Meet the Staff of
Narconon New Life Retreat
Narconon New Life Retreat is made up of a diverse group of professional, medical and support staff from all over the United States who have a wide range of expertise in nonprofit management, substance abuse counseling, interventions and more.
Staffed with a Medical Director board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Registered and Practical Nurses, a Certified Medical Assistant, Certified Addictions Specialists, and Counselors in training, our goal is to assist each client in uncovering and addressing the underlying reasons for their addiction.
Dr.Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM
Dr. Adi is a founding member of Narconon New Life Retreat and the facility's Medical Director. Certified in both Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine, he is an Emergency Room Medical Physician at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge
Consultant and Supervisor
Ivory has a long-standing passion for helping and mentoring those in need. A Licensed Addictions Counselor, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southwestern College of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Cathy Steiner, CAS
Cathy Steiner opened Narconon New Life Retreat as one of the founding members and has managed the center since its inception in 2006. As a Certified Addiction Specialist, she helps to change lives each and every day as the facility approaches its 1000th graduate.
Deputy Executive Director
Jeff Rowlands, CAS
Jeff Rowlands enlisted in the Army while in college and went on to become a combat medic.
Now sober for six years, Jeff started at Narconon New LIfe Retreat in 2012, first as a Security Officer. He completed the education and training to become certified as a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor - Certified Addiction Specialist in 2014.
Kelley Keeney, CAS
Kelley Keeney received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University in 1984. She has spent over half of her life helping others which led her to assist in the founding of Narconon New Life Retreat.
As a Member of the Board of Directors and a Certified Addiction Specialist, she spends everyday working to positively impact the lives of others.
Head of Nursing Staff
Olivia Bennett, LPN, LMT
Olivia Bennett was a Licensed as a Practical Nurse by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners in 1995. She spent years working with mentally and physically handicapped children and now helps those in recovery at Narconon New Life Retreat.
She also became certified by the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy as a Massage Therapist in 2013.
Cori Kertis, CIT
Cori Kertis turned her life around after her grandparents arranged an intervention for her to receive substance abuse treatment.
After several years of sobriety, Cori is now a Counselor in Training with the Louisiana Addictive Disorders Regulatory Authority.