Our Staff

Our Staff

Diverse Team Of Responsible People

We strive to provide safe, loving and life building recovery homes for those who suffer from substance use and mental health disorders. We are committed to serving those who seek a productive and meaningful life.

6 Locations
1 Mission

Co-founder

Cameo Jones, MRSS, MAADC - MA-Founder

Cameo Jones is the Founder of LIV Recovery Sober Living since 2018. Due to the impacts of addiction on her family, Cameo decided she wanted to be part of the solution to the disease of addiction. She obtained her master’s in counseling in 2014 and her and her husband opened their first women’s recovery home in 2018. Today, LIV Recovery Sober Living has two recovery houses in St. Charles County, one in North St. Louis County and a respite home and outpatient recovery services in North St. Louis City. They serve both men and women clients.

Co-founder

Derrick Jones Sr., MRSS, CPT, MT - Co-Founder

Derrick has a background in Hospital Management, specifically Sterile Processing. He has a passion for leadership and building up those around him making him. Derrick has done an extraordinary job at building the LIV Team and most importantly building the people he serves. Derrick grew up in North City Saint Louis, graduating from Sumner High School. He takes great pride in his community but is also aware of the effects the disease of addiction had on the people he loves dearly and continues to plague his community. With that understanding, a passion was developed to be part of changing the lives of others. That passion then birthed LIV Recovery Sober Living were Derrick uses his relationship building skills to build his community.

Co-founder

Derrick Jones Sr., MRSS, CPT, MT - Co-Founder

Derrick has a background in Hospital Management, specifically Sterile Processing. He has a passion for leadership and building up those around him making him. Derrick has done an extraordinary job at building the LIV Team and most importantly building the people he serves. Derrick grew up in North City Saint Louis, graduating from Sumner High School. He takes great pride in his community but is also aware of the effects the disease of addiction had on the people he loves dearly and continues to plague his community. With that understanding, a passion was developed to be part of changing the lives of others. That passion then birthed LIV Recovery Sober Living were Derrick uses his relationship building skills to build his community.

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Contact Us

LIV Recovery Phone Number :

(314)-667-5255

Email Us

cjones@livsoberliving.com
djones@livsoberliving.com

Clinical Director, LCSW

Elizabeth Kowalik

Elizabeth Kowalik is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Missouri and Illinois) who serves the members of LIV Recovery Sober Living as the Director of Clinical Quality and Services. After earning her master’s degree in social work and she completed the necessary clinical training to become a practitioner in both the states of Missouri and Illinois. After collaborating with Cameo (Founder and CEO) and volunteering for LIV for several months, the opportunity to bring her on staff presented itself. She brings 17 years of experience working directly with people living with substance use disorders and severe and persistent mental illness. She has a strong background in clinical program development and implementation, as well as conducting thorough research focusing on innovative intervention of substance use, identity development, and suicide prevention. Elizabeth is a published author and keynote speaker advocating for client experience, person-centered approaches, and mental healthcare reform.
Elizabeth’s clinical style is direct, down to Earth, and free flowing, specializing in the treatment of trauma and co-occurring disorders. She is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and uniquely integrates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) reframing, and desensitization techniques into her work with others. Elizabeth understands the importance of treating the whole person with individually tailored approaches and uses her strong intuition and exceptional rapport building skills to prioritize that theology. She passionately believes her clients are the subject matter expert of their brain, body, and life and seeks to partner with them to find a solution to issues and access to goal achievement.

Certified Medication Technician

Kendrick Brown

My name is Kendrick Brown, I am a certified med tech here at LIV Recovery. I have been in the medical field for over eight years, starting my career at BJc Healthcare as a specialty patient transporter and patient care tech to then becoming a pharmacy technician. I have since transfered my developed skills along with my personal experience in growing up around those who suffer from the disease of addiction. I feel extremely blessed to be part of the LIV team in serving this population in the community.

Grant Manager

Kellyn Holliday

Kellyn Holliday is the owner and principal consultant of Holliday Evaluation & Consulting LLC (HEC). She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Holliday has more than 10+ years of working and consulting with public housing authorities and non-profits on various matters such as grant writing, program evaluation, organizational funding, board creation and oversight, and compliance with HUD rules and regulations. Ms. Holliday also has extensive knowledge in the affordable housing sector, including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing (PH), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and others.

In addition to Ms. Holliday’s housing sector and consulting experience, she is a board member of the Circle of Care and a member of the Florissant Vallent Citizens Participation Committee. She also serves as a member of the PreventEd Advisory Board.

Ms. Holliday holds membership with the following organizations: the American Evaluation Association (AEA), Evaluation Association of St. Louis(Eval STL), Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and the Society of Social Work Researchers (SSWR).

Currently, Kellyn serves as an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. She is mom to a wonderful young adult and loves to read and collect plants.

Housing Supervisor

Leisa Hagan

My name is Leisa, I am a Certified Peer Specialist with 14 years in long term recovery! I have been in and out of addiction from the time I was 18 years old. While in active addiction, I lost my children, my family, I was homeless and eventually incarcerated. Recovery has given me a chance at a life I never thought I deserved. If I can use my experiences to help another person find their way, it gives purpose to my suffering. Please allow me the opportunity to use my journey, to help you find your way to recovery and take back your life!

Certified Peer Support Specialist -Jefferson County

Megan Schlichtig

I am a Certified Peer Specialist who advocates for individuals that are living with substance use and mental health disorders. It’s my belief that with the proper tools, support, and mindset, recovery is possible for everyone. I have a sobriety date of November 23rd, 2021, and recovery not only gave me my life back, but it also allows me to give back what was so freely given to me. I have a passion for service work, empowering others, and inspiring hope to those who want long-term recovery. I look forward to assisting you in what your recovery pathway can look like too!

 

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Steven Johnson

My name is Steven Johnson and I have over 1 year of recovery from the disease of addiction.  My goal in this field is to simply give back what was given so freely to me and it is to save the next life from the disease of addiction. Although I am new to the field, my willingness to learn and meet people where they are, allows me the opportunity to effectively serve our communities. 

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Kimberly Collins

As a Certified Peer Support Specialist with over six years in recovery, I have a passion for helping others that are struggling with addiction. I have insight that can make a real difference in the lives of others. My personal journey and commitment to helping those who are still struggling with the disease of addiction can serve as a source of hope and inspiration to others. My understanding of the challenges and obstacles that individuals in recovery face, can be a powerful tool in providing support and encouragement to those who need it most.

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Andre Mack

My name is Andre Mack and I am a Certified Peer Support Specialist from St.Louis. My purpose is to be a vision of hope and inspire those that are struggling with the disease of addiction. My past experience and who I am today, is proof that recovery is possible.

Therapist , PLCSW

Amanda Cook

Amanda is one of the therapists at LIV Recovery, located in North City, Stl. Amanda’s professional background spans various facets of mental health, including co-occurring inpatient treatment, emergency behavioral health, and expertise in addressing issues related to intimate partner violence. These diverse experiences have equipped Amanda with a nuanced understanding of the complex challenges individuals face, allowing her to tailor her therapeutic approach to meet the unique needs of each person.

In practice, Amanda strives to employ a person-centered approach to counseling. Amanda demonstrates that genuine connection and understanding are fundamental to the healing process. By fostering a safe and empathetic space, Amanda aims to empower individuals to navigate their journey toward recovery with resilience and self-awareness.

Amanda is passionate about raising awareness and advocating for the unique needs of each person she works with. Substance abuse is a complex issue that requires personalized attention, and her goal is to provide compassionate support to help individuals reclaim control over their lives.

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Kinsey Westmoreland

My name is Kinsey and I am a grateful recovering person of substance use disorder. I say grateful because I truly am. I have found a new way to live and a set of principles to live by. 

While living in active addiction, I hit many rock bottoms. I was a stranger to myself. My addiction took me through a lot of dark places and I knew I needed to do something different. I just didn’t know how. It took me quite a few treatments and a few different sober living homes. I came to LIV with determination to change my ways. With the help of their program, the 12 steps, and God I started to see positive changes in myself. I started getting the things and relationships back that I had lost along the way. Most importantly, I got myself back. 
 
I am now a Certified Peer and Case Manager for the LIV Recovery program. I have the chance to give back. All the pain and suffering wasn’t for nothing. I now am helping others suffering from this disease and giving them the hope that was given to me.

Program Manager

Olivia Dixon

Olivia is our Program Manager here at LIV. She has spent her recent years working at various inpatient facilities as a Tech Supervisor. Before embarking on a career in the recovery field, Olivia was a CMT at a long term care facility. She has always felt a strong urge to help others, but the recovery field is especially dear to her as she is in long term recovery herself. Olivia is committed to help others see there is a way out if you remain positive and keep moving forward. She feels grateful to be able to help LIV serve the community of individuals suffering from substance use disorders.

Certified Peer Support Specialist

Jim Akers

I am a Certified Peer Specialist who advocates for individuals that are living with substance use and mental health disorders. It’s my belief, with the proper tools, support, and mindset, recovery is possible for everyone. Recovery has given me my life back and allows me to give back what was so freely given to me. I have a passion for service work, empowering others, and inspiring hope to those who want long-term recovery. I look forward to assisting you in what your recovery pathway can look like too!