14913 Cooper Orbit Road
Little Rock, Arkansas 72223
p: 501 37-OASIS
(501 376 2747)
f: 501 372 1801
...to enable individuals to live free from the abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs by providing
treatment programming and other professional services within an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Hi, my name is Carole Baxter.
As executive director for Recovery Centers of Arkansas, my role is diverse. I consider myself truly blessed to have worked both as a direct service provider and as an administrator in the behavioral health treatment field for the past 36 years. So much has changed for the better over the years. People with addictive disorders now have the realistic expectation of living a full and productive life in recovery. Family members now have access to so much more information about how to provide healthy support for a loved one with alcohol or other drug problems. We welcome you to begin this process for yourself and your family at the Oasis Renewal Center.
Carole Baxter, M.S.
Licensed Psychological Examiner
Advanced, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Hi, my name is David Bradshaw.
I am the Clinical Director of the Oasis Renewal Center. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I bring over 20 years of experience in providing direct treatment services for diverse emotional and addiction problems. My areas of expertise include family counselinghave recognized quickly that the majority of people needing our services have never experienced individual or family therapy. This is an area that we address very well as we develop an individualized plan based on each person’s needs and preferences that covers all areas of one’s personhood. Having worked as a Licensed Certified Social Worker in various roles in mental health over the past 20 years, I have been blessed with enriching experiences that have prepared me to offer quality individual, group, and family therapy. Over the years, I have benefitted from having some of the best possible training: experienced mentors, great hands-on training experiences such as co-therapy with well known clinicians, helpful formal education and training in behavioral health and spirituality, self directed study and continuing education, and even my own trials and triumphs that make a difference in me being both empathic as well as professional in delivering a helpful service. If you are willing, there is help, there is hope! If you have lost all hope, let us help you get that back! We have a diverse team with the kind of experience that will help you get on the road to recovery. Come and visit or call and find out what we have to offer. Our 30 day Residential Program is an experience that anyone would benefit from-we also offer outpatient services that are second to none. Our clients will tell you that their experience at the Oasis Renewal Center has changed their lives and has enlightened them and given them the tools to make the positive changes they have always wanted.
David Bradshaw, LCSW
Welcome to Oasis Renewal Center. I am Dr. Michael Mancino, Medical Director for the Oasis Renewal Center. My board designations include:
• Diplomate American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
• American Society of Addiction Medicine Certification
• Diplomate American Board of Addiction Medicine
In addition to my work at the Oasis, I practice at the Psychiatric Research Institute, Center for Addiction Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I serve as an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry, UAMS, as Program Director for the UAMS Center for Addiction Services and Treatment. I have published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, The American Journal on Addictions, the Journal of Addictive Diseases, The American Journal on Addictions and the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Research projects I have been involved with recently include; “Opiate Antagonist Discrimination: Model of Withdrawal”, “Cocaine Pharmacotherapies for Comorbid Populations”, “Characterizing methamphetamine withdrawal in recently abstinent methamphetamine users: A pilot field study”, “Measuring Substance Abuse Treatment and Outcomes: The Reliability and Validity of the Substance Abuse Outcomes Module”, and “Improving Combined Buprenorphine-Behavioral Treatment”. I look forward to being a part of your treatment team at the Oasis.
Welcome! I’m Beth Robinson, Client Resource Director. My background includes a Business Administration/Education Degree from Midland Lutheran College in Nebraska and extensive work in marketing and public relations. I have the pleasure of introducing you and your family to the OASIS RENEWAL CENTER and the opportunities available here for a new beginning in your journey towards recovery. My responsibilities include assisting you as you transition through our program and facilitating your needs and activities during your stay. My goal is to ensure that what you experience here motivates each individual with the tools of inspiration, fellowship and the hope of positive change. I look forward to your FIRST STEP
I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have been in the field of addictions counseling since 2006 and practiced in Behavioral Modification based therapeutic community, Intensive Outpatient counseling, Residential counseling, Family Education Groups, as well as DWI Education. I have extensive training in Client Centered Therapy, Pharmacology of drugs of abuse, Case Management and Aftercare Planning, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Relapse Prevention, and the 12 step recovery model. I enjoy working for the OASIS treatment center, which I have found supports the growth of clients emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Retired from U. S. Marine Corps in 1986 after service 20 years active duty. Attended Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas Jan 1986 – Aug 1988. Received BS in Human Services. Attended University of Arkansas, Little Rock Sep 1988 – May 1990. Received Masters of Social Work. Am a Licensed Master Social Worker since 1990. Worked in various capacities at a private non-profit facility until May 2011, when I retired. Came out of retirement in June. 2012 to work at Oasis Renewal Center as a Treatment Specialist. Am well versed in person centered, strengths based recovery as well as Motivational Interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy. Have worked with seriously mentally ill adults and provided training for staff at all levels in this area. Previously was a master level instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, an internationally recognized course in resolving crises. Am familiar with and advocate a twelve step approach for recovery of chemical dependency. I firmly believe that in order to help people recover from addictions, a holistic approach is necessary.
Terry Higdon, LMSW, Treatment Specialist
Hello, my name is Andrew Stephens and I am the property manager for Recovery Centers of Arkansas.
It is my responsibility to coordinate, facilitate and oversee all maintenance and food service activities. I completed an undergraduate degree in Finance and a Master in Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
The Oasis is a unique facility. It offers a rustic, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere for a person to begin their recovery process. It is my goal to ensure this atmosphere, as well as the excellent food service, is maintained to compliment the treatment provided by the well qualified clinical staff at the Oasis. I sincerely hope you enjoy your stay at the Oasis as you begin to start a new way of living.
Hi, I am Raymond Anderson and I am the Health and Safety Officer and also Treatment Operation Security Supervisor. We are very glad you are here. Don’t hesitate to ask for my assistance.
Hello, my name is Angie Wilson and I am the Marketing Director for the Oasis Renewal Center. It’s my responsibility to bring awareness to the Oasis Renewal Center in Arkansas and surrounding states. I have a degree in Psychology and Marketing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The Oasis is a wonderfully healing and serene environment for recovery to begin. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a tour of our beautiful grounds.
Welcome to Oasis Renewal Center!
I’m the Facilities Director for Oasis and have worked in general maintenance for 15 years from larger residential properties to commercial and multi-family and senior living centers. I’m motivated by the satisfaction and pride that comes with caring for our clients through their various needs as they work through our recovery programs. As a member of the Recovery Centers of Arkansas (RCA) Health & Safety Board, we go to great lengths to ensure your safety while continuing to maintain the beauty of this natural, rustic setting.
Standing: Pete Hornibrook, Thomas McCain, James Dietz, Lee Stephens and Bob Coleman
Seated: Jim Julian, Virginia Redden, Nancy Kumpuris, Ralph Cloar
Not pictured: Chuck Banks, George Bryant, Isadore Caldwell, Dr. Geoff Curran, Dr. Larry Miller and J. D. Simpson, III
As the Board of Directors for Recovery Centers of Arkansas, we appreciate your interest in the Oasis Renewal Center. For many years it was the vision of our Board to have a facility with the upscale accommodations and amenities to attract professionals in need of treatment for a substance use disorder. In 2010, that vision was realized with the Oasis Renewal Center. Our role is to establish the policy and provide the oversight to ensure that services offered at the Oasis are consistent with the best, research-based practices available. We invite you and your family to begin the healing process of recovery here.