Chief Executive Officer
When Deana joined the FBH team in February of 2018, she was thrilled to be given the opportunity to build an innovative team that is both passionate and committed to client-centered care. As the CEO, she is responsible for the oversight of our family of programs which include City View Detox, Thistle Hill Program for Women, Trinity Vista Program for Men, Evergreen Path Program for Adolescent Males, and Camp Worth Autism & Spectrum Disorders Program for Adolescents. Deana holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and MBA from Southeastern Oklahoma State. She has been in the mental health industry since 2006, specifically working with substance abuse and eating disorders, and has extensive expertise in clinical support, admissions, marketing, and operations. Deana’s passion for working with others in the recovery industry is rooted in her own family’s legacy of addiction.
Lolly Wool, M.ED., LPC, NCC
Lolly Wool received her Masters degree in counseling from the University of Missouri- St. Louis. First and foremost, Lolly believes deeply that recovery is possible for all individuals. Lolly brings her passion, servant leadership values and innovation to the Fort Behavioral team. Lolly is trained in EMDR, Schema Therapy, and is currently in her second year of Somatic Experiencing training. Lolly brings an approach that includes Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment theory and Somatic Experiencing in order to provide a clinical approach that allows the Fort Behavioral team to make treatment plans that are personalized and treat the whole person. Lolly believes that the approach to the treatment of addiction must incorporate a balance of brain, body and mind and interventions that match each of these areas. Lolly has experience with the 12 step model and believes that for some individuals that the 12 step community is a valuable resource to individuals. Lolly has worked in residential treatment since her internship, treating eating disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma disorders and personality disorders. Lolly is a constantly learners and expects that of the Fort Behavioral team in order to make sure that we are providing clients with a variety of tools that meet their needs. Lolly brings compassion, transparency and hope to the clients and families she serves. Outside of work Lolly enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and exploring the city!
Casey Green, MD
Dr. Green received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas in 1996 and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He had originally trained in anesthesiology, but after confronting his own addiction issues in 2004 decided to train in psychiatry and dedicate himself to helping those who struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental illness. Dr. Green completed his psychiatry residency training at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth, TX. He has worked at Terrell State Hospital, North Texas State Hospital and extensive experience in residential addiction treatment.
Dr. Green is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Green believes that effective treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction should address co-occurring disorders, and that treatment must be holistic, strength-based, and multidisciplinary. He focuses on the biological, interpersonal, holistic and spiritual aspects of alcohol and drug addiction, as well as their interaction with depression, anxiety, trauma and mood disorders. He strives to give clients individualized care that gives them the opportunity to live a sober and abundant life one day at a time.
"I am excited to come to FORT. I am from Fort Worth and this is my community. I know treatment is much more effective when it's local and I am ready to bring quality addiction treatment home. I know we have a great team and I look forward to what we can offer individuals and families suffering from addiction and mental health struggles"
Ben Sodek joined Fort Behavioral Health as Controller in January 2017.
In this role, he provides guidance and strategic leadership regarding the finances and financial health of FBH He leads the following system departments: managed care, revenue cycle and treasury, and will also be responsible for finance system, accounting, decision support, supply chain, reimbursement, forecasting/budgets, reimbursement and financial operations across the system.
Ben has over 30 years of experience in patient accounting and health care operations. Prior to this opportunity Ben was with Triad/CHS for over 14 years in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Division in business operations. Ben was successful with the transition of acquired centers to the CHS system, divestment of centers and de novo projects. He developed a tool to evaluate potential investments. Performed routine analytical reviews of the revenue cycle and developed action plans if a facility falls below standards. Additionally, he played a significant role in the multiple system’s tech conversions and the redesign of financial systems and business processes. He has previously served as a controller for two acute care psychiatric hospitals.
Ben graduated from the University of Texas of Arlington with BA.
Mellissa Bruce, RN, BSN, CARN
Director of Nursing
Mellissa joined FBH as the Director of Nursing in 2018, bringing with her over 10 years experience working in residential and outpatient treatment settings. Following graduation from Tarleton State University with a Bachelors in the Science of Nursing in May 2008, Mellissa spent several years working as an Intensive care nurse in central Texas. Mellissa is a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) and a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (intNSA) and strives to stay in front of current trends in the field of addiction medicine. When she is not working at FBH, Mellissa enjoys spending time with her family and working out with her friends at Camp Gladiator.
Business Development Consultant
Melvin received his bachelor degree in Business Administration at Houston Tillotson University. After college, he began working with troubled youth in a residential setting, outside of Austin, TX. This is where Melvin found his purpose in life. He brings over 43 years of passion and service in the Behavioral Healthcare Industry to Fort Behavioral Health. Prior to joining the Business Development team at Fort Behavioral Health, he held the position of Director of Business Development at four of the largest Behavioral Healthcare Corporations in the nation.
He enjoys spending time with family, camping, fishing, restoring classic trucks and mentoring young men in his church.
Sara Kaylor, LPC, LCDC
Sara joined the Fort team in early 2019 as a primary therapist. In her role, she works with adult clients on an individual and group basis, building and strengthening the foundation for sustainable recovery. She has been in the treatment field since 2009, where she began her career as a direct care provider for an adult substance abuse program. She has provided counseling for the homeless population, as well as dual-diagnosis counseling in a variety of treatment settings. She has experience working with adolescents and adults suffering from both mental health and substance abuse issues. Sara earned her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of North Texas and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor and a licensed professional counselor. She is trained in both CBT and EMDR, with a trauma-focused approach to addiction recovery. When Sara is not at Fort, she enjoys spending time with her husband and is a very proud band mom of 9th grader, Brooklyn.
Director of Marketing
Rosemary joined the FBH team as Director of Marketing in 2018. With a solid reputation for relationship building and community collaboration, she looks forward to introducing the Fort family of services to those seeking residential treatment. Rosemary studied psychology at the University of Houston and has over 15 years experience in admissions, marketing, business development, operations, and team development. She is truly passionate about helping others find hope and happiness through healing and recovery. In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys creative projects, working out, and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Human Resources
Kristin joined the FBH team as Director of Human Resources in 2019. She studied Social Science/Education/HR Management at Ashford University in Iowa and has over 17 years’ experience in Healthcare, Human Resources, Operations, and Employee Development. Kristin specializes in Service Excellence and Cultural Diversity & Sensitivity. She is truly excited to be a part of the Fort Behavioral Team and watching clients grow and heal. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys cooking, watching & going to softball and baseball games, and most of all, spending time with her husband of 19 years and her two kids.
Whitney is a Fort Worth native and joined the Fort Behavioral team in May of 2019 as our Business Development Specialist for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas where she also played basketball. She returned home to pursue graduate school at Texas Christian University and earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Whitney gained clinical experience working with adolescents and their families in both residential and outpatient settings, specializing in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and helping clients identify their strengths and uncover their own innate abilities to empower themselves in their lives.
Prior to joining Fort, Whitney spent the last four years wearing multiple hats in the admissions and community outreach roles at a Dallas private school. She thrives on building meaningful relationships and being able to connect people to the helpful resources they need. In her free time, you can find Whitney on a treadmill, trying local foodie spots, cheering on the Horned Frogs at TCU home games, or exploring the world with her wife, Lindsey. They also have three fur babies and a handful of nieces and nephews they love to spoil at any opportunity.
Food Services Director
Business Development Specialist
Lori Holland joined the Fort team in 2019. She brings with her 17 years of marketing in the mental health field and is a valuable resource to families and clients needing to find treatment. Her true passion is seeing people succeed by choosing positive changes in their lives. Lori enjoys spending time with family and friends, and when she is not doing that, she enjoys reading, watching sports, and listening to music.
Business Development Specialist
Business Development Specialist
Business Development Consultant
Mission Recovery Program Director
Jeannette began working with Veterans in 2010 as the Administrator of a non-profit assisted living housing disabled Veterans with chronic and persistent mental illness. While pursuing her Master of Science she focused her coursework assignments on military and Veteran mental health, partnered with the Orlando VA to provide advocacy and education on suicide prevention and interned at a dual-diagnosis residential treatment center that served active duty military. She has served as a Veteran Services Program manager overseeing 3 separate Veteran grant programs and as a Clinical Military Program Director managing a 28-bed inpatient unit for active duty military and Veterans. Currently, Jeannette is pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Care Management and chemical dependency counselor licensure. Jeannette is married to an Army Veteran and former military contractor who worked in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan for 7 years supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has an adult son who lives in Seattle, Washington.
Jeannette received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and a Master of Science from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has over 18 years of experience working in behavioral health settings. Jeannette is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and is also a Board Certified Counselor, and EMDR trained.
In her spare time, Jeannette enjoys interior design and is currently renovating her home. She has 3 Chinese Shar-Peis and a ragdoll kitty.