Melanie Courville, RN
Melanie Courville, CEO of Victory Addiction Treatment Center, has an extensive history not only in behavioral healthcare but in the community of Lafayette. Melanie was born and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, and she is a registered nurse by trade, having graduated in 1986 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.S. in Nursing. Eleven years sober, Melanie is dedicated to providing quality addiction to the community she calls home.
Her work experience includes 18 years of both staff and management positions with Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA, and St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX. Most recently, Melanie held the position of CEO for Acadiana Addiction Center in Lafayette, LA, where she began as a nurse shortly after its opening in 2004.
Melanie’s clinical experience, combined with her substance abuse background, enhances her ability to ensure Victory Addiction Recovery Centers mission to provide the best substance abuse services possible, while helping move our community forward.
Melanie is a CEO who successfully leads the members of the Victory team with compassion, experience and training. She continually emphasizes the need to provide the best in client care.
“Recovery is first at Victory. We constantly strive to help our clients achieve and maintain a life of sobriety. I feel incredibly fortunate to be in a position to better the lives of others and do not take the responsibility lightly.”
Kerri Cunningham, LCSW, LAC
Kerri is licensed as a clinical social worker and addictions counselor and serves as the Program Director for Victory Addiction Recovery Center. She received her master’s degree in social work from Louisiana State University. She has almost 10 years of experience in substance abuse treatment, starting off as a primary counselor and then moving her way up to program director for Acadiana Addiction Center and Belle of the Oaks.
In 2009, Kerri started her own private practice and three years later was a consultant who assisted in building the Victory Program. Kerri was hired on as program director at Victory Addiction Recovery Center in October 2014. She specializes in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, interventions and trauma counseling.
In 2014, Kerri was selected by Governor Bobby Jindal as a commission member for the Louisiana Council on Addictive Disorders.
“Victory’s treatment team is made up of multidisciplinary, licensed and experienced staff. We not only address the chemical dependency and relapse potential, but we treat the client holistically through evidence-based counseling techniques, in addition to alternative techniques such as acupuncture, exercise therapy and nutritional needs. At Victory, not only does the client receive care, but it is extended to the family system.”
Crystal Trahan, RN
Crystal received an associate’s degree from LSU Eunice and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Northwestern State University. Prior to Victory, Crystal worked as an Emergency Room nurse at Iberia Medical Center, and at Optima Specialty Hospital as an Inpatient Psychology nurse.
“At Victory, the nursing staff truly care for the clients. Our high staff to patient ratio ensures the client’s needs are being addressed thoroughly and in a timely manner. Nursing staff is available for the clients 24/7 to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment environment.”
Nakia Auzenne, LPN
Admissions & Utilization Review
Nakia Auzenne, LPN, joined the Victory Addiction Recovery team in June of 2015 as the admissions and utilization review coordinator. Since then Nakia has transitioned into the role of Director of admissions and utilization review.
Since becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in 2009, Nakia has spent her time dedicated to the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment in various staff and upper management positions for prominent behavioral health facilities.
“At Victory, we strive to make the admissions process as streamlined as possible. We transition individuals into our program with a certainty that their care, wellness & safety is assured while beginning their journey to recovery.”
Business Office Manager / Human Resources Director
Adrienne has 14 years of experience in business management and medical billing. Prior to Victory, she worked at two other psychiatric and addiction treatment centers in Acadiana. She graduated with AS from Remington College and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Adrienne was born and raised right here in Acadiana and is married with one child.
Crystal Cochran, CAC
Business Development Director
Crystal has over 10 years of experience working in the mental and behavioral healthcare industry. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and obtained Certification in Addiction Counseling through Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA). She is a member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and Louisiana Addiction Counselor and Trainers.
Crystal’s professional career began as an outpatient substance abuse counselor and case manager, then quickly moved into leadership positions. Prior to joining Victory’s team, Crystal served 7 years as the Director of the Assessment and Referral Department for a large prominent psychiatric hospital.
“I am honored to be part of such an exceptional, passionate team of professionals that puts the healing and recovery of the client and family first. I personally understand the turmoil addiction has on the lives of all involved. Through that understanding, my passion in assisting those affected by the disease thrives.”
“Victory is a premier treatment center offering affordable treatment conveniently located in the heart of Acadiana. The staff at Victory are truly vested in positive outcomes. The care is holistic and extends to the whole family system. Victory is just as dedicated to the community as they are to the client and families by offering support groups, education and community awareness.”