Administration

Mickey Turner

Mickey Turner, MS, LPC

Executive Director

Mickey S. Turner is currently the Executive Director of Highland Health Systems. He has been employed with Highland Health Systems for over 25 years. Prior to being appointed as Executive Director in October 2005, he worked as the Assistant Executive Director/Clinical Director. He worked as a case manager, counselor, and therapist prior to joining the administrative team.

Mr. Turner earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from Jacksonville State University. In 1992, he graduated with his Master’s of Science in Counseling from Jacksonville State University. He received his License to Practice Counseling (LPC) from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling in 1994.

He enjoys cycling and cooking.

Allen Stokes

Director of Finance and Administration

Allen Stokes is the Director of Finance and Administration at Highland Health Systems since February 2013. Mr. Stokes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama Business School in 1980.

Prior to Highland Health Systems, Mr. Stokes was the Financial Controller for three Environmental Service Companies (27 years), one manufacturer (2 years) and two other service companies (3 years). As the Controller, he specialized in financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, inventory management and internal controls.

Mr. Stokes has served on the Board of Directors at the YMCA of Calhoun County since 2011. He enjoys golf, college football and exercising.

John Usrey, MS, LPC

Development Disabilities

Services Director

John A. Usrey is currently Director for the Developmental Disabilities Services for Highland Health Systems. He has been employed with Highland Health Systems for over 20 years.

Prior to being appointed to his current position in 2005, he worked as a supervisor in the MI division and as a therapist in the substance abuse program. Mr. Usrey earned his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degree from Jacksonville State University. He received his License to Practice Counseling (LPC) from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling in 1996.

His hobbies include gardening, attending his children’s activities and riding his motorcycle.

Rebecca Michaels, MS, LPC

Clinical Director

Rebecca S. Michaels is currently the Clinical Director of Highland Health Systems. She has been employed with Highland Health Systems for over 12 years. Prior to being appointed Clinical Director in January 2015, she has worked as the Supervisor of multiple programs. She has worked as a rehabilitative assistant, rehabilitative instructor, case manager, therapist, community liaison officer and supervisor prior to joining the administrative team.

Ms. Michaels earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2004 from Jacksonville State University. In 2006, she graduated with her Master’s of Science in Counseling from Jacksonville State University. She received her License to Practice Counseling (LPC) from the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling in 2008.