Our Caring Staff

Kami Cooper, Nurse

Kami joined the U.S. Army at the age of 17 and received her nursing degree while she was enrolled in the service. She has been a nurse for 13 years and has served as the Assistant Director of Nursing at various Austin facilities for the past eight years. In addition to having a nursing degree, Kami has several certifications including Wound Care Certification, Wound Vac Certification, PICC Line Certification and IV Certification. Kami joined the Briarwood team in February of 2018 and is an on-site day nurse. She is passionate about her career and has a great deal of respect for clients who make the brave choice to seek treatment. In her free time, Kami lives an active lifestyle and enjoys running and practicing yoga.

Jennifer Mahan, Nurse

Jennifer is a Licensed Vocational Nurse and received her license at Galen College of Nursing in San Antonio, Texas. She is also a veteran, having served in the Air Force active duty and the Army National Guard for 10 years. Jennifer has more than 5 years of experience in the detox setting for substance abuse and psychiatric care and an additional 12 years of management and customer service experience. She joined the Nova team nearly two years ago and provides direct supervision and oversight of the nursing staff’s daily operations at both Hill Country Detox and Briarwood Detox Center. She enjoys watching clients get their lives back and return home to their loved ones. Jennifer spends her free time with her husband and children, hiking, reading, and volunteering at Acacia Medical Mission in Spring Branch.

John Campos, Resident Advocate

John has worked in the addiction treatment industry for more than four years and is in recovery himself. As a Resident Advocate, he monitors Briarwood clients throughout the night to ensure they are safe and comfortable at all times. He also processes intake information upon each client’s arrival for treatment. John enjoys working in the addiction treatment field and likes to watch clients recover and get healthy. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending time with his family.

Kaleigh M Langford, Recovery Advocate Supervisor

Kaleigh is a current student at Texas State University studying forensic psychology. She has been on staff at Briarwood for more than two years now. As the Recovery Advocate Supervisor, Kaleigh oversees the RA staff throughout the day and creates staff schedules, in addition to her other daily duties. She enjoys her job, especially watching the personal and physical transformation of Briarwood clients in such a short period of time. When she’s not working, Kaleigh enjoys spending her free time with friends. She’s also interested in anything involving true crime.

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