SunCloud Health offers integrative, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization for adolescents and adults of all genders – “Supporting your desire to live free from self-destructive behavior as you embark on a life long journey of recovery”.

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.

Our Team

DR. KIMBERLY DENNIS, MD

DR. KIMBERLY DENNIS, MD

Medical Director

“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

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

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>>

Group Leaders

DR. MARCIA NICKOW, PSY.D., CADC, CGP

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 MARKS, LCSW, CADC

Psychotherapist

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

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>>

Chris Stewart, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist

Chris Stewart, MD. Board Certified Psychiatrist

Chris Stewart, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist in private practice at Working Sobriety Chicago who has an extensive background treating patients with addiction in a variety of settings. Prior to his transition into private practice, he was the addiction psychiatry residency training director at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where, along with his teaching and clinical duties, he participated in research exploring the relationship between addiction, psychological trauma, and neuroelectrophysiology of the brain. Read More>>  Play Video

Dr. Jenni Osborne, DNP, APN, PMHNP-BC

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

Gail Alexander

Therapist, 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 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

Kathy Pasternicki, Psy.D., CADC

Intake Director

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

Therapist

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>>

Leslie S Lewis, NTC

Leslie S Lewis, NTC

Leslie is an experienced Chef, Nutritional Therapy Consultant and Long-Term Member of 12 Step Recovery. Read More>>

Anne Carter, LCSW, CADC

Anne Carter, LCSW, CADC

Therapist

Anne Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. Read More>>

Joe Whitlock, CADC

Joe Whitlock, CADC

Therapist

Joe Whitlock has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years; primarily in counseling and addictions. Read More>>

Mandy Joyce, Addictions Counselor, CADC

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>>

Kaori

Joe Whitlock has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years; primarily in counseling and addictions. Read More>>

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>>

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