Mary Jean Millikan

I’m a Ridgeview Alumni with 28 years of sobriety. I am actively involved in a 12-step program, and I am employed as an RN and the Director of Nursing at Ascensa Health at St. Jude’s Recovery Center. I am also a Certified Addictions Nurse (CARN). Prior to this, I was employed at RVI for 14 years. I am very familiar with the disease of addiction and witness first-hand the miracles of recovery that come with quality treatment.

Cam Still

Recovery for me is an action word. As a long-time active member of the Ridgeview Alumni Association, I do volunteer work by chairing the Ridgeview Family Workshop committee. I support people in treatment and I have a village of recovery friends supporting me. It is important to give back what has so freely been given to me. I am a wife and mother of four. My recovery from anxiety and depression has made my life manageable and fulfilling.

Debbie Wright

Healthcare professional and patient advocate for 25 plus years. “I advocate for patient-centric care and am a passionate supporter and promoter of equity and parity in the provision of mental health services. I enjoy dogs, music and I am an ardent pursuer of serenity.”

Meagan Westmoreland

I first came to Ridgeview in summer of 2018 for substance abuse disorder and found a whole new life in recovery. As a pediatric nurse, I spend much of my working time helping parents and children. When not working or focusing on recovery, I have the good fortune to spend time with my twin toddlers. They are just one of the many gifts my recovery has granted me. I’m a dedicated member of the Ridgeview Alumni Association and the Ridgeview community has become a large part of my life.

Steve Shepperd

I have been in recovery 17 years. I grew up in South Florida and my hobbies are woodworking, water activities, golf, and gardening. I’ve been married for 40 years with two adult children.

Dr. Victor Ezquerra

I am in recovery from substance abuse disorder and major depressive disorder. Professionally, I have been an educator for over 15 years, primarily in higher education. I thrive on engaging people educationally and socially. My interdisciplinary background inspires me to create connections amongst different fields, particularly the arts.


Dawn Liistro

Owner of Simply-Invoicing, LLC., a company she started in 2018. Dawn has been an active Ridgeview Alumni Association member since 2002, is chair of the entertainment committee, and passionate about being of service to others. Dawn started a popular virtual women’s 12-step meeting during the pandemic, and she continues to sponsor numerous women in the program. “I love my four fur babies, traveling with my husband, movies, and especially spending time with my granddaughters. To me, family is of utmost importance.”

Stan Dixon

26 years as a Ridgeview Alumni Association member. Chaired several committees including Communication and Entertainment. “My alumni involvement and willingness to be of service has helped me remain sober even through the most difficult times.”

Ewell Lammy

Served 20 Years in the United States Marine corps as a Data Analyst with an honorable retirement in 1998. Retired from IBM after 15 years. Subsequently retired after 4 years from The Home Depot working as a Merchandise Execution team member. “I enjoy working with people and organizing and adventuring in new and exciting events.”

Joseph Weinberg

My roots to the local community run deep as I am a native of Atlanta. I have two great sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law, and a loved grandson. I have served the local legal community for more than 45 years and am proud to be a member of the Ridgeview Alumni Association.

Jenn Ferguson

My test became my testimony through recovery, unity, and service. I cherish the freedom I have today. I’m now able to live life to the ultimate fullest… one day at a time. Today, I’m a mental health advocate, mom of two, and work for a local mental health private practice that helps other people like me find their freedom.

Cindi Broda

A Board Certified Master Health Coach and is owner/CEO of Dynamic Wellness, LLC. She is a member of the Ridgeview Alumni Association, is a mentor in the Ridgeview Professional’s Program, and teaches yoga in Ridgeview’s Women’s Program. She is happily married and is the mother of two adult children. “I love wilderness backpacking and running Tough Mudder obstacle course races with my husband.”



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