Our Team

A Word From Our Managing Partner/President

As our name implies, New Beginnings is devoted to helping adolescents toward recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by offering them tools they need to begin to live healthy, productive lives. Our team of licensed professionals employs a structured, proven treatment approach that for many teens is a light at the end of the tunnel of addiction.

As New Beginnings’ Managing Partner & President, I draw on my experiences in nearly every capacity in the addiction field: admissions coordinator, outpatient counselor, inpatient counselor, interventionist, family program counselor, clinical supervisor, program director, hospital administrator, regional manager and university adjunct professor.

My personal experience helps me connect with the kids at New Beginnings. You see, in addition to being a husband, father, son, a co-worker and a licensed clinical social worker, I’m also an alcoholic and drug addict who has been in recovery for more than 30 years. I know well what it’s like to be young and fighting addiction.

If you’re looking for help or want to assist someone you love, please contact us right away and let’s start working toward that new beginning. We know it’s out there, and we can help you find it.

Johnny Patout, LCSW
Managing Partner/President
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center

Meet Our Leadership Team

Our highly experienced leadership team, many of whom are in recovery themselves, know what families and their patient have experienced in their lives and what they are currently going through. They not only offer their high level of education, knowledge and skills in treating addiction, they also offer real hope for the adolescent and their family. Our entire staff is focused on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients. Our direct care clinical team members are:

  • Franklin Roemer, Owner
  • Johnny Patout, Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Managing Partner/President
  • Chase Glenn, CEO
  • Sarwat Gad, MD, ASAM Certified Medical Director
  • Kevin Young, MD, Psychiatrist
  • Anna Barton, Registered Dietician
  • Chase Thayer, Director of Business Development
  • Craig Laseur, Clinical Director
  • Erik Jokinen, Outreach Coordinator
  • Eric Quiggle, Experiential Coordinator