Key Decisions/Positive Choices
Adult, Adolescent and Family Chemical Dependency and
Behavioral Health Care Services (216) 391-0977
OUR MISSION: To provide quality and timely services to our clients and the court while providing a needed community service
Key Decisions/Positive Choices: About Us.......
Owen R. Taylor (BA, LICDC, SAP) founded Key Decisions/Positive Choices in 1999. It is a community based multi-service chemical dependency assessment, treatment/intervention services organization supporting the needs of individuals, families and industrial concerns. To further respond to the community’s chemical dependency resource needs, he established the Key Decisions, Driver Intervention Program. Key Decisions provides a 72-hour Driver Intervention Program for impaired drivers from across Northeast Ohio, alcohol/drug education classes, and an 8-hour Remedial Driver’s Course, for individuals desiring a 2 pt. credit, court ordered, under 12 pt. suspension, or individuals under age 21 w/a prohibited level of alcohol. At this time, Owen Taylor and his staff at Key Decisions/Positive Choices act as a single agency providing comprehensive Alcohol and Drug Treatment programs and services to various communities throughout Northeast Ohio. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelors degree in General Studies from Ohio University. He is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Ohio since 1992. Mr. Taylor’s core area of expertise includes: chemical dependency assessment and treatment, recovery, and relapse prevention supports for individuals and groups; child and adolescent prevention education, occupational health consultation, program design, and administration.
Wendell H. Fields (CDCA II) currently serves as the Director of Marketing of Key Decisions/Positive Choices Drug Treatment Center and holds a CDCA chemical dependency license from the State of Ohio. He attended Kent State University in the early 1980’s and will soon receive his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from South University as his goals are to assist with both Marketing Key Decisions/Positive Choices to the public but also work as a Mental Health/Substance Abuse Counselor with the adult population of Northeast Ohio. He has been in the marketing industry for over 30 years and has created an outstanding reputation and a track record creating multiple client relationships along with being a leader who has the ability to increase a company’s footprint on their industry.
Jim Joyner (LICDCC, ICCS) is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Clinical Supervisor and the founder of Joyner and Associates, LLC. He has over 47 years experience in the field of alcohol and other drug treatment, prevention, education and intervention services. Jim facilitates educational seminars during the Key Decisions Driver Intervention Program.
Mary Bazie (MA, LISW, LICDC) received her undergraduate degree from Heidelberg College, and received her Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University. She is an independent licensed social worker with a primary scope of practice in addiction treatment. Currently she is the Executive Director of Hitchcock Center for Women. She believes that addiction is a treatable disease of the brain and with proper treatment those afflicted with the disease of addiction can live quality lives and become assets to the community.
David Pryor (LCDCII) has been a counselor at Key Decisions for the past 11 months and enjoys the challenges of serving our diverse population with personal development and their individual recovery programs. David has been a Chemical Dependency Counselor for 29 years. He earned his Associates of Arts and Associates of Mental Health Technology from Cuyahoga Community College in 1992.
Owen Taylor, Leon Bibb, Wendell Fields
Kathryn Y. Parks is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. She has worked for over 15 years helping individuals sort out their educational paths. Kathryn has worked in admission and enrollment, as an adjunct faculty member and on the College and University state credentialing teams. She finds her true passion to be in the field of addiction and mental health counseling. Her work at Key Decisions/Positive Choices allows her to work with individuals using a holistic approach to treatment. She is able to specialize as a gender and women’s addictive health advocate and has designed programs at the center that instill a sense of optimism, dignity and hope for this population. Kathryn is currently completing her doctoral work in Public Policy and Social Change. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accounting, along with a Women and Gender Studies Certificate. Kathryn’s research on Barriers to Access in Substance Abuse Treatment was presented in 2017 at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) conference in Quebec.