of Strickland Youth Center in Mobile and Pathways of Baldwin County. He is an assistant clinical professor at the USA College of Medicine, his alma mater, and the UAB School of Medicine. Lynn is the past president of Baldwin County Medical Society and Thomas Hospital Medical Staff. He currently serves on the Board of the Wilderness Medical Society and the Alabama Wilderness Medical Association. A lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, Lynn and his wife Cori have two children.

Dr. Glenn Hollingsworth – PhD, LMFT, LPC

Glenn is a marriage and family therapist. He is an Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Counseling and the Director of Clinical Training at the University of Mobile. Glenn earned a PhD from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts in marriage and family therapy and theological studies. He counsels clients with addiction, trauma and post-traumatic stress. 

Dr. John Friend – PhD

John has a PhD in clinical psychology and combines his experience in business, sports, and counseling to help Veterans achieve positive change. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and served a three-year active duty tour in the U.S. Army. John oversees the professional therapeutic staff of the Gulf Coast Behavioral Health and Resiliency Center which focuses on providing supplemental mental and behavioral health services in Alabama’s coastal counties. He is the Behavioral Health Clinical Director at the University of South Alabama and also has a private practice in the Mobile area.

Dr. Marjorie Scaffa – PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, MS, ALC

Marjorie serves as a Health & Wellness Counselor in the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama. She is a PhD with 35 years experience as an Occupational Therapist, holds a doctorate in Health Education and Community Health and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She works with Veterans in a private practice, using a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to counseling with the ability to integrate other theoretical approaches to meet the needs of individual clients. She is focused on health promotion and prevention, family and relationship issues, and helping others overcome grief and trauma.

Davey Chastang – LCSW, PIP

Davey is an empathic and skilled Clinical Social Worker and therapist, specializing in helping clients build coping skills to recover from trauma, grief and addiction. He founded his own private counseling practice over nine years ago where he helps individuals, couples and families find stress and anxiety relief, management of depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and other wellness challenges. Davey graduated from the University of Alabama, where he also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate School of Clinical Social Work.

Dr. Phillip N. Smith – PhD

Phillip is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of South Alabama. He specializes in the study and prevention of suicide and provides clinical training and supervision to doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology. Phillip is also a member of the “Operation Deep Dive” research team along with America’s Warrior Partnership and the University of Alabama. This project aims to reduce Veteran suicides by identifying critical social, cultural, and community factors that promote connectedness and can serve as early interventions that inform the public health approach to suicide prevention.

Jim Ware – MS,CAC,MAC,SAP; Clinical Advisor

Jim was a founding member of the Board of Directors at Veterans Recovery Resources. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the treatment field of addiction. He is owner and President of Recovery Resources, specializing in addiction and codependency. Jim understands that recovery from codependency, like recovery from drugs and alcohol, requires continued work.  His passion is teaching and showing individuals and families that people do and can recover. Jim holds a Masters in Psychology and numerous certifications in addiction counseling and interventions. Learn more