We’ve put together a top-quality staff to ensure our residents get the highest level of care based on the latest addiction research. Our staff will include two licensed counselors for every 16 clients, plus a psychiatrist.  Our leadership includes:

Martha D. Burkett, MPA, LPC, NCC, CAADC, ACS, D.O.T SAP, ADS

ARAD Director of Residential Services

Former substance abuse section head, United States Marine Corps Headquarters

Our clinical director is Martha D. Burkett, MPA, LPC, NCC, CAADC, ACS, ADS, who joined ARAD on Feb. 1, 2017.

Ms. Burkett holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She is also an advanced level Certified Addictions Counselor, a Nationally Certified Approved Clinical Supervisor, a Certified Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, and a Certified Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. Additionally, she has earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health.

James Avery "Jave" Rush, IV, MD

ARAD Co-Medical Director

Texas Tech University School of Medicine full-time faculty member; board certified in psychiatry

James Avery “Jave” Rush, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with 12 years of experience in treating psychiatric disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Amarillo. Dr. Rush earned a Master’s degree in Math with honors from the University of Oklahoma; an MBA in medical services from Texas Tech University; and a medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

Michael D. Jenkins, MD

ARAD Co-Medical Director

Texas Tech University School of Medicine Regional Chair of Neuropsychiatry Department; board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry


Want to join our team? Take a look at our careers page to see our open positions.

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