MRC Administrative Leadership
Mike has worked in the field of addiction since the early 1980s and joined MRC in 1985 as a master’s level counselor. Mike was the Director of MRC’s youth treatment program for ten years, and also served as Deputy Director before taking over as CEO in 1999. Mike is state licensed and nationally certified as an addiction counselor.
Chief Operating Officer
Sherry has been actively involved in counseling since receiving her Master’s degree from the University of Memphis in 1997. She joined MRC in 1998 and took over leadership of Clinical Operations in 2006. Sherry is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She previously served on the board of the Tennessee Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Director of Admissions
James began his counseling career with MRC in 1988 and assumed his director role in 1995. James is a Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Director of Youth Program
Detra began her career at MRC in 2009 as a Counselor. She has since served as Family Counselor and Treatment Coordinator before being promoted to Program Director in 2015. Detra graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Social Work and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling.
Director of Adult Services
Sarah joined the MRC team in 2020 as the Program Coordinator and was promoted to Director of Adult Services in 2021. Prior to MRC, Sarah was one of the creators of the PATHways/Beyond Birth programs at UK HealthCare in Lexington, KY. Both are Intensive Outpatient programs specializing in care for pregnant and parenting women with opiate use disorders. Sarah is a graduate of University of Oregon, where she majored in Art History and minored in Folklore.
Anna joined the MRC team in 2017 as a teacher and was promoted to school principal in 2019. Prior to that, Anna taught for Memphis City/Shelby County Schools for nine years. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis in 2008, a Master’s degree in English in 2013, and she completed her Master’s degree in Counseling in 2019.
Dr. Jeffrey Lowrey
Dr. Lowrey is board certified in Ambulatory Medicine and the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is licensed in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He received his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed residencies at the University of Tennessee and Campbell Clinic.
Dr. Kip Parrish
Prior to assuming the role of Clinical Director in 2000, Dr. Parish worked in the addiction field at St. Joseph Care Unit and the Adolescent Chemical Dependency Unit at Lakeside. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Mississippi State University. Dr. Parish is also a published author and active seminar speaker in issues dealing with adolescent addiction.