Dr. Jamil is excited to be a part of the Medical Rehabilitation Group. A Kalamazoo native, he graduated from the University of Michigan, double majoring in Chemistry and Cellular-Molecular Biology. He attended medical school at Ross University and did his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, where he was Chief Resident his final year. He successfully completed a fellowship in Interventional Physiatry at OrthoCarolina in Charlotte, NC. He is board certified in PM&R with subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. His clinical interests are spine, sports, and musculoskeletal medicine. When not working, he enjoys exercising and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Jamil is a recovery ally and aims to provide education for his fellow colleagues in addiction recovery.
Serenity House welcomes Erwin McKone to the board of directors as treasurer. Erwin is a Flint native and Powers Catholic graduate. He currently works as a sales representative for Turf Ventures. Erwin has extensive board experience with his most recent board experience as follows: he has served as president for Illinois Turfgrass Foundation from January 2010-January 2012 and President of the Michiana Golf Course Superintendents Association December 2009-December 2010. He has also served as a pastoral council members for St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church from January 2014-January 2017. Erwin is passionate about the recovery journey ( a recovery ally) and has a deep affinity for the spiritual path. He also is an avid dog lover.
Stephanie is a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Hurley Medical center. At Hurley she has been on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) committee for 7 years. She advocates for pregnant mothers in addiction, recovery, and MAT treatments to have the best experience for mother and infant bonding. She has worked hard to decrease the stigma of addiction within her unit and to educate fellow nurses about infants exposed to substances in-utero.
She plans to take the Recovery Reiki course and expand her knowledge of holistic healing. Stephanie has experienced trauma and co-dependency throughout her life. She also has addiction in her family and was looking for an alternative approach for help. She found The Serenity House in Flint a few years ago and used their services to heal not only herself but family and friends.
Stephanie is married and has 3 children and 1 grandchild on the way. She enjoys camping with family and doing crafts. Her and her family are originally from Arizona but have been in Michigan for over 10 years now.
“I believe in what The Serenity House of Flint has to offer for the community! I believe we all need inner healing to get to the root of our problems. I love that they offer alternative methods of healing other than medications. I am excited and honored to be a part of the Serenity House.”
Shannon Tomlinson was born in Flint, Michigan, grew up in the town of Flushing, and has been a resident of Genesee County most of her life. She is a graduate of Flint Powers Catholic High School where she excelled academically and won two state championships in basketball- Go Lady Chargers!
Shannon went on to study nursing at Saginaw Valley State University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. She has practiced as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department, the Intensive Care Unit, and specialized care areas. Shannon was the Administrator and Director of Nursing at Dixie Lodge Living & Wellness, of which she incorporated holistic healing modalities and educated clients and families on alternative medicinal options, alongside traditional approaches. Currently, Shannon is the Director of Healthcare at Grand Brook Memory Care in Wyoming, Michigan. She utilizes mindfulness in her care for clients with dementia and offers a well-balanced healing approach.
Shannon is a person in long-term recovery and is passionate about being an advocate of holistic healing. She successfully completed the Health Professional Recovery Program in 2011. She is certified in Recovery Reiki I & II, of which she practices in and out of her family life. She incorporates balance and practices meditation in her personal and work life. Shannon has three beautiful children whom are well aware of the importance of caring for the mind body and soul. She expresses gratitude for the life she and her better half, whom is also in recovery, have created for their family.
Shannon says, “I am forever grateful for finding this path. I share my experience with an open mind, in hopes of touching the lives of many individuals searching for peace and serenity.”
“There is Hope---People Do Recover from addiction, co-dependency, and trauma.” “The Serenity House of Flint is saving lives everyday-I am honored to be a part of the journey.”
Interested in serving on our board of directors? We are looking for compassionate and caring individuals to serve on our board of directors. For more information you cn download the application here.