OUR LEADERSHIP

The Welwynn Outpatient Center team of caring professionals includes licensed and certified clinicians, fully trained in the treatment of substance use disorders. They are carefully selected to have extensive experience and expertise in working with the range of issues particular to high-functioning executives and professionals. All staff members who provide wellness services are also considered experts in their field.

Lewis Finch, Welwynn Founder & CEO/President

Lewis has enjoyed a long and outstanding career in advertising and marketing. He built a successful advertising agency that grew from a single-employee start-up over his garage, to a multi-million-dollar marketing firm that was voted the fastest growing business in Raleigh-Durham, NC in 1999.

Several years ago Lewis faced a turning point in his life when he confronted his alcohol addiction. He realized he needed help and left home and business for rehabilitation. Through his recovery and later while consulting for an addiction recovery clinic, Lewis recognized that many professionals are not able or willing to leave home and work to get help for their addictions. He also observed that high performing professionals responded better to therapy when participating with their peers.

His answer to this discovery is Welwynn Outpatient Center. Welwynn is the very first individualized intensive outpatient treatment center serving specifically executives and professionals, and providing the highest level of care in a setting with people to whom they most closely align.

“Our philosophy is one of empowerment, and our vision for you is lasting sobriety. We have structured a program of modalities and a staff of clinicians that have helped many executives, professionals and their families. As a recovering professional, I am committed to helping you realize that recovery, health and happiness are possible.”

Justin Mclendon, Director of Clinical Services

Mr. Mclendon received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South University. He has been working the field of mental health and substance use treatment since 2010. He began working with primary mental health in acute stabilization and managing operations of a psychiatric PHP program. His most recent experience has been in residential, PHP, and IOP treatment of substance use disorders. His specialties include addictions, depression, anxiety, and spiritual integration.

During his career, he has had extensive experience in clinical treatment, as well as program development and compliance. Mr. McLendon relocated to Raleigh with his family in July 2017 and is a new member of our team at Welwynn Outpatient Center facilitating groups, providing individual, family and couples counseling, and is managing program development and compliance.