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.

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.

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

Regional Director – HRBP Services

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.    

Christy Eichinger

Alumni Coordinator for Devon

Christy Eichinger was one of the original 44 employees on board when RCA at Devon made its debut. In 2017 she accepted an offer as a Recovery Support Specialist which is where she found her passion and purpose by helping patients navigate a new life in recovery. In 2018 Christy accepted the position of Financial Counselor at RCA, which gave her the opportunity to work with patients one-on-one and alleviate some of the outside stressors that contribute to addiction, so they could focus on their treatment. In 2019, Christy left her Financial Counselor position to be the first Alumni Relations Coordinator at RCA where she can assist patients and their families in the journey of recovery by offering support through the Alumni Association. 

If you would like to get in contact with Christy regarding alumni volunteer opportunities, events, or meetings for RCA at Devon, please email ceichinger@recoverycoa.com.

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.

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