Meet Our Team

Founders

David W. Green

David W. Green

Founder & CEO

David Green enjoys building things – businesses and places. Over the years he has been involved in a variety of enterprises, including real estate, automotive, sports and marketing. In addition to practicing law, he directed the development of the Cape Eleuthera Resort in The Bahamas and serves as Chairman and Founding Director of The Island […]

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Rae Allyson Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

Rae Allyson Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

Founder & President

Rae Green’s extensive experience working in residential treatment centers inspired her to seek a new approach to addiction treatment. In collaboration with her husband David, Rae founded Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers to serve as a beacon for recovery. And to inspire those suffering with substance use disorders, to achieve richer and more fulfilling lives […]

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Clinical & Medical Team

Gursharn S. Dosanjh, MD

Gursharn S. Dosanjh, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Gursharn S. Dosanjh, a Diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, has been in private practice in Internal Medicine for over 30 years. He has been treating opioid dependency in his Grand Rapids, Michigan practice for more than 10 years. With Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT), Dr. Dosanjh saw his patient’s lives turning around. […]

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Gilbert Al Masterson, M.D.

Gilbert Al Masterson, M.D.

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Masterson completed his Residency in Adult Psychiatry at Harvard University School of Medicine and his Fellowship in Child Psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In Grand Rapids, Michigan he has served as Medical Director of Inpatient/Partial Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Medical Director of ADHD Institute, Medical Director of Adolescent Residential Services […]

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Amy J. Bukala, FNP-BC

Amy J. Bukala, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Amy J. Bukala is a Board Certified, Family Nurse Practitioner.  She says, “I love the variety of clients I work with. Each one has an amazing story to tell and I learn from every one of them.” And Amy has certainly seen variety. She worked for 9 years at a Behavioral Health Hospital, most recently […]

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Mary DeBoer, LPN

Mary DeBoer, LPN

Nurse Manager

As Nurse Manager, Mary DeBoer loves the fact she gets to meet people from all walks of life. She says, “I listen, comfort and help our clients see that addiction is a disease without shame or guilt.” She believes that with good medical care and the right medications, clients can meet their recovery goals for […]

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Rae Rabideau, MS

Rae Rabideau, MS

Manager of Clinical Operations

Rae Rabideau received a master’s degree in psychology from DePaul University, with a concentration in Human Development. While in graduate school, Rae conducted coping skills group sessions for individuals living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. And after living in Chicago for seven years, Rae returned to her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan to be closer to family. […]

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Lynnel Brewster, RN, LPC, LLMFT, CCTP, AcuDetox Specialist

Lynnel Brewster, RN, LPC, LLMFT, CCTP, AcuDetox Specialist

Clinical Manager - Sanford House at Cherry Street

Lynnel Brewster has been working in the health field for the past 24 years. She is a registered nurse as well as a licensed professional counselor. Lynnel’s years of experience include working in hospital and home settings, residential addiction treatment centers, and private practice. Lynnel received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Geneva College in […]

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Leah Mayotte, LPC, CAADC, EMDR

Leah Mayotte, LPC, CAADC, EMDR

Clinical Manager - Sanford House at John Street

Leah  Mayotte spent the past 11 years working as a substance abuse and trauma counselor in Charlevoix, Michigan. So her move to Grand Rapids, after her recent marriage, was a boon to Sanford House! Leah has a master’s degree in Counselor Education: Clinical Mental Health from Western Michigan University. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol […]

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Dawn Walcott, LMSW

Dawn Walcott, LMSW

Clinical Manager Sanford Outpatient Center

Dawn earned her master’s degree from Western Michigan University. And began her social work career at a local psychiatric hospital on the child and adolescent unit. She provided case management and therapeutic services to children and their families. She also facilitated group therapy and was a member of the Unit Practice Council (UPC). As a […]

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Ali S. Kitchin, MSW

Ali S. Kitchin, MSW

Clinical Therapist

Ali Kitchin grew up outside of San Francisco. But she spent two months every summer Up North in Traverse City, Michigan. And most of her extended family lives in Michigan, so she’s glad to call Grand Rapids home these days. Ali has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Baylor University. And a master’s degree […]

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Amy Knapp, MSCC, LLPC, NCC

Amy Knapp, MSCC, LLPC, NCC

Clinical Therapist

Amy Knapp is a recent graduate and college instructor, who relocated to Michigan and “found” Sanford House. She has a special interest in the addiction treatment field, because she feels, “Once the addictive substance is gone you can begin, as a therapist, to work on healing the pain underneath.” Amy is currently the weekend therapist – […]

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Drew K. Martini, LMSW

Drew K. Martini, LMSW

Clinical Therapist

Drew Martini has worked in residential treatment, outpatient treatment, case management and home-based counseling with children, adolescents, adults and families. She says she particularly likes residential treatment as it is “fast-paced, varied and always keeps me on my toes”. Drew also has experience in providing psychoeducation to clients – stressing the advantages of maintaining healthy […]

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Caroline (Carli) Parmelee-Noffsinger, LMSW, CAADC

Caroline (Carli) Parmelee-Noffsinger, LMSW, CAADC

Clinical Therapist

Carli Noffsinger came to Sanford House with more than 20 years clinical experience. She has held various roles in the addiction treatment field including: primary therapist and case manager for residential, IOP and outpatient therapy. Carli holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She is also trained in trauma therapy […]

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Natalie Sernick, LLMSW

Natalie Sernick, LLMSW

Clinical Therapist

Natalie has always known she wanted to work with adults seeking recovery from addiction.  That is why she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Sociology from Michigan State University. And her Master’s Degree from Grand Valley State University. She’s putting her education to good use. Leading groups for both men and women at […]

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Ellen M. Sork, LLMSW

Ellen M. Sork, LLMSW

Clinical Therapist

Ellen Sork loves social work. That love was sparked by a two year stint in a Michigan mental health facility. Ellen also has a personal understanding of addiction. Because it has impacted her life and the lives of those around her. Ellen strives daily to offer support, compassion and education to those with substance use […]

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Christine Walkons, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS-M

Christine Walkons, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS-M

Clinical Director Emeritus

Christine Walkons has been working in the addiction treatment field for over twenty-five years. She embraces a welcoming approach that eliminates barriers to treatment. As Clinical Director Emeritus, Christine encourages partnerships between clients and staff. This results in individualized, person-centered recovery management. Prior to her founding position at Sanford House, Christine served as the Executive […]

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Adjunct Counselors

Steff Condon, LMSW, ACSW

Steff Condon, LMSW, ACSW

Adjunct Counselor

Steff Condon has worked in the field of addiction medicine for 32 years. For the last ten she has been in private practice, and she says she has seen the “beautiful fruit” of recovery in lives changed by restoration and respect. Steff brings passion to her work. Utilizing experiential exercises to get to the roots […]

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Leara Glinzak, MSAT, ATR

Leara Glinzak, MSAT, ATR

Adjunct Counselor

If you ask her, Leara will say she has experience with “grief, trauma, domestic violence, terminal illness, cognitive impairments, distress, life transitions, anxiety, homelessness and dementia”. But, her cheery disposition is evident. And her creative approach to therapy brings hope to those who are suffering. Leara is a Registered Art Therapist. She received her Bachelor […]

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Gail L. Hall, LMSW, CEDS-S

Gail L. Hall, LMSW, CEDS-S

Adjunct Counselor

Gail Hall is a licensed social worker and a certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor with the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. She has been treating eating disorders for over 30 years. For the past 20, as the owner and Director of Comprehensive Treatment for Eating Disorders (CTED). CTED is a small group practice […]

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Jess Kimmel, MSAT, LLPC

Jess Kimmel, MSAT, LLPC

Adjunct Counselor

Jess Kimmel has always had a passion for art. When she received her dual license in Art Therapy and Counseling, it made sense that she would apply her creative skills to all aspects of her counseling responsibilities. Jess’s versatility is apparent at Sanford House. Because, she facilitates Interactive Journaling and Art Therapy group sessions at […]

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Thomas L. Moore, LMSW, LLP, CAADC, MAC, CCS

Thomas L. Moore, LMSW, LLP, CAADC, MAC, CCS

Adjunct Counselor

Tom Moore is a leading light in the addiction treatment world. He is a master at synthesizing concepts from a forty-year career. And creating new models for advancing remission. Tom has worked at Alcohol Outpatient Services, in private practice, West Michigan Addiction Consultants (WeMAC) and through several mergers that eventually became Cherry Health. Along the […]

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Kristin Reinink, BA, CADC

Kristin Reinink, BA, CADC

Adjunct Counselor

Kristin is a person in long term recovery. She believes her “darker days” have given her additional appreciation for those with substance use disorders. She says, “Recovery has opened my eyes and shifted my perspective on life.” In other words, it makes her a more empathetic therapist. Kristin has over seventeen years experience working as […]

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Pastor Tim Tuthill, MSW, MDIV

Pastor Tim Tuthill, MSW, MDIV

Adjunct Counselor

Tim Tuthill graduated from Grand Valley State University “back when it was a tiny school in Allendale, Michigan”. He continued his studies at Southern Methodist University, earning a Master in Divinity. Tim worked in local churches in Dallas, Texas; Mason and East Lansing Michigan and while there, started support groups in his local community, assessing […]

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Outreach and Marketing

Marilyn Spiller

Marilyn Spiller

Executive Director of Marketing, Editor-In-Chief

Marilyn Spiller has been a marketing professional for more than twenty years. She has helped organizations promote their products and services, from automated litigation support systems to contemporary art. For the past five years, she has directed her talents toward the addiction treatment field. Most recently as Marketing Director and Editor-in-Chief of Excursions Magazine for Sanford House. Marilyn is […]

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Admissions

Marrissa Sheehy

Marrissa Sheehy

Admissions Specialist

Marrissa has worked in the administrative field for the past 5 years, serving individuals seeking mental health and addiction treatment. A former recovery liaison, Marrissa has a passion for addiction medicine and personalized care. As a woman in recovery herself, she brought firsthand knowledge to her role as House Manager of Sanford House at Cherry […]

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Hospitality Services

Alec Green

Alec Green

Director of Operations

Alec brings creative and organizational talents to his role as Director of Operations for Sanford House. During the renovation of Sanford House at Cherry Street, he was tasked with bringing new life to the long neglected outside spaces. Thinking big, Alec ordered 220 arborvitae and boxwood trees from Washington State, and led a brigade of friends […]

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Katie Vokes

Katie Vokes

Director of Outpatient Services and Development

Katie Vokes came to Sanford Outpatient Center with extensive experience in the Health Care field. As the head of operations for a group of medical outpatient centers, Katie focused on community outreach and practice development. Which makes her well suited for her role at Sanford. Because Katie supports the clinicians, providing high quality of care. […]

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Mackenzie Marckini

Mackenzie Marckini

Chef & Nutrition Specialist

Our clients say that Mackenzie is a great chef and a delight to be around. Because her smiling face is a bonus to the delicious food she provides. It stands to reason. Mackenzie has her Culinary Degree from Secchia Institute for Culinary Education. She also has a certificate in Hospitality Management. Sanford House clients also benefit […]

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Brooke Baker

Brooke Baker

Director of Residential Services and Hospitality

Brooke loves being Director of Residential Services at Sanford. She says she has met so many strong and resilient people in her position. And she loves playing a part in providing a secure, therapeutic space for the clients in her charge to recover. Brooke is the “first line” at both Cherry Street and John Street. […]

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Roderic Townes

Roderic Townes

House Manager - Sanford House at John Street

Roderic (Rod) Townes loves his job as the House Manager at Sanford House at John Street for Men. He enjoys interacting with clients, making sure the house in order and and keeping his clients safe. Rod started with Sanford House as a part-time Resident Support staffer. He rolled up his sleeves and did any task […]

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Shelby J. Wirth

Shelby J. Wirth

House Manager - Sanford House at Cherry Street

Shelby Wirth works closely with Sanford clients day to day. As House Manager, Sanford House at Cherry Street for Women, she enjoys seeing women make positive changes in their lives. Shelby is an active member of the recovery community herself, and she’s also passionate about helping others in recovery. Shelby says, “There’s a saying in […]

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Andrew Noorman

Andrew Noorman

Programming and Wellness Specialist

Andrew Noorman says, “Helping others help themselves is my pride and joy.” Andrew has a degree in Interdisciplinary Health Services, with a double minor in Social Work and Addiction Studies, so he’s well suited to his role as Programming and Wellness Specialist at our John Street men’s facility. He graduated from Western Michigan University in […]

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Administrative Services

Marcy Stellin

Marcy Stellin

Chief Financial Officer

Marcy Stellin says, “Every role I have previously held, has been a stepping stone – leading me to this opportunity at Sanford House. Ironically, my first job (and the place where I met my husband almost thirty years ago) was across the street from Sanford House at Cherry Street!”  As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Marcy […]

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Jacqueline Green Campbell

Jacqueline Green Campbell

Director of Human Resources & New Initiatives

Jacqueline Campbell joins Sanford House with a varied background of talents and experiences. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, she recently moved home from Rhode Island to be closer to family. A Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Jacqueline has spent the last several years filling an array of positions within the veterinary field. Prior to becoming […]

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Lisa Nargi

Lisa Nargi

Director of Finance & Administration

Lisa Nargi earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography with a minor in Business Management, from Western Michigan University. Afterwards, she moved to San Francisco, where she worked for a California based corporate event planning firm, managing large scale conferences for major Silicon Valley software companies. She spent the next 10 years as an “It Girl” at […]

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