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Senior Leadership

Brad Lamm

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

Deb Hughes

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

Steve Karp

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.

Candace Bruce

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.


Paul Rzyski

Paul Rzyski is a certified counselor and has experience having served clients in treatment over the past 7 years. Paul has a unique ability to help clients access the best part of themselves.

Healthcare Technician Staff

Bryson Billings

Healthcare Tech
Bio coming soon.

Crystal Smith

Healthcare Tech
Bio coming soon.

Jamequa Braddy

Healthcare Tech
Bio coming soon.

Community Management Operations

William Balbirnie

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

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.

Intake & Admissions

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.

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.

Mark DeRosa

Jr. Intake Coordinator
Mark is an intake coordinator at Experience Recovery and has a wide variety of experiences that he brings with him. He is dedicated to providing support for others with drug, alcohol, and disordered eating struggles.

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