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
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

Chief Medical Officer

About Mel Pohl
Bruce Kaplan, MD

Bruce Kaplan, MD

Medical Director

About Bruce Kaplan, MD
George Gatski, MBA, CADC

George Gatski, MBA, CADC

Chief Operating Officer

About George D. Gatski
Justin Fisse

Justin Fisse

VP of Business Development and Admissions

Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD, LADAC II, CEAP

Johanna O’Flaherty, PhD, LADAC II, CEAP

Senior Fellow of Clinical Services

About Johanna O’Flaherty

Admissions & Outreach

Outreach

Jolene Baney

Jolene Baney

Southwest Marketing Representative

About Jolene Baney
Nicola (Nicci) Noteboom

Nicola (Nicci) Noteboom

Northwest Marketing Representative

Elizabeth Lyle

Elizabeth Lyle

SoCal Marketing Representative

Reade Hulburd

Reade Hulburd

Community Relations Representative

Bryan Spircu

Bryan Spircu

Marketing Coordinator

Admissions

Elaine Peneyra, RN

Admissions Manager

Kristi Gibson

Kristi Gibson

Senior Admissions Counselor

About Kristi Gibson
Joseph Soprano

Joseph Soprano

Admissions Counselor

Channing Cannon

Channing Cannon

Admissions Counselor

Jeremy Gardner

Admissions Counselor

Medical Staff & Nursing

Kasey Dean, NP, PMHNP

Kasey Dean, NP, PMHNP

Director of Nursing

Kasey Dean
John Lanzillotta, PA-C

John Lanzillotta, PA-C

Physician Assistant

John Lanzillotta
Kimberly Martin, LPN

Kimberly Martin, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Connie Ellis, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Crystal Courts, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

 Mary Streets, LPN

Mary Streets, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

April Gary, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Qiyan Benford, MA

Qiyan Benford, MA

Medical Assistant

Tara Doran, MA

Medical Assistant

Alta Odom, MA

Alta Odom, MA

Medical Assistant

Kimbra Webb

Kimbra Webb

Unit Clerk

Inpatient & Residential Counselors

 Dan Shiode, PhD

Dan Shiode, PhD

Clinical Director

About Dan Shiode
Robert Hunter, PhD

Robert Hunter, PhD

Consulting Psychologist

About Rob Hunter
Paul Hinshaw, CADC

Paul Hinshaw, CADC

Senior Inpatient Counselor

About Paul Hinshaw

Gail Papandrea, MS, LADC

Inpatient Counselor

Laura Plowman, BA, CADC

Laura Plowman, BA, CADC

Inpatient Counselor

Kristen Babakitis, BA, CADC

Kristen Babakitis, BA, CADC

Inpatient Counselor

Alvin Elliot

Alvin Elliot

Residential Services Manager & Alumni Coordinator

Stephanie Lara

Stephanie Lara

Case Manager

Outpatient Counselors

Hortensia DeJesus, CADC, NCACII, SAP

Family Services and Outpatient Manager

About
 Brent Poradish, CADC-I

Brent Poradish, CADC-I

IOP Counselor

Joseph Gruger, CADC

Joseph Gruger, CADC

Inpatient Counselor

Anna Szostak, CADC

IOP Counselor

Inpatient & Residential Clinical Support Staff

 Angelo Mandell

Angelo Mandell

Clinical Associate Manager

 Dusty Howland

Dusty Howland

Senior Clinical Associate/Client Services Coordinator

James Winder

Senior Clinical Associate

Nickolas Cikity

Senior Clinical Associate

Sara Kinkade

Care Coordinator - Total Recovery Program

Terry Burns

Care Coordinator - Total Recovery Program

 Ariann Chelli

Ariann Chelli

Clinical Associate

Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen

Clinical Associate

Bobby Freeman

Bobby Freeman

Clinical Associate

Tim Swerling

Tim Swerling

Clinical Associate

Maria Spircu

Maria Spircu

Clinical Associate

Tammy Horne

Tammy Horne

Clinical Associate

Paisha McFarland

Paisha McFarland

Clinical Associate

Lavatta Palm

Lavatta Palm

Clinical Associate

Daryl Benjamin

Daryl Benjamin

Clinical Associate

Summer Pfarr

Summer Pfarr

Clinical Associate

Allison Fischler

Allison Fischler

Clinical Associate

Stella Morelock

Stella Morelock

Clinical Associate

Julianne Miranda

Julianne Miranda

Clinical Associate

Clayton Laurel

Clayton Laurel

Clinical Associate

Daniele Johnson

Daniele Johnson

Clinical Associate

Esther Mata

Esther Mata

Clinical Associate

Tamara Wingo

Tamara Wingo

Clinical Associate

Misti Burney

Misti Burney

Clinical Associate

Edward O'rea

Edward O'rea

Clinical Associate

Sean Hoffman

Sean Hoffman

Clinical Associate

Dana Melson

Clinical Associate

Adraine Barton

Clinical Associate

Leann Williams

Clinical Associate

Charaye Franklin

Clinical Associate

Ryan Wohlgemuth

Clinical Associate

Jade Johnson

Clinical Associate

James June

Clinical Associate

Holistic & Wellness

 Rich Bakir, DC

Rich Bakir, DC

Chiropractic

 Jason Harper, AFFA

Jason Harper, AFFA

Strength & Conditioning Trainer

Cheryl Slader

Cheryl Slader

Certified Jivamukti Yoga Instructor

Clarence Garcia

Clarence Garcia

Licensed Massage Therapist

 Jessica Walter, OMD

Jessica Walter, OMD

Acupuncture

Intake & Utilization Review

 Sandra Michael, CADC-I

Sandra Michael, CADC-I

Utilization Review

About Sandra Michael
Nicole Davis

Nicole Davis

Client Care Coordinator

Toni Sanders

Toni Sanders

Client Care Coordinator

About Antoinette Sanders
 Tiffany Simmons

Tiffany Simmons

Senior Clinical Associate

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