Meet The NewDay Leadership Team
While serving as the Senior Pastor of a large church in Indiana, a family approached Dan about their struggle with their son, who was addicted to heroin. Though the family would try to help their son, several previous attempts to help him failed. This began Dan’s journey of learning about addiction.
Before long, Dan began to receive calls from other families with similar stories and challenges. Over time, Dan developed a process he referred to as “recovery coaching” that included a segment for both those struggling with the addiction and their families. In time, not only did many more families reach out to Dan for help, but so did ministers seeking his advice and knowledge to better understand how to help families in their congregations. This is how NewDay was birthed.
Shortly after beginning NewDay, Dan sensed the need to bring together the best professional services with the faith-based components he developed. As a result, NewDay developed the vision to become a licensed and accredited organization that offers professional addiction treatment, medical services, and spiritual coaching.
Today, Dan serves at NewDay by coaching the team of qualified professionals, telling NewDay’s story, teaching pastors and other leaders about addiction treatment, and interacting as often as possible with individuals beginning their journey of recovery.
responsible for Business Development and Oversight.
At Michigan State University, Dave graduated with a degree in Communications. Since then, he has gained experience as Senior Management of National Accounts, a National Account Manager, and a Director of Business Development of North America. Together, Dave has over 30 years of business executive sales and development experience.
While battling his own addictions, Dan Johnson – Founder of NewDay – helped Dave through the healing process. His experience with Dan and NewDay profoundly affected the course of his thereafter, and we are thankful that he is with us today!
As a part of the NewDay team, Dave enjoys his work because NewDay is faith-based and offers the necessary tools to provide professional care in all categories that result in restoring health and renewing hope.
In 2012, Corey graduated from Union University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Also, for the last 6 years, he was in the growth department for his Fraternity. In his previous role, Corey gained valuable experience building connections and relationships to grow brand awareness.
Corey came to NewDay by personally going through the Residential and Outpatient programs. During his time in the Residential and Outpatient programs, Corey experienced healing, and the experience truly transformed his life. Now, as a NewDay team member, Corey enjoys the biblical and medical approaches that NewDay takes. He is grateful to be part of the NewDay team!
Before working at NewDay, Adam worked at the St. Vincent Stress Center, the Indianapolis Treatment Center, and the East Indiana Treatment Center. At each job, Adam helped people who were ensnared by addiction to become free from their addiction and helped direct them to a path of mental, emotional, and spiritual healing.
Adam has experience providing clinical supervision and direct client care with various levels of opportunities including inpatient detoxification, Partial Hospitalization Programming, Intensive Outpatient Programming, family counseling, and individual counseling.
Adam believes that the physical component of treatment is often what leads an individual to get help, and he also believes that connecting the individual to God is what will lead to sustained healing from addiction’s grip. Adam strives to provide a judgment-free, safe, and supportive environment that will enable individuals to battle their addiction and life challenges with dignity and grace.
Prior to joining the NewDay team, Jenny earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling for Addictions from Indiana Wesleyan University. Before obtaining her master’s degree, she gained experience at St. Vincent Stress Center, Life Recovery Center, and The Willow Center. Jenny is currently a member of the NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors).
Many life experiences prepared Jenny to work at NewDay. As addiction plagued her family and friends, Jenny sought individual counseling and started attending a support group, which led to a great understanding, empathy, and compassion for both the addicted loved one and their family members.
Throughout her journey, Jenny’s relationship and understanding of God deepened and she desired to tangibly help others through her career. That’s when Jenny pursued a biblical counseling certification, and later, a master’s degree. Since then, Jenny started facilitating support groups for women and helped many with behavioral addictions as well as substance abuse issues.
When Jenny was looking for a faith-based job, she heard about NewDay, and it was the perfect fit! Jenny enjoys working at NewDay for many reasons, one reason being that, by using biblical principles and an evidence-based curriculum, each client gets specific and unique help.
Jenny is encouraged to see that the staff are supportive, challenge clients when needed, and strive to speak the truth in love.
Richard brings 12 years of experience to the table. Prior to working for NewDay, Richard served as a behavioral health clinician at the new Neurodiagnostic Institute (NDI)/Community East Hospital, a clinical research specialist for the department of emergency medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and an HIV/HCV Tester and Counselor for The Michael & Susan Smith Emergency Department at Eskenazi Health. Richard also helped to start the HIV program in the Emergency Department. According to Richard, “I feel my prior experience helped me prepare for my work at NewDay by allowing me to connect with my patients on mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.”
As the Clinical Manager, Richard oversees the residential services at NewDay’s Residential Treatment Center. At the Residential Treatment Center, Richard coordinates the daily schedule of programming and activities, helps coordinate the medical services, manages the medication policy implementation, provides individual and group counseling to residential clients, communicates with patient families, assists the Primary Therapist with completing treatment plans and discharge planning, works with the Clinical Director on issues of conflict resolution when dealing with clients, and being a liaison between NewDay and the local community.
Through a mutual friend at church, Richard heard about NewDay, and later came to be a key member of the NewDay team. As a member of the NewDay team, Richard loves seeing the change and transformation that patients make overtime. He feels truly blessed to be able to help his patients grow and build a relationship with Christ every day.
Dee received his Bachelor of Arts in biology and his Medical Doctor degree from Indiana University. After receiving his Medical Doctor degree, Dee completed his residency training in emergency medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University. Dee is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
For 18 years, before joining the NewDay team, Dee worked in the emergency department of various hospitals in areas ranging from critical access facilities to level I trauma centers. He also served as Medical Director of Emergency Departments. Additionally, Dee is the owner and director of a faith-based addiction treatment office.
Dee’s experience caring for patients in emergency departments, many of whom struggle with substance-use disorder, coupled with his administrative experience leading teams of physicians and advanced practice providers, positioned Dee to coordinate care for his faith-based addiction treatment center.
When Dee’s faith-based addiction treatment office was featured in the Indianapolis Star, Dan Johnson, Founder of NewDay, reached out to Dee. Dee and Dan’s similar approach to addiction treatment and recovery lead, naturally, to collaboration.
“I love seeing the changes that happen when we walk with a client through the process of healing from their addiction. When someone realizes the love Jesus has for them, and that His love is not dependent on their past decisions, they start to understand the power of the gospel to transform their lives.” – Dr. Dee Bonney
Tanner has years of professional experience under his belt. For 12 years, Tanner served in full-time ministry as a Youth Minister and Assistant Director/Ministry Director of an after-school teen center that specialized in “At-Risk” youth. By working with teens that were caught in addiction – or had a parent that was caught in addiction – Tanner gained valuable experience that prepared him for his role at the Residential Manager. Also, during his years of full-time ministry, Tanner became equipped to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those around him.
Tanner came to NewDay through the recommendation of his pastor. As a member of the NewDay team, Tanner loves that he gets to see lives transformed from the Power of God’s word and the works of the Holy Spirit. We are thankful to have him!