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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.

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  • Melissa Rocchi, ATR, LCPC
    Melissa Rocchi, ATR, LCPC
    Executive Director, Northbrook, Naperville and Lincoln Park Chicago
  • 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
  • Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
    Dr. Marcia Nickow, PSY.D., CADC, CGP
    Clinical Director and Organizational Adviser
  • William White, LCPC
    William White, LCPC
    Assistant Clinical Director and Director of Residential Services


We are delighted that you have chosen to consider receiving care at SunCloud Health. We are a recovery-focused therapeutic community. The SC team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of health care providers who help you develop an individualized treatment plan to reach your goals. Our team consists of psychiatrists, registered dieticians, registered nurses, psychologists, therapists and counselors whose specialties include addiction, eating disorders, mood disorders and trauma recovery. The community at SunCloud includes you, fellow patients seeking greater health themselves and the SC staff. At SCH we focus both on the primary behavioral symptoms interfering with your life, as well as the underlying biological, psychological, social and spiritual factors, including adverse childhood experiences, that interfere with your ability to live a meaningful, joyful and free life. We use evidence-based treatment modalities to execute our mission to provide integrated care to persons with complex, co-occurring conditions who have not been adequately helped by treatment models that focus on one “primary” condition. We use a sophisticated treatment approach addressing multiple co-occurring disorders at the same time, under one roof in an integrated fashion.

Our Team

  • Dr. Alexander Chevalier, MD
    Dr. Alexander Chevalier, MD
    Psychiatrist for children, adolescents and adults
  • Lauren Kofod, MD
    Lauren Kofod, MD
  • Eleanor Annan, MD
    Eleanor Annan, MD
  • Dr. Lauren Pace, DO
    Dr. Lauren Pace, DO
  • Maureen Wuest, APN-BC
    Maureen Wuest, APN-BC
  • Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN, CD
    Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN, CD
    Director of Marketing and Outreach
  • 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
    Director for Northbrook and Director of Outpatient
  • Stacy Gaertner, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
    Stacy Gaertner, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
    Utilization Review Manager
  • Gail Alexander, LPC
    Gail Alexander, LPC
    Utilization Review Manager
  • Colleen Kestel, MBA, RDN, LDN
    Colleen Kestel, MBA, RDN, LDN
    Director of Nutrition Services & Assistant Director of Operations
  • Nada C Pavlovic, LCPC
    Nada C Pavlovic, LCPC
  • Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
    Steve Wright, LCPC, RDDP
  • Jeff Caldcleugh, LCSW
    Jeff Caldcleugh, LCSW
  • 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
  • Denika McMillen, LCSW
    Denika McMillen, LCSW
    Treatment Coordinator
  • Krista DeCeault, RDN
    Krista DeCeault, RDN
    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
    Intake Coordinator
  • Terri Dempsey
    Terri Dempsey
    Financial Coordinator
  • Hope Hirsch
    Hope Hirsch
    Clinical Intern
  • Anita Ford
    Anita Ford
    Billing Specialist
  • Maria Argoudelis
    Maria Argoudelis
    Administrative Assistant
  • Lauren Cali
    Lauren Cali
    Administrative Assistant
  • Jenna Weitz, LSW
    Jenna Weitz, LSW
    Administrative Assistant

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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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DASA License. Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation.
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