XAVIER BARRON - Recovery Support Therapist and Business Development Manager

Xavier Barron is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern (III) and one of the youngest Internationally Certified Prevention Specialists in the World, he is currently a Recovery Support Therapist and Business Development Manager for The Lovett Center LLC.. Xavier attended the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies and is currently obtaining his Undergraduate Degree at Springfield College. Xavier has worked extensively with children and adolescents, offering substance abuse prevention, chemical dependency counseling, and intervention counseling to thousands of youth across Harris County. He also has experience treating veterans, professionals, and adults who suffer from co-occurring chronic pain disorders.

Xavier uses many different therapeutic modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy to best meet the needs of his clients. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with friends, practicing guitar, and traveling.


BREE BROWN - Manager of Outreach and Events

Bree is passionate about the process of helping an individual feel whole again. Her introduction to the industry was in a dual-diagnosis treatment setting with The Lovett Center in 2015. She is now excited to assist The Lovett Center in a new capacity as Outreach Coordinator. She thrives on the opportunity to establish and build on collaborative relationships to offer clients a network of resources, because she understands the importance of a continuum of care. When she is not at The Lovett Center she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


JULIE CUNNINGHAM - Director of Clinical Operations

Julie is a long-time veteran in the war on drugs. It is her mission to change the way we view addiction and how we treat the individuals who are affected.


Julie graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has advanced training in Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has worked extensively with people with addiction who are dealing with childhood trauma and/or mental illness. In her free time Julie enjoys spoiling her 2 dogs and 2 accidental cats, painting, tinkering and belly laughing with the people in her life who get her.


CRAIG HARRIS - Office Manager

In my role as office manager for the Lovett Center, I bring a wealth of administrative experience and knowledge.  In my current role, I supervise the administrative staff as well as manage building operations for the Lovett Center.  I have worked in the healthcare industry for 11 years.  Primarily in business office functions in mental health as well as hospice environments.  My goal is to provide quality customer care to our clients, and quality administrative support to the clinicians of the Lovett Center.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, and spending time with my friends and family.


PA KELLY - Administrative Assistant

P. A. was born and raised in The Bronx, New York and left for California after graduating from high school.  In the Bay Area, she marched in drum and bugle corps winning three national championships.  With that experience, PA was asked to come and teach marching bands in Houston area high schools.  She spent sixteen years teaching visual design resulting in national championships. While she was doing this, she was also working at Compaq Computers as a leader in manufacturing circuit boards and hardware.  She is an artist and passionate about using color in abstract mediums.  PA loves being around other people. She’s committed to dedicating her life to service in the community.


NORA BIGLEY - Administrative Assistant

Nora graduated from Lonestar Community College with an Associate Of Arts and is continuing her education at the University of Houston Downtown where she will graduate in May with a Bachelors in Science in Interdisciplinary studies. She has recently been accepted into the Texas Teachers Teaching program and aspires to be a teacher as soon as she completes the program. She believes that every child deserves the best education so that they may have a brighter future and reach their goals and expectations in life. In her down time she enjoys cooking , painting, and kayaking in the bays of Galveston.


CYRUS MARTIN - Intake Coordinator

Cyrus is a Master of Social Work and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  He earned his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston Downtown and later completed his MSW at Our Lady of the Lake.  Cyrus was born and raised in Houston, Texas and now serves his community by providing intake services at The Lovett Center.  He has been working deep within the community for over 10 years providing outreach, clinical services, and developing therapeutic alliances with community stakeholders.  Cyrus’s MSW degree specializes in Hispanic and Latino cultural competence and he prides himself on his relationship building skills with multicultural communities.  Working with a wide range of clientele from adolescents to specialized female populations, he has been fortunate to develop a broad clinical reach with family therapy, substance abuse, trauma, grief, and professionals seeking help.  Cyrus has experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in tandem with motivational interviewing (MI) approaches to connect with clients.  Possessing additional certified skills in cannabis youth treatment (CYT) and seeking safety (SS), Cyrus is equipped with expert knowledge and skills related to evidence based criteria.  Working to develop an ecological perspective and treat clients from a holistic approach allows Cyrus to develop meaningful interventions for both people and communities.  Dedication and commitment are Cyrus’s two pillars of focus and he thrives on communicating with and helping those in need.


FLORIAN ROBERTS - Administrative Assistant

Florian Roberts is an artist and creative thinker who offers a wealth of customer service experience to The Lovett Center.  His focus at work includes providing the best quality administrative services, as well as being a solid team member that the Center can rely upon.  He performs expertly and intuitively on the computer, having used PCs since they were merely two years of age.  Florian recently graduated from Lone Star Community College with an Associates of Art degree.  His interests outside of work consist of giving his cat attention, leisurely sketching and drawing, playing video games, enjoying nature, and indulging in cooking.  When he is not involved in one of those activities, he enjoys spending time with his boyfriend, Alex.