“BY FAR THE BEST”
I’ve been to a handful of treatment centers, CORE is the best one. The clinical staff is amazing and they really care about you. I am so grateful for the second chance at life they gave me.
— Kristiana McInnis
That’s what our clients call us, years after they’ve stayed. Many of our staff members are in recovery themselves; they’ve been down the same harrowing path, so they understand exactly what you’re going through.
Come meet the family: a close-knit staff of attentive, experienced therapists and techs who care deeply about YOU—and your life-long recovery.
President and Executive Director
Passion: Developing and leading world-class substance abuse & behavioral health treatment facilities throughout the United States, under the CORE Centers brand. Influencing better outcomes as we provide answers for the nation’s substance abuse epidemic.
Background: BS Finance and Administration, MS Clinical Psychology, and MBA.
Unique strength: In life and in business, I build successful teams through clear communication and strong relationships. This approach creates an effective and rewarding working environment, which translates into superior outcomes. I believe our clients deserve results – and that means hiring exceptional clinicians who use evidenced-based treatment modalities.
Director of Operations
Passion: Ensuring that all the day-to-day activities in our center run smoothly. Watching clients undergo exciting transformations. (There’s never a dull moment around here!)
Background: A friend introduced me to the field of addictions recovery and it blew my mind. I became so curious to learn more that I decided to pursue this as a career. To that end I am currently completing a Masters in Mental Health Counseling.
Unique strength: My struggles are my strengths. I’ve been through trials and tribulations in my life. The hard-earned wisdom I gained from those difficult experiences gives me a powerful common language with recovering addicts. I deeply understand them and they feel it.
Passion: Directing and overseeing the entire clinical program. Guiding (and watching in awe) as people transform themselves during recovery – by figuring out and processing their underlying issues. Working with a motivated team of people who care about the clients’ well-being and recovery. I love helping people live the life that they were meant to live!
Background: Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling
Unique strength: I specialize in working with clients who have co-occurring disorders. I approach therapy from a client-centered approach.
Passion: Helping individuals make progress towards their goals and dreams. I love the culture of CORE! We’re a family-oriented team, providing the best service for each client we have the opportunity to work with.
Background: Masters of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Licensed clinical social worker with over five years’ experience in the field of substance abuse, both as a staff supervisor and individual therapist.
Unique strength: Combining cognitive behavioral science with the practice of mindfulness, to hone in on solutions and the client’s unique strengths.
Passion: Working with the recovery coaches to ensure a safe environment for the clients.
Background: Six years experience in the field of substance abuse. Continuing education courses in business technology, CPR, and others.
Unique strength: The ability to tackle a myriad of tasks in a pleasant and efficient way.
Director of Alumni
Passion: Keeping the CORE family together. Educating graduates about alumni opportunities and programs. Following up on their progress and milestones – and celebrating them! My hope is to reach everyone with the message that any addict can lose the desire to use and enjoy a life beyond their wildest dreams.
Background: 5 years’ experience in substance abuse rehabilitation. Certification in de-escalation techniques, CPR, HIV & AIDS, and an array of other field courses.
Unique strength: I build and nurture relationships. That means balancing my intense drive to help others reach personal greatness with the slow and steady pace essential to achieving it.
Registered & Licensed Dietitian
With young dreams of becoming a cafeteria lady, Alex has always been a faithful lover of all things food. Alex pursed her dreams by graduating from Florida International University with two degrees in Psychology and Dietetics & Nutrition and is currently receiving her Master’s in Hospitality from Purdue University. Working within the field of addiction and recovery, Alex has inspired many clients to improve their eating habits and cooking skills. She also educates clients on the importance of nutrition in their day to day recovery. Additionally, she has created Culinary Therapy classes that help clients reconnect with the importance of cooking and self love. Her Nutrition groups are fun and interactive and teach clients particular topics of Nutrition that will help them understand how food can help aid in their healing process. Overall, Alex encourages clients to take charge of their health and live each day healthy and restored.