Rosecrance’s Medical and Clinical Leadership
Meet the dedicated doctors and other medical professionals behind Rosecrance’s robust medical and clinical programs.
Thomas Wright, MD, Addictionologist
Chief Medical Officer/Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs
Dr. Thomas Wright oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance. He specializes in working with adolescents who have a co-existing or secondary diagnosis in addition to an addiction disorder. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the field and is certified as a child and adolescent psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Wright is also certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He served on the faculty at Northwestern Medical College in Chicago and at The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rockford. Dr. Wright is a regular conference presenter and has been recognized as a medical educator and leader in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Wright received the Clinician of the Year award for clinical excellence from Addiction Professional in 2015. He joined Rosecrance in 2005.
Alvydas J. Baris, MD, Addictionologist
Dr. Alvydas “Al” Baris is a physician at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He is board-certified in family practice and is also certified as an addictionologist by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Baris has more than 31 years of experience in family practice and emergency medicine. He has been with Rosecrance for more than 15 years.
Therese Lucietto-Sieradzki, MD
Dr. Therese Lucietto-Sieradski is a physician for Rosecrance. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University.
Henry Emerle, MD
Dr. Henry Emerle is a physician for Rosecrance. He received his medical training at The University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Michigan.
Joseph Neubauer, MD, ABAM
Dr. Joseph Neubauer is a physician for Rosecrance. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He is board-certified in addiction medicine. Dr. Neubauer treats clients at the Harrison Campus, both in the detox and residential settings, and provides medication-assisted therapy. Additionally, he oversees care plans at Rosecrance Lakeview.
Dennis Brightwell, MD
Dr. Dennis Brightwell oversees the clinical treatment and provides psychiatric care at several Rosecrance locations, including Rosecrance McHenry County, Rosecrance Des Plaines and Rosecrance Waukesha Clinic. He is board-certified in psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has served on the faculty at the University of Kentucky, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the University of South Florida. Dr. Brightwell was with the US Department of Veterans Affairs for 20 years and was Chief of Psychiatry first at the VA Hospital in Columbia, MO, and then at the VA Medical Center in Tampa, FL. Additionally, he is the author or coauthor of over 40 published papers on psychiatry, addictions, eating disorders, and substance abuse.
Raymond Garcia, MD
Medical Director of Rosecrance Harrison Campus
Dr. Raymond Garcia oversees clinical treatment and care at the Rosecrance Harrison Adult Campus. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, licensed in Illinois, a member of Illinois Psychiatric Society and a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Garcia is also a board-certified Addictionologist by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, ABAM. Dr. Garcia is on faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, where he has received the Golden Apple, Mentor of the Year, and Distinguished Teaching Awards. He joined Rosecrance in 2009.
Carol Craig, MD
Dr. Carol Craig is a staff psychiatrist for Rosecrance. She oversees the Specialized Services program, a residential program for adolescents experiencing primary mental health disorders, at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
Jorge Fernald, MD
Dr. Jorge Fernald is a psychiatrist for Rosecrance. He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College.
Richard Jaconette, MD
Dr. Richard Jaconette is a child and adolescent psychiatrist for Rosecrance. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan.
Shahina Jafry, MD
Dr. Shahina Jafry is a psychiatrist for Rosecrance. Her areas of expertise include managing premenstrual dysphoric disorder, psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum period. She treats adolescents and adults for PTSD, ADHD, depression, psychosis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dementia with behavioral disturbances, and other chronic psychiatric disorders.
Michael Kuna, MD
Dr. Michael Kuna is a psychiatrist for Rosecrance. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.
Uma Srivastava, MD
Dr. Uma Srivastava is the medical director for Rosecrance Ware Center. She received her medical degree from M.L.N. Medical College in Allahabad, UD, India.
Director of Nursing
Amy Young, MS, APN, FNP-BC
Amy Young is an advanced practice nurse who provides high quality care for adults and adolescents at Rosecrance. Her responsibilities include thoroughly assessing, diagnosing and treating all illnesses, providing education for staff and clients on medical conditions and substance abuse, and working independently as well as functioning as a member of the medical team.
Sherry Aleksich, RN, DNP
Sherry Aleksich is an advanced practice nurse who has taught at universities and worked at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Sherry has worked with children and adolescents her entire career. Her focus at Rosecrance continues to be the mental health and addiction services of children.
Kristie Brokaw, FNP
Dr. Kristie Brokaw is a nurse practitioner for Rosecrance.
Julie Worley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
Dr. Worley is nationally certified as a family, psychiatric and addictions nurse practitioner. She specializes in treatment of complex psychiatric disorders across the lifespan. She is also an associate professor at Rush University. She was awarded the MVP in Education award at Rush University in 2017 for outstanding education contribution. She is a national speaker and author on prevention of and recovery from substance use disorders. Dr. Worley is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Psychiatric Nurse Association and the International Nurses Society on Addcitons. In 2017 she was chosen to receive the Excellence in Practice award from the American Psychiatric Nurse Association for her work with children, adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders at Rosecrance.