Our Care Team

The team at The Recovery Village Columbus bring years of experience to the table for those seeking recovery. Rooted in compassionate care, our expert staff offers the skill and understanding needed to support you through successful rehabilitation. Begin the journey to healthy recovery with professionals you can trust.

Dr. Tiffany Bell

Medical Director

Dr. Tiffany L. Bell is a Central Ohio trained physician in Psychiatry. She is currently practicing Addiction and General Psychiatry in Columbus, OH. She has a background in working with a multitude of mental illnesses and substance dependencies.  Dr. Bell has worked and trained in broad and diverse settings that include Community Mental health, Veteran Affairs Medical Centers, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and, Mount Carmel Health Systems.

Dr. Bell is devoted to the health care needs of the underserved populations, focusing on women’s health, adolescent, adult, and addiction psychiatry. Special areas of interest are multicultural issues, ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, medical weight-loss, and anti-aging.

She is a graduate of University of Memphis and completed medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed internship and psychiatry residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Bell is an educator and mentor to young doctors. She currently serves as a Clinical Professor at OU-HCOM. She has held an executive board position for the past four years with the Psychiatric Society of Central Ohio. She is currently serving as a board member for Eden Counseling Centers. She is also medical director at Triad Home Health Services servicing patients with mental health needs in Franklin County.

Heath Bechler

Executive Director

Heath Bechler has been a leader in the addictions and mental health treatment field for over 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas State University, master’s degree in Christian Ministry from Friends University, and MBA from Tabor College. After a few years as a private investigator, Heath got his start in the mental health field working in a group home in Colorado. It was then that he knew he wanted to spend his career helping people. He worked as a certified counselor for five years before taking an administrative role with an inpatient program for adolescents.

He later created one of Kansas’ only faith-based mental health and substance abuse treatment companies, King’s Treatment Center, in 2002 with his business partner, whom he met while working in the Colorado group home. Most recently, Heath has been the CEO of EMPAC, a non-profit employee assistance company. He also spent the past four years teaching as an adjunct professor for two community colleges.

Heath shares his new Ohio home with his wife, Shannon (a travel nurse with significant experience in addictions treatment), and their four sons, and is excited to bring his decades of experience to The Recovery Village. He and his family are also excited about the Ohio winters and Blue Jackets’ hockey.

Lena Wooten

Clinical Director

Lena Wooten is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Kentucky and Ohio. As the clinical director of The Recovery Village Columbus, she helps enrich people’s lives through her expertise and education in substance use disorder treatment and therapy.

Lena earned both her bachelor’s degree in human services and master’s degree in education and counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. With more than 15 years of experience working in the mental health and substance misuse field, Lena has an extensive knowledge of individualized care and hands-on experience working with patients who are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.

Lena’s previous experience includes work for the Community Mental Health Centers (Kentucky) and Children’s Advocacy (Florida and Tennessee). She first joined the Advanced Recovery Systems team as the Utilization Review Specialist at Next Generation Village, an adolescent facility. Lena quickly transitioned to the role of clinical director before she transferred to The Recovery Village Columbus. She embraces this new opportunity while continuing to empower patients to overcome their personal obstacles. A member of the National Board of Certified Counselors, Lena holds certifications in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Forensic Interviewing. She also continues her education in the field by working on her certification for Motivational Interviewing and EMDR Therapy.