Chief Community Recovery Officer
Randal Lea is a licensed addictions counselor with thirty years of clinical and administrative experience, half of it at Cumberland Heights. Lea received master’s degrees in counseling from Trevecca Nazarene University and in psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Mr. Lea has been a frequent presenter on such topics as Assessment, Ethics, Dreamwork, and Trauma. He is a certified practitioner of DreamTending and a Qualified Clinical supervisor.
Previous to his current role as Chief Community Recovery Officer, Mr. Lea served eight years as Assistant Commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services. In 2008, he was recognized by the Praed Foundation as a national “Systems Champion” for implementing a statewide children’s assessment for DCS. He also received the “Friend of Children Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2010 from Tennessee Voices for Children after seven years on their board and was recognized in both 2000 and in 2015 as “Professional of the Year” by the local chapter of NAADAC.