Meet our Nashville Team

Our staff members are chosen for their ability to provide you with the most advanced care possible and their dedication to delivering an extraordinary treatment experience. When you arrive at BrightQuest, you will know that you are in a safe place—one of kindness, expertise, and genuine compassion for the healing process.

Ashley Danner, LMFT

Ashley Danner, LMFT

Executive Director

W. Scott West, MD

W. Scott West, MD

Medical Director

Brooke Stephens, LMFT

Brooke Stephens, LMFT

Clinical Manager

Lindsay McCutcheon, LMFT

Lindsay McCutcheon, LMFT

Therapist

Marvin Magras

Marvin Magras

Milieu Manager

Taylor Kennedy-Overton, LPN

Taylor Kennedy-Overton, LPN

Medication Coordinator

TaKesha Clifton, MPH

TaKesha Clifton, MPH

Residential Administrator

Orville Jackson, MS

Orville Jackson, MS

Admission Coordinator

Shaye Pennington, BA

Shaye Pennington, BA

Milieu Support Staff

Milieu Support Staff Personnel:

In addition to the above core staff positions, BrightQuest employs full-time Milieu Support Staff personnel whose duties are assigned and directed by our clinical staff. The Milieu Support Staff personnel have significant interaction with clients and often act as the “eyes and ears” of our clinical staff.

Milieu Support Staff personnel travel to each house multiple times daily:

  • Mornings – to ensure that all members of the household are out of bed with hygiene completed, and are off to begin their daily structures
  • Afternoons – to confirm that household chores have been performed and the house is in acceptable condition
  • Evenings – to make sure nutritious meals have been prepared and any conflicts have been resolved.

Weekly house meetings facilitated by the BrightQuest House Manager are conducted at the facility. In these meetings, the weekly meal plan and chore rotations are scheduled, and housemates are supported in practicing healthy interpersonal skills and learning about efficient household management. From assisting in the intervention on a client in a crisis or confirming medication compliance to changing a light bulb or attending a movie, the Milieu Support Staff personnel provide a vital role in the everyday function of BrightQuest’s therapeutic community.