Pastor Adam Comer
Chief Executive Officer
As an ordained pastor, Adam has played a major role in developing and establishing one of the highest addiction recovery program success rates in the country, and is a highly respected leader around the community and in Middle Tennessee. He also has professional experience in healthcare and mental healthcare fields.
Adam’s studies at Liberty University include religion, ministry leadership, people management, and Christian counseling. In recovery, Adam has truly been set free from the grips of addiction: His passions, pursuits and purpose revolve around the belief that all who are weary from life-controlling issues and addiction can be led to freedom.
Adam is a proud husband to his high school sweetheart, Katie. They have been married since 2008 and have 2 children Elijah and Ellasyn. God called Adam and Katie to Middle Tennessee and they love investing into this community, both personally and professionally.
Chief Operations Officer
Justin has been part of the S2L Recovery team since November 2015, where he currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. Having found freedom from addiction through Christ, Justin developed a passion for serving others who struggle. His journey has provided him with the testimony, patience, and understanding to assist those with similar issues.
Justin has been a group leader, is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and currently oversees operations at both S2L campuses. His areas of study at Williamson College include business administration, organizational leadership, Christian counseling, and theology.
Pastor Ron Anderson
Chief Financial Officer
As an ordained pastor, Ron has served in various ministry roles in local churches in Middle Tennessee for 30 years. Some were full time and some part-time ministry roles.
Ron’s studies have been through Liberty University, Middle Tennessee State University and Berean School of the Bible. Ron has spent considerable time in the development of men into Godly men, having served as Men’s Director of Discipleship with a denomination’s District State of Tennessee for several years.
Ron’s most proud moments were marrying his High-school sweetheart, 38 years and counting and bringing two sons into adulthood, Patrick and Matthew. Having walked through addiction with his son who was a student at S2L, he found out first hand how to overcome addiction as a family. Ron has answered the Call in helping any and all that are addicted to life controlling drugs or alcohol to be set Free.
Dr. Andrew Daigle
Dr. Andrew Daigle is a board-certified physician in both Family Medicine and Palliative Care, and board eligible in Addiction Medicine. He has practiced medicine for thirty years, primarily in trauma and emergency medicine as well as palliative care. In all of his professional roles, he has embraced the team approach in addressing the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of his patients. He has regularly helped those with substance addiction and its consequences. In his many years working at a high volume emergency trauma center, he witnessed the repercussions of substance abuse. Subsequently, his palliative medicine practice helped to confirm his long-held philosophy of addressing suffering in a holistic way. Dr. Daigle embraces the team approach, with all team members collaborating and addressing all the needs of the patient.
Dr. Daigle trained at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, and subsequently at Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina, and the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In addition to his growing role as Medical Director for S2L Recovery, he continues to practice part-time emergency medicine and part-time palliative care. When he and his wife aren’t spending time with their children and grandchildren, Dr. Daigle can often be found playing tennis, softball, or golf
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in the field, having earned her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree in 2003. Melissa has worked in a number of specialty areas to include: child and family welfare, homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault, police, military and Veterans. She is trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy), PE (Prolonged Exposure), and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing); she specializes in treating PTSD and complex trauma. This variety of experiences and exposure has uniquely prepared her to serve God in the area of recovery.
Melissa knows that we have ALL fallen short of the glory of God in our own pursuits of happiness, filling the hole, and finding belonging; her own story allows her to empathize with the men who come through our program. She is wholeheartedly grateful and awe-struck that our God, who created the universe, chose to create each of us even while knowing that we would make bad choices in this life. It is her sincere desire to help light the path for others who are seeking to get out of their own way and remove barriers so that they can heal wounds and move closer to the Father.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. Jer 29:11