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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.


  • Dr. Kimberly Dennis, MD
    Dr. Kimberly Dennis, MD
    Medical Director, CEO and Co-founder
  • Kim Cimino, LMFT
    Kim Cimino, LMFT
    Clinical Director
  • 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

Our Team

  • Maureen Wuest, APN-BC
    Maureen Wuest, APN-BC
  • Nada C Pavlovic, LCPC
    Nada C Pavlovic, LCPC
  • Sydney Barrera, RDN, LDN
    Sydney Barrera, RDN, LDN
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Megan Heary, LCPC, NCC, CADC
    Megan Heary, LCPC, NCC, CADC
  • Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
    Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
    Organizational and Senior Clinical Adviser
  • Amber Glavor, LMFT
    Amber Glavor, LMFT
    Naperville Site Director & Therapist
  • Hannah Carra, LCSW
    Hannah Carra, LCSW
    Chicago Site Director & Therapist
  • Kathy Pasternicki, Psy.D., CADC
    Kathy Pasternicki, Psy.D., CADC
    Intake Director
  • Krista DeCeault, RDN
    Krista DeCeault, RDN
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Colleen O’Sullivan
    Colleen O’Sullivan
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
    Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
  • Joe Whitlock, CADC
    Joe Whitlock, CADC
    Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Emily Strachan, CADC
    Emily Strachan, CADC
    Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Shale Marks, LCSW, CADC
    Shale Marks, LCSW, CADC
  • Hari Hristea, MD
    Hari Hristea, MD
  • Dr. Lauren Pace, DO
    Dr. Lauren Pace, DO
  • Gail Alexander, LPC
    Gail Alexander, LPC
  • Roseann Rook, CADC
    Roseann Rook, CADC
    Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Mara Y Schieber, LCSW, CADC
    Mara Y Schieber, LCSW, CADC
  • Rachel Goodwin, LPC, LCDC, CADC
    Rachel Goodwin, LPC, LCDC, CADC
  • Jessica Kush, LCPC, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
    Jessica Kush, LCPC, RYT-200, TCTSY-F
  • Brianna Morales, MA/LCPC
    Brianna Morales, MA/LCPC
  • Anita Ford
    Anita Ford
    Billing Specialist

Click Here to listen to the podcast: “Addressing the Lack of Continuity of Care in Mental Health Services”, presented by NEJM Catalyst, a sister publication of the New England Journal of Medicine, featuring an Interview with Kim Dennis, MD, David Newton, MBA and Namita Seth Mohta, MD

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.

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Accreditations, Certifications & Licensing

DASA License. Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation.
The Joint Commission signifies that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings with a devotion to patient safety. The Gold Seal, is a symbol to the community and patients we serve that SunCloud Health has placed an emphasis on quality of care.

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Maureen Wuest, APN-BC

My Approach to Therapy

I am an independent provider, caring for my own caseload of individuals who find their life slowed, halted, or impaired by anxiety, depression, addictions, anger, loneliness, or relationship issues. A thorough lengthened assessment and evaluation help to determine a mutually agreed upon evidence-based treatment plan that may include medications, individual or group psychotherapy, with special discernment for the needed medication-free lifestyle changes. I realize being fully present as a fellow human being, allowing my patient to be seen, can lead to a productive and healing experience. I also believe it is important to go beyond the symptoms and understand the biology and pain that lies behind.

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I enjoy being curious about what makes people who they are. My own long journey has included finding a blend for self, family and profession. There has been hope, love, loss, fear, darkness and light. I love traveling and staying at home, enjoying good food, gardening, and I appreciate time to read, or just be with my dogs. I am excited to be part of SunCloud Health!