Staff Members at our Katy Treatment Programs
Carol Cash, LMSW, LCDC
Carol Cash, LMSW, LCDC completed her Masters degree at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 1996. She completed her Bachelors degree at Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California in 1991.
Carol has enjoyed working with a variety of populations, including adolescents, adults and and older adults. The majority of her career has been working with adolescents and familes. Carol has a special love for young people. She is experienced in working with both mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Carol has been with New Dimensions since 2006 and is currently the Executive Director of the Katy location.
Carol looks forward every year to spending 2 weeks sitting on the beach gazing out at the gorgeous blue Caribbean ocean.
Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC
Clinical Director of Adult Chemical Dependency Programs
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Banking and Financial Institutions at the University of Houston, Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC worked as a banker for several years prior to a second career as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Gary started his career as an addictions specialist with the Cenikor Foundation in Dayton, Texas, where he worked for four years. In 2011, Gary joined New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers where he works as the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling.
Zaki Moin, MD
Zaki Moin, MD has a private practice in Richmond, TX, as well as admitting privileges at a renowned psychiatric hospital. Dr. Moin graduated from Dow Medical College in 1986 and has been in practice for 32 years. He completed a residency at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Dr. Moin is board certified in Psychiatry. He joined New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers in Katy, TX as the Medical Director of the Adult Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Programs upon it’s opening in October 2017.
Ateka Zaki, MD
Ateka Zaki, MD has a private practice in Richmond, TX as well as inpatient privileges at a renowned psychiatric hospital. Dr. Zaki graduated from Sindh Medical College in 1990 and has been in practice for 27 years. She completed a residency at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Dr. Zaki is board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent psychiatry and has been the Medical Director of New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers Adolescent Program since it’s opening in October 2017.October 2017.
Amanda Windham, BS, LCDC
Substance Abuse Counselor
Amanda Windham, BS, LCDC received her psychology degree from Capella University. She has worked as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor since 2011 in both outpatient and inpatient programs. Amanda is passionate about helping individuals and families experience healing in order to thrive in their new lives in recovery. Amanda understands the importance of restoring clients' self-confidence in their ability to live a life free from controlling addictions. When she is not working, she is spending time with her teenage son and their dog, Charlie.
Daniel G. Merchant, MAMFC, MACE, LPC
Clinical Director of the Adolescent Program
Daniel G. Merchant, MAMFC, MACE, LPC received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. Daniel went on to earn a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Daniel specializes in Adolescents and Families. Daniel has worked in emergency shelter, non-profit, private practice, schools, and outpatient facilities for the past 17 years. Daniel has a passion for helping others reach their maximum potential.
Edna Balboa, M.Ed, LPC
Edna Balboa, M.Ed, LPC received her Master of Education in Counseling form Texas Southern University in Houston. Edna has experience in both outpatient mental health and private practice and a considerable amount of knowledge in areas such as: bipolar disorder, addiction, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Edna has also had the opportunity to work with young adults, adults, and seniors. Edna is also a trauma informed yoga teacher that has worked using mindfulness and meditation with trauma survivors
Lucy Peacock, MA, LPC
Lucy Peacock, MA, LPC received her Master's degree from Liberty University. Lucy specializes in the area of trauma helping people address, come to terms with, as well as heal from the traumatic event. My top priority is to provide support during the most challenging times in one's life. I am dedicated to fostering a non-judgmental, safe environment in which to help individuals work through everything they're feeling to heal and improve the quality of their life. My style of counseling is person-centered, positive, and solution focused.