With a commitment to providing relevant resources and information both in-person and online, The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health offers content on our website that is reviewed by a skilled editorial team of writers, editors and medical professionals.

Our Editorial Team and Medical Reviewers

Learn more about the editorial team for The Recovery Village Palm Beach at Baptist Health below. For more information about our in-house clinical staff please refer to our team page.

Andrew Proulx

Andrew Proulx

MD
Andrew is a full-time freelance writer from Canada. His passion is making the wonder and elegance of science accessible for all readers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, an MD from Queen's University, and has completed post-graduate studies in medicine. He practiced as a primary care...

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Ashley Sutphin

Ashley Sutphin

Ashley Sutphin Watkins is a professional writer and blogger. A native of North Carolina, she received her degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in psychology and journalism. For the past eight years, she has worked with clients throughout the country on writing projects. Now...

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Annie Tye

Annie Tye

PHD
Annie earned her PhD in molecular neuroscience from the University of Iowa, where she studied migraine pathophysiology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado – Denver, where she studied immunology. Annie is passionate about promoting scientific literacy and...

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Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson

LPC
Eric Patterson is a licensed professional counselor in the Pittsburgh area who is dedicated to helping children, adults, and families meet their treatment goals. As contributor for the American Psychiatric Association, he helped shape the content in the DSM-5. For the last five years as a...

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Bonnie Bullock

Bonnie Bullock

BAPHD Candidate
Bonnie Bullock received a bachelor's in History from Tulane University with an additional major in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2012. She is currently a 5th year PhD student in the Cancer Biology program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Bonnie studies the tumor...

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Benjamin Caleb Williams

Benjamin Caleb Williams

RN
Benjamin Caleb Williams is a registered nurse who grew up in New Zealand and moved to the United States in 2008. He obtained his Associates in Applied Science in nursing from Cayuga Community College in Auburn, New York then went on to obtain his Bachelors in Science from the University of...

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Christina Caplinger

Christina Caplinger

RPh
Christina Caplinger is a licensed pharmacist in both Colorado and Idaho and is also a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She completed a fellowship program in infectious disease pharmacy, in which her research interests included antimicrobial stewardship and appropriate antimicrobial...

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Candace Crowley

Candace Crowley

PHD
Dr. Candace Crowley received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and her Ph.D. in Immunology from UC Davis, where her thesis focused on immune modulation in childhood asthma. Candace has 12+ years in the life sciences sector, including experience writing and editing for both...

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Camille Renzoni

Camille Renzoni

Cami Renzoni is a creative writer and editor for The Recovery Village. As an advocate for behavioral health, Cami is certified in mental health first aid and encourages people who face substance use disorders to ask for the help they deserve. When Cami is not writing, she's learning. Cami reads...

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Megan Hull

Megan Hull

Megan Hull is a content specialist who edits, writes and ideates content to help people find recovery. As a Florida born-and-raised writer with a family history of addiction, Megan is driven by her desire to connect people to treatment that works. As a writer and editor for The Recovery Village,...

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Conor Sheehy

Conor Sheehy

PharmD
Dr. Sheehy completed his BS in Molecular Biology at the University of Idaho and went on to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since graduation, He has enjoyed varied experience in the areas of psychiatric pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and has worked...

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Daron Christopher

Daron Christopher

Daron Christopher is an experienced speechwriter, copywriter and communications consultant based in Washington, DC. He brings a wealth of experience in ghost writing and editing for a wide range of clients, including entrepreneurs and senior government officials. He specializes in helping authors...

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Denise-Marie Griswold

Denise-Marie Griswold

LCAS
Denise-Marie Griswold is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist. She earned her Master's Degree in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University in 2014. She has worked primarily in a residential, inpatient setting treating patients with substance use and co-occurring...

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Deep Shukla

Deep Shukla

PHDMS
Deep graduated with a PhD in neuroscience from Georgia State University in December 2018. He has a diverse background in biology, having transitioned from a background in cellular and molecular biology to neuroscience and integrative biology. He enjoys reading, writing and conceptualising...

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Davis Sugar

Davis Sugar

MD
Davis has a bachelor of science in neuroscience, a bachelor of arts in psychology and a medical degree. His education has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of the vast complexities of the human condition, and he enjoys sharing that knowledge with others, which is why he works as a...

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Gretchen Pruett

Gretchen Pruett

Gretchen Pruett is a writer and editor based out of Detroit, specializing in academic and evidence-based content. Born and raised in the economically distressed city of Flint, Michigan and from a family history of addiction and mental illness, Gretchen is aware of the daily challenges that people...

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Jenni Jacobsen

Jenni Jacobsen

LCSWLMFT
Jenni Jacobsen is a freelance writer living in Ohio. She has seven years of experience working in the social work field, including work with clients with both mental health and addiction-related diagnoses. She has a master’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University and is in...

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Joy Youell

Joy Youell

Joy Youell is a writer and content developer with a background in educational research. Using sound pedagogical approaches and expert-backed methods, Joy has designed and delivered adult learning content, professional development, and company training materials for organizations. Joy has done...

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Jessica Pyhtila

Jessica Pyhtila

PharmD
Dr. Pyhtila is a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist based in Baltimore, Maryland with practice sites in inpatient palliative care and outpatient primary care. She is a double board certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP) and a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). She completed both a PGY1 pharmacy practice...

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Jonathan Strum

Jonathan Strum

Jonathan is a writer and loves every second of it. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2017 and has been writing professionally ever since. When he’s not writing, he likes to make music, draw, and read.

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Kathleen Oroho Linskey

Kathleen Oroho Linskey

PharmD
Kathleen is a licensed pharmacist in New Jersey. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Rutgers University. She currently works in the retail setting as a pharmacist and also has experience as an independent consultant pharmacist for skilled nursing facilities. She is passionate about ensuring...

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Rob Alston

Rob Alston

Rob Alston has traveled around Australia, Japan, Europe, and America as a writer and editor for industries including personal wellness and recovery. Graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Minor in German from Miami University (Oxford, OH), Rob is a proud Midwestern. After working...

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Dr. Sarah Dash

Dr. Sarah Dash

PHD
Dr. Sarah Dash is a postdoctoral research fellow based in Toronto. Sarah completed her PhD in Nutritional Psychiatry at the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University in 2017 and her research interests include public health, lifestyle medicine, noncommunicable disease prevention, and mental health.

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Trisha Sippel

Trisha Sippel

PHD
Dr. Sippel is a diversely trained scientist with expertise in cancer biology and immunology. She received her PhD in Cancer Biology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus and has completed two postdocs, one at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and one at Fred...

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Tracy Smith

Tracy Smith

LPCNCCACS
Tracy Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and a mental health freelance and ghostwriter. Tracy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from...

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Wendy Weber

Wendy Weber

PharmDMBA
Wendy J. Weber is a pharmacist with almost 20 years of experience in acute care clinical practice, hospital pharmacy leadership, medication safety, and clinical research. Her professional background also includes community pharmacy, government contracting, and association leadership. Dr. Weber...

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Thomas Christiansen

Thomas Christiansen

With over a decade of editing experience, Tom is a content specialist for Advanced Recovery Systems, where he edits the great research articles, news releases and blog posts that are produced every day. Working with such a passionate team of dedicated writers inspires Tom to ensure that the...

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Brooke Dulka

Brooke Dulka

PHD
Brooke Dulka is a neuroscientist and freelance science/medical writer. Her primary areas of research are stress and memory. She earned her Ph.D. in biological psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2018.

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Maureen McNulty

Maureen McNulty

BSPHD Candidate
Maureen is an academic researcher with a passion for science communication. She has a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, where she majored in Molecular Genetics and minored in English. She has worked in multiple labs, studying the genetics of cancer and is currently a PhD student...

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Jennifer Kopf

Jennifer Kopf

Jennifer Kopf is a Florida-based writer who likes to balance creative writing with helpful and informative pieces. Her passion for helping people has translated into writing about the importance of treatment for substance use and mental health disorders.  Jennifer wants to teach...

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Paula Cookson

Paula Cookson

LCSW
Paula H. Cookson is a psychotherapist and freelance writer who lives and works in midcoast Maine. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring new areas for camping and beachcombing during the summer months. With over a decade of experience in the field of mental health, she is...

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Hailey Shafir

Hailey Shafir

LCAS
Hailey Shafir is a licensed therapist with over a decade of experience supporting the recovery of those struggling with mental illness and addiction. In her career she has developed several specialty areas of practice including behavioral addictions, anxiety disorders, trauma, and impulse control...

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Callie Hoebel

Callie Hoebel

MABA
Callie Hoebel is a Research Associate at The Reilly Group, with a focus in Neuroscience. Ms. Hoebel is a proud graduate of San Diego State University, where she has a B.A in Psychology and an M.A in Neuropsychology. Callie's scientific research background, attention to detail, and ten years of...

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Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner

BS
Emily has a BS in Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience and is currently a PhD student studying pharmacology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her thesis work focuses on the immune microenvironment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and how to combat resistance to current...

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Renee Deveney

Renee Deveney

As a contributor for Advanced Recovery Systems, Renee Deveney is passionate about helping people struggling with substance use disorder. With a family history of addiction, Renee is committed to opening up a proactive dialogue about substance use and mental health. Renee is a graduate of Rollins...

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Kevin Wandler

Kevin Wandler

Medical Director

MD
Kevin Wandler holds multiple positions at Advanced Recovery Systems. In addition to being the chief medical officer at Advanced Recovery Systems, he is the medical director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield and at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. With more than 30 years of experience in...

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