Staff

Brent Katigan

Co-Founder

brent-katiganBrent Katigan is a Licensed Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Counselor (MA, LADC/MH) and currently the Executive Director of Peaceful Family Solutions in the Oklahoma City area. Peaceful Family Solutions is a 501 (c) 3  organization that is serving grandparents and kinship families raising grandchildren, children from homes where addiction and other forms of psychological trauma is prevalent, and assisting families with adjustment and re-unification concerns.

In addition to facilitating the Children’s Educational and Prevention Programs for Peaceful Family Solutions, Brent is a Provider and facilitates family interventions, provides EMDR for survivors of psychological trauma, and facilitates relapse prevention-family and youth groups.  Brent has taught Family and Group Dynamics at Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma City). He has been working with adults, adolescents and families who are afflicted by substance abuse and mental health challenges since 1986. He became certified in 1989.

His academics include Psychology, Social Work, and Substance Abuse Studies. He was trained in conducting professional Interventions in 1992.  He is a Master Trainer in teaching others to prevent suicide; certified by Living Works, Calgary Canada. He has 30 years of experience in Residential, Out-Patient, and Intensive Out-Patient Treatment.


Shenita Jefferson

Administrative Assistant

Shenita is the Administrative Assistant for Peaceful Family Solutions – Her faith in the Lord is her number one attribute! She is active in community and leading women in recovery. She is active in her church as a church servant and praise and worship leader. Shenita is working toward her Associates Degree in Applied Science in Accounting. She is on track to graduate in the fall of 2018.  She has mostly Bookkeeping and Accounting background as well as administrative functions within a company or organization. 

Shenita is a single mother of three daughters and works hard to give them a good example of what to follow as a God Loving Human Being.  Shenita facilitates the accounting/bookkeeping, co-facilitates programs, community outreach, networking, assistant to the Executive Director and all other duties as needed. God gives her the ability to love the children who come through our program in a very special way. Her passion is the children! In addition, Shenita and two of her children are graduates of the PFS Children’s Program. Her 17-year-old daughter, Faith, assists with the children at all Reunion Groups and has volunteered numerous times for the 4-day program. 

 


Brock Neely

Program Facilitator

Brock’s life in the helping field began in 2006, when he enlisted to serve our country in the Army. He served 5 years and was honorably discharged. Like many soldiers returning home, he faced challenges during the first 4 years following his discharge from the armed forces. In 2015, he turned things around and begin the next phase of service to our community. Since then, he has been in school seeking a degree in social work. He is near the end of his bachelor’s degree at East Central University and he plans on attending the University of Oklahoma to obtain a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He plans to become a licensed clinical social worker and to provide treatment for those afflicted by mental illness and substance abuse.

His experience in the military and growing up in a family where addiction was present has enabled him to practice assertive communication with the children while maintaining an appropriate amount of empathy. Brock demonstrates excellent empathy skills and commands firm respect with the children and families served at PFS.