Leadership Team
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Lisa McLaughlin
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
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Robin McIntosh
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
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Paul Leonard, MD
Chief Medical Officer
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Itai Danovitch, MD
Clinical Advisor
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Erik Anderson, MD
Clinical Director, California
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Thedia Carey, MD, MS
Clinical Director, Michigan
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Patrick Schoeps
Chief Technology Officer
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Kali Lux
Head of Marketing
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Kate Monti
Head of Operations
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Dana Forman
Head of Medical Care
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Samantha Panek
Head of Care Management, LLMSW
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Sal Saia
Senior Engineer
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Esther Yan
Software Engineer
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Courtney Todd
Digital Marketing Coordinator
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Kristy Allen
Operations Analyst
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Katherine Emley
Partnerships Manager
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Christin Lett
Practice Manager
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Amy Wilson
Care Navigator
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Laura Turanchik
Senior Visual Designer
Lisa McLaughlin
Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Lisa is a serial social entrepreneur with passion for creating a high-performance and collaborative culture, focusing on precision prevention models. She’s served on executive leadership teams at startups in the digital health and edtech spaces for over ten years, supplemented with seven years of academic experience in psychiatry.

Robin McIntosh
Co-Founder, Co-CEO

Robin McIntosh believes that addiction treatment will be radically transformed by patient led advocacy and design. An experienced entrepreneur, designer and proud woman in recovery, Robin has founded multiple companies, and  has worked in  digital health and social impact over the past ten years.

Paul Leonard, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Leonard is a board-certified community emergency medicine physician and clinical professor with extensive experience in ED-based harm reduction. He’s served as an advisor to multiple organizations, focused on growing next-generation healthcare technologies to effectively serve the needs of diverse populations.

Itai Danovitch, MD
Clinical Advisor

Dr. Danovitch is the Chairman of Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai, the Commissioner of California’s Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission, and previously was president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine who brings over 15 years of addiction medicine expertise to Workit Health.

Erik Anderson, MD
Clinical Director, California

Dr. Anderson is an attending physician at Highland Hospital’s ED-Bridge Substance Use Disorder Clinic in Oakland, California. After receiving an MD from the University of Minnesota, he trained in emergency medicine at ACMC-Highland. Dr. Anderson then proceeded to Stanford University for a fellowship in Population Health and Social Emergency Medicine.

Thedia Carey, MD, MS
Clinical Director, Michigan

Dr. Carey is certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry by ABPN, also Addiction Medicine certified by ABAM. She’s a clinical assistant professor, the current program director for program director for the Authority Health Psychiatry Residency Program and a previous Program Director Ann Arbor Veteran’s Affairs. She’s a native Detroiter committing to providing innovative addiction care to the people of Michigan.

Patrick Schoeps
Chief Technology Officer

Patrick is an engineer with a background in neuroscience, and a passion for combining health and tech to improve lives.

Kali Lux
Head of Marketing

Kali is a digital marketing expert who leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine.

Kate Monti
Head of Operations

Kate is an operations and compliance genius who holds dual masters degrees in social work and public health.

Dana Forman
Head of Medical Care

Dana is a Nurse Practitioner with 10 years expertise in healthcare and endless passion for quality addiction care.

Samantha Panek
Head of Care Management, LLMSW

Samantha has been working in addiction treatment since 2012. She has worked at various organizations throughout Michigan with a focus on supporting those who need it most through crisis response and inpatient intake. Samantha earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University in 2012 and her master’s degree from Wayne State University in 2017. Samantha is passionate about providing hope and unconditional support to those in need.

Sal Saia
Senior Engineer

Sal is an engineer dedicated to building tools that empower us to live our best lives.

Esther Yan
Software Engineer

Esther is an engineer with a passion for developing the intersection between technology and people.

Courtney Todd
Digital Marketing Coordinator

Courtney is a digital marketing specialist with a passion for raising awareness in the addiction treatment, recovery, and public health space.

Kristy Allen
Operations Analyst

Kristy is a systems optimization guru with a love for helping people near and far use tech to be the best versions of themselves.

Katherine Emley
Partnerships Manager

Katherine is an advocate for building technology with compassion, focused on connecting high-quality, evidence-based treatment to those who need it.

Christin Lett
Practice Manager

Christin is a limited license psychologist with a background in leadership and management. She is passionate about improving quality and access to care.

Amy Wilson
Care Navigator

Amy brings compassion and empathy to her role as Care Navigator, where she assists people in finding the help they need while answering any questions they might have.

Laura Turanchik
Senior Visual Designer

Laura is a visual designer with a background in experience design and a passion for crafting meaningful digital systems and services.

Co-founders, Robin + Lisa

In 2014, Robin McIntosh and Lisa McLaughlin were tired of watching friends fall through the cracks of traditional addiction treatments.

Michigan Clinical Team
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Soha Al-Ammoury
Nurse Practitioner
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TaCoya Jones
Nurse Practitioner
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Mary Connors
Nurse Practitioner
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Christine Jones
Nurse Practitioner
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Shannon Hood
Medical Assistant
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Samantha Keeler
Recovery Coach, MSW Candidate
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Justin Gillespie
Recovery Coach, LLMSW
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Doug Vanderlooven
Recovery Coach, LLMSW
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LaKeisha Thomas
Recovery Coach, LLMSW
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Staci Kent
Recovery Coach, LLMSW
Samantha Keeler
Recovery Coach, MSW Candidate

Samantha is a Certified Health Education Specialist and is currently working towards her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. Samantha enjoys sending weekly inspiration and helping her members set concrete goals. Samantha believes that self-care and maintaining life balance are very important.

Justin Gillespie
Recovery Coach, LLMSW

Justin has his LLMSW and has 5+ years of experience in the social work field. Justin’s passion population is working with individuals with substance use disorders with co-occurring mental health disorders. He brings an array of professional experience with substance-using adults and adolescents in detox, secure residential, outpatient, and community-based settings prior to joining Workit Health.

Doug Vanderlooven
Recovery Coach, LLMSW

Doug is a Social Worker with over 5 years of case management experience in the field and is committed to helping others achieve health and wellness.

LaKeisha Thomas
Recovery Coach, LLMSW

LaKeisha received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Marygrove College and Masters in Social Work through Madonna University. Mrs. Thomas is an advocate for survivors of trauma, mental illness awareness, and substance usage. She is a motivational speaker, who hopes to challenge stigmas and reduce victimization.

Staci Kent
Recovery Coach, LLMSW

Staci has a background in Drug and Alcohol Abuse Studies and has her Masters in Social Work from Wayne State University. She is passionate about helping all at-risk individuals.

California Clinical Team
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Dorothy Moore
Nurse Practitioner
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Dede Jackson
Nurse Practitioner
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Tyson Buis
Nurse Practitioner
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Brent Brummert
Nurse Practitioner
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Karen Van Leuven
Nurse Practitioner
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Yuliana Cisneros
Medical Assistant, Northern California
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Claudia Padilla
Medical Assistant, Central California
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Sherrie Rager
Recovery Coach, PhD, CADC II
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Robert Mills
Recovery Coach, LAADDC
Sherrie Rager
Recovery Coach, PhD, CADC II

Sherrie has degrees in social work, counseling, and psychology. She also holds the Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Senior Addiction Specialist certifications. A professional in the addiction field for over 25 years, Sherrie has a passion for meeting members where they are and is honored to be a part of their journey to recovery. She knows that there is more than one way to recover, and strives to help people in whatever way works best for them. In her free time, Sherrie enjoys spending time with her family, including her best friend, her dog Lilly.

Robert Mills
Recovery Coach, LAADDC

Robert Mills, MA LAADC has over 14 years experience working in the addiction treatment field with a diverse population, including 5 years in medically assisted treatment. He believes that anyone can make meaningful changes in their lives and is passionate about assisting clients on that journey. When not working, he can usually be found with a good book, drinking way too much coffee.

New Jersey Clinical Team
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Mariama Hubbard
Nurse Practitioner
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Judith Dela Victoria Landingin
Nurse Practitioner
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Fleurette Johnson
Clinical Administrator
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Chelsea Chang
Recovery Coach, LSW
Company culture

Workit Health’s Clinical Experts

Workit Health is backed by leading health experts and recovery advocates.
Paul Leonard, MD
Physician, EPNO
Chief Medical Officer
Erik Anderson, MD
Physician, Highland ED-Bridge Clinic
Clincial Director, California
Theadia Carey, MD, MS
Director, Ann Arbor VA
Clincial Director, Michigan
Itai Danovitch, MD
Chair, Cedar Sinai Psychiatry
Clinical Advisor
John Greden, MD
Director, UM Depression Center
Clinical Advisor
Lisa Gentz, MSW
Administrator, ACCESS Washtenaw
Clinical Advisor

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