Consultant and Supervisor—Ivory Wilson
Ivory graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southwestern College of Kansas. He then received a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He became a Licensed Addictions Counselor in 2003 and has worked in substance abuse and mental health since then.
It was as a COPE Specialist at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center where Ivory worked in the Emergency Room alongside Dr. Rohit Adi. A Physician in the Emergency Department at Our Lady of the Lake as well as one of the founding Directors of Narconon Louisiana New Life Retreat, Dr. Adi recruited Ivory as a professional to come on board at Narconon. Employed at Narconon since 2006, Ivory acts in a supervisory role.
From 2005 to 2012 he was a Relapse Prevention Counselor with the 19th Judicial District Court Drug Court Treatment Program. He has been employed as a Program Manager at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders since 2008. He is also a treatment professional at the East Baton Rouge City Court in Domestic Violence and a Like Skills Facilitator at East Baton Rouge Juvenile Services.
One of five children, he grew up in New Orleans loving everything about the Big Easy, from living Uptown to boiled crawfish to Mardi Gras parades. As a parent of five children, he is compassionate about helping others in need or despair. He has been a Community Crisis Counselor with the Volunteers of America and is a member of Big Brother America, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity and the Louisiana Association of Substance Abuse Counselor and Trainers.
In coordination with Narconon, he served as a panelist and testified before the House of Representatives Congressional Aides/Congressional Hearing in June 2015 in Washington, D.C. to support legislation on the heroin epidemic and treatment interventions.
He hobbies are landscaping, playing chess and his 2015 Corvette. His other loves include family and friends and football, especially his teams; the New Orleans Saints and Southern University Jaguars.