Westminster inpatient team
Director of Admissions & UR
Anthony has a BA in Psychology, with a concentration in addictions. He will also have an MS in Forensic Psychology in 2020. His background is in law enforcement and as a private investigator. Working in those fields, Anthony had frequent exposure with people suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders. Anthony joined RCA in 2017 and has experience in utilization review, program management, and transportation management. Providing great customer service and exceptional patient care are his top priorities as he works towards the mission of saving 1 million lives from the disease of addiction.
Director of Nursing
Kim Cowan has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She has over 20 years of experience working in addiction treatment, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.
Kim’s background is in direct patient care, quality management, internal DEA compliance, and providing regional nursing oversight for outpatient treatment facilities throughout New England.
Kim is dedicated in providing quality, safe, and compassionate patient care for those facing the challenges associated with addiction.
Meghan Wood has a BA in Psychology and Criminology/Sociology, as well as an MA in Counseling Psychology with concentrations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child & Family Interventions. Wood is also a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She has experience providing clinical oversight and direct services treating substance use and co-occurring disorders to diverse populations.
Meghan is experienced in the full continuum of care of treatment, including inpatient and residential services, outpatient, and family therapy. Her specialties include Massachusetts Tobacco Education Coordinator, trauma-informed care trainer, Seeking Safety facilitator, suicidality assessment, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness techniques. She is committed to providing the highest quality care to address each patient’s holistic needs, including safety, emotional, behavioral, relational/familial, and spiritual domains while fostering a treatment environment that creates healing to patient, family, and the greater community.
Dr. Heidi Ginter
Chief Medical Director
Dr. Heidi Ginter, MD, FASAM has nearly two decades of experience working in the addiction treatment field, is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine, and is a prominent voice in medication for addiction treatment (MAT). MAT, the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, is widely considered to be the evidence-based best practice for battling addiction to opioids and other drugs.
Dr. Ginter graduated from Yale University and earned her doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has lectured extensively on MAT and opioid use disorder. Dr. Ginter started her career as a family doctor for underserved populations and eventually found a passion for helping pregnant women struggling with addiction. Prior to joining RCA, she was the Chief Medical Officer for an outpatient addiction treatment provider with opioid treatment programs at 16 sites in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
Chief Executive Officer
Kat Stevens is the CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Westminster and Interim CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Danvers. She has a BS in Psychology, with a concentration in Women’s Studies. She also has an MA in Counseling Psychology with concentrations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child & Family Interventions and is a Massachusetts Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). With over 13 years of experience in Behavior Healthcare, including 10 years of working especially with substance use and co-occurring disorder treatments, Kat has provided leadership in multiple modalities of treatment, including acute treatment services, inpatient and residential services, and community-based support professionals. In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Kat was awarded 40 under 40 Top Leader by the Worcester Business Journal.
Kat’s background is in project management, clinical treatment, direct care, training facilitation, and quality improvement, with clinical experience in CBT, suicidality assessment, motivational interviewing, group, individual, community-based, and family therapies. She also has experience working with diverse populations, such as trauma survivors, LGBTQI, adolescents, adults, and families. Stevens provides quality, patient-centered, individualized treatment to help engage and support patients and their families in a safe, therapeutic environment.
Alumni Coordinator for Westminster
If you would like to get in contact with Lindsay regarding alumni volunteer opportunities, events, or meetings for RCA at Westminster, please email email@example.com
Lindsay Hassett serves as RCA as the Regional Alumni Coordinator for RCA at Westminster in Westminster, Massachusetts. Prior to Lindsay’s arrival to the Alumni Team, she received a bachelor’s degree in Business at Nichols College in Dudley, MA. Before joining the team at RCA, Lindsay diligently worked in operations and collegiate alumni relations as well as at an inpatient residential treatment center for women. Her background and experience in both alumni relations and substance use disorder makes Lindsay an exceptional, welcomed addition to the Alumni Team here at RCA where she works passionately to help connect our patients to their peers and grow a strong community of volunteers at Westminster.
Why do you choose to work as an Alumni Coordinator for RCA?
It has been a long-time goal of mine to combine my experience operations in the substance use treatment field. Not only do I now have a career that I am truly passionate about, but I have the pleasure to work for a company that takes pride in helping their patients achieve a full, happy, healthy life in recovery.
What do you hope to accomplish as an Alumni Coordinator?
I hope to connect and foster relationships with patients during their time at RCA so when they leave treatment, they still want to come back and get in service by assisting their peers in their recovery. Recovery is not just about going to meetings, it is about changing your life entirely, and this includes the way in which we have fun. Fun for us in recovery no longer includes drugs and alcohol, so it is important to me that I bring fun and a new way of life to our alumni through events, outings, and exciting experiences.
In your opinion, why do you believe an alumni program is so important for those who want to achieve long-term recovery?
An alumni program is crucial for two reasons: the first is that RCA can serve as a safe place for anyone in recovery to form a network and form new healthy habits. Secondly, having an alumni program can show the patients who are currently in our care here at RCA that recovery is possible.
What is your favorite quote, and why?
My favorite quote is ‘even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise,’ – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables.
There were days when I felt trapped in the dark, but when I got to the other side of that darkness, it helped me realize that even on the most difficult days, I can overcome anything.
What are the major driving forces in your life?
The major driving forces in my life are my family, my pets, and the responsibility I have for keeping the memory alive of someone close to me whom I have lost to addiction.