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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Senior Leadership

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Brad Lamm, CIP


Brad brings his knowledge and passion to Experience Recovery as an author, teacher, interventionist and expert on the impact of complex trauma on life.

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Deb Hughes, CAS

CEO & Managing Partner

Deb’s efforts over the last 35+ years has been a dedicated mission in behavioral health, eating disorder and addiction treatment.

Kathleen Murphy, MA, LMFT, LPC

Executive Clinical Director

Kathleen Murphy’s career is built on more than 30 years of experience working with people suffering from substance abuse issues complicated by relational trauma.

Steve Karp, DO, FACN

Chief Medical Officer

Steve Karp serves Experience Recovery’s as Chief Medical Officer, treating clients who struggle with eating disorders, substance use, and mental health issues.

Rafael Penunuri, M.D.

Dr. Penunuri has had an esteemed career as M.D. that dates back over 30 years. He is Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, and The American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Candace Bruce, BS

Strategic Planning Consultant

Candace Bruce has extensive C-level leadership experience in behavioral healthcare. With 30 years of treatment experience in addiction, eating disorder and other co-occurring disorders, Candace is also a counselor, interventionist, life coach and active member of the EMCC. 


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Deborah Wilmoth-King, LCADC


Deborah is a highly qualified drug and alcohol counselor with over 34 years of sobriety. She has an extensive background in management and supervising with a number of companies such as Boeing and Zodiac Aerospace.

Miriam Storch, CADCi


Miriam Storch has worked at Polaris Teen Center, The Teen Project and Breathe Life Healing Centers. Her dedication to her professional growth is reflected in the completion of her CDAC counseling education.

Healthcare Technician Staff

Miguel Calderon, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Miguel has been working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for over 8 years. His career began as a mental health worker at Canyon Ridge Hospital.

Anthony Jimenez, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Anthony is a patient focused nurse with 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care to patients with mental, behavioral and poly substance disorders.

Bryson Billings, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Bio coming soon.

Crystal Smith, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Bio coming soon.

Jamequa Braddy, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Bio coming soon.

Community Management Operations

William Balbirnie, CATC I 

Operations Coordinator

William has over 13 years of experience in working at detox and treatment centers. As a certified addictions counselor, William has specialized in substance use and eating disorders.

Juan Sanchez

Community Mentor

Juan is a motivated individual, who for the past 10 years, has enjoyed working with adults and families in various roles. At Experience Recovery, Juan has provided case management and facilitated resources for those in need.

Wade Stephens, RADT

Community Mentor

Wade has spent most of his work experience in the restaurant industry which included being a host, busser, and server. He has also spent time volunteering to help people who struggle with addictions in residential treatment facilities. 

Kara Mullins

Community Mentor

Kara is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and team. Her career in the healthcare field started with becoming a pharmacy aide at Stanton Pharmacy.

Lindsey Magnusen

Community Mentor

Bio coming soon.

Intake & Admissions

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Cristina Meadows

Director of Intake/Admissions

Cristina Meadows has extensive experience in working in treatment, and helping families navigate recovery needs. In addition, to pursuing a degree in Addiction Studies.

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Cara Coslow

Intake Coordinator

Cara has extensive experience in admissions for a substance abuse treatment facility. Prior to her work in behavioral health, she was an Emmy nominated casting director and vice president of casting at a major studio.

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Joseph Soprano

Intake Coordinator

Joseph has over 30 years of sales, recovery and customer service experience in both recovery and treatment programs, Intervention and the Las Vegas hospitality industry. His experience in personal recovery and residential treatment spans over 16 years. He is a self-motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude and strong proven work ethic.

Joey Rubino

Intake Coordinator

Joey is an intake coordinator at Experience Recovery and has experience as an interventionist, sober companion, and personal trainer. Joey brings a unique mix of experiences to the team from his years as a bootcamp and group fitness instructor as well. He comes to Experience Recovery with a tremendous positive attitude and a drive to help clients who have experienced substance abuse and eating disorders. 


David Tan


David is a culinary wizard, with over ten years of culinary experience. Chef David never disappoints with attention to detail in every dish.