Who We Are

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Tim Meise


He was able to turn his life around and now tries to provide hope and strength to those still sick and struggling with substance abuse. Tim works relentlessly to help others escape the grasp of addiction by shining a positive light on recovery. He does this by speaking at schools and community events for prevention education. His work is recognized in New Jersey as well with his extremely successful sober living homes called Empower. Tim brings a great balance of experience, compassion, and business acumen to the White Oak family. The driving force behind his ambition is centered on helping individuals struggling with alcoholism and addiction. Tim is a family man but first and foremost is a man in recovery and an example that anything is possible.

Dr. Courtney Scott

Doctor Courtney Scott has been in the industry for 20+ years, offering his medical experience to individuals struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Dr Scott brings experience, commitment, and passion to the White Oak team that is unparalleled. Dr Scott provides his clients with the utmost care and attention, creating a comfortable detoxification environment for those who are struggling with drugs or alcohol.

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Jonathen Barber

In 2003, Jonathan’s struggles with addiction and criminality led him to an indeterminate prison term of 15 years-to-life. While incarcerated Jonathan committed himself to sobriety and rehabilitation. Through his dedication and willingness to engage in courageous introspection, he came to understand a simple but often hard to accept maxim, “Life is not about me.”

From this understanding, Jonathan continued his transformation by actively pursuing a college education and a life of service. He accumulated several college degrees, which range from associates to masters. Jonathan also strived to be a man of service. One aspect of his service was mentoring. He discovered this talent of assisting other people on a journey of personal growth as he trained to become a transformational coach and substance abuse counselor.

Since 2014 Jonathan has been working as a certified substance abuse counselor in a wide range of therapeutic settings with various methodologies. Working at the White Oak Recovery Center is another opportunity for him to make “living amends” by helping other people become the best versions of themselves.

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Jody P. Evans

I am the Clinical Director and the Primary Therapist for White Oak Recovery Center. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I graduated from Pepperdine University, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I am also a California licensed Attorney for the past 25 years. I have worked in the treatment of substances for the past 8 years. I enjoy this population very much.

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Edward Gillespie

Struggling with my own addiction was a daily battle for six years, it left me manipulative, a liar, and a constant disappointment to my family. After multiple failed attempts trying to stay sober, I realized the only way to achieve sobriety and happiness would be to work on myself within. Today I live a life free of the obsession of the disease that millions suffer from daily and I dedicate my life to help the next struggling individual just like someone did for me.

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