Our TeamThe 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 Kim”, as she is known, has been treating addiction, mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, and personality disorders for over ten years, most recently as CEO and Medical Director of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center located in…Read More>> Play Video Linked In
David Newton, MBA
Director of Operations
David Newton is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in owning and operating several successful privately held businesses. His expertise includes strategy, operations and marketing. He finds particular pleasure in disrupting industries that are broken, inefficient, fragmented and ineffective. …Read More>> Play Video Linked In
Melissa Hill, LCSW, ACHT
Director of Business Development and Organizational Wellbeing
Melissa assists SunCloud with bringing its unique treatment model to a broader population. Specifically, she is responsible for our expansion efforts into the Chicago market following the opening of our new office in Lincoln Park in June 2018. Read More>>
DR. MARCIA NICKOW, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
Organizational and Senior Clinical Adviser
An addictions psychologist, group psychotherapist and trauma specialist, Marcia Nickow, Psy.D., CADC, CGP, empowers patients to tap into their insight, intellect, creativity and spontaneity to achieve therapeutic breakthroughs. With 25 years of clinical experience, she treats alcohol and drug addiction…Read More>> Play Video
SHALE MARKS, LCSW, CADC
Shale earned a Master’s Degree at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work. He pursued his clinical training in psychotherapy at Youth and Family Counseling of Libertyville. Shale’s clinical training also included working on a memory unit at…Read More>> Play Video
KRISTA DECEAULT, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Krista DeCeault is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who earned her Masters degree in nutrition and dietetics at Illinois State University. As an integral part of the SunCloud Health treatment team, she leads nutrition groups, conducts assessments, and provides medical nutrition therapy to foster healthy eating habits. Krista also develops individualized meal plans and counsels individuals in ways to utilize mindful eating techniques. Read More>>
Dr. Jenni Osborne, DNP, APN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jenni earned her Masters in Nursing from Rush University in 2010 followed by graduating with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice specializing in Psychiatry in 2017 from Rush University. While pursuing her degree, Jenni completed her clinical training at Haymarket, Timberline Knolls, and SunCloud Health where she specialized in treating eating disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders. Jenni has experience in all levels of care including inpatient, residential, PHP, IOP, and outpatient psychiatric treatment…Read More>>
Gail Alexander, LPC
Gail Alexander, Therapist, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor(LPC) with over 20 years’ experience.
She received her Master’s degree from Drake University in Counseling, Addictive and Compulsive Disorders. She has experience in PHOP, IOP, Inpatient and Private Practice with adults, adolescents and families. Gail is trained in Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and is a certified life coach who has studied eastern philosophy and energetic paradigms. Read More>>
Sally McQuillen, LSW, Therapist
Sally completed her Masters in Social Work at Loyola University at Chicago where she was trained in community mental health and substance abuse. During her three years at Doreen E. Chapman Center at Evanston Hospital (a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for substance use disorders) she facilitated small group therapy sessions, led psychoeducational seminars on addiction, and performed case management to include collaboration with outside resources. Read More>>
Kathy Pasternicki, Psy.D., CADC
Pasternicki is a clinician with expansive training and a wealth of experience in treating individuals and families affected by addiction, mood disorders, eating disorders and trauma. She has worked in residential and outpatient treatment settings where she conducted clinical placement assessments, provided individual, group and family therapy, and facilitated family education. Read More>>
Mara Y Schieber, LCSW,CADC
Mara Y Schieber, LCSW,CADC is a clinician with more than 30 years of experience. She received her B.S, from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and began her career working on an in patient unit at Northwestern Memorial Hospital where she worked for more than 10 years. Read More>>
Mandy Joyce, Addictions Counselor, CADC
Mandy completed her Certified Addiction and Drug Counseling certification at Oakton Community College where she studied the psychological, emotional and physical components of addiction and methods of treatment. Read More>>
Kirsten Book, APN
Advanced Practice Nurse
Kirsten Book is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with experience working with patients with addictions, eating disorders, and and co-occurring mood disorders. Kirsten has prior experience working in residential treatment programs, PHP, IOP, and outpatient settings with adolescents and adults.
Jessica Martinez, RD
Jessica is a Registered Dietitian who earned her Bachelor’s degree in nutrition science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). During her training at UIC, Jessica developed a passion for one-on-one counseling and community outreach.
Anita has been in the Billing/Finance/Customer Service for over 20 years.
She most recently worked at a treatment center learning and implementing procedures to create the most effective and streamline systems.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Amber completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA where she specialized in conflict related trauma, marriage and family therapy, and attachment. Amber is trained in 5 evidenced-based practices as well as Attachment Focused EMDR through the Parnell Institute.
Allison Morgan, M.A.,M.F.A.,CADC
Allison Morgan, M.A.,M.F.A.,CADC is a therapist in the 30th year of her private practice, Mindful Life. She holds an M.A. in Addiction Counseling from the Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago. Read More>>
Rose Gomez, M.D.,D.F.A.P.A.
Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist
Practicing in Chicagoland for over 30 years, Rose is a distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry.Expertise in Dual Diagnosis, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, Adolescents and Hypnosis. Read More>>
Dr. Jonah Waseberg, PhD, LPC
Dr. Waseberg is a psychotherapist, and adjunct professor of counseling psychology. While the foundation of his therapeutic approach is psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic, he integrates other approaches in his therapy such as dialectical behavior therapy, existential, client-centered, and cognitive behavior therapy. He also utilizes spirituality as a resource to support recovery. Read More>>
Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
Licensed Clinical Counselor
Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP is a Licensed Clinical Counselor and is certified as a Registered Dual-disorder Professional. He has a background in pastoral work and integrates spirituality into his work as a therapist. Read More>>