Meet Our Team

Our compassionate, expert staff members, many of whom are also in long-term recovery, are chosen for their ability to provide you with the most advanced care possible and their dedication to delivering an extraordinary treatment experience. We look forward to welcoming you.

Ian Wolds, PsyD

Ian Wolds, PsyD

Executive Director

Karen Spedowfski, Ph.D.

Karen Spedowfski, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Steven L. Batki, MD

Steven L. Batki, MD

Consulting Physician: Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine

Helen “Py” Driscoll, MD

Helen “Py” Driscoll, MD

Consulting Physician: Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine

David Smith, MD

David Smith, MD

Addiction Medicine Physician

Laura Natta, PhD

Laura Natta, PhD

Director of Neuropsychological Assessment

Sharif Ali, LMFT

Sharif Ali, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Rainey Temkin, PhD

Rainey Temkin, PhD

Primary Therapist

Danielle Dellner, PhD

Danielle Dellner, PhD

Primary Therapist

Dr. Jim Tracy

Dr. Jim Tracy

Family Program Director

Kelley Callahan, PhD

Kelley Callahan, PhD

Trauma Workshop Facilitator

Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD

Trauma Workshop Facilitator

Gigi Veasey, LCSW, LISAC

Gigi Veasey, LCSW, LISAC

Grief & Loss Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Abby Medcalf, PhD

Dr. Abby Medcalf, PhD

Having the Best Relationships of Your Life Workshop Faciliator

Ann Foster, LCPC

Ann Foster, LCPC

Rising Strong™ Workshop Facilitator

Melissa K. Hammel, CFP®, NCC LPC/MHSP

Melissa K. Hammel, CFP®, NCC LPC/MHSP

Money Workshop Facilitator

Brigitte Lank, PhD

Brigitte Lank, PhD

Process Addiction Specialist

Nico Fitzgerald

Nico Fitzgerald

Experiential Program Manager

Amy Arnett, CAADAC

Amy Arnett, CAADAC

Recovery Assistant Manager

Lucille Heaney

Lucille Heaney

Program Coordinator

Jonathan West

Jonathan West

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook

Executive Chef

Deanna Brolly

Deanna Brolly

Certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach

Harmony Malone

Harmony Malone

Director of Admissions

At Alta Mira, we know that client interactions with staff highly influence the results of our program. From the moment you arrive at Alta Mira, our team works to make sure you feel welcome, safe, respected, and comfortable.

Because we understand just how important our staff is to the client’s experience at Alta Mira, we are highly selective in choosing team members. Each staff member is chosen based on their ability to provide clients with the most advanced care possible, while ensuring clients feel secure and understood. Many members of our staff are also in long-term recovery, and have first-hand experience as clients in treatment. The perspectives of staff who have “been there” are highly valued, because they help increase understanding and empathy across our whole team.

Our team members are passionate about helping others on their journey to recovery and are grateful for the opportunity to welcome new clients. Please contact us now to find out more information about how we can help you or someone you know.