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Our Team

The leaders at SunCloud Health are incredibly passionate about serving the people they work with and their patients. Our team has the experience and the training to really execute a biopsychosocial approach.

VIDEO: “Dr. Kim’s leadership and its impact with staff members, as described by Dr Eleanor Annan, MD, Psychiatrist at SunCloud Health


  • Dr. Kimberly Dennis, MD
    Dr. Kimberly Dennis, MD
    Medical Director, CEO and Co-founder
  • Sonja K Negrean, RN, BS, SCRN
    Sonja K Negrean, RN, BS, SCRN
    Director of Compliance and Nursing
  • David Newton, MBA
    David Newton, MBA
    Director of Operations and Co-founder
  • Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN, CD
    Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN, CD
    Executive Director
  • Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
    Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
    Clinical Director and Organizational Adviser

Our Team

  • Eleanor Annan, MD
    Eleanor Annan, MD
  • Dr. Lauren Pace, DO
    Dr. Lauren Pace, DO
  • Hari Hristea, MD
    Hari Hristea, MD
  • Maureen Wuest, APN-BC
    Maureen Wuest, APN-BC
  • Hannah Carra, LCSW
    Hannah Carra, LCSW
    Chicago Site Director & Therapist
  • Amber Glavor, LMFT
    Amber Glavor, LMFT
    Naperville Site Director & Therapist
  • Shale Marks, LCSW, CADC
    Shale Marks, LCSW, CADC
  • Nada C Pavlovic, LCPC
    Nada C Pavlovic, LCPC
  • Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
    Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
  • Gail Alexander, LPC
    Gail Alexander, LPC
  • Jeff Caldcleugh, LCSW
    Jeff Caldcleugh, LCSW
  • Jessica Kush, LCPC, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
    Jessica Kush, LCPC, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
  • Mara Y Schieber, LCSW, CADC
    Mara Y Schieber, LCSW, CADC
  • Joe Whitlock, CADC
    Joe Whitlock, CADC
    Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Emily Strachan, CADC
    Emily Strachan, CADC
    Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Emily Long, MSW
    Emily Long, MSW
  • Roseann Rook, CADC
    Roseann Rook, CADC
    Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Megan Cummens LCPC
    Megan Cummens LCPC
    Treatment Coordinator
  • Krista DeCeault, RDN
    Krista DeCeault, RDN
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Colleen O’Sullivan
    Colleen O’Sullivan
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Sydney Barrera, RDN, LDN
    Sydney Barrera, RDN, LDN
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Lauren Sommer RDN, LDN
    Lauren Sommer RDN, LDN
    Registered Dietitian
  • Kathy Pasternicki, Psy.D., CADC
    Kathy Pasternicki, Psy.D., CADC
    Intake Director
  • Melissa Moore, BS, CADC
    Melissa Moore, BS, CADC
    Marketing Outreach
  • Terri Dempsey
    Terri Dempsey
    Financial Coordinator
  • Anita Ford
    Anita Ford
    Billing Specialist
  • Lauren Cali
    Lauren Cali
    Administrative Assistant

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About NEJM Catalyst: NEJM Catalyst brings health carexecutives, clinical leaders, and clinicians together to share innovative ideas and practical applications for enhancing the value of health care delivery. From a network of top thought leaders, experts, and advisers, their digital publication, quarterly events, and qualified Insights Council provide real-life examples and actionable solutions to help organizations address urgent challenges affecting health care.

VIDEO: Why do SunCloud therapists strive to never stop evolving for themselves and for their patients?

Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP, Organizational and Senior Clinical Adviser at SunCloud Health, discusses the growth of SunCloud’s Chicago location under the excellent leadership of Hannah Carra, LCSW Chicago Site Director & Therapist and how every therapists at SunCloud Health strives to never stop personally evolving, for themselves and for their patients.

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Jeff Caldcleugh, LCSW

Jeff holds his Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University and is a Licensed Social Worker. In Jeff’s last position, he was a therapist at Positive Sobriety Institute, with experience working in a community mental health outreach.  Jeff specializes in treating a diverse range of individuals with substance abuse and/or other process addictions, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues, trauma, shame/resiliency and PTSD. 

Jeff uses a psychodynamic approach integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral and Mindfulness into his approach.  He is EMDR trained and uses trauma informed practice with clients. 

Jeff works with his clients to address shame, emotional dysregulation and trauma in a safe and welcoming clinical environment. He is committed to helping his clients reach their maximum potential by providing empowerment, support and encouragement.

Emily Long, MSW

Emily attended NEIU and Loyola where she earned a bachelors degree as well as a masters degree in social work. Her work with patients, and passion, lies in approaching individuals through a trauma-informed lens and she fully believes in the healing powers of the group process. Emily’s goal is to guide patients in mending emotional wounds that may not have been properly repaired. She has experience in helping those with co-occurring disorders such as substance use, eating disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, and related traumas.

“I believe in treating the whole person because humans are more than a diagnosis. I consider myself a practitioner of the human experience.” Emily Long

Lauren Cali
Administrative Assistant

Lauren (pronouns: she,they) is a Chicago native and very excited to join the SunCloud team.

Lauren received her bachelor’s from Northeastern Illinois University with focuses on Addiction Studies, Health Education, and Creative Writing.

She joins SunCloud with over 15 years customer service experience, including training and management, and is excited to finally have her work align with her passions. She is dedicated to creating a space that is welcoming and inclusive for all.