Behavioral Healthcare Professionals Making a Difference Everyday
The team at Harmony Health Group is comprised of a multitude of roles. From our behavioral health technicians to our clinical therapists; our mental health experts and executive leadership; we all work cohesively to provide the highest quality of care.
Each individual we employ is brought onto our team based off of their experience, qualifications and dedication to healing.
For our team this is more than a job, it is a passion project. The opportunity to help transform lives by empowering our clients to work towards their healing and learn the skills they will need to approach life is one we don’t take lightly. You will find a dedicated community at each of our locations, passionate about recovery. Our goal is to restore hope and harmony to the lives of our clients.
Dr. Deja Gilbert, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Deja Gilbert is a professional with both executive and clinical experience in the behavioral healthcare industry. Dr. Gilbert obtained her PhD from Capella University and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in multiple states.
Dr. Gilbert began her journey in behavioral healthcare as a primary substance abuse counselor working with adolescents and their families. Utilizing the clinical insight that she had developed as a foundation, she then went on to successfully open, develop, and manage several behavioral healthcare facilities while implementing strong clinical programming that exceeded core clinical standards. Her goal is always to cultivate a culture of positive attitude, ethics, and values.
Dr. Gilbert’s contributions are not only apparent within the behavioral healthcare industry but her actions have also reached the local community in an impactful and meaningful way. It is her hope that the presence of foundational behavioral healthcare facilities will make a difference not only in the lives of the patients that it treats, but also provide an opportunity for educational discourse, awareness,
and an overall understanding of behavioral healthcare in the community in which it serves.
Chief Marketing Officer
Marissa started her career in Marketing and Communications in 2005. Spanning across multiple industries and roles, she has experience in digital and social strategy, marketing, PR and brand equity. After working in NYC for 2 years, Marissa transitioned to behavioral health for a multi-site provider which led her down to Florida. She believes strongly in a collective & central vision fueled by positive leadership and continued growth. She now resides in sunny South Florida with her four boys, 3 dogs, 2 geckos and a couple of red foot tortoises.
Dr. Jerry Vaccaro
Interim Chief Medical Officer
Jerry is a psychiatrist by training, and is a highly-regarded and well-known physician executive. He has held CEO and executive positions in a wide variety of behavioral health and specialty healthcare organizations, including United Behavioral Health, PacifiCare Behavioral Health, APS Healthcare, UCLA, All Points North and Prospect Integrated Behavioral Health. Currently, he works with private equity-backed behavioral health companies as they explore opportunities to fuel growth.
Vice President of Contact Center Operations
Nicholas is a valued member of our team who came on board in 2017 as Regional Director of Business Development. Today he serves as Harmony Recovery Group’s Vice President of Contact Center Operations. Born and raised in northwestern Connecticut, Nicholas draws upon personal experience with recovery which brings compassion and understanding to his work. His primary mission is promoting awareness about mental health disorders, including addiction, and spreading the message of hope. Nicholas exemplifies the Harmony spirit, which is rooted in genuine empathy for people who struggle with mental illnesses and the desire to help them find peace.
Vice President of Operations
Maggie Votteler has served as a leader in the substance use/mental health field in South Florida for the past 10+ years as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for an inpatient detox facility, COO for an outpatient medication assisted treatment clinic, as well as Regional Director of Operations for an in-home addiction program.
In each setting, she has shaped the development of programs, trained staff, and established best practices in alignment with a variety of regulatory and licensing bodies. Using data to drive decisions at an organizational level has also been one of her passions. Her background in Clinical Psychology has allowed her to determine various types of motivation in teams, helped develop skills for individual staff, and work on teams with professionals from a variety of disciplines.
In recognition of her leadership, she was recruited to serve as an Advisor on a panel for an Executive Program at FIU: Women in Leadership. She is proud to be part of shaping this certificate program for women in the business world, offering her insight and experience as a way to mentor women new to business, as well as connecting with other known leaders in South Florida.
Vice President of Finance
Evelyn is an experienced financial and accounting professional who joined Harmony Recovery Group in 2018. Evelyn quickly displayed her eye for detail and strategic thinking. Her immediate impact on the business led her to a promotion to VP of Finance.
In her role, Evelyn oversees the finances of all facilities and leads a team of dedicated professionals committed to the company’s unwavering mission.
A native of South Florida, Evelyn has seen the impact Harmony Recovery Group has had on her local community. She is fiercely committed to helping the company grow in order to continue to help more people and heal more communities.
Vice President of Admissions and Growth Strategy
Michael began his career in the Substance Abuse / Mental Health field in 2010, attending a program in New York City to become educationally qualified for a CASAC-T credential. After battling addiction for many years and recovering, Michael became interested in helping those like him escape the clutches of their dependencies. Michael worked in the non-profit sector in NYC as a clinical case manager for 2 years before exploring different career paths and eventually heeding a calling to return in 2015 as an admissions coordinator. Michael came to Harmony Recovery Group in 2018 and he has used his background and experience in psychology and clinical services to help our patients and their families find a home and proper care within the Harmony Recovery Group facilities.
Christina Geraci Rosenberg, LMHC
Vice President of Clinical Services
Christina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counselor’s Education from Florida International University. She has been working in the addiction recovery industry since 2016. Over the last five years, she has been working for a nationally recognized, substance abuse recovery group. She joins us from her most recent role as Clinical Director, at a residential facility for adolescents. In her role as Clinical Director, she was responsible for overseeing all clinical operations, preparations for accreditation inspections, creation and implementation of evidenced based curriculum, oversight of clinical staff and Master’s level interns, and crisis interventions. Christina eats, breathes, and sleeps therapy, even her goldendoodle is a certified therapy dog. In her free time, Christina prioritizes parenting her 9-month-old child and (tries) to make time for her yoga practice. Christina is excited to join the Harmony Family and brings with her a passion for accessible, quality, client-centered care.
VP of Client Engagement
Bella was born in Brooklyn New York of Russian and Jewish decent and speaks fluent Russian and Hebrew. Bella is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Interventionist and Family Support Specialist. Bella started her journey in the field of Addiction several years ago. Bella has operated and owned her own Recovery Homes. It was there she started working with families and those addicted. Bella knew there was so much more she could do because of her love and drive for helping families and those in need of help. She wanted to do more and took her incredible knowledge and started working in treatment. Bella has worked in various areas of treatment over the years from Operations Manager, Business Development, Chief Operating Officer and Assistant to the CEO.
Kim Koslow, LMHC, MCAP, CTT, CAI
Alumni Care Director
Kim is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Master Certified Addiction Professional, Certified Trauma Therapist, Certified ARISE Interventionist, and a Qualified Supervisor. She was worked in healthcare for over 20 years and currently serves on the board of Fern House. One of Kim’s mentors recognized her insatiable thirst to return to where she began. With Harmony Recovery Group ready to launch its Alumni Care Initiative, Kim is thrilled to join the team as Alumni Care Director. Specializing in women’s issues, LGBTQ+, trauma, family, motivational intervention, and building community, Kim combines her own personal experiences along with her education and training to envision and provide a unique blend of care to individuals and families.
Executive Director of FL
Matt started his career out in the hospitality and guest services field in 2006 before moving to Florida in 2008 for the past five years he has worked in the substance abuse field as a certified interventionist and Admissions director for some of the most prestigious treatment organizations in Florida some with locations nationwide. Matthew is overseeing all components of Recovery by the Sea and Harmony Treatment & Wellness of Stuart.
Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that we look for in all our staff members as we set the bar high he helps us raise it and continues to help set us apart from other treatment centers. He takes joy in helping not only the guest at our facilities but their entire family making sure everyone gets the help and guidance they need in what may be the most difficult times of their lives.
Dr. David Kramer
Medical Director of FL
Dr. David Kramer is a board-certified, licensed psychiatrist who joined the Recovery In Tune team over 2 years ago as Medical Director. Dr. Kramer brings his deep knowledge and experience in the fields of Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry to provide all Recovery In Tune clients with direct, high-quality medical consultations including psychiatric assessments and follow-up sessions, and medication management.
Anthony Hatton, MS
Regional Executive Director – Northeast
Anthony has a master’s degree in forensic psychology and is currently working towards a Master of Business Administration with a focus on healthcare administration. He has held several positions in the substance use disorder treatment field including utilization review, program manager, admissions director, and executive director. Prior to this field, Anthony worked in law enforcement and as a private investigator where he worked closely with individuals suffering from both mental health challenges as well as substance use disorders. He has a strong passion for promoting a positive workplace environment and compliance with state and federal regulations. Providing quality, evidence-based care and outstanding customer service are among his top priorities.
Dr. Allen Weiner, MD
Medical Director of MA
Dr. Weiner is board-certified in both Family and Addiction Medicine. He completed his MD at UNC-Chapel Hill, then attended his family practice residency in Rochester, NY, then moved to western MA. After 20 years in primary care, he changed his focus to addiction medicine. And now with 32 years in the medical field, Dr. Weiner brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to Blue Hills Recovery.
His work in medicine with BHR is grounded in the core value of seeing the whole person as they enter our doors. With compassion and empathy, he affirms the importance of meeting our patients where they are, without judgment, on their path to healing and for those who also deal with addiction, on their path to long-term sobriety.
And when he is not working, you’ll find him outdoors exploring nature, hiking, road biking, and cross-country skiing. He also finds joy in exploring nature photography.
Michael Shore, MD
Medical Director of NJ
Dr. Michael Shore is dually Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has been honored with a Life Distinguished Fellowship by the American
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Distinguished Fellowship by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Shore is a Past President of the New Jersey Society of Addiction Medicine, a Past Senior Vice President of the New Jersey Psychiatric Association and served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Shore is most passionate about patient care, and considers himself primarily to be a clinician. Dr. Shore’s vast experience includes Medical Directorship of Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, as well as Outpatient substance abuse programs. He maintains a busy Private Practice of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in Cherry Hill New Jersey.
Danielle Russell, MPH
Regional Executive Director – North Carolina
Danielle Russell graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelors in Science in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. She later went to the University of South Carolina and obtained her Masters in Public Health. Since graduation, she has mainly worked in the non-profit sector. She recently came from Keystone Substance Abuse Services in Rock Hill, SC where she spent over three years as the Prevention Director and over four years as the Executive Director.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
Jill E. Thompson, MD
Medical Director of NC and TN
Dr. Thompson is board-certified in addiction medicine and neuroradiology with more than 20 years of experience in neurological disorders and addiction treatment. Dr. Thompson is highly invested in our patients’ care and works daily to provide a comprehensive plan of care for all patients including medications and therapy. Dr Thompson genuinely cares about each individual’s health and aims to help them recover from substance abuse and addiction. Because she understands the challenges our patients face, she offers a nonjudgmental atmosphere where privacy, empathy, and compassion are valued and practiced on a daily basis.
Dahlia Reyes, LPC- MHSP
Executive Director of TN
Dahlia is originally from the Dominican Republic and was raised in New York City. She attended Brooklyn College and earned a bachelor’s in psychology, and master’s in mental health counseling. Her previous roles include Clinical Director at The Baptiste Group, Senior Clinician at CADAS and Senior Clinician at Montefiore Hospital.
“I really enjoy seeing the growth in the clinical team and watch it translate to the clients. I consider it a privilege to be a part of the individual’s journeys.”
In her spare time, Dahlia enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
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