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 Hession of BlueCrest Recovery Center

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


Marie-Alice Stout

CADC/Clinician, National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist


Vincent Samayoa

CADC Intern, Evening Program Coordinator


Mira Champaneria

Counselor Intern, MA

Case Management

Medical Team


Dr. Thomaso Skorupski

Medical Director/Psychiatrist, D.O.


Erica Kondel

Psychiatric 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, M.A.

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Vincent Baker

Intake Specialist


Christian Nigro

Intake Specialist, CADC

Behavioral Health Technicians


Luke Higgins

Behavioral Health Technician


Elliot Schnieder

Behavioral Health Technician


Anna Fallis

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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Heather Stroh

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

Federal and state law and regulations protect the confidentiality of alcohol and drug dependence patient records maintained by BlueCrest Recovery Center. Generally, the program may not say to a person outside the program that a client attends the practice/program, or disclose any information identifying a client as being alcohol or drug dependent unless:

  • The client consents in writing
  • The disclosure is allowed by a court order
  • The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or practice/program evaluation.
  • The disclosure is made to the insurance provider for reimbursement purposes

Violation of the federal law and regulations by a practice/program is a crime. Suspected violations may be reported to appropriate authorities in accordance with federal regulations.

Federal law and regulations do not protect any information about a crime committed by a client either at the practice/program or against any person who works for the practice/program or about any threat to commit such a crime. Federal laws and regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate state or local authorities.

We accept most major insurance carriers and will work with you to help manage your deductibles and copays.  If you do not have insurance, we will work with you to make affordable payments based on a sliding scale according to income.

Research supports the efficacy of group therapy for the treatment of addiction.  To that end, most of our treatment is done in groups (both large 20 people max and smaller 4 people).  In addition, our clinicians will be meeting with every client at least once per month, regardless of the level of care.  Some clients may require more individual therapy.  The treatment team will review this and make the clinically appropriate decision.

YES!  Your clinician will work with you to arrange for either individual family therapy sessions and/or multi-family group therapy.

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 patients with moderate co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program.  Every client that comes to our facility receives a psychological evaluation to determine any issues. If there are any psychiatric issues determined, we will develop a dual diagnosis treatment plan that will be individualized for each client.

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.

A treatment day at BlueCrest consists of three one-hour groups for Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) clients and five one-hour groups for Partial Care Program (PCP) clients. 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.

BlueCrest is dedicated to healing families as well as the individual client. Our Family Program more casually referred to as “Family Night,” is a weekly meeting held every Wednesday night from 6pm to 9pm. Family night is open to the public, so anyone may attend to experience the positive and energetic atmosphere of our treatment center. Our licensed clinicians facilitate a process or educational group for family members from 6pm to 7:15pm. Family members are encouraged to stay for our 12-step educational group at 7:30pm. Client’s also participate in this 12-step meeting, giving family members with loved ones in treatment the opportunity to spend time with them. And we always provide food! So, please come early to eat and sit with some of our staff. 

The last Wednesday of the month is a special night when we celebrate clean and sober time for current and past clients. The 6pm discussion group on the last Wednesday is attended by both clients and loved ones for a multi-family session. With written consent from the client, BlueCrest Recovery Center will schedule family session during this time or schedule a family session at a different time that is more convenient for you. 

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.