Dr. BENJAMIN HERRERA
Licensed, Board Certified, adolescent and adult psychiatrist
Dr. Benjamin Herrera is a Licensed, Board Certified, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with over 40 years of experience. Dr. Herrera brings his wealth of knowledge and expertise to Atlanta Recovery Place as the Medical Director. Dr. Herrera believes in the wholistic approach to treatment and imparts the knowledge to clients and their families. Dr. Herrera has held several official teaching positions in Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. After completing Medical School in Bogota, Columbia; he completed residencies at the University of Antioquia in Medellin Columbia and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Some of his publications include [Herrera, B.(1982), “Correlation Between Drug Abuse and Criminality”, Journal of the Mental Hospital of Antioquia.] [Carmona, J., Herrera, B. (1978). “Pharmaceutical Industry in Colombia. Health Correlation,”- Booklet sponsored by the Antioquia Medical Association.] Dr. Herrera has completed extensive research on “Treatment for PTSD patients with Alcohol problems.” “Reconstruction of neurocircuits in TBI patients.” “Clinical and Pharmacological issues in Brain protection” and “Neuroplasticity”
Dr MICHELLE CORT
Chief Operations Officer
LISA EHLERS LCSW
Lisa Ehlers serves as the Clinical Director of Atlanta Recovery Place. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, educator, and advocate. Lisa is a Georgia native and attended Kennesaw State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and then her Master of Science Degree in Middle Grades Education. She spent 19 years as an educator in the Cherokee County school system. Lisa returned to school in 2011 and received her Master in Social Work from Kennesaw State University with a concentration in substance abuse and mental health. Since then, she has worked in various settings including psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities, counseling agencies, and in a foster care agency. Lisa is a member of the National Association of Social Workers as well as the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work. She has attended conferences and trainings on addiction, mental health, and trauma. Lisa has a quest for learning and a passion for serving people.
Chief Financial Officer
ALAN JOHNSON, CAC 1