Bracebridge Hall Inpatient Team

Michael Ogden

Chief Executive Officer

Michael brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skill to Bracebridge. Over the course of his career, Michael has held clinical, operations, marketing and a variety of leadership roles. He’s been the Executive Director, Program Director or Administrator of several organizations working with both adults and adolescents including at RCA Devon.

Michael holds a BA in Psychology from Saint Leo University and Master of Public Health from Drexel University. Michael is also a US Navy Veteran.

Heather Frye

Director of Therapeutic Services

Heather Frye APRN, PMHNP-BC, MSN, MBA is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and serves as the Clinical Director at Recovery Centers of America, Bracebridge Hall.

Heather came to RCA from Drexel University, her alma mater, where she served as the Track Director for the PMHNP Program. Heather specializes in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders and collaborates intensely with the clinical team to individualize patient care.

She has co-presented Give Power to Word of Mouth: Adding a Clinical Education Component to a Community Service Program on Heroin at the International Nurses Society on Addiction conference and presented Spread HOPE (Heroin Opioids Public Education): Nursing Pearls for Patient Education at the Delaware Nurses Association Annual Conference.

Dr. Mark Harris

Medical Director

Dr. Mark Harris, DO is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has practiced as a family care physician and addiction treatment professional throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

He joins our team at Bracebridge Hall with over 20 years of experience in family and addiction medicine. After earning his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Harris completed a Family Medicine residency at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.

Theresa Oakley

Associate Medical Director

Teedo joined Bracebridge Hall, RCA in September 2016 as a nurse practitioner and quickly moved into the Associate Medical Director position by February 2017, becoming a strong advocate for addiction recovery.

Entering the field through paramedicine in 2010, Teedo soon found her passion in nursing and finalized her formal education from Wilmington University in 2013 as a Board-Certified Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practice.

Through her work as an Emergency Department Travel Nurse along the east coast, Teedo is passionate about giving back to communities in need. Teedo has traveled and used her professional skills to provide care to outlying villages in Managua, Nicaragua with the Nicaraguan American Nurses Association. Teedo carries that same dedication into her daily interactions with patients, focusing on the best interest of each of them.

Julie Hammersley

Senior Clinical Coordinator

Julie Hammersley, BS, CPRS is set to graduate following next semester with a Master’s In Administration of Human Services degree from Wilmington University. Julie is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS), a Certified HCV & HIV tester, and an Overdose Prevention and Naloxone trainer. Julie has extensive experience in behavioral health with specialties in Peer Supervision and Addictions and has been in leadership roles for the past five years.

Julie has spent over 5 years as Program Manager at Brandywine Counseling and Community Services for Prevention and Intervention programs such as Delaware’s Overdose Survival Education and Syringe Exchange. She has worked with other community outreach programs such as Sojourners Place and the Friendship House, both in Wilmington, Delaware. Julie’s dedication is evident in her advocacy for clients and a creative approach to service delivery. Julie is a single mother of three children and effectively manages her home, career, and school.

Ana Kempner

Director of Admissions

Ana Kempner joined Recovery Centers of America in 2017 as a Financial Counselor and since has moved into the role of Director of Admissions and Utilization Review. Ana has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field since graduation from Liberty University with her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2011.

In 2013, she graduated with her master’s in human services with a specialty in Health & Wellness and recently obtained her Drug and Alcohol Counselor Certification.

Peter Krespan

Recovery Educator

Peter Krespan has been working in the substance abuse field since 2017, and active in the recovery community since 2016. Working on the front lines of addiction and helping those suffering find freedom is Peter’s heartfelt purpose in life.

Peter is a Recovery Educator at Bracebridge Hall, where he teaches patients the power and simplicity of the 12 steps and spiritual action. Holding group sessions and individual sessions with patients to promote understanding and practice of the principles, Peter engages with patients to show them the peace available to them through recovery.

Paul Norris

Wellness Coordinator

Paul Norris has over 17 years of experience with personal training. His passion for helping others achieve their goals, while also loving interacting and communicating with others, is what guided him to this career. He truly enjoys motivating, inspiring, and pushing people to be better than they’ve ever thought – which helps him do the same for himself. Wellness is so much more than just physical well-being, Paul teaches – it’s a balance in mind, body, and spirit.

Paul’s goals as a personal trainer are to pass his knowledge and effective communication skills on to patients, so they can implement this information and techniques not just in their fitness, but in their everyday lives and recovery journey.

Lynn McCormack

Yoga Therapist

Lynn has been studying and practicing yoga for over 15 years and completed her first yoga teacher training certification in 2001. She is a Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, Professional Yoga Teacher RYT-500 and has completed numerous workshops and trainings in a variety of yoga styles that include trauma sensitive yoga and yoga for the recovery of addictions.

She is passionate about helping her clients deal with substance use disorders by introducing them to the numerous health benefits available through a variety of yoga principles including meditation, mindfulness, breathing exercises, physical practices and philosophy. Lynn is the yoga therapist at Recovery Centers of America, (RCA) Bracebridge Hall. She also offers private yoga therapy sessions to Bracebridge individuals interested in meeting their personal wellness goals by incorporating yoga practices into their lives.

KC Poore

Director of Facilities

KC Poore was born and raised in Cecil County, Maryland and grew up the grounds of Bracebridge Hall while assisting his dad in his position as the Estate Caretaker. KC has twenty years of combined experience in grounds maintenance, operations, fleet management, and facilities. Prior to joining the team at BBH, KC owned and operated his own company which specialized in maintenance management, supply chain management, recruiting, and grounds maintenance. As the Facilities Director at BBH, KC is responsible for facilities management, contracts planning, vender relationships, performance, schedule, compliance, budget management, expense reporting, and safety and risk management.

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