Meet Our Medical Team
Abe Antine, LCSW
President Trauma Program
Prior to joining APN Lodge, Abe served as CEO and Clinical Director at Next Chapter Treatment. He holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Barry University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from John Carroll University. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Abe leads APN Lodge’s work in Post Induction Therapy (PIT) to guide guests in treating the origins of adult dysfunctional behaviors by exploring early childhood issues that have fueled various addictions, codependency, and relational problems. Abe has extensive training in chemical dependency, sex, and love addiction, trauma, and family of origin issues. Prior to Next Chapter, Abe had experience as a therapist and clinical director for other treatment centers in Florida where he worked closely with individuals, families, and groups. Abe is an unwavering advocate for the power of the family unit in supporting and equipping guests for sustainable recovery.
Melissa “Robin” Brooks RN, LMBT
Medical Services Director
Melissa “Robin” Brooks brings over 23 years of experience as a medical and behavioral healthcare leader, manager, and service provider in both the public and private sectors. With extensive medical experience in both integrated primary care and complex care, her ability to simultaneously manage processes and multidisciplinary care teams has rightly earned her a reputation for service excellence.
Robin is the co-founder of 3 Days Rising, Inc, a nonprofit, itinerant ministry which operates in multiple states to provide comfort, encouragement, and hope to those seeking spiritual health and solutions. She is also an entrepreneur, owning and operating a highly successful bed and breakfast in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.
Robin’s passion for the addiction treatment population sparked in 1998 when she accepted a job as a charge nurse in a Charleston, South Carolina methadone maintenance program. As she advanced in her work, her focus turned to outreach, serving rural community clients battling addiction and other mental health disorders.
In 2006, Robin co-founded October Road, Inc, a privatized behavioral healthcare company in western North Carolina with an emphasis on quality care, wellness, and rehabilitation. It was during this time that Robin acquired certification in Equine Therapy, a unique modality she was thrilled to carry into residential substance use and mental health treatment program. Her unparalleled ability to earn other people’s trust through authentic and compassionate communication has impacted countless lives.
Robin is a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is also certified in Esalen massage, Trauma Touch Therapy, and cranio-sacral therapy. True to the heart of APN Lodge, Robin takes a holistic approach to behavioral health and lifestyle change.