Dr MICHELLE CORT
Chief Operations Officer
Dr. Michelle Cort is a high performance, quality driven healthcare professional with more than 25 years of experience and expertise in visionary leadership and problem resolution for healthcare facilities. She is exceptionally organized and disciplined with well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and direct others in a supportive and cooperative team environment. Dr. Cort has been recognized for consistent successful development of systems, processes, and procedures to streamline operations, increase revenues, and enhance profit performance. She holds a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Health Care Policy and Administration from Mercer University and a Bachelor of Science in Counseling from York College. Dr. Cort presently leverages all her training and experience in her work as the Chief Operating Officer for Atlanta Recovery Place. Dr. Cort is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Telemedicine Association.
MARY MORGAN, LPC, CAADC
Mary Morgan is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Science degree from Georgia State University in Community Counseling with a concentration on family therapy. Mary has over 13 years of experience working with individuals, groups and families who struggle with substance abuse with an expertise in trauma therapy. With an approach to counseling from a holistic mindset; this style of treatment focuses on mind, body and spirit, as a whole, to empower individuals to rediscover their “true” self. She believes that successful recovery occurs when individuals in recovery are treated with compassion, respect and empathy. Her goal is to integrate complimentary therapy approaches and techniques that suit individual needs and helps a person to experience a more fulfilling life, not only in recovery, but for long term sobriety as well.
Brett is a recovering addict who got clean in the Metro-Atlanta area. He was a business student and a collegiate student-athlete when he became a part of the opioid epidemic. He works with a large network of recovering addicts in the Metro-Atlanta area, especially adolescents and students in the area’s 12 step recovery programs. He is passionate about helping people that have gotten clean maintain recovery after treatment, utilizing his network to help them get plugged into the local recovery community
Media Coordinator, Outreach
As an Atlanta native, Shoal Ginn knows first-hand the devastating effects addiction has on a community. Shoal is passionate about helping others find health and healing in recovery. Shoal serves as the head of social media and works on the community outreach team at Atlanta Recovery Place.
ALAN JOHNSON, CAC 1
Alan brings to our staff, the skills of more than 5 years working in the field of addiction recovery. He opened and ran his own residential intensive outpatient recovery center in 2012 and worked largely with court ordered, intervention services. Recognizing his passion was in counseling clients, rather than administration of the business, he closed the center in 2015 and began working for another center where he was able to fully utilize his skills and abilities. In addition, he has over 30 years of commitment to his own personal recovery journey. The result of this is an individual with abundant experiential knowledge of this insidious disease. He also has developed the compassion needed, to work with people on a deep level of empathy and the wisdom of clarity and discernment that can only come from personal experience.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 13 years of Human Resources and Accounting experience in the Manufacturing and Facility Maintenance industry, Mrs. Casiano is responsible for oversight of all administrative functions in the office as CFO. She studied Business Administration at Huertas Junior College in Puerto Rico. She directly handles all financial matters such as client billing, accounts payable, payroll and banking. She oversees the KIPU system and is responsible for the supervision of all administrative staff. If you have a “money” question, she’s your gal! Also, direct any administrative issues you have her way and she’d be happy to help you.
Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Life Coach
As the Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, and Life Coach at Atlanta Recovery Place, Michael Zimmerman brings his zest and zeal to our team. Michael has a very energetic and encouraging personality. He is very passionate about his chosen field and desires to share with those who have the aspiration to become a stronger and better version of themselves He has been a licensed personal trainer and nutritionist for the past 24 years and is eager to help others grow and build more self-esteem. Because he has battled and overcome substance abuse, he is able to relate and connect with others on a personal level. He has had his shares of ups and downs throughout his life; however, through development of deep faith, he has become a lead Pastor at Central Community Church where he leads the men's ministry with others who have faced similar experiences with substance abuse. His life is proof that change is possible if you believe and agree to become a part of your very own path to success. His eagerness and animated energy is a welcomed asset to our team.
Shantorria Gilbert is 33 years old from Albany, Georgia and has been living in the Atlanta area for almost 6 years. She graduated with a MS in HR Management in December 2016 and begin working in the HR field in February of 2017. Shantorria’s passion is helping people and making them reach their full potential.
Assistant Clinical Director
Alexandria Daly is a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor with a Master’s of Science degree from Mercer University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alexandria has over 2 years of experience providing counseling to young adults and families. Her approach to counseling consists of utilizing CBT and DBT techniques which focuses on individuals evaluating negative thoughts and altering maladaptive behavior associated with those thoughts. Alexandria desires to build up the confidence of individuals so that they believe that recovery is not only a possibility but an actuality.
Lequawn, is a former All-American college football player who has received numerous awards for his talent, leadership, and will to win. Now, Lequawn has expanded those characteristics on the field of play to his field as a nurse practitioner. Lequawn is a passionate and driven Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years in nursing experience and just over 2 years in Mental Health and Addiction Medicine. Lequawn holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing from South University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Newberry College. Prior to mental health, he also has experience in orthopedics and sports medicine. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Lequawn spent all 6 years of his nursing career in the ER/Trauma unit and ICU, where he received numerous awards for his ability to critically think, being a team player, and the unparalleled compassion he showed towards his patients. Lequawn’s goal is to help as many people as he can to gain a better sense of self, self-worth, and self-confidence. In Lequawn’s eyes, everyone deserves a second chance at life, that’s what lead him into a lifelong dedication to treating patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders.