Joanie L. Combs, M.ED, LPCA - Therapist
Joanie L. Combs, M.ED, LPCA
Joanie graduated from Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling with her Master of Education in Human Development and Counseling. With more than 14 years of experience in the human service field, several of those being directly in substance abuse and recovery care, Joanie has a demonstrated history of working with clients to provide resources and guidance to achieve positive outcomes. Through her own personal experiences with addiction recovery care, she has developed a true passion for helping those who have been impacted by substance abuse. Being born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, she understands the barriers that those in recovery often face here in our region which has prepared her to effectively connect her clients with the tools and resources that they need to stay on track with sobriety. She believes in creating therapeutic relationships with her clients, helping them develop personalized recovery plans, and being there to support them throughout their personal journey.
Sandy Boucher-RN, R&B-QRT
Sandy Boucher, RN, P&B-ORT
Sandra Boucher, RN serves as the Addiction Services Outpatient Director at Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky. Through her various roles at PCCEK, Sandy has been instrumental in developing programming and services for families struggling with addiction. Sandy began work with Pregnancy and Beyond, a program offering behavioral and medical treatment for pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders. Soon after assuming this role, Sandy assisted in growing this program to treat not just women, but men and entire families. Sandy then partnered with the community including the local hospital, health department, syringe service program, court system, law enforcement, and jail to expand the clinic’s efforts to the community. In her work coordinating a Quick Response Team, Sandy assists victims and families within 24 hours of an overdose. She also works towards overdose prevention through community Narcan distribution and linkage to Casey’s Law resources, which she advocated to get grant funded and brought in house at the clinic. Early in her nursing career, Sandy worked in the nursery of a local hospital and developed a passion for working with babies who had Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and their families. Since then, Sandy’s passion has continued to grow alongside her developing career. Sandy and her wife Joanne have five children that were adopted through the foster care system. Her purpose in life is to love people into the best versions of themselves and has proven to be both personal and professional in her pursuit.