Meet Our Shreveport Team

Kathryn Thomas

Kathryn Thomas

Clinical Director/CEO

Kathryn Thomas has served more than 30 years as a treatment provider, founder, advocate and executive in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. Kathryn is the founding partner and CEO of The Healing Clinics, LLC.

Kathryn has an extensive background in advocacy in the field of Mental Health. She began early in her advocacy efforts by founding the Mental Health Association in East Texas with recognition by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and serving as president and/or founder of many volunteer and charitable organizations in Texas. Kathryn was the President/Co-Founder of AppleGate Recovery, LLC in 2008. After the sale of AppleGate Recovery, LLC to BayMark Health Services, LLC in 2017, Ms. Thomas became the founding partner of The Healing Clinics, LLC in Louisiana. Ms. Thomas' heart for healing and strong organizational and interpersonal connectional skills combined with her ability to provide direction, growth and expansion have ushered The Healing Clinics, LLC to the forefront of Louisiana's newly launched cannabis industry.

Melee McClendon

Melee McClendon

Executive Administrator

Melee McClendon is the Executive Administrator for The Healing Clinics, LLC, servicing our patients and maintaining our operations daily with a smile, at our home clinic in Shreveport, LA.

Before starting with The Healing Clinics, LLC, Melee spent five years as an Executive Administrator at AppleGate Recovery. Prior to entering into the healthcare community, Melee attended college exploring various options and provided excellent customer service at local restaurants, including Superior's and Jack Binion's Steakhouses. Melee brings several years of experience in helping people and a high quality of customer service to our team.

When Melee is not taking excellent care of our patients she enjoys traveling, especially to visit her daughter in NYC, taking care of her furbaby Finn, and attending concerts.

Cynthia Studer

Cynthia Studer

State Operations Coordinator

Cynthia Studer is the State Operations Coordinator for The Healing Clinics, LLC, coordinating the daily operations of the Shreveport, Monroe, and Baton Rouge facilities in Louisiana.

Before starting with The Healing Clinics, LLC, Cynthia spent five years as a Counselor at The Center for Behavioral Health and two years as the Program Director for AppleGate Recovery. Cynthia obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Psychology from Louisiana Tech. Cynthia enjoys traveling, her family, and helping people.

Lexii Preston

Lexii Preston

Lexii is certified in healthcare administration bringing 7 years of experience in the medical field, with experience in multiple medical settings she is most passionate about this clinic because of patient and product success. Lexii cares deeply about others as she is a wife and mother of 2. She looks forward to hearing your patient success story.