About Our Staff

Your recovery is our mission. That’s why we carefully selected each member of our highly qualified staff to deliver safe, effective patient-centered care and personalized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific needs.

Treatment at The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab is led and supported by experienced, highly-qualified addiction specialists including board-certified medical directors, addictionologists, licensed mental health counselors, licensed social workers, registered nurses and more. Collectively, our staff holds over 3,000 professional credentials.

Learn more about our team below, including their medical credentials and professional background.

Mitchell Eisenberg

Mitchell Eisenberg

Chief Executive Officer

MD
Mitchell Eisenberg, MD co-founded Sheridan Healthcare in 1994. He has served on the board of directors since inception and as its chairman and CEO from 1994 to November 2012. From November 2012 until November 2013 he served as its executive chairman and then as a director until the completion of...

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Lewis Gold

Lewis Gold

Chairman of the Board

MD
Lewis Gold, MD Co-Founded Sheridan Healthcare in 1994 and was Executive Vice Chairman and on the board of directors of Sheridan Healthcare. Dr. Gold served on the board of directors since the company's inception and was instrumental in their multiple financial transactions, including an IPO in...

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Jonathan Eisenberg

Jonathan Eisenberg

Chief Development Officer

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Jonathan Eisenberg oversees acquisitions, development and marketing for ARS. Prior to joining ARS in April 2014, Jonathan worked in Credit Suisse's Mergers and Acquisitions departments across a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology and consumer / retail. Representative...

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Paul Sorensen, Jr.

Paul Sorensen, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

MBA
Paul has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience. Paul graduated with a bachelor’s degree at Philadelphia University and received his MBA at Widener University. Prior to joining ARS, Paul served as the CFO for EyeCare Services Partners, a private equity owned vertically...

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Dolores Calicchio

Dolores Calicchio

Chief Human Resource Officer

SHRM
With more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership, Dolores Calicchio serves as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Advanced Recovery Systems. Dolores is a key member of the executive leadership team overseeing human resources initiatives across...

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Kevin Wandler

Kevin Wandler

Chief Medical Director

MD
Kevin Wandler holds multiple positions at Advanced Recovery Systems. In addition to being the founding and chief medical director at Advanced Recovery Systems, he is also the medical director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield and at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. With more than 30 years of...

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Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke

Senior Vice President of Operations

Laura Clarke is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Advanced Recovery Systems. Laura is responsible for overseeing the successful management of each ARS treatment facility and recovery residence, always prioritizing quality patient care, above all else. Laura has more than 30 years of...

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Nanci Stockwell

Nanci Stockwell

Chief Clinical and Education Officer

LCSWMBA
A dynamic leader and award-winning business strategist, Nanci Stockwell brings years of industry experience in behavioral health care to her role at Advanced Recovery Systems. As chief clinical and education officer, she develops and implements effective, evidence-based programs of care for...

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Hunter Mefford

Hunter Mefford

Chief Marketing Officer

Hunter Mefford is the Chief Marketing Officer of Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC, parent company to The Recovery Village. Since joining The Recovery Village in 2015, he's overseen marketing efforts that’ve helped Advanced Recovery Systems educate millions across the globe impacted by...

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Robert Fishman

Robert Fishman

Vice President of Admissions

Robert Fishman is the vice president of admissions at Advanced Recovery Systems, a position he has held since May of 2013. Robert prioritizes customer service by ensuring a seamless experience for patients, insurance providers and other partners. Before joining the ARS team, he was the admissions...

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Allison Walsh

Allison Walsh

VP of Business Development, Branding

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As the Vice President of Business Development for Advanced Recovery Systems, Allison spearheads the national business development department, nurtures and maintains key relationships for the organization, oversees brand development, and creates and implements educational outreach and prevention...

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Timothy Huckaby

Timothy Huckaby

Medical Director

MD
Dr. Timothy Huckaby, Medical Director for Orlando Recovery Center, is a clinical expert, and a triple board-certified physician in Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Anesthesiology. A graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Huckaby completed his residency in...

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Abby Morris

Abby Morris

Medical Director

MD
A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Abby Morris is board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine with diverse experience in community mental health, substance abuse, inpatient and private practice settings. She is responsible for all inpatient care, training and...

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Denise Josey

Denise Josey

Medical Director

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Dr. Denise M. Josey, MD, MPH, MS is the Medical Director of The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health in South Florida.  Dr. Josey graduated cum laude from Atlantic Union College having earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.  She...

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James Drury

James Drury

Medical Director

DO
Dr. Drury has been involved in the care and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues for over 30 years as a psychiatric attendant, registered nurse, and psychiatrist. He is actively involved in the care and treatment of his patients and utilizes...

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Jeffrey Weinheimer

Jeffrey Weinheimer

Medical Director

MPHDO
For over a decade, Dr. Jeffrey Weinheimer has forged an impactful career in the public health field. A University of Alabama graduate, Dr. Weinheimer served in a diverse range of roles including chief resident during his hospital-based residency and lead investigator while obtaining a Master's of...

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Tiffany Bell

Tiffany Bell

Medical Director

Dr. Tiffany L. Bell is a Central Ohio-trained physician in Psychiatry. She currently practices Addiction and General Psychiatry in Columbus, Ohio. She has a background working with a multitude of mental health conditions and substance dependencies. Dr. Bell has worked and trained in broad and...

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Stephen Perme

Stephen Perme

Executive Director

LPCMA
Stephen Perme is the executive director at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. With more than 18 years of experience in treating mental health and substance use disorders, he has incorporated evidence-based techniques, like cognitive-behavioral therapy, in helping individuals of all age groups...

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James Buck Runyan

James Buck Runyan

Executive Director

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James D. "Buck" Runyan leads the operations of Orlando Recovery Center by developing key staff competencies and overseeing each department within the facility. He has worked as a therapist and administrator at each level of care, providing a unique understanding of client needs and development...

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Tony Santa

Tony Santa

Executive Director

MBACQM
Tony A. Santa has been a part of the South Florida behavioral health community for over 30 years. He is dedicated to engaging with community resources to ensure every individual receives the help they need to sustain recovery. Tony believes in holistic treatment for patients living with mental...

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Marc Rattigan

Marc Rattigan

Executive Director

BS
As the executive director of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, Marc Rattigan promotes positive team interactions to support exceptional patient care for IAFF Members. Marc comes from a long line of firefighters, including his father, uncle, and...

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Matt Mantone

Matt Mantone

Executive Director

MSWLSWLCADC
Matt Mantone has joined Advanced Recovery Systems as our new Executive Director of The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper. Matt brings 15 years of leadership experience in both residential and outpatient substance abuse services. Matt holds a bachelor’s in social work from Rutgers...

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Colleen McCleery

Colleen McCleery

Executive Director

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With more than 30 years of experience in the behavior health field, Colleen McCleery is the executive director of The Recovery Village Columbus. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor with supervision certification. She is a past...

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Troy Nielsen

Troy Nielsen

Executive Director

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As director of operations at Next Step Village, Troy brings more than 20 years' experience working in the fields of mental health and substance abuse dependency. He has held positions in Juvenile Justice and Dual Diagnosis facilities as a therapist, Clinical Director, and Program Administrator....

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Michael Griggs

Michael Griggs

Associate Director of Operations for Aftercare

Michael R. Griggs is the Associate Director of Operations for Aftercare at Next Step Village. Mr. Griggs assists the program manager and is responsible for overseeing daily operations at Next Step Village Maitland and support of Next Step Village Eustis. He is a graduate of The Recovery Village...

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Jodi Russo

Jodi Russo

Executive Director of Administration

BS
Jodi is a graduate of Allegheny County College and the University of Phoenix, with degrees in psychology, human service management and phlebotomy. With nearly 20 years of experience in direct patient care and operational management within the behavioral healthcare field, Jodi's true passion lies...

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Dana Giblock

Dana Giblock

Senior Clinical Director

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Dana Giblock, LCSW, has led an energetic and impactful career in social work for nearly 20 years. A University of Tampa (BS) graduate, Dana's devotion to helping people strengthened as she completed her master's degree in social work (MSW) at Barry University, achieving LCSW status. Equipped...

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David Sloan

David Sloan

Clinical Director

LMHCCAP
As an integral part of the leadership team at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, David Sloan draws on his experience as a clinical director for various treatment facilities since 2014. As a manager, he is responsible for leading therapists, counselors and behavioral health technicians. His...

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Jennifer Logan

Jennifer Logan

Executive Director

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As the executive director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield, Jennifer Logan ensures quality care and client satisfaction for every person that attends treatment at the center. She manages the clinical team and frequently reviews processes to provide a safe and encouraging environment for staff...

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Jennyffer Miller

Jennyffer Miller

Associate Medical Director

MD
Dr. Miller is a board-certified adult psychiatrist specializing in psychiatry with a focus on pharmacology, addiction, public psychiatry and psychodynamic psychotherapy. She is experienced in treating people at all levels of care. She promotes a holistic approach to addiction treatment.

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Melissa Browning

Melissa Browning

Director of Nursing

RN
Melissa Browning oversees Orlando Recovery Center’s nurses and behavioral health technicians, while ensuring state and federal compliance for quality patient care. As an experienced registered nurse and leader, Melissa has spent more than 14 years helping people heal in a wide range of...

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Marisa Hall

Marisa Hall

Director of Nursing

RN
Marisa Hall is the nursing director at the IAFF Center of Excellence, where she oversees patient care and staffing while serving as the facility risk manager. As a nurse, Marisa listens empathically, acts with compassion and serves with purpose. As a leader, she ensures that each member of her...

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Angela Thackery

Angela Thackery

Director of Nursing

RN
Before serving at The Recovery Village Palm Beach, Angela Thackery was the director of nursing at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake in Colorado. She is responsible for overseeing the nursing team to provide excellent care for each patient. As a nursing professional, she is committed to helping...

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Rachel Rohaidy

Rachel Rohaidy

Medical Director

MD
Rachel Rohaidy, M.D., specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental, addictive and emotional disorders and provides confidential and compassionate care to people seeking help during crises. She is highly trained in the biological, psychological and social components of illness....

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Larena Davis

Larena Davis

Clinical Director

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Dr. Larena Davis joins Advanced Recovery Systems as the Clinical Director for The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper. With 10+ years of clinical experience in addiction and co-occurring disorders, Larena provides contagious passion and energy to supervise the facility’s programming and...

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Kaitlan Baston

Kaitlan Baston

Medical Director

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Dr. Kaitlan Baston is the Medical Director for The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper. She is an addiction medicine specialist, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, and holds multiple leadership positions at Cooper University Health Care. She graduated...

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Robert Ochsner

Robert Ochsner

Medical Director

MD
A native of Colorado, Dr. Robert Ochsner completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated Magna Cum Laude in erythropoietin (EPO) biology with a minor in biochemistry. Dr. Ochsner received a Health Professions Scholarship through the United States Air...

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Zachary Pope

Zachary Pope

Food Director

Zachary Pope, also known as Chef Zach, the is the Food Director at IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery. While studying pre-med at Baylor University, Pope took a job as a waiter and was so drawn to the kitchen that he enrolled in the Baltimore International...

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