Devon Inpatient Team

Steve Wicke

Chief Executive Officer

Steve has forged a national reputation for executive healthcare leadership and strategic planning with three decades of experience in operational leadership, financial oversight and strategic development focused on systems and programs. From Philadelphia to Alaska, Steve has led multi-disciplinary teams of mental health professionals providing comprehensive behavioral healthcare services in all aspects of residential operations. Stellar local reputation, having built one of most successful drug and alcohol treatment centers in PA leading a staff of more than 650 in multiple locations. Steve has held the following national positions:

  • President and General Partner, White Deer Run Treatment Centers
  • COO and CFO, Boys and Girls Home and Family Services
  • Residential Services Director, Family Centered Services of Alaska
  • Associate Director, Devereux

Bridgette Vail

Executive Director

Bridgette Vail, MA MBA is a seasoned Behavioral Health Care Professional with over 20 years of experience. With a diverse background and advanced degrees in both the Healthcare and Business Industries, Bridgette has developed and led large teams, supervised a variety of professionals and navigated complex healthcare challenges. As a former Director of Admissions and Utilization Review Bridgette recognizes the importance of care coordination and the care management process.

Bridgette effectively utilizes clinical guidelines and accreditation standards to achieve admission and utilization targets. With additional experience as Director of Healthcare Management at an inpatient Substance Abuse Hospital and Executive Director at an Outpatient based Substance Abuse facility, Bridgette’s primary focus was to ensure access to proactive and balanced care, improve clinical outcomes and appropriately manage healthcare associated costs. Bridgette places a high value on professional ethics, professional development and positive patient outcomes.

Cassie S. Wolfe

Clinical Director

Cassie S. Wolfe, Ph.D., LCSW, M.Ed brings nearly a decade of behavioral health experience to Recovery Centers of America at Devon. As the Clinical Director, Cassie uses her leadership role to enrich clinical programming and therapeutic techniques to help patients suffering from addiction. Upon completing her Master of Social Work and Master of Education at Widener University, Cassie received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Sexuality. She began her career in behavioral health hospitals before finding her way to Recovery Centers of America. Having worked in different levels of care, hosting trainings and lectures, and running programs at wellness centers and recovery centers, Cassie’s experience directly serves RCA’s mission of saving 1 million lives, 1 neighborhood at a time. Cassie has extensive knowledge in treatment and health outcomes, biopsychosocial assessments, therapeutic solutions, family-focused treatment, and more. She especially enjoys working with vulnerable populations, specifically those with mental health diagnoses and the LGBT community. As RCA at Devon’s Clinical Director, Cassie will oversee and manage daily programming, continue to develop treatment enhancements and facilitate day-to-day responsibilities and operations. Cassie’s favorite part about the RCA team is working alongside other addiction treatment advocates who are passionate about helping patients reach recovery. To be a great director, Cassie believes in the importance of instilling hope, having experience, education, and compassion. As an essential part of the RCA team, Cassie is determined to continue helping patients suffering from substance use disorders and is excited to see all the possibilities the future holds for RCA and its patients.

Dr. Caroline McWilliams

Medical Director

Dr. McWilliams is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained in Internal Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. McWilliams is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and has been practicing since 2007. She has served as an attending physician for the Department of Public Health at a community health center in Philadelphia and the Medical Director at Inglis House, a nursing home in Philadelphia, PA. Her interest includes addiction medicine and treating patients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. She acted as the lead Physician at Malvern institute, a drug and alcohol rehab facility in Malvern, PA. She has served as the Medical Director at Recovery Center of America in Devon, PA a comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment facility, since August 2017.

Diane Bradley

Director of Admissions

Diane Bradley, LPC, CAADC, ACS, CCTP graduated from Immaculata University in 2011 and has over 8 years of experience working in the field of substance use and co-occurring disorders. After 6 years working as a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient therapist, Diane joined RCA as a clinical trainer. Utilizing her undergraduate degree in education, she has developed and facilitated trainings on assessment skills, clinical documentation skills, the disease model of substance use disorders, ethics in substance use disorder treatment, empathy, clinical supervision, and motivational interviewing. Her specialty is group process skills, she presented on this topic at the 2017 Pennsylvania Certification Board Conference. Her credentials include: Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Nationally Approved Clinical Supervisor. Diane is also an advocate for women with infertility and pregnancy loss. In November 2014, she co-founded a support group approved by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

In October 2017, Diane successfully collaborated with NAADAC: The Association for Addiction Professionals to submit a proposal and application to the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to recognize NAADAC as an approved provider of continuing education programs.

Sarah Rivera

Nursing Director

Sarah has spent her 17-year career as a registered nurse in a range of positions such as staff nurse, unit manager, administrative director of nursing and director of nursing within various medical settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long term care homes and a drug and alcohol center. Sarah currently is a member of the steering committee for PRO-A, Pennsylvania Recovery Organization- Alliance and collaborates closely with the Pennsylvania Nurses Assistance Program to assist nurses who are impaired from drugs and alcohol. Sarah has found her purpose to enmesh her passion for both recovery and nursing with RCA’s mission to help save one million lives from drugs and alcohol.

Michelle Kalman

Human Resources Business Partner

Michelle is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in business management and human resource management.  She also has a master degree from Wilmington University in the field of educational counseling.    Michelle joined Recovery Centers of America in 2019 after a 17 year career in customer service and human resources related positions.  What she brings to the team at Devon is her expertise in employee relations, performance management, strategic planning, mentorship, training and development, and other human resources related areas.  Michelle is passionate about her employees and providing exceptional care to our patients.  She is committed to helping Recovery Centers of America in their mission to saving a million lives.    

Rick Bradley

Regional Manager of Business Development

Rick Bradley is the Regional Manager for Business Development Officer for Pennsylvania. He joined Recovery Centers of America in 2016 after a career in sales and customer services related positions. Rick has been actively involved in the recovery community for years and was attracted to RCA’s accessibility, sense of urgency, and provision of services such as interventions, transportation, and family resources. Since joining RCA, Rick has remained steadfastly focused on easing the suffering of men and women with substance use disorders as well as their families. He is committed to helping RCA’s patients get their lives back, establish new relationships with their loved ones, and get hope for their future. Rick and his team of treatment advocates are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide education, resources, consultations, guidance, and support.

Matt Rupert

QA Strategist

Matt is a graduate of Penn State University and has spent his entire professional career in the Behavioral Health field. Matt began his career in Substance Abuse Disorder treatment as one of the original 44 hires for Recovery Centers of America at Devon, known as the “Devon 44”. He began his tenure at  RCA Devon as a Case Manager, ascending to Lead Case Manager and now as the Quality Assurance Strategist. Matt is dedicated to ensuring patients receive quality care, the safety of our staff, patients, and visitors, and RCA’s mission of saving 1,000,000 lives.

Nick Anastasi

Recovery Instructor

Nick has worked in the addiction field for 3 years and has transitioned into the 12 step Recovery Instructor role within the last year. He has a passion for 12 step teachings and strives to help our patients to take the 12 steps out of their package and into their daily lives. Nick views himself as a student of recovery and works hard to help patients to understand the original 12 step teachings that have been applied since the late 1930’s.

John Nguyen

Primary Therapist

After graduating from Chestnut Hill College with a BA in Psychology and a MA in Counseling from Delaware Valley University, I started my career in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. I became interested on how the brain works and heals after a traumatic event, after surviving my stroke at the age of 14.  Due to this event it had inspired me to become a counseling therapist to help others by sharing my story of recovery, gratitude and perseverance through proper counseling techniques. Counseling has become my way of paying it forward to all the health care professionals that helped and supported me.  After being a therapist for three years, my goal is to help patients understand how counseling is a positive resource to help them heal mentally, physically and emotionally. As a therapist at Recovery Centers of America, I have gotten the opportunity to help patients come to the realization that addictions can be treated in a healthy and respectful manner. I continue to look forward to being a part of my patients’ recovery journey.

Zachary Artz

Case Manager

I’ve been working in the recovery field for over 3 years. I started as a behavioral health technician and found my passion in case management and patient care coordination. As the Lead Case Manager I oversee a team of case managers in addition to managing my own caseload and working as a member of the Treatment Team.

What I like about Case Management is supporting patients through the aftercare process. I feel discharge planning is crucial to the ongoing recovery process. In my own lived experience, the discharge planning process is what helped bridge the gap from inpatient treatment to ongoing recovery resources. I feel fortunate to play a big role in this essential aspect of treatment. 

I like to help patients see recovery through the eyes of someone in sustained recovery and understand the benefits of continued care. I truly understand the benefits of continued treatment beyond inpatient care and the successes it can have. In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, fishing and spending time with my son and better half.

Katie Sullivan

Talent Procurement Specialist

Katie has served in the substance abuse treatment field with over 20 years’ experience spanning clinical to business development operations, and within inpatient, outpatient and other service settings. Having gained her perspective from the trenches, she serves as a voice to reduce the stigma of addiction, educating community stakeholders and the disease, and has testified at State Senate oversight hearings in advocacy for patient rights. Since RCA’s inception Katie has served in several capacities and is currently focusing her energy and passion to the recruitment and retention of its personnel- because she knows all too well that quality of people is paramount to enhancing both the company’s capacity and its reputation.

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