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
George Gatski, MBA, CADC

George Gatski, MBA, CADC

Chief Executive Officer

About George D. Gatski
Bill Ryan, CLC, CIP, BRI II

Bill Ryan, CLC, CIP, BRI II

Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development

About Bill Ryan
Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

Mel Pohl, MD, DFASAM

Chief Medical Officer

About Mel Pohl
Harry Duran, MD MPH, PhD

Harry Duran, MD MPH, PhD

Medical Director

About Harry Duran
John Ellis, MSW

John Ellis, MSW

Senior Director of Organization and Corporate Development

About John Ellis
Justin Fisse

Justin Fisse

VP of Business Development and Admissions

 Angelo Mandell

Angelo Mandell

Operations Manager

About Angelo Mandell

Admissions & Outreach

Outreach

Melissa Thornburg, CMHCi, CCPS-C

Melissa Thornburg, CMHCi, CCPS-C

National Clinical Outreach Director

Melissa Thornburg
Jolene Baney

Jolene Baney

Southwest Clinical Outreach

About Jolene Baney
Elizabeth Lyle

Elizabeth Lyle

SoCal Clinical Outreach

Colleen Calahan

Colleen Calahan

National Clinical Outreach

Loriel Brune

Loriel Brune

National Clinical Outreach

Vanessa Starr-Comiskey

Vanessa Starr-Comiskey

Clinical Outreach

Reade Hulburd

Reade Hulburd

Clinical Outreach

Kristi Bybee, B.S

Kristi Bybee, B.S

Clinical Outreach

Alvin Elliot

Alvin Elliot

Clinical Outreach/Alumni Coordinator

Bryan Spircu

Bryan Spircu

CMO Personal Assistant/Clinical Outreach

Breanna Morales

Breanna Morales

Clinical Outreach Coordinator

Admissions

Elaine Peneyra, BSN, RN

Elaine Peneyra, BSN, RN

Admissions Manager

Joseph Soprano

Joseph Soprano

Senior Admissions Counselor

Ryan Wohlegemuth

Ryan Wohlegemuth

Intake Planning Coordinator

Medical Staff & Nursing

Kimberly Martin, LPN

Kimberly Martin, LPN

Nursing Services Manager

 Mary Streets, LPN

Mary Streets, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

 Connie Ellis, LPN

Connie Ellis, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

Diana Jenkins, MA

Diana Jenkins, MA

Medical Assistant

Yolanda Hoskins-Ahmad, MA

Yolanda Hoskins-Ahmad, MA

Medical Assistant

Kimbra Webb

Kimbra Webb

Unit Clerk

Inpatient & Residential Counselors

Pamela Rinato, PsyD, CGAC, LCSW, CHt

Pamela Rinato, PsyD, CGAC, LCSW, CHt

Clinical Director

About Pamela Rinatro
 Dan Shiode, PhD

Dan Shiode, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

About Dan Shiode
Robert Hunter, PhD

Robert Hunter, PhD

1955 - 2018

You Will Be Missed
Paul Hinshaw, CADC

Paul Hinshaw, CADC

Senior Inpatient Counselor

About Paul Hinshaw
Gail Papandrea, MS, LADC

Gail Papandrea, MS, LADC

Inpatient Counselor

 Brent Poradish, CADC-I

Brent Poradish, CADC-I

Inpatient Counselor

 Tiffany Simmons

Tiffany Simmons

Case Manager

Chaplain Corinne Cherek

Chaplain Corinne Cherek

Spiritual Counselor

Dual Success and Total Recovery Programs

Sara Kinkade

Sara Kinkade

Care Coordinator - Total Recovery Program

Terry Burns

Terry Burns

Care Coordinator - Total Recovery Program

Evan Sargent

Evan Sargent

Mental Health Counselor, Dual Success Program

Outpatient Counselors

Danielle Allen, CADC-I

Danielle Allen, CADC-I

Outpatient Counselor

Summer Pfarr, CADC-I

Summer Pfarr, CADC-I

Outpatient Counselor

Inpatient & Residential Clinical Services Staff

James Winder

James Winder

Clinical Services Manager

 Dusty Howland

Dusty Howland

Client Services Coordinator

James June

James June

Mental Health Coordinator

Julianne Miranda

Julianne Miranda

Senior Clinical Associate

Paisha McFarland

Paisha McFarland

Clinical Associate

Sean Hoffman

Sean Hoffman

Clinical Associate

Roxanne Bruce

Roxanne Bruce

Clinical Associate

Carla McKoy

Carla McKoy

Clinical Associate

Gregory Turner

Gregory Turner

Clinical Associate

Tim Swerling

Tim Swerling

Clinical Associate

Glen Kriegsman

Glen Kriegsman

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

Jade Johnson

Clinical Associate

Charaye Franklin

Clinical Associate

Kerri Sautter

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

Susan Rocchio

Susan Rocchio

Licensed Massage Therapist

 Jessica Walter, OMD

Jessica Walter, OMD

Acupuncture

Robert Cui

Robert Cui

Dietary Services Coordinator

Intake & Utilization Review

 Sandra Michael, CADC-I

Sandra Michael, CADC-I

Utilization Review

About Sandra Michael
Laura Plowman, BA, CADC

Laura Plowman, BA, CADC

Intake Counselor

About Laura Plowman
Nicole Davis

Nicole Davis

Utilization Review Coordinator

Stephanie Lara

Stephanie Lara

Client Care Coordinator

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