Danvers Inpatient Team

Laura Ames

Chief Executive Officer

Laura Ames joined Recovery Centers of America in 2017, bringing a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Patient Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Laura has successfully opened and licensed both detoxification and Clinical Stabilization Services at RCA. She brings 8 years of Chief Executive Officer experience to RCA. Laura is passionate about ensuring patient satisfaction and comfort at Recovery Centers of America at Danvers.

Dr. Heidi Ginter

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Heidi Ginter, MD, FASAM has nearly two decades of experience working in the addiction treatment field, is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, and is a prominent voice in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT, the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, is widely considered to be an effective tool in battling addiction to opioids and other drugs.

Dr. Ginter graduated from Yale University and earned her doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has lectured extensively on MAT and opioid dependence. Dr. Ginter started her career as a family doctor for underserved populations and eventually found a passion for helping pregnant women struggling with addiction. Most recently, she was the Regional Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for an outpatient addiction treatment provider with 16 sites in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.

Janine Gilchrist

Director of Nursing

Janine Gilchrist joined Recovery Centers of America at Danvers in 2018. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and as a licensed Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

Janine brings years of experience and knowledge to RCA. Previous experience includes Senior Director of Nursing Services, Regional Clinical & Quality Outcomes Manager, Nursing Supervisor and Nurse Manager, and Regional Discharge Manager.

Eli Naparstek

Executive Director

Eli Naparstek, LMHC, brings over six years of experience to Recovery Centers of America at Danvers.

Eli graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, alongside of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Hartford. His past experience includes Behavioral Health Clinician, Group Therapy Supervisor/Utilization Review Coordinator, and Care Clinician.

Rebecca Sena

Business Development Manager

Rebecca Sena is the Regional Manager for Business Development Officer for New England. She joined Recovery Centers of America in early 2019, after spending nearly 20 years in healthcare connecting people to services.

Since joining RCA, Rebecca has been spreading a message of hope and making a difference in the communities she serves. Rebecca and her team of treatment advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide education, resources, consultations, guidance, and support. Their mission is to help those struggling with substance use disorder gain control back over their lives and learn how to live in recovery.

Niovi Gkolemi

HR Partner

Niovi is an HR Professional with more than 12 years of experience both in Consuming Goods and Healthcare industry. She has experience in operational and global HR positions. The last 5 years she has been leading HR functions in different Healthcare organizations both in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Niovi’s goal is to be a true HR strategic partner in the areas of Workforce planning, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Succession Planning, Training and Development, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Strategic Planning and execution and other related areas.

Niovi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Human Resources Management. Niovi is also a Certified Trainer through the Chattered Institute of Personnel and Development in UK with experience in designing and facilitating Leadership trainings. Niovi is also an active SHRM member.

Niovi loves working for RCA because of our amazing and fast-paced environment, our incredible employees, our exceptional quality of care and she is passionate about our mission; she feels grateful to be part of the “miracles” that are happening to our patients’ life every day while they are in treatment with us.

Theresa Donovan

Quality Manager

Theresa received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Theresa is also the recipient of Pitt Law’s Health Law Certificate for her intensive studies in health law. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Massachusetts.

Theresa has more than 12 years of experience working in the behavioral health field with a wide variety of populations. She has had the opportunity to work with individuals with co-occurring disorders, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and the incarcerated population, among others. Theresa started her career in direct care, and, in addition to her quality and compliance work, has experience as a Site Manager, Program Director, Volunteer Attorney, Law Clerk, and as a Client Counselor for the PA Department of Aging Medicare/Medicaid Office. For her extensive work in the public sector, Theresa received the Honorable Gary L. Lancaster Award for Public Interest or Service.

Theresa has served as Quality Manager at Recovery Centers of America in Danvers, a comprehensive drug and alcohol treatment facility, since April 2018.

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