About Our Staff

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Introducing the team behind Eastern Tennessee’s premier treatment facility!

Knoxville Recovery Center was founded by members of the recovery community with years of experience working in the addiction treatment field. Through their experience working in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment, they discovered that something was missing from the standard model of addiction treatment commonly found in most facilities. What addiction treatment is missing in the modern world is the intimate, compassionate nature that makes recovery possible. Our staff consists of caring individuals who are also experts in their field. When you’re with Knoxville Recovery Center, you’re in good hands.

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Our Staff

Terry Shaffer Director of Nursing

Terry Shaffer

Facility Director

Terrence Shaffer is the Facility Director for Knoxville Recovery Center. Terrence brings 32 years of medical experience working as a paramedic firefighter, flight medic and nurse. Through that late part of his career branched out into addiction and found a home. He uses his experiences throughout his career to provide a positive and safe environment for his clients and staff. Terrence’s future goals are to continue on his Master of Science in Nursing degree and biblical addiction counseling. Terrence enjoys the outdoors, nature, and recently picked up photography.

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Jodi Sotlar

Nursing Manager

Jodi Sotlar is the Nurse Manager for Knoxville Recovery Center. Jodi brings 37 years of medical experience working as a CNA and Registered Nurse. Through her career she has cared for clients in various healthcare settings. Upon relocating to Tennessee from Pennsylvania, she began working in mental health and addiction where she has found her calling. She uses her experiences throughout her career to support and provide a positive and safe environment for all clients and staff. Jodi is an animal lover, enjoys wandering off road, primitive camping and spending time in nature.

Aiden Chehade Clinician

Aiden Chehade

Clinician

Aiden grew up in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, before moving to East Tennessee and completing a master’s degree in counseling in 2021 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Aiden holds certification as a National Certified Counselor and is currently completing his post-graduate supervision hours and anticipates LPC/MHSP licensure by mid-2024. Aiden has been working in mental health and human services since 2017 and has experience with substance abuse treatment, pediatric mental health, acute inpatient stabilization, hospice/palliative care, and college counseling. Outside of work, Aiden enjoys music, reading, spending time with friends, and keeping his cat Laika out of trouble.

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Matthew Shuter

Clinician

Matt grew up in Knoxville, TN and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee in May of 1999 and master’s degree from the University of Tennessee in 2003. Matt obtained LADAC II (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor) in May of 2019.  Matt has been working in substance abuse and mental health since 1999 and has experience with residential substance abuse treatment and intensive outpatient.  Outside of work, Matt enjoys hiking, running and spending time with his dog Scout.

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Angie Meadows

Operations Manager

Angie has spent 15 years in active addiction. During that time she spent several years in and out of jails and rehabs. Since being in recovery the last six years she has received her CPRS certification from the TN Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Angie is very passionate about her work in the field of substance abuse. Sharing her story and giving hope to other addicts has become her passion. Angie was born and raised in Morristown Tn and moved to Knoxville to seek networks in recovery and has been here since. Angie hopes to be able to connect with clients and make them feel understood.

Andrianna Satterfield Case Management

Andrianna Satterfield

Case Management

Annie hails from the “Hoosier” state, Indiana, and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Creighton University (go Bluejays!) in Omaha, NE, where she began working in an addiction treatment facility. For the following 5 years, Annie gained experience working in an acute psychiatric hospital on a detox unit, and also in providing direct patient care on a geriatric unit. Annie started at KRC as a second shift BHT and was recognized with the opportunity to join case management. Annie enjoys empowering clients in figuring out what is going to be the best individualized aftercare for their success in early recovery. Annie and her husband enjoy visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hiking.

Stephanie Allison Case Management

Stephanie Allison

Case Management

Stephanie is a case manager at Knoxville Recovery Center and is originally from the Chicago area where she was raised the youngest of 11 children. Stephanie finds her passion in sharing her own lived experience of recovery with the fellow addict. Stephanie enjoys empowering clients through her lived experiences, navigating aftercare, and watching clients get excited about their own recovery. Stephanie is currently seeking education in the Social Work field to expand her ability to help people. Stephanie is passionate about interfacing with the criminal justice system and restoring the rights of those in recovery.

Shannon Snyder Head Chef

Shannon Snyder

Head Chef

Shannon is a whole-foods enthusiast and nature lover. She believes food is the foundation for recovery so she creates delicious & nourishing meals here at Knoxville Recovery. Her focus is on connecting with people and teaching them to have a healthier relationship with food.

Chris Smith Maintenance

Chris Smith

Maintenance

Chris was in active addiction for 20 years before life changing events brought him to sobriety. In so, he learned about the importance of having a solid support network to achieve long term sobriety. By working at KRC he gets the best of both, a solid support network and a career where he gets to help others find their path to long term abstinence.

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