The Goodale School team is happy to speak with you to determine if our program is the right fit for your son or client. For information, please contact our Admissions Team at (828) 220-0040 or email Admissions@GoodaleSchool.org.
Sally Burleson is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS). For more than 25 years, she has worked in the substance abuse field, helping people with the disease of addiction. She is passionate about providing direct care as well as supervising and guiding new teammates to mentoring professionals seeking licensure in the substance use disorder field.
Sally’s passion for helping others find recovery came from her own experience getting clean and sober at the age of 16. Her personal experience not only set her on a professional course as an addiction specialist, it also gives her a unique vantage point to connect with students and families she works with.
Prior to joining The Goodale School and Recovery Community, Sally provided clinical services in a variety of settings, most recently at Four Circles Recovery Center, a wilderness-based treatment program for young adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. At Four Circles, she led the clinical team, facilitated the Rites of Passage Vision Quest experience, developed and implemented the Fifth Circle Extended Care Program and coordinated a monthly three-day family seminar. Her prior experience at other therapeutic wilderness programs and therapeutic boarding schools allows Sally to use her clinical knowledge skills to creatively meet individuals where they are and support them in the process of finding recovery.
Sally earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Carolina University. Her lifelong commitment to young people facing the challenges of substance use and co-occurring disorders is rooted in the hope and knowledge that recovery is possible. She appreciates the opportunity to play one part in providing students and families with the tools they need to be successful.
Sally loves being a wife and mother. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son, cooking or loving on the family dog, Bear.
Jordan Stevenot serves as The Goodale School’s Clinical Director. He has worked with young people and families for more than 18 years in community mental health, crisis management and case management roles. He works directly with Goodale students in individual and group therapy settings and supports families as they engage in therapeutic work alongside their students during their time at The Goodale School.
Jordan holds a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Brewton Parker College. He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level and in Brainspotting Level II, which provide additional trauma-informed therapeutic options for students when appropriate. Prior to joining The Goodale School and Recovery Community,
Jordan provided direct care and clinical leadership at Equinox Residential Treatment Center, Northwest Academy, Unison Behavioral Health and several other organizations. His commitment to students and families is born from a deep desire to help them overcome the challenges they have faced as they decide to take a different path and seek to improve their lives. He firmly believes that when a person seeks a new, healing path, it can be filled with love, happiness and acceptance, in combination with the skills learned at The Goodale School. When not working with students at The Goodale School, Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.
Peter Godfrey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS). He has been employed in the mental health field for over 20 years and began working with teens struggling with addiction in 2009. His passion for the work comes from personal experience as an at-risk youth. He struggled as an adolescent with depression, academics and substance use. He considers himself a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) success story. He applies his unique view of youth development to his relationships with students and families at The Goodale School and Recovery Community. Peter earned his master’s degree at Western Carolina University.
Peter has experience in a variety of recovery settings. Prior to joining The Goodale School, he managed a state-funded residential treatment center for adolescents. He also worked at Real Recovery of Asheville, a structured sober living program for young adults; Four Circles, a wilderness-based residential treatment center for addictions and co-occurring mental health issues; and SUWS of the Carolinas/Phoenix Outdoor. Peter has a breadth and scope of knowledge for developing students’ personalized care plans and building enthusiasm for healthy life goals. Peter has been described as a forthright, caring and highly skilled therapist.
An avid outdoor enthusiast and whitewater canoeist, Peter also plays guitar, sings and enjoys fitness and sports. He also enjoys spending time on home improvement projects and gardening. Most of all, he loves being a father and husband.
Brian Nolan has worked in the substance abuse and mental health field for over 12 years. He is passionate about connecting individuals and their families to appropriate resources that best meet their unique needs and situation.
Prior to joining The Goodale School, Brian provided administrative support and guidance for families working with educational consultants. Brian has also worked with several organizations at every level of the treatment continuum. He has collaborated with The National Alliance of Recovery Residences to develop and implement national standards of recovery residence operation. Brian's passion is working with parents, specifically during those intense initial phone calls when a solution can feel so far away.
When he is not at The Goodale School, Brian can be found on the roads of Western North Carolina enjoying time with various car clubs, or on one of the beautiful golf courses the area has to offer. Brian earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont.
Jeremiah Horne hails from Hendersonville, North Carolina, and he has worked in the mental health and recovery field for three years. Most recently, he served as a lead mentor at Equinox Residential Therapeutic Center, where he had also served as a team manager and fitness director.
As the Student Life Director at The Goodale School, Jeremiah will ensure that a variety of activities which support recovery, personal growth and development of positive peer relationships are available to students. In his personal and family life, Jeremiah has experience with substance use disorders. This lived experience enables him to better support students in learning how to manage their recovery.
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and, when not at work, he enjoys powerlifting and hiking and exploring waterfalls in Western North Carolina with his partner and their two dogs.
For the past 25 years, Dr. Foran has been teaching at the high school and college levels. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Simpson University and completed a Master of Arts in English at California State University, Chico. He continued his education at Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he completed a Master of Arts in Mythological Studies in 2016 and his doctorate in Mythological Studies with an emphasis in Depth Psychology in 2020.
Dr. Foran's dissertation, "The Shadows Side of Grace: Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood as Nekyia," was nominated for a Dissertation Award of Excellence.
Alex Rosen began his teaching career three years ago following a career in natural foods retail management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from The University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2004 and received his North Carolina Educator License in 2017.
Alex specializes on one-on-one tutorial instruction and enjoys building a positive rapport with each student. Outside of teaching, Alex enjoys playing acoustic guitar and spending time with his wife and son.
Kaye Horrell comes to The Goodale School following a 39-year career in the public school system, where she worked in intensive intervention, as one-on-one support for a student with cerebral palsy. She also served as a school bus driver and as the director of food service for a summer camp program, as well as worked in restaurants.
She is excited to share her love of cooking with students at The Goodale School. Healthy eating is an important part of the recovery process and Kaye believes that serving delicious food made with love is her greatest joy. Kaye finds giving back to the students through cooking cathartic. Her plans for the students include making them active participants and involving them in planning, preparing and cooking meals, as well as in making bread to be shared with the Asheville community.