MCAT Inpatient Team

Lisa Dehorty

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Dehorty has over 20 years of experience in the substance abuse and treatment industry. After earning her Masters of Healthcare Administration from St. Joseph’s University, Masters of Psychology from Towson State University and Bachelors of Psychology from Shepherd University, she began her career as an Admission Counselor at an addiction treatment center.

Lisa quickly progressed to Assistant Director of Admissions, and then to Director of Admissions. As she continued to grow in her career, she never lost focus of her number one goal: Reconnect patients with recovery.

Lisa is known to be an innovative leader and has diversified skills including insurance and managed care contracting, development and implementation of policies and procedures, and knowledge and adherence to accreditation standards and state regulations.

Dr. Jeffrey Gall

Medical Director

Before beginning his career in medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Gall spent a year and a half on active duty for training in the USMC Reserve, completing Boot Camp at Paris Island and continuing to a course in Ground Radio Repair at 29 Palms, CA. He left the Marines with an Honorable Discharger as a Sergeant (E-5), having served briefly during Operation Desert Storm.

Dr. Gall completed his BS in Biology from The George Washington University, and entered medical school at GW, finishing in 2001. Following an internship in 2002 in Internal Medicine at North Shore – NYU in New York, Dr. Gall completed his Emergency Medicine Residency in GWU in 2005, becoming Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine in 2006. Following his residency, he worked at a variety of Locum Tenens jobs in the ER, before accepting a job as Assistant Professor of Medicine with The University of Maryland. He worked in Baltimore City for four years before taking a leave of absence for 6 months to do a training program in Retrieval Medicine in Queensland, Australia. This job involved helicopter and fixed-wing transports of ill patients from remote sites. Since returning from Australia, Dr. Gall has worked in Maryland exclusively, both on the Eastern Shore and with the UM Capital Region Health system in PG County. One thing he’s noticed during his time in emergency departments: Patients who frequently re-visit the ER for substance abuse.

His interest in addiction treatment, and for having a good option for intervention to treatment, lead him to Recovery Centers of America. In addition to being Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, Dr. Gall is also personally attached to substance use disorder treatment, as he has watched family members navigate through a confusing and often frustrating process of treatment and relapse. He is eager to contribute to RCA’s mission of breaking the stigma of addiction and getting patients effective, comprehensive addiction treatment.

Catherine Costantino

Director of Nursing

Catherine, BSN has been a Registered Nurse for the last 8 years. As a second career, and with a prior Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, she obtained an Associate’s degree in nursing in 2011 and began her career in the Emergency Department.

In 2017 she obtained her BSN, while still continuing as an ER nurse. It was during her time as an ER nurse that she often experienced with patients and families the devastating effects of substance abuse. This compelled her to accept a floor nurse position with the Maryland Center for Addiction treatment in March of 2018 when it opened it’s doors. Within 3 months Catherine shifted from an occasional floor nurse at MCAT and full-time ER nurse, to a full-time RN Case Manager at MCAT and an occasional ER floor nurse.

In July of 2019, Catherine accepted the Director of Nursing position at MCAT, and truly feels that she has found her nursing niche in substance abuse treatment and nursing management. She is currently looking forward to graduating in December 2020 with her Master’s of Science in Nursing to become a family nurse practitioner.

Amy Brinkley

Clinical Trainer

Amy Brinkley, MSS, LCSW brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skill to her position as Clinical Site Trainer at MCAT. Over her 25-year career, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families with mental health and Co-occurring Disorders in Outpatient and Residential settings. She has held clinical, supervisory, operations, and business development positions. Most recently, Amy was the Executive Director of Residential Programs at the Village, a Sanctuary Certified Residential Treatment Program in suburban Philadelphia.

Amy has specialized in providing quality treatment for people with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. In her current role, she is committed to assisting the staff in providing high-quality, trauma-informed treatment and services through education, training and coaching.

Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kent State University and a Master of Social Services from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has advanced training in Trauma, Clinical Supervision, Conflict Resolution, and family counseling. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania since 2003. Amy joined RCA in June 2017

Rhonda Farmer

HR Business Partner

Rhonda Farmer, a native Washingtonian, comes to MCAT/RCA with over 15 years combined experience in staffing and human resources.

Ms. Farmer began her impressive career as a Branch Manager at Keepers, Inc., an organization that specializes in placing experienced Administrative, IT, and Accounting professionals with the DC area’s top employers. In her role, she managed the staffing office comprised of three salesmen, two recruiters, an operations assistant and an Assistant Manager. She also developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies as well as created an effective pipeline of viable opportunities for hire, which led to the successful placement of candidates.

After leaving Keepers, Inc., Ms. Farmer filled the role of Manager of Operations and Recruitment for a leading property management staffing agency which serviced the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia area. While in this role, Ms. Farmer was credited for playing a key role in recruiting and growing the largest department in the company by 133%. With her unique skill set, she improved the employee-training program to increase the efficiency and quality of hired temporary personnel. She managed a team of eight direct reports and ensured quality optimization, account management and customer satisfaction.

With her experience in overseeing and implementing the recruiting, sales and operational functions at various busy companies combined with her tenure as a Property Management professional and Customer Service expert, being named the Director of Recruiting at VMG Resources afforded her the unique opportunity to meet and exceed the complex needs of VMG’s valued clients. In 2018, Ms. Farmer moved into her current role as Human Resources Business Partner at MCAT/RCA, providing her a platform to utilize her unique talents in recruiting, human resources and management to assist the team members onsite, as well as further the mission of RCA. Her belief that “…great customer service is a RIGHT and not an expectation” fuels her passion to identify and work with patients and employees alike.

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