Clinical Director: Mary Flora, PhD

Dr. Mary Flora is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Brenau University, a Master’s of Counseling Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute and a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University. She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Supervisor and a Clinical Addictions Specialist Supervisor. Dr. Flora has worked with adolescents and their families since 2006 in therapeutic wilderness and residential treatment program settings. She is also certified in Brainspotting and is an advocate for its efficacy in adolescents impacted by trauma.

Dr. Flora was led to become a mental health professional through her teaching and volunteering opportunities beginning in 2000 as a Certified International Therapeutic Riding Instructor with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). She loved to work alongside the horses and youth, adolescents and adults with physical and intellectual differences and continues to have a fervor for equine therapy. Dr. Flora then made the decision to transition to wilderness programs in North Carolina, where she was trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and treated adolescent boys and girls with substance use disorders. She is passionate about the transformative effects of being outdoors and has carried these experiences with her into residential treatment. In her spare time, Dr. Flora enjoys running and being involved with local equine programs.

“Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.” – Carl Jung


Dr. Edney received his undergraduate degree from William Carey University, a master’s degree from the University of Mississippi’s School of Medicine and he holds a M.D. Degree with residency in Internal Medicine from the University of Virginia. Dr. Edney began working in Internal Medicine in 1991 and Addiction Recovery in 2013. He holds a board certification in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine, a board certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Preventative Medicine and sits on the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure.

Dr. Edney felt called to be a physician at the age of 16 due in large part to his experiences with doctors and nurses during the illness and passing of his father at a young age. Seeing how important the medical team’s work was and how it truly impacted the lives of others encouraged him to start on the path of becoming a physician. Dr. Edney is inspired by those who are able to overcome great adversity and achieve sustained lifelong recovery. He considers lives transformed and families restored to be a great blessing in his life. Dr. Edney is passionate about working on the front lines of the current addiction epidemic in both treating those who are sick and educating healthcare professionals and others on what the disease really is. Having had an adolescent child of his own struggle with substance abuse, Dr. Edney knows the importance, as well as the uniqueness, of this field of medicine.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – Romans 12:2″

Brian Wind, part of the addiction treatment staff at Stonewater adolescent treatment center


Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Wind earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia, Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California. Additionally, Dr. Wind completed post-doctoral training in the fields of Sleep Disorders and Behavioral Medicine and served as the Director of Clinical Sleep Medicine at a large interdisciplinary sleep disorders practice. Dr. Wind holds a board certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a contracted speaker in the neuroscience/insomnia division of Merck and Company Pharmaceuticals. Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Wind has also specialized in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders.

In 2014, Dr. Wind launched NOVOS Behavioral Health Solutions, LLC, a clinical consulting company with an emphasis on the treatment of substance use disorders and the three “pillars of health” – sleep, nutrition, and exercise. In this position, Dr. Wind served as a clinical consultant with multiple healthcare facilities and developed innovative healthcare-related software applications. In line with this approach, Dr. Wind has served as co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance with an emphasis on furthering the national movement of professional wellness. He currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Tennessee Colleague Assistance Foundation, Tennessee’s state-contracted peer support program for mental healthcare providers, in addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member in Vanderbilt University’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Wind is also Chief of Clinical Operations for JourneyPure.

Dr. Wind is passionate about helping others pursue recovery and committed to incorporating innovations in wellness and technology to effectively reach adolescents in treatment. In his spare time, Dr. Wind enjoys spending time with his son, playing golf, reading, music, and traveling.

“We make a living out of what we get, but we make a life out of what we give.” – Winston Churchill


Sandra Lott has been a dedicated Registered Nurse in the state of Mississippi for two decades. Prior to joining Stonewater, Sandra worked as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for over six years. Sandra is a committed, thoughtful leader and has worked in nurse management from the beginning of her career.

Sandra was faced with providing care for others at a very young age and, as a result, knew she wanted to help others as a career. Sandra believes that nursing is an act of genuine kindness that comes from the heart and soul – not a job but a way of life. Sandra strives daily to improve the lives of individuals she has been entrusted to care for and is passionate about helping adolescents as they reconnect with a healthy way of life. In her leisure time, Sandra enjoys spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren.

“Whether you think you can, or whether you think you can’t — you’re right.” – Henry Ford

Headshot of one of the addiction treatment staff at StoneWater Recovery


Molly Barbieri has her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Delta State University and Master’s degree in Social Work from Mississippi Valley State University. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has worked with adults, adolescents and emerging adults in the field of substance use and mental health for over 12 years. After successfully pursuing recovery in her own life, Molly has experienced the challenges of overcoming substance use disorder and is able to effectively communicate and relate to the adolescents she works with. In her spare time, Molly is a supermom to three boys and a tennis and CrossFit enthusiast!

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

A headshot of Daniel Farmer, who is part of the addiction treatment staff at stonewater adolescent treatment center


Daniel Farmer received his degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi, with concentrations in Mathematics and Social Studies. Throughout his time as an educator, Daniel has had the opportunity to work with students of all ages suffering from a wide array of mental health disorders. With over nine years of classroom experience, Daniel is excited to be part of the Stonewater team where he can combine his diverse skills as an educator with his personal experience in recovery.

“TRY not. Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

Picture of Holly Pigeon, one of the addiction treatment staff at stonewater adolescent treatment center


Holly Pigeon is working towards a Social Work degree and has two years of experience as a Clinical Assistant. When she began assisting those in recovery in 2017, she immediately fell in love with helping individuals reach their full potential. In Holly’s spare time, she attends and sponsors recovering women in NA. She also enjoys volunteering at animal shelters, even fostering those who are in desperate need of some love!

“At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has a cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lightened the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

Headshot of Josh Bamberg, part of the addiction treatment staff at Stonewater adolescent treatment center


Josh Bamberg is a certified peer support specialist and has five years of experience working in residential recovery. Through his own journey of recovery, he identified his love of guiding and providing support to those who are hurting. Josh is a devout and caring husband to his wife and two sons. In his free time, he loves woodworking, gardening, and watching his boys play baseball.

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: this is NOT how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

Charles Twilley, a member of the addiction treatment staff at stonewater adolescent treatment center


Charles Twilley has a B.S. in Health Science from the University of Central Arkansas. Previous to his time at Stonewater, he worked three years in Arkansas as a Case Manager and Evening Supervisor, supporting and encouraging recovering individuals who live with symptoms of mental illness. Charles volunteers as a youth baseball coach in the spring and summer months. He is also a devoted father and husband to his wife and two children.

“Carpe diem.” – Horace


Lucy Murrah has an Associate of Liberal Arts Degree and is actively pursuing a Bachelor’s in Social Work. She has over five years of experience as a Clinical Assistant and hopes to one day become a licensed substance use disorder counselor. After seeing firsthand the effects of substance use on a family, Lucy is committed to helping other individuals, families and adolescents facing those same challenges.

“For the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.”  – Psalms 9:18


Shauna Dickey is a Licensed Practical Nurse with six years of experience in the field. Being of service to the recovery community is a deep-seated value for Shauna. She is passionate about attending NA meetings and, in addition to helping adolescents, aiding other women in recovery. Shauna also treasures spending time with her family and two Australian shepherds!

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

Photograph of Kennedy Shortal, who is one of the addiction treatment staff at stonewater adolescent treatment center


Kennedy Shortal acquired a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications, with minors in Business Administration and German Language from the University of Mississippi. After witnessing her loved ones’ trials and tribulations with substance use, she was drawn to Stonewater’s dedication and passion for recovery. In Kennedy’s leisure time, she wholly enjoys being with her family and staying as active as possible.

“Don’t keep searching for truth; just let go of your opinions.” – Seng-ts’an

A headshot of PJ Mexner, one of the addiction treatment staff at stonewater adolescent treatment center


PJ attended the University of Florida to pursue a legal career but soon realized she had an affinity for all things technology. She quickly escalated through the Information Systems ranks to become a Junior Technician, Information Supervisor, and then MIS Site Manager over three properties. Deciding to return to her legal interests, PJ then perfected her administration skills by spending 13 years as an office administrator at a national law firm. It was at this time that PJ let God “take the wheel” and remained still and steadfast in her belief that He would lead her to a place where her unique set of skills and “weirdness” would be wholeheartedly welcomed. That place is Stonewater. PJ is a master multi-tasker, mother of three, and grandmother of three known as “Gammi,” living each day with an open mind and an eagerness to help others.

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.” – J. Lynn

Headshot of Elizabeth Fikes, on the addiction treatment staff team at stonewater adolescent treatment staff


Elizabeth Fikes helped found Stonewater after nearly 10 years of international business development for one of the largest US housewares companies. When her brother Bryan began struggling with substance use at an early age, Elizabeth learned firsthand what it was like to see a sibling change in the throes of substance use and face the necessity of long-term treatment. Understanding that substance use affects not only the adolescent but the entire family, Elizabeth became passionate about sharing her family’s experience with other families at the crossroads of seeking treatment for their child. In addition to her roles in community outreach, admissions and communications, Elizabeth is actively involved in the Stonewater family and alumni programs to ensure meaningful engagement from the entire family in the treatment and recovery process.

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

Picture of Brian Fikes, one of the addiction treatment staff members at stonewater adolescent treatment center


Before founding Stonewater, Bryan Fikes specialized in fiduciary consulting and investment advisory services for Hardy Reed Fiduciary Consulting Firm. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Bryan earned his BA degree in accounting from the Patterson School of Accountancy with a minor in Economics. At the age of 16, Bryan acknowledged his substance use problem, recognized the need for treatment and, during 14 months of a diverse recovery program, experienced firsthand the challenges an adolescent faces when learning to overcome substance use disorder. With this experience came the passion for helping other young men identify their substance use problems and to provide a place where they, with their families, can receive a comprehensive and individualized treatment program to achieve lifelong recovery.

“Whatever God permits, He has a purpose to promote.”