Meet Our Team
We love our team and all the work that they do here at Tri-City Youth & Family Center.
Donita Goodin has been with the agency serving as the Executive Director since 2009. She received a BA degree in Psychology and a BS degree in Health & Human Performance in 1992 from Northeastern State University. She received her MA in Counseling & Student Personnel in 1995 from Oklahoma State University. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1996. She has worked in the behavioral health field since 1987 in a variety of capacities. Her experience includes working both in Oklahoma and New Mexico in all aspects of the continuum of care serving youth. In New Mexico her and her husband owned a behavioral health agency for approximately seven years. Her professional interests include resiliency and integrated health. She has been together with her husband since 1999 and has a thirteen-year-old daughter. Her personal interests include the outdoors and athletics.
Julie Horst has been with the agency as the Office Manager since 2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in Family and Community Services from OBU in 2009. After college she spent several years doing different things overseas including the World Race, leading a semester college-aged trip in Uganda, and running a guest house for missionaries in Zambia for 2 ½ years. Her interests include spending time with her niece, traveling, and random craft projects.
Andy Young has been with Tri-City Youth and Family Services since 2012 serving first as a counselor at the residential Men’s and Women’s First Step programs and later as a counselor at Tri-City. More recently, he has worked with high-risk youth and families to help restore healthy boundaries and positive communication skills to the family unit. He has been in the mental health and substance abuse fields since 2001 and has earned a Masters of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2003. Currently Mr. Young serves as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a licensed Professional Counselor and is a board approved supervisor for each license. In his spare time, he enjoys writing poetry, reading self-help books, OU sports, Thunder basketball and Kansas City Royals baseball.
Drug and Alcohol Counselor
Jo Whitney has been with the agency serving as an alcohol and drug counselor since 2014. She received a BA degree in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. She received her MA in Substance Abuse Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2014. She has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug/Mental Health Counselor since 2016.
Olivia Reel has been serving with the agency as administrative assistant since March of 2018. She received a BA in Family and Community Services from Oklahoma Baptist University in May of 2017. Olivia is currently working on her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Oklahoma Baptist University and is set to graduate in May of 2019. Her plan is to then pursue licensure in Oklahoma. Her personal interests include learning about and experiencing world cultures and in her down time she enjoys music, knitting, and other artistic activities.
Anna Hatchell has been with Tri City Youth and Family Center since 2008. She is currently the Adult Substance Abuse Program Director since August 2017. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Central Oklahoma in Substance Abuse Studies. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations. She has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2012 and obtained her license in Mental Health in 2017. Her experience includes working with Drug Court and DUI Court clients with assessments, treatment planning and group and individual therapy. She has also worked the past 7 years providing these same services at Firstep for Men’s Work Recovery Program.
Darla Romine began working with the agency as ADSAC Assessor in the Spring 2018. She received a BA degree in Sociology in 1998 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She received a MS in Human Resources in 2000 and M. Ed. In School Counseling in 2010 from East Central University. She has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2011 and a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012. She completed her ADSAC Assessor certification in 2017. She has worked in the behavioral health field since 2001 in a variety of capacities. During her career she has had the privilege of working with varied populations in the private and public sector. Her professional interests include trauma informed care, improving access to care and decreasing stigma. She has a twenty-three-year-old daughter, whom received her MSW in 2018. Her personal interests include her pet and music.
Susan Hollingsworth has been a therapist with Tri-City Youth & Family Center, Inc. since 2016. She received a MS degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The University of Central Oklahoma in 2012. She has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since July of 2014. She has worked in the behavioral health field since 2008. Her experience includes working with adults with severe mental illness, working with women in residential substance abuse treatment, and working with children who have experienced trauma. She loves working with children every day and finds so much joy in helping kiddos learn to express themselves in healthy ways. She hopes to eventually create a curriculum to help children and teens develop self-compassion and improve communication skills. Susan also finds joy in spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, spending time with friends and family, singing, traveling, and playing disc golf every chance she gets.
Lillie Simon joined Tri-City in March 2018 as a part time Administrative Assistant. She spent 25 years with Southwestern Bell Telephone as a Marketing Manager. From there she moved on to the State of Oklahoma where she worked as a Financial Analyst with the Water Resources Board, a Public Utility Regulatory Analyst for the Corporation Commission and a Social Worker with DHS. After retiring from the State, she was employed at OU Children's Hospital as an Administrative Assistant working with the OITP grant. Lillie is interested in gardening, quilting, reading and canning. She is also the co-manager of the MWC Farmer's Market. Lillie has studied Foreign Service at the University of Oklahoma, she has an undergraduate degree in Sociology with emphasis on Gerontology from SNU and an MBA from SNU.
Director of Youth Services
Charles Hawkins has been with Tri-City since 2016. He first started as a full time Outpatient Therapist, but since the Spring of 2017 he has been the Director of Youth Services. Charles received his BS in Family Psychology from OBU in 1993. After a year off to get married he started working on his MS in Marriage and Family Therapy also at OBU, graduating with the degree in 1999. He has worked at various agencies performing group, family, and individual therapy since then. In 2002 he completed the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oklahoma. Charles enjoys watching movies with friends and family, playing all kinds of tabletop games, OU football, reading a good book, and just hanging out with his family. He has been married to his lovely wife Elaine since 1994 and have 3 wonderful children: Christopher, Audrey, and Jonathan.
Gaylen Murray has been a therapist with the agency since 2015. She received a BS in Human Development and Family Science with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University in 2006. She received a Master of Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2012. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2014 and received Registered Play Therapist credentials in 2014. Her professional interests include early childhood mental health and the impact of trauma on brain development.
Community Support Specialist
Sabre Little has been with the agency since 2017. She started out as an Administrative Assistant and then in April of 2018 she moved into the position of Community Support Specialist. This position includes Drug Court Liaison, Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Botvin Life Skills Facilitator. She received her certifications in Behavioral Health Case Management II and Peer Recognition Support Specialist in 2018. Also, she received a BS degree in Human Resources in 2000 from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on her MA in Substance Abuse Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. Sabre has 3 Sons and 6 Grandchildren. Her personal interest includes hiking, outdoors, crocheting and spending time with family.
Robert Proehl has been with the agency serving as a contract counselor since April of 2018. He has a Masters of Education (Secondary School Counselor) from East Central University in Ada and a Bachelor’s degree in drug abuse counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. He has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug counselor since 2011 and a Certified Alcohol and Drug counselor before that from 2000 until receiving his license. He has worked in the addictions field since 1998 in several capacities including: within the Department of Corrections at Joseph Harp CC, Lexington CC and Mable Bassett CC; drug courts for Lincoln, Pottawattamie, McClain and Garvin Counties; various outpatient services for probation and DHS referred clients. He has been married since October 1991 and between 4 children and 3 step children has 10 grandchildren plus is raising a great grandniece. Hobbies include just about any kind of outdoors activities centered around camping, fishing, and hunting.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor
Desma McKinney has been a mental health and substance abuse counselor since 206. She went to school at Southern Nazarene and graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Gerontology. She attended OU and received a Master’s Degree in Human Relations in 2006. In the past she has worked in the field of Therapeutic Foster Care at Eagle Ridge and in the Drug Court Program at Tri-City. She currently works at Variety Care as a Behavioral Health Therapist and is also a contract employee for Tri-City doing ADSAC assessments.