New Directions is certified by the Department of Alcohol
and Substance Abuse Services and is available for court
- ordered offenders from judges and probation officers.
                     Partially funded by DASA

153 North Vermilion Street         Danville, Illinois 61832
(217) 442-9026 Office  (217) 442-7492 Fax

Rev. Don A. Russell~CEO         Melvia D. Russell Ph.D.~ Program Director

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President & CEO

Rev. Don A. Russell, BA, Th.B: New Directions Treatment Center is under the leadership of Rev. Russell as the chief executive officer. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from American Baptist College. He has been a Christian counselor for 15 years. He has also served as pastor for the Faith Covenant Tabernacle Baptist Church here in Danville for 7 years. Rev. Russell is now serving as pastor emeritus at the Faith Covenant Tabernacle Baptist Church. The New Directions Treatment Center Board of Directors appointed him chief executive officer in October 2003.


Rev. Don Russell- President
Kerwin Modest - Vice President

Virginia Lucas - Secretary
Ervin Lucas - Treasurer

Dr. Floyd Crenshaw
Raenell Crenshaw
Jennifer Modest
Julia Drain


Program Director

Melvia D. Haney Russe
ll, MA, Ph.D:
Graduated from Eastern Michigan University of Ypsilanti, Michigan, with a Master degree and Union Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, with a Doctoral degree. She has 35 years of teaching in elementary school, junior high school, high school and college. She has worked as a consultant, counselor and director of various programs. She has chaired various departments in both high school and college. She is a retired professor. Dr. Russell has been a Christian Counselor for 10 years and is now presently serving as a director at New Directions Treatment Cente

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