Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic said goodbye to one of its most valuable team members this month, as Kevin Doyle, Ed.D., LPC, LSATP, Vice President and Director of Enhancement, departed from the organization after over 22 years of selfless service to embark on a new journey as a professor at Longwood University. In addition to his professionalism and knowledge in addiction treatment, Dr. Doyle personifies the dedication and sacrifice necessary to become a leader in the human services/nonprofit sector, lending his expertise to a wide-range of endeavors, including counseling and supervision, intern training, fundraising, grant-writing, quality assurance—and the list goes on!
Dr. Doyle started his Phoenix House career in 1990 at the then Deep Run Lodge (combined adolescent treatment center) and has remained an integral member of our team ever since. In addition to his full-time career at Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, Dr. Doyle managed to make a tremendous impact in other areas of the addiction counseling profession, earning his Doctorate in Counselor Education at the University of Virginia in 1999, serving as the Chairman of the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Counseling from 2005 to 2007, teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, and working in his own private practice since 2008. With all of his projects, Dr. Doyle always managed to share his guidance and calm support whenever possible.
When asked to offer his departing thoughts, Dr. Doyle stated, “It has been a great honor to have been associated with Phoenix House, and Vanguard prior to that, for the past 22 years. I am excited for the new chapter in my life, and leave with incredible memories that I will treasure forever.”