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ABOUT OUR STAFF

A Team Committed to Helping People Recover from Addiction

Our staff are committed to our mission of providing behavioral health and substance use recovery services, and work on a daily basis to reach those in need with individualized, evidence-based treatment. They are dedicated to helping each of our clients achieve positive change in their lives.

Years of experience in a variety of behavioral healthcare settings, in addition to exposure to a wide range of demographics, give our staff a unique expertise that allows them to provide the most effective care possible. Every member of our team is passionate about the work that we do, and we work closely with our clients and their families to help them this obstacle.

For more information about the team at October Road, call us at (888) 201-5086 or fill out an online form today. You can find us in Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina.

About

OUR TEAM

GLENN CRIDER, LPC

Vice President of Operations, Southeast Division – Asheville and Charlotte

Glenn joined Pyramid Healthcare in early 2016 to direct October Road. As Vice President of Operations, he directs Project Management for Pyramid’s Southeast and Silver Line Divisions, as well as, October Road Operations. Glenn spent his first ten years in behavioral healthcare providing clinical services in a private, full continuum hospital system. He then worked with Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities for five years managing projects and state-wide, full continuum services including Assertive Community Treatment Teams and Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities. He is a licensed professional counselor with graduate degrees from Emory University and a post-graduate diploma from Emory’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

BRIDGET CAIN, LCSW-A, LCAS, CSI

Executive Director – Asheville

Bridget joined October Road in 2017 after working for several years in in Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Treatment Programs. She initially coordinated October Road’s Medication Assisted Treatment program until transitioning to Program Director of MAT and OTP services.  Currently, Bridget is Executive Director of October Road, Asheville, where she directs daily operations for all services and programs. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and Clincial Supervisor Intern.  Bridget holds a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University.

JENN BANDZWOLEK, LCAS, LCSW, CSI

Clinical Director – Asheville

Jenn began at October Road in 2016 as the Substance Use Specialist on an Assertive Community Treatment Team. With appreciation for the flexibility and creativity involved in working on ACTT, she worked as a Team Lead before becoming the Clinical Director, enthusiastically taking on the opportunity to work with all three of October Road’s flourishing ACTT Teams.  Jenn is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill’s Master of Social Work program. She also holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland.

TIM MORGAN, MPA

Regional Director of Performance Improvement – Asheville and Charlotte

Tim has fifteen years of experience working for public, private and nonprofit agencies. His motivation for quality improvement and compliance comes from seeing the positive results that such work brings to October Road and the people receiving its services. Tim holds a BA in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan and a Master of Public Administration from Bellevue University.

BRADY SCHROER, DO

Medical Director – Asheville and Charlotte

Dr. Brady Schroer holds a BS in Biopsychology with an emphasis in Chemistry. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. After medical school, he completed his general psychiatry residency at an internationally known psychiatric clinic. Dr. Schroer later worked in a large hospital setting for five years as a psychiatric hospitalist taking care of geriatric patients, caring for patients with psychiatric issues on the medical floors and ICU (intensive care units), detoxifying clients from alcohol and benzodiazepines, ECT treatment for depression, and served as Medical Director and Chief of Psychiatry.Dr. Schroer moved to Western North Carolina in 2007 to become the Medical Director of the inpatient psychiatric unit and the detoxification unit at one of the area’s top hospitals and served for seven years in that capacity. Most recently, he has been treating adolescents and adults in sober living environments, residential treatment centers, community behavioral health, and outpatient settings.

JODY THIBAULT MS, LCAS, CCS-I

Clinical Coordinator – Charlotte

Jody joined the October Road team in July of 2020, bringing with her 20+ years of experience in the treatment of substance use/mental health disorders. She holds a Masters degree in Addiction Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist as well as a Certified Clinical Supervisor-Intern. Originally from upstate New York, Jody has resided in Charlotte for the last 10 years and continued her aspirations to work with those suffering from the disease of addiction.

HAKIM JOHNSON MSW, LCAS-A

Therapist – Charlotte

Hakim is a new member to the October Road Charlotte treatment team. For the last few years, he has worked with individuals with co-occurring disorders in both the detox and residential levels of care. Hakim has his Master’s degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. Although, he now lives in Charlotte he is a loyal and dedicated die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Eagles as they are his team and represent his hometown.

CAROL BEEBE

Office Manager – Charlotte

Carol joined the Charlotte October Road team in August 2020. She has extensive office administrative experience as well as organizational expertise and creativity abilities. As office manager of the Charlotte facility, she strives to keep the daily operations running smoothly, meeting the needs of staff and clients.

MICHAEL ROBERTS

Community Relations Representative – Asheville

Michael joined the October Road team with over 3 years of experience working with those in recovery. He received Recovery Coach certification in 2017 as a way to improve his ability to work with the substance use population. Michael is a graduate of our very own CASP program and is active in the recovery community. His passion for helping people and doing so with integrity makes him successful at creating meaningful relationships. Outside of work, Michael enjoys weightlifting and spending time connecting with friends.