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Staff

Tim and Gina of the Portland Beaverton Taylor Made Addiction recovery team

Tim and Gina – Outreach & Admissions

Tim and Gina come to TMR with over thirty years of combined education as well as professional and person experience in recovery.   Gina is a licensed and certified substance abuse counselor, holding a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, as well as being a professional Inter-faith hospital Chaplain. She has also worked in treatment as an Outreach Representative, Continuing Care Coordinator and Admissions.   Tim has worked in treatment as a Family Counselor, Continuing Care Coordinator and Outreach Representative. Working together, for a program as special TMR, is what they do best. In their free time they enjoy their lovely Oregon Coast and their beloved crazy dogs.

Liisa P. Heard Portland Beaverton Taylor Made Addiction recovery team

Clinical Consultant

Liisa P. Heard, MSW, LCSW Oregon State Board of Licensed Social Workers License #L6702

Everyone has a story to tell and I am passionate about helping it unfold by providing guidance and support during the journey of finding its meaning. As a former volunteer and group facilitator with The Dougy Center, I have worked with children and their families as they navigate through the stages of grief and loss and was honored and humbled as I witnessed their journey. Additionally, I have over 25 years experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from substance abuse and mental health concerns. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of working the 12-Steps, I have endeavored to carry this message to alcoholics/addicts and to practice these principles by helping other addicts release themselves from their addictions. I work with individuals, couples, and families in a safe, supportive setting.
Some of the treatment modalities that I utilize are listed, and are not limited to the following:

• Client-Centered Therapy – based on the empowering idea that the client holds the answers to their problems. My job is to carefully listen and strive to understand the client, so that they can tap into their natural ability to grow and improve.

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – stresses how our thoughts influence how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings.

• Family Systems – identifying problems within the family not as the result of particular members’ behaviors, but of the family’s group dynamic. The family is seen as a complex system having its
own language, roles, rules, beliefs, needs and patterns. The goal is to help the individual understand how their childhood family operated, their role within that system, and how that experience has shaped their role in their current family.

• Interpersonal Therapy – focuses on the behaviors and interactions a patient has with family and friends. The primary goal of this therapy is to improve communication skills and increase self-esteem during a short period of time. It usually lasts three to four months and works well for depression caused by mourning, relationship conflicts, major life events, and social isolation.

• Walk and Talk Therapy (WTT) – utilizing nature’s healing power (rain or shine). Most everyone can participate in WTT, as long as there are no medical reasons to prevent someone from walking. WTT is literally moving ahead step-by-step, helping clients get “unstuck” when confronting difficult issues, allowing physical and mental movement toward the issue at hand and being able to take back control which may have seemed out of reach.

Specialties: Groups addressing: work, life, balance, transition; Bereavement: grief & loss; Women’s Issues; Life transitions (college, retirement, empty-nester, end of life); Mindfulness for college athletes to help with improving performance in their chosen sport.

Lowell of the Taylor Made Retreat Addiction recovery team in Portland Beaverton

Lowell MacGregor – Director

Lowell lives one might say to help people to get that monkey off their back. Taylor Hanes shared the process of the 12 steps (which he loved enough to share it with anyone that was willing regardless of who that person was) with Lowell in 1990 and charged Lowell with doing the same with others. This Lowell has done this one on one for decades to great success however has maximized his potential on that front but wanted to share the message with more. When Lowell visited The Retreat in Wayzata, MN – he knew he had found the next level of sharing the 12 steps. Lowell has made it his mission to take the hard driving no-nonsense style of Taylor Hanes sharing of the steps to the next level and see how many people can be helped.

Our Board

Karen of the Taylor Made Retreat Addiction recovery team in Portland Beaverton

Karen Willock

Karen Willock CADC II graduated from Omaha School of Nursing in 1969 and practiced as an LPN for 10 years. Certified alcohol and drug counselor since 1984. Employment includes: Providence Chemical Dependency Program treating addictions from 1984 to 1992. Offering direct service to clients and becoming a Team Leader. Springbrook NW, now known as Hazelden Betty Ford Program, from 1992 to 1998 offering direct service to clients and working in the extend care program. From 1998 to 2012 with Serenity Lane Health Services she served as a direct line counselor, Out Patient Manager and Director of Out Patient Programs until 2012. From 2012-2016 she was VP of Clinical Services with Serenity Lane.

In 2016 she completed the yearlong Intern Certification Program with Wisdom and Recovery in Portland Oregon and is currently Certified in the use of the 20 Concepts. This is a program that teaches clients how to use the 20 Concepts to manage PTSD and Childhood Attachment Trauma. She is currently offering these services at Wisdom and Recovery by individual sessions, educational classes and support groups with continued focus with addicted clients.

She is also a group facilitator for the Washington Physicians Health Program Monitoring Health Care Providers struggling with addictions or mental health afflictions since 1996. In addition, she works as an Ethics Investigator for the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon.

Anthony of the Taylor Made Retreat Addiction recovery team in Portland Beaverton

Anthony McNamer

Anthony McNamer is an attorney (Stanford Law ’95) and real estate investor.  He also owns Expunged Records (an indie record label) and The Original Pronto Pup (restaurant) and always has several other things in the works.  When not spending time with his family, or working on one of his various business ventures, he enjoys collecting collecting and working on vintage cars, snowboarding, performing stand-up comedy, and mixed martial arts.

Madeline of the Taylor Made Retreat addiction recovery team in Portland

Madelaine Parmley

Madeleine Parmley, BSN comes to us with over 33 years of recovery. Her professional nursing background has focused on developing programs and protocols for victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. She continues to bring this advocacy to her recovery as she acts as a mentor to women on their path of recovery. Madeleine believes passionately in creating a safe space for others to recover.

Terry from Taylor Made Retreat Addiction recovery Team in Portland

Terry Leckron-Myers

Terry has been an active member in long term recovery. She has participated on the Partnership for Safety and Justice board since 2006, having many years of experience working with individuals with multiple barriers to entering into mainstream life and employment due to substance abuse disorder. Her passion is to always find multiple ways to working with individuals who struggle with finding recovery and Taylor Made Retreat is a great opportunity to finding a spiritual solution to a spiritual problem. Terry is currently the Mentor Program Director at Bridges to Change, empowering people by strengthening individuals and families affected by addiction, mental health, poverty, and homelessness. Terry has led people in recovery to making social changes as lead organizer for the Recovery Association Project in 2001. As Director of Central City Concern Portland Metro Worksource from 2003-2009, Terry created pathways to assist formerly incarcerated individuals in finding employment and integrating back into society. Terry feels strongly that all people deserve the chance to be tax paying citizens and live their lives with grace and dignity. Her interest in the board of Taylor Made Retreat is to continue creating hope throughout the community by programs that fit in line with her own personal and professional goals.

Larry Boileau of the Taylor Made Retreat addiction recovery team in Portland

Larry Boileau

Bio coming soon…

James Conway, MFT

One of Los Angeles’s most respected names in the field of chemical dependency, Jim has worked in the public and private sectors since 1972. He has formulated and directed hospital programs, both inpatient and out patient, as well as free standing day treatment centers.
For more than thirty years, he served as the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer for the UCLA Extension Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certificate program. Jim has been passionately involved with various state diversion and Health Professionals programs since 1990, when he was asked to serve the Dental Board of the State of California as a member of the Diversion Evaluation Committee. In 1996, he was approached by the Physician’s Diversion Program of the Medical Board of California and asked to facilitate its first Health Support Group for Physicians with Mental Health problems. He continued to work with this group, in addition to the Health Support Groups for physicians with chemical dependency problems in the greater Los Angeles area. In 2002, he was asked to serve the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) as a facilitator, and he established the first groups in Los Angeles. After expanding to four groups weekly, he resigned LAP in February, 2007. He is the founder of Pacific Assistance Group, started in 2006, to serve the needs of health professionals with addiction and/or mental health concerns, who require or choose more individualized attention and focus than is currently being offered in other monitoring programs.

After re-locating to the Northwest in 2013, he continued to work with early intervention programs in Oregon and California for Health Professionals . In addition, he focuses on new and creative programs in Secondary Prevention for Young Adults and for underserved populations in the world of addiction. He continues his educational work as a member of the the Faculty of Portland Community College in the Addiction Counseling Program.