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The Newhope team knows that recovery is possible. Our evidence based treatment methods are designed to bring significant change to even the most complex behavior problems. We also know that success is only realized by partnering with families and communities to create safe and healthy home

Who We Are

Inspired to bring hope and change to the Knoxville community, New Hope Healthcare Institute was started by family members who have been directly affected by addiction. We are a team of professionals that go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for our patients and their families. Our team consists of Psychiatrists, Doctors, Therapists, Addiction Counselors, Tutors and Direct Care Staff that ensure your loved one gets the attention and care that they deserve.

Meet Our Staff


Buddy Clay

Chief Executive Officer

Buddy has worked in the mental health field for over ten years. He started his career with the top adolescent program in the country, giving him a solid foundation for his career path. Buddy has been involved in every avenue of treatment, from behavioral tech, admissions, marketing, counselor, and program director. This all laid the groundwork for him to know what it takes to open a successful program of his own. Buddy’s fundamental knowledge of successful treatment centers, as well as his passion to help others, has fueled his desire to help launch New Hope Healthcare Institute. Buddy truly believes the client comes first and does his part to make sure everyone who enters the program has his or her needs met. Buddy’s greatest mental health influences come from the father of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, as well as the author of Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl. Buddy utilizes as many experiential practices as possible and is an enthusiastic advocate of adventure therapy, which he frequently incorporates with New Hope programming. In his free time he spends time outdoors with his family, enjoying all the beauty that Knoxville has to offer.

Dr. Robin Campbell

Clinical Director - LMFT, PHD

Robin has been a therapist, small group practice owner, and single practitioner for over 20 years. She has extensive training in marital and family therapy, grief counseling, cognitive therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples, and Couples with Trauma and Addiction issues; she also has experience with Celebrate Recovery which started under Pastor Rick Warren. Additionally, she has worked for the department of corrections for incarcerated drug offenders, where she conducted individual counseling and group 12-Step meetings. Robin believes that all people deserve honesty, respect and to be treated with dignity. She believes that most people truly want to be the best versions of themselves. Her beliefs in how we change are founded on this premise. How our experiences and circumstances enhance or hinder our ability to achieve this is what therapy/treatment is all about. She believes the art of psychotherapy is guidance for healing of the soul. Robin’s years of practice management as sole practitioner and group therapist practice has required her to blend her therapy skills with business skills. She was a management consultant, training managers and supervisors before she became a therapist. As owner of a small group practice, she is versed in working with insurance companies from negotiating contracts through billing and meeting treatment outcomes. She supervised all seven of the therapists in her group practice from internship through licensure and beyond. When not working, she enjoys life with her husband, her daughter and son-in-law and their seven children here in Knoxville.

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Jen Ramsden

Chief Marketing Officer

Jen is the Chief Marketing Officer and has a background with years of experience working in business development in the behavioral health treatment industry. Her own recovery journey began in the summer of 2014, which led her to want to take part in the field that ultimately saved her life. Jen loves to help those that are struggling in any way possible, and enjoys ongoing substance abuse and mental health training to supplement her studies at the University of Miami. She aims to share the freedom and happiness she has found in her own recovery so she may help others to have hope that change is possible.

Andy Lawson


My name is Andy Lawson. I love good food, good books, and good company. I’m a Tennessee native and spend most of my free time with my family and two goofy dogs. I have worked in mental health for the past ten years in roles spanning: crisis intervention, trauma-informed education, restorative practice, family counseling, and addictions counseling. My approach to recovery is whole-person, skills-focused, and culturally competent. I don’t believe in lost causes. If you’re still alive, there’s still hope.

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Beatrice Skrip

Case Manager

Beatrice Skrip has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and substance use fields. She has spent most of her career reintegrating people into the community after a period of incarceration or institutionalization, using evidence-based practices. She has worked in many different settings including residential, outpatient, and inside a detention facility. Beatrice has held many roles in the field including medication technician, case manager, group facilitator, educator, counselor, program coordinator, and assistant director. Beatrice believes in the autonomy, dignity, and worth of a person and strives to assist all of her clients to reach their full desired potential. Beatrice graduated from the University of Tennessee Bachelor's College of Social work, magna cum laude.

Misty Pearson

Community outreach manager

Misty Pearson started her recovery journey in 2010, and since then she has found her passion in helping others find sobriety. Misty chooses to recover out loud so others don’t have to suffer in silence and to as many people as she can, that there is hope. In her spare time, you can find Misty with her family, at a UT football game watching her beloved Vols play, or hiking in the mountains. Misty has B.S. in Organizational Mgmt from Tusculum College and volunteers at Metro Drug Coalition, TDOCbi

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