Mary Kay Kennedy

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Mary Kay Kennedy

With more than 20 years of experience working in the field, Mary Kay brings great expertise to Pinnacle Recovery Center. Over the years, she has played an instrumental role in developing and expanding many successful treatment facilities.  Early in her career, she founded an adolescent and young adult substance use program with a sincere desire to assist others in healing from trauma and addiction.

With her passion to further her knowledge and gain more understanding in all levels of care, she went on to be part of the executive team at an inpatient hospital that provided both mental health and substance use services. As part of the executive team, she assisted in creating, opening and growing the many different programs offered.

Her ability to connect with others combined with her experience with dual diagnosis, adolescent and adult programming, as well as a deep working knowledge of residential, transitional living, and outpatient programs, provides her the opportunity to make an unsurpassed difference in the lives of many.

Mary Kay enjoys dedicating her free time to working with nonprofit organizations in educating our local communities on suicide awareness and the epidemic we are facing with substance use issues.

With the multitude amount of combined experience of staff at Pinnacle Recovery Center, she is proud to be guiding a dynamic team!

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