Monroeville Inpatient Team

Michael Ogden

Chief Executive Officer

Michael, a native to the Pittsburgh area, brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and skill to Recovery Centers of America at Monroeville. He most recently served as CEO of RCA at Bracebridge Hall, located in Earleville, Maryland. He was previously the Executive Director of RCA’s largest treatment center, located in Devon, Pennsylvania. Michael has over 30 years of experience in the treatment of patients suffering from substance use disorder, including many leadership roles at behavioral health and addiction treatment organizations.

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.

Dr. Scott Cook

Medical Director

Dr. Cook is an international lecturer and physician who grew up in a Pittsburgh neighborhood close to RCA at Monroeville. In his role of Medical Director for the center, he brings years of experience in Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, and Public Health. He has practiced at multiple inpatient and outpatient addiction medicine centers throughout the United States. Additionally, he has worked as an ER/Urgent Care physician at several Western Pennsylvania Emergency Departments and Urgent Care centers.

Prior to joining RCA, Dr. Cook held roles as Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at multiple addiction organizations. Additionally, he has commercial and government health administration experience serving as Medical Director at Highmark Health and at C2C Innovative Solutions (Medicare).

Dr. Cook has a special interest in the public health implications of institutional racism and its impact on the health status of African-Americans. He has lectured on Addiction Medicine in several European countries and has plans to speak at future international conferences in Central/South America, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Michael Zimmerman

Clinical Director

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.

Kimberly Bryan

Director of Admission & UR

Kim believes her most important role as Director of Admissions and Utilization Review at RCA at Monroeville is to be an advocate for those struggling, and she is committed to helping individuals take their first steps toward recovery. Kim is passionate and dedicated to making sure that individuals seeking treatment receive treatment. She brings over 24 years of experience working in both the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields to RCA.  

Lauren Marsh

RSS Supervisor

As Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) Supervisor at RCA at Monroeville, Lauren is responsible for managing the RSS department and is passionate about empowering the team to provide a safe and supportive environment that contributes towards meaningful change.

Prior to joining RCA, Lauren spent nearly a decade working with clients in the behavioral health field, specializing in eating disorders, addictions, trauma healing, and other mental health disorders.  She has extensive experience working with individuals and groups to help patients embrace the recovery process, practice new coping skills, and finally break free from the chains of addiction.

Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She is additionally a Certified Trainer, Coach, and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Certified Master Practitioner of Hypnosis, Certified Master Practitioner of Mental and Emotional Release® Therapy, and Certified Level II Huna Energy Healing Practitioner.

Matt Keranko

Human Resources Business Partner

In his role as HRBP, Matthew is committed to providing an inclusive, high energy, positive team environment to ensure that the patients at RCA at Monroeville are provided with premiere rehabilitation services and resources. He brings years of expertise in employee relations, performance management, strategic planning, mentorship, training and development, and other human resources related areas. 

Matthew has spent his entire career cultivating business relationships as a leader across a variety of industries with a focus in the HR field. He began his career as an attorney building a successful practice including enforcing employees’ rights and responsibilities. Since then, he has led HR teams in a senior management role and has been instrumental in developing proven polices to ensure compliance and growth. Matthew received a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Economics and Philosophy and then earned a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law. 

Neil Amina

QA Strategist

In his role as Quality Assurance Strategist at RCA at Monroeville, Neil brings nearly a decade of Healthcare Quality Assurance and Process Improvement experience and a diverse background in hospital inpatient care, behavioral health managed care, and research. He has developed and implemented a variety of improvement plans and conducted statewide initiatives for 13 counties in western Pennsylvania aimed at reducing behavioral health readmission rates. Neil received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Vincent College in Psychology and then earned a master’s degree in Health Management Systems from Duquesne University. While obtaining his graduate degree, Neil conducted and published a cancer research study at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School involving dendritic cell immunotherapy. Additionally, he is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

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