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The E.M. Jellinek Center

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  • Longtime director of the E.M. Jellinek Center, the late Frank Kolinsky.
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  • Counselor Carl Richardson, Greg Kinard, and Eddie Fritz, with Jellinek’s assistant director, Sandy Kolinsky (standing).
  • Carl Richardson walked into Jellinek a few years ago as a convicted felon with an ankle monitor. Now he's a counselor there.
  • David Berry was once “the high-school alcoholic” who got hooked on pain pills after a succession of knee surgeries in his 20s—now he’s a Jellinek Center facilitator.
  • Chris Bayless
  • Resident James Mize.
  • Executive Director Johnny Lewis came to Jellinek in 1982 as a scared teen from Cocke County. He never left, eventually becoming Frank Kolinsky’s right-hand man at the center.
  • A group counseling session led by Program Director Rick Walker.
  • Sandy Kolinsky may be the center’s assistant director, but she also puts in a lot of hands-on work.

Knoxville's Jellinek Center has helped set substance abusers straight for over 40 years.

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