Meet Our Staff

Just as every client matters to Las Vegas Recovery Center, so does every employee…

Collectively, our goals at Las Vegas Recovery Center are to help those suffering from chronic pain and/or addiction to understand their disease, to realize their full potential, and to learn to live life productively and free from dependency upon drugs and/or alcohol. From our executive leadership team to our supporting staff, we work as a team to to ensure that every client receives the specialized care that makes the Las Vegas Recovery Center a nationally renowned addiction treatment and co-occurring chronic pain treatment center.

We encourage you to browse through the many individuals whose contributions have positively impacted the lives of so many.

Executive & Senior Leadership

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith

Chairman

About Stuart P. Smith
John Seeland, JD, MBA, MHS

John Seeland, JD, MBA, MHS

Chief Executive Officer

About John Seeland
George Gatski, MBA, CADC

George Gatski, MBA, CADC

Chief Operating Officer

About George D. Gatski
Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD, LADAC II, CEAP

Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD, LADAC II, CEAP

Senior Fellow of Clinical Services

About Johanna O’Flaherty
Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM

Medical Director

About Mel Pohl
Ellen Plaze

Ellen Plaze

Director of Business Development

About Ellen Plaze

Admissions & Outreach

Outreach

 Vanessa Star-Commisky

Vanessa Star-Commisky

Community Relations Representative

David Weinrod

David Weinrod

North West Marketing Representative

 Matt Bunch

Matt Bunch

Business Development Manager

 Irene Hicks

Irene Hicks

Community Services Specialist

Reade Hulburd

Reade Hulburd

Community Relations Representative

Admissions

Darcy Yurek, BS

Darcy Yurek, BS

Director of Admissions

About Darcy Yurek
Antoinette ‘Toni’ Sanders

Antoinette ‘Toni’ Sanders

Senior Admissions Counselor

About Antoinette Sanders
Kristi Gibson

Kristi Gibson

Senior Admissions Counselor

About Kristi Gibson
 Jillian Repp

Jillian Repp

Admissions Counselor

Nursing & Medical Staff

 Kim Barfell, LPN

Kim Barfell, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Carson Davis, RN

Carson Davis, RN

Registered Nurse

Eva Mendoza-Rader, MA

Eva Mendoza-Rader, MA

Medical Assistant

Karri Donham, MA

Karri Donham, MA

Medical Assistant

 Mary Streets, LPN

Mary Streets, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Qiyan Benford, MA

Qiyan Benford, MA

Medical Assistant

 Connie Ellis, LPN

Connie Ellis, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Dazamarie Wells-Dismukes, MA

Dazamarie Wells-Dismukes, MA

Medical Assistant

Counseling & Clinicial Staff

 Dan Shiode, PhD

Dan Shiode, PhD

Clinical Director

About Dan Shiode
Robert Hunter, PhD

Robert Hunter, PhD

Consulting Psychologist

About Rob Hunter

Inpatient & Residential Counselors

 Paul Hinshaw, CADC

Paul Hinshaw, CADC

Senior Inpatient Counselor

About Paul Hinshaw
Gail Papandrea, MS, LADC

Gail Papandrea, MS, LADC

Inpatient Counselor

 Norma Faries, CADC

Norma Faries, CADC

Inpatient Counselor

 Stephanie Lara

Stephanie Lara

Case Manager

 Alvin Elliot

Alvin Elliot

Residential Services Manager & Alumni Coordinator

Outpatient Counselors

Hortensia DeJesus, BA, CADC

Hortensia DeJesus, BA, CADC

Family and Outpatient Services Manager

About
Anna Szostak, CADC

Anna Szostak, CADC

IOP Counselor

Laura Plowman, BA, CADC

Laura Plowman, BA, CADC

IOP Counselor

Inpatient & Residential Clinical Support Staff

 Angelo Mandell

Angelo Mandell

Clinical Associate Manager

 Dusty Howland

Dusty Howland

Clinical Associate

 Marlene Barajas

Marlene Barajas

Clinical Associate

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen

Clinical Associate

Blake Bunker

Blake Bunker

Clinical Associate

 Sara Kinkade

Sara Kinkade

Clinical Associate

 Ariann Chelli

Ariann Chelli

Clinical Associate

 Howard Wolbert

Howard Wolbert

Clinical Associate

 Brent Poradish

Brent Poradish

Clinical Associate

 Omar Heras

Omar Heras

Clinical Associate

Kimbra Webb

Kimbra Webb

Clinical Associate

Holistic & Wellness

 Susan Rocchio

Susan Rocchio

Licensed Massage Therapist

 Rich Bakir, DC

Rich Bakir, DC

Chiropractic

 Jessica Walter, OMD

Jessica Walter, OMD

Acupuncture

 Jason Harper, AFFA

Jason Harper, AFFA

Personal Trainer & Strength Trainer

Cheryl Slader

Cheryl Slader

Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor

Intake & Utilization Review

 Sandra Michael, CADC-I

Sandra Michael, CADC-I

Utilization Review

About Sandra Michael
 Tiffany Simmons

Tiffany Simmons

Client Care Coordinator

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