As Clinical Director for RCA at Monroeville, Michael oversees and manages daily programming, develops treatment enhancements, and facilitates day-to-day responsibilities and operations. He brings a unique background to RCA, including time service our country in the military and nearly a decade of behavioral health experience.
Upon completing his Master of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh, Michael took a year-and-a-half sabbatical to prepare for and deploy to Afghanistan as a PA Army National Guard Helicopter Avionics Mechanic. While deployed, Michael was hired as a medical observation unit/emergency department social worker, and he began his career shortly after returning home.
Michael’s work as a hospital social worker, outpatient therapist for combat Veterans, and management of an Air Force Reserve installation’s psychological health program, directly serves RCA’s mission of saving one million lives, one neighborhood at a time. Michael has extensive knowledge of treatment and health outcomes, biopsychosocial assessments, therapeutic solutions, couples counseling, and more. His heart is with helping Veterans, specifically those with mental health diagnoses and drug or alcohol problems.
Michael’s favorite part about the RCA team is knowing that his team treats everyone with dignity and respect. To be a great director, Michael believes in the importance of communication; the right tone and approach can make or break a situation. As an essential part of the RCA team, Michael is determined to continue helping those suffering from substance use disorders and is excited to see all the possibilities the future holds for RCA.