MEET OUR TEAM

 
Lauren Cammack

Executive Director

Job title: Chaos Tamer

Three words to describe me: Logical, ambitious, adaptable

What's on my desk: A Diet Coke with lime from Sonic, water bottle, and my favorite pen. 

Favorite morning beverage: Diet Coke w/ lime from Sonic 

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Spaghetti with meat sauce

Favorite quote: "Courage is not the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength." -Theodore Roosevelt

In my spare time: Netflix in my favorite chair under a cozy blanket

Secret talent: Twirling 

Favorite thing about ETTC: I love the happy atmosphere of ETTC. The staff and patients are all happy to be here! 

Ashton Griffin

Marketing & Event Manager

Job title: Mama, wife, organization expert, list maker

Three words to describe me: Passionate, straightforward, perfectionist

What's on my desk: My Simplified planner, MacBook, a cup of colorful pens, at least two drinks, and photos of my favorite people. 

Favorite morning beverage: Coffee with a splash of Starbucks caramel macchiato creamer. 

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Chick-Fil-A cobb salad or enchiladas from T. Blanco's. Yum! 

Favorite quote: "Don't sacrifice the good to chase the perfect." 

In my spare time: spending time with my precious family and friends, long walks through Target by myself ;)

Secret talent: Knowing a whole lot of songs from broadway by heart. 

Favorite thing about ETTC: The work environment and watching how happy our patients are to step inside ETTC! This place is truly a hidden gem! 

Leslie Ferguson

Front Desk Coordinator

Job title: Mom, Nonni, Aunt

Three words to describe me: Funny, compassionate, caring

What's on my desk: A picture, my purple cup and my computer

Favorite morning beverage: Coffee or green tea

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Whataburger or Mexican food

Favorite quote: "Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day." 

In my spare time: Being with my granddaughter Maddy, family and friends.

Secret talent: Being Maddy's Nonni

Favorite thing about ETTC: The people I work with.  

Tonya Simpkins

Business Office Manager

Jessica Griffith

Insurance Specialist

Job title: Mommy, Wifey, Auntie, balloon expert, planner

Three words to describe me: Generous, kind, forgiving

What's on my desk: Pictures of Parker, Parker's artwork and snacks, colorful highlighters, paperclips, pink all around and my water cup

Favorite morning beverage: Water with lemon

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Chick-Fil-A, Whataburger or Little Caesars

Favorite quote: Pray so big and so often that when God meets you at Heaven's gate, he says with a smile, "Kid, you kept me very busy."

In my spare time: Time with Jesus, Parker and my love when he's not working.

Secret talent: Party planning, balloon arches...to Parker I am a superhero. ;)

Favorite thing about ETTC: We're not just co-workers, we are family. 

Kyle Lybarger

Physical Therapist

Tonya DeKoker

Occupational Therapist

Job title: Mother, wife, Christian, friend

Three words to describe me: Energetic, fun, outgoing

What's on my desk: Coffee and family pictures

Favorite morning beverage: Hazelnut coffee from Memi D's

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Grilled chicken, roasted sweet potatoes and salad

Favorite quote: "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn

In my spare time: Spending time with family, exercising

Secret talent: Knife thrower 

Favorite thing about ETTC: My co-workers! 

Derek Payer-Smith

Physical Therapy Assistant

Job title: Trophy husband, cat dad, handyman

Three words to describe me: Curious, humorous, empathic

What's on my desk: Coffee cup, calculator, lint roller

Favorite morning beverage: Coffee

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Stir fry

Favorite quote: "The only thing I know for sure is that I know nothing at all, for sure." - Socrate

In my spare time: I run an animal rescue with my wife. 

Secret talent: I can clip cat claws in the dark. 

Favorite thing about ETTC: The people I work with. 

Jessica Davis

Occupational Therapy Assistant 

Job title: Wife, daughter, friend, baker, dog mom, planner, learner

Three words to describe me: Hardworking, motivated, caring

What's on my desk: Lots of notepads/sticky notes, gum, pens and highlighters, laptop

Favorite morning beverage: Coffee or hot tea

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Creamy Italian chicken with rice, corn or green beans and a salad

Favorite quote: "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

In my spare time: Exercising, reading, baking, or spending time with family. 

Secret talent: I am pretty decent at baking and I love to dance! 

Favorite thing about ETTC: Family atmosphere

Kay Doss
Speech Pathologist

Job title: Certified and State Licensed speech language pathologist since 1992

Three words to describe me: on the go, compassionate, Type A

What's on my desk: sticky notes, a calendar, my phone

Favorite morning beverage: iced coffee

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Mexican food! Anytime! 

Favorite quote: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind." 

In my spare time: I love spending time with my family. 

Secret talent: Hm...I have no idea! 

Favorite thing about ETTC: ETTC has always been about providing great patient care. 

Paul Johnston

Physical Therapy Assistant

Job title: Dad, husband, chef, handyman, lawn man/lawn star/lawn ranger, fixer upper, whiskey connoisseur

Three words to describe me: Asian, caring, personable

What's on my desk: A hot mess and a picture of my family

Favorite morning beverage: Protein shake followed by a mug of water and a cup of coffee

Favorite go-to weekday meal: Roasted salmon and brussels sprouts. Season well and throw in the oven at 425 for 25 minutes. Try it! 

Favorite quote: Micheal Womack, one of my Sunday School teachers from when I was a kid always said, "Be a lamp, not a lampshade." and "What happens in therapy, stays in therapy." 

In my spare time: Board/card games with my girls, family walks, Bible study and hanging out with our community group and friends, weekend getaways when we get a chance. 

Secret talent: I dabble with acoustic guitar and piano. I can also spin things on my finger. Weird right?

Favorite thing about ETTC: Our staff and patients and the work environment we have created. There's no place I'd rather come to work than the East Texas Treatment Center. 

STAFF

Shannon Lepire - LSW

Dr. Mary McGee - Medical Director

Cindy Fields - RN, Cardiac Rehab

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Angela Sampson - President

Kynan Laird - Vice President 

Ann Thrower - Secretary 

Jerry Camp - Treasurer

Emily Arp

Clark Langley

Josh Wimberly

1200 Dudley Road

Kilgore, TX 75662

903-984-5571

903-984-1913 (fax)

info@ettctx.org

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