meet the executive & admissions staff

  • Dr. Brent Agin

    Medical Director

    Dr. Agin, our medical director, is board certified in Family Medicine. He attended medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Experienced in counseling and detoxification for both illicit drugs and prescription medications, Dr. Agin is one of a very select group of physicians certified in buprenorphine therapy. His research in nutrition and vitamin therapy supports an important component of our detox program.

  • Kent Runyon

    VP Community Relations

    Kent has over 20 years of management experience and over 15 years of executive level experience developing and leading accredited social services programs addressing diverse human needs including addiction, homelessness, poverty, trauma, and family reunification. He came to Novus drawn by its mission and vision to help others and to pursue excellence in the field of recovery. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Ball State University and later received his Masters Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He also completed a two year certified Executive Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business.

  • Kim Hamm

    VP Finance

    Kim’s 20 year career includes more than 10 years of residential health care finance management. Her mission driven background has always revolved around helping others in need. Kim’s experience in business strategy, risk management and process improvement helps Novus deliver a high-quality yet cost-effective patient experience. Kim earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Florida and her MBA from Saint Leo University. Community minded, Kim currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors for Leadership Pasco and is a member of Seven Springs Rotary and Rotary International. She also enjoys volunteering, judging pro BBQ contests and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

  • Andre Genao

    VP Human Resources

    Andre has spent his entire Human Resources career in Healthcare and Human Services organizations, devoting himself to companies with a strong mission to give back to populations in need. After relocating from New York in 2012, Andre found himself in child welfare, partnering with leadership to address the needs of children in the Tampa Bay area before coming to the Substance Abuse treatment space at Novus. Holding both a Bachelors of Human Resources from State University of New York at Oswego and a Master’s of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, Andre partners with Novus leadership to drive strategic initiatives and help create an environment that makes Novus a leader in the Tampa Bay workforce community. When not at Novus, Andre spends his time with his wife and two small children and is an avid Martial Artist specializing in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

  • Hayden Potter

    Admissions Coordinator, CAP

    Hayden struggled with addiction for over ten years before he went to rehab in 2004. At the beginning of his treatment, he found himself resistive to sobriety but, around the halfway point, he saw the light and totally turned things around. Upon completion of the program, he was offered a counseling job and started his career in the addiction field. Hayden now has twelve years experience of working directly with hundreds of clients at the inpatient detox level. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree of Human Services and became licensed as a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP). Hayden has now dedicated his life to helping others.

  • Morgan Brown

    Admissions Coordinator

    Morgan obtained her B.A. in Psychology at Murray State University and dove into a career in social work. Upon relocating to California, she joined a non-profit focused on reducing the rate of homelessness in a region known for its drug culture. Morgan worked diligently to help her clients from the streets, to shelters, to permanent housing and a stable lifestyle. Such work involved intimate problem solving regarding addiction, trauma, and self destructive behaviors. These experiences inspired Morgan to switch gears and focus on the underlying issues that seemed to lead her clients down such wayward paths. Inspired by the mission of Novus and their dedication to helping those in need, Morgan joined the team and is eager to assist people in achieving a happy, healthy life.

  • Tyler Scotland

    Referral Coordinator

    Like too many others living in Florida during the opioid epidemic, Tyler’s story began with a history of prescription medication abuse. With the support of his family, friends and licensed professionals, Tyler began his journey to sobriety by entering a qualified treatment program. With hard work and a strong sense of determination and commitment, he successfully overcame his addiction. It was during this journey that Tyler recognized that he maintained a strong desire to give back to those struggling to gain sobriety by sharing his story and viewpoints with them. It was these interactions that provided Tyler with the greatest sense of personal satisfaction. He took this newfound talent and began his career in the field of addiction at a long term inpatient rehabilitation center. Tyler now serves as Novus’ Referral Coordinator in the Admissions Department assisting Partners and their clients who are seeking detox services.

  • Renee Rogers

    Client Services

    Renee received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing and Management, Magna Cum Laude, from Siena College in Loudonville NY. After years of traveling for business as well as pleasure, Renee became a statistic that she and her family never expected. She is one of millions that became dependent on prescription pain medications after surgeries and medical issues resulting from a serious car accident. After overcoming her addiction she chose to dedicate her life to helping those that are still struggling. Prior to joining the Novus team, she was the Director of Admissions for a long-term treatment center, giving her the experience to see substance abuse from many viewpoints. When not traveling for work, Renee is a self-described homebody that enjoys discovering great food finds, seeking out shopping deals, and quality time with her fiancé and pets.

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THE NOVUS DIFFERENCE

We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

To learn more about how we can help you,
call (855) 464-8550 today!

  • Personalized Detox Programs
  • Quality, Patient Focused Care
  • Medical & Personal Support with 24/7 Accessibility
  • Enjoy a Therapeutic, Spa-Like Environment
  • Our Programs Combine the Best Medications & Holistic Supplements
  • We Offer Private or Comfortable-Shared Rooms

Read Our Patients' Stories

  • “It really was a great experience. One I shall never forget. It was made so easy for me because I was expecting something gut wrenching and physically ...”

    B.C.

  • “Everyone was caring and knowledgeable. Everyone could not have been nicer or more caring. Better than many resorts I have visited.”

    R.P.

  • “Complete absence of judgment. Encouragement and genuine compassion!”

    M.F.

  • “I can only say I cannot imagine a more caring and compassionate team of professionals! They made what could have been a terrible experience not only ...”

    R.S.

  • “Thank you all for your graciousness and care. I would like to thank you for making a painful process endurable, potentially even enjoyable.”

    C.M.

  • “I was truly amazed at how quickly my time here passed. I was extremely comfortable at all times. Each and every one of the staff members were overly a ...”

    F.S.

  • “Best place to detox!”

    C.M.

  • “The living accommodations were extremely comfortable and amenable. Patient’s rights were completely respected. Privacy was also respected. The food ...”

    B. B.

  • “This is the best detox I have been to because they really care. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.””

    J.

  • “[At Novus] withdrawal can be managed medically and safely with the most qualified medical staff, as well as other personal problems/needs.”

    C.W.

  • “A+ they are the best! Always remember you may feel like this is going to be impossible to you but turn it around and say, I’m possible. I love you all ...”

    D.R.

  • “I couldn’t ask or expect any better!! They are exceptional and go above and beyond what I would ever anticipate a detox facility to offer.”

    B.F.

  • “Staff’s professionalism, respect and kindness to patients is unparalleled to none. I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to all for making ...”

    A.M.

  • “Care was exceptional. I would hands down recommend Novus to ANYONE struggling with addiction.”

    S.S.

  • “I was thrilled with the compassion and kindness by the entire staff – the encouragement as well!”

    J.S.

Success Stories

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