Our Team

Our team is comprised of experienced addiction professionals with a diverse background in leadership, clinical and operational skills. Our medical and mental health team consists of our Medical Director and Psychiatrist, our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and two Registered Nurses. Our clinical team is comprised of Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs), Licensed Social Workers (LSWs), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADCs) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADCs). Many staff members have their own personal stories of recovery, making our team exceptionally talented and unique.



Richard S. Hession

Chief Executive Officer, Interventionist, Co-Founder

Joe Governara, Co-Founder of BlueCrest Recovery Center

Joe Governara

Chief Operating Officer, Co-Founder


Linda LiCalsi

Chief Financial Officer

James Martin Chitty

James Martin Chitty

Clinical Director, LCSW, CCS, Psychoanalyst

Michelle Peterson-e

Michelle Peterson

Executive Director, LPC, LCADC

Clinical Team

John Troche

John Troche

Assistant Executive Director, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CCS

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Phoebe Sumas

Assistant Clinical Director, MA, LPC

Lynne Lambert

Lynne Lambert

Director of Family Program LCSW, LCADC


Rick Moses

Clinician, LCSW, LCADC, CCS


Marie-Alice Stout

CADC/Clinician, National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist

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Christina Khalil

Clinician, CADC, MSW


Vincent Samayoa

Clinician, CADC, National Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Case Management

Psychiatric Team


Naomi Raynor

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, RN-BC, PMMNP


Ericka Sunnerville

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

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Kimberly Stricker

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, MS, APN, PMHNP-BC


Erica Kondel

Psychiatric Department Coordinator

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Elizabeth Mckenna

Assistant Psychiatric Program Coordinator

Outreach Team

Anastasio Botsaris

Stas Botsaris

Director of Business Development

Danielle Owimrin

Danielle Bonanni

Senior Outreach Coordinator


John Plunkett

Outreach Coordinator

Anthony Cutolo-e

Anthony Cutolo

Outreach Coordinator

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Julieann Quinn

Outreach Coordinator

Intake Team


Melissa Miller

Intake Director, MA, NCC

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Vincent Baker

Intake Specialist


Christian Nigro

Intake Specialist, CADC

Behavioral Health Technicians


Luke Higgins

Lead Behavioral Technician

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Rich Ward

Behavioral Health Technician


Elliot Schnieder

Behavioral Health Technician


Ciara Tabak

Behavioral Health Technician

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Rhiannon DaCosta

Behavioral Health Technician

Admissions Team

Keith Toro

Keith Toro

Director of Admissions

Catherine Perez of BlueCrest Recovery Center

Catherine Perez

Senior Admissions Specialist

Revenue Cycle Management


Michelle Tukay

Accounts Receivable Specialist


Eric Hugo

Utilization Review Specialist

Joana Perhati

Joana Perhati

Utilization Review Specialist


Michele Calderone

Revenue Cycle Specialist


Nick Tamaro of BlueCrest Recovery Center

Nick Tamaro

Director of Alumni Services, BBA, MBA, Interventionist


James Kondel

Alumni Coordinator

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Marriane Minko

Alumni Coordinator


Mae Anne Landgraf

Mae Anne Landgraf

Director of Branding



Samantha Frey

Administrative Assistant

Quality Management


Valerie Delloiacono

RN, BS, Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, Quality Manager




Take The First Step Towards A Better Tomorrow

Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.