A TDOC Certified Facility & TN Dept of Mental Health Faith Based Community
Whitney’s investment at The Lazarus Project of Knoxville originates from a sincere desire to minister to broken individuals who struggle with addictions and/or the clinical/legal struggles that often prevent individuals from becoming productive members of society.
Whitney’s contribution is extended via professional training acquired over the past 15 years that includes a combination of work experience and educational accomplishments. She currently holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in Criminal Justice, a master’s degree from Liberty University in Professional Counseling, a master’s degree from Regent University in Organizational Leadership and is a doctoral candidate at Regent University.
Whitney’s prior employment experiences further aide in her ability to ensure residents have access to appropriate resources required to be successful as she has been fortunate to hold positions with several medical and behavioral health care providers in the local area, community health and indigent care facilities, the Knoxville Police Department, the Tennessee Department of Correction, and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Deniese is a nurse and professional coder that has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. More specifically, her areas of experience include administration and management of physician private practices, urgent care facilities, Community Health Centers and in-patient facilities focusing on medical, behavioral health, substance abuse and adult education.
Deniese also serves with previous experience with the Virginia Department of Corrections. Her passion is driven by experience with a family member who struggled with addiction and the consequences she faced as a child.
Lee manages the day to day functional operations of all The Lazarus of Knoxville properties. He offers a unique contribution in guiding residents on their path to sobriety which originates from a historical struggle with addiction on a personal level.
Lee genuinely understands the mental and emotional obstacles present in overcoming an addictive lifestyle and operates as a testament of success while willing to share his journey as a form of mentorship in efforts to provide support and corrective guidance when required.