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Rosecrance Residential

Rosecrance Residential care campuses in Illinois and Iowa are designed to support a fully immersive, holistic approach to treatment for substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. Our physician-led clinical teams provide outcomes-based care for individuals with complex behavioral health challenges.

Our nationally recognized, evidence-based addiction treatment is tailored as needed to serve men, women, women with children, adolescents, young adults, older adults, first responders, frontline workers, veterans, individuals reengaging their recovery, and people with who have a dual-diagnosis with mental health conditions.

As a national leader in adolescent behavioral health, we’ve been caring for the unique needs of children and teens for more than 100 years. Our immersive residential treatment programs offer care for adolescents with a range of mental health concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and abuse-related conditions, and suicidal behaviors. We also specialize in treating teens with substance use disorders.

Evidence-based treatment

Residential treatment helps people develop essential tools and rebuild positive, healthy relationships. Rosecrance uses evidenced-based therapeutic methods such as DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing for emotion regulation and coping skills. Clients and families also receive deep addiction and relapse prevention education to help remove barriers to recovery. Psychiatric services and medication management are also available, as needed.

Holistic care

Residential treatment is robust, lending to a holistic care approach to support therapy and addiction treatment. Clients participate in therapeutic recreation, which includes everything from art to horticulture to music, health and wellness programming, 12-Step education, spiritual wellness, family education and support, and alumni relations including planned sober activities.

Managing withdrawal

Medically monitored detox care is available in Illinois and Iowa for individuals struggling with alcohol and drug use. Care is individualized and includes substance use and or addiction education and counseling, while helping manage the symptoms of withdrawal.

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Rosecrance Residential Team

Abigail Nelson, M.S., CTRS, CADC, QMHP

Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator

Abigail Nelson, M.S., CTRS, CADC, QMHP

Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator

Abby Nelson coordinates therapeutic recreation programs that guide adolescent and adult clients toward healthy habits, connection, and leisure activities across Rosecrance. She earned her Bachelor of Science in secondary education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and her Master of Science in therapeutic recreation at Northwest Missouri State University. She joined Rosecrance in 2004 as a recreation specialist facilitating adolescent therapeutic groups in recreation, fitness and nutrition, and life skills. She has led team-building groups focused on low ropes course facilitation, visual arts groups, and other experiential therapy activities. She is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a Qualified Mental Health Professional. She is also a frequent conference speaker, having presented for the Illinois Association of Behavioral Health, the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual, and the Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation.

Adrienne Adams, M.D.

Medical Director

Adrienne Adams, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Adrienne Adams oversees clinical treatment and care at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus in Rockford, Illinois. She earned her medical degree from Wayne State University, completed her general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship training at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and earned a master’s degree in clinical research from Rush University. Dr. Adams has over 15 years of experience in clinical care, administration, and education. She has served on the Illinois Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry board for many years and served as the first African American female president in the chapter. Dr. Adams chairs the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training. She also is a counselor-at-large for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a trustee for the Illinois Psychiatric Society.

Alvydas J. Baris, MD, Addictionologist

Physician

Alvydas J. Baris, MD, Addictionologist

Physician

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Avery Desy, M.S.W., LMSW

Unit Coordinator

Avery Desy, M.S.W., LMSW

Unit Coordinator

Avery Desy is the coordinator for adolescent residential services at Rosecrance Jackson Centers in Sioux City, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor of Art with a focus in counseling psychology from Morningside University and Master of Social Work from the University of South Dakota. Desy holds a Master of Social Work license and is working to become a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Desy has utilized her time as a coordinator to focus on consistent program structure, as well as implementing additional evidenced-based practices for best quality client care. She has worked in various aspects of the behavioral health field, including case management, individual and family therapy, behavioral management with youth and families, work with homeless individuals, veteran-focused care in various forms, crisis and stabilization for adults, and with individuals who have mental and/or physical disabilities. Desy specializes in working with youth, adolescents, and families, and has experience working with various conditions and challenges such as mood disorders, self-harm and suicidality, ADHD, and behavior management. Her main treatment modalities include DBT, CBT, Seeking Safety, motivational interviewing, active listening, and a person-centered approach.

Brianna Steffe, CADC

Unit Coordinator

Brianna Steffe, CADC

Unit Coordinator

Brianna Steffe is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has worked in the behavioral health field since 1996 and has extensive experience working in a residential/inpatient setting for most of her career. Steffe received her certification in 2008 from the Iowa Board of Certification and is continuing to further her higher education in addiction counseling/prevention and health services administration. Steffe has worked with various populations, including adolescents with behavioral health disorders and primarily women with substance use disorders. She also has served on the Woodbury County Family Treatment Court panel for over 15 years. Her passion to help women recover and develop her staff professionally is displayed in her compassionate leadership.

Carlene Cardosi, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC

Chief of Clinical Operation of Rosecrance Behavioral Health and Regional President or Rosecrance Illinois

Carlene Cardosi, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC

Chief of Clinical Operation of Rosecrance Behavioral Health and Regional President or Rosecrance Illinois

Carlene Cardosi has been with Rosecrance since 2008. She has worked at both the adolescent and adult residential substance use treatment centers in Rockford, Illinois. Cardosi started as an intern working with adolescent girls at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus, and she has worked her way up through various positions across the organization. After her internship, she worked as a primary counselor with the girls and then as a unit coordinator with the boys. She was then given the opportunity to supervise the women’s programming at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus for adults. In 2015, she was promoted to Assistant Administrator at the Harrison Campus, where she took on a leadership role mentoring coordinators and other staff. In 2017, she was promoted to Clinical Director of Residential Services, where she developed programs for both adolescents and adults. In 2018, she was promoted to Regional Administrator and oversaw services in Milwaukee, and at Illinois locations in McHenry County, Des Plaines, and Chicago. Most recently, Cardosi served as Vice President of Residential Services, and she supervised Rosecrance’s Griffin Williamson and Harrison campuses in Rockford and the Lakeview facility in Chicago.

Christopher Druce-Jones, M.Div.

Director of Chaplaincy

Christopher Druce-Jones, M.Div.

Director of Chaplaincy

Christopher Druce Jones provides spiritual leadership to individuals in treatment for substance use and mental health disorders at Rosecrance Behavioral Health. He provides spirituality care services through weekly spirituality lectures, individual spiritual counseling, special worship services, and spiritual support to staff. Druce Jones also facilitates groups on grief and loss and vicarious trauma. He has extensive experience in administration, organizational management, and leadership, as well as leadership development and group facilitation. Druce Jones is a former United Methodist clergy of 20 years and pastored churches within the Northern Illinois Conference. He is a United States Army/Army Reserve veteran. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and religion from Dillard University in New Orleans and a Master of Divinity from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He joined the Rosecrance staff as chaplain of the Rosecrance Harrison Campus in July 2017.

Craig Riehle, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC, MISA

Director of Admissions

Craig Riehle, M.S.W, LCSW, CADC, MISA

Director of Admissions

Craig Riehle is the Director of Admissions, overseeing all first contact activity, assessments, and admissions for Illinois. Riehle earned his Bachelor of Arts from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in social work from Aurora University. He joined Rosecrance in 2004.

Craig Stallings, M.S. Ed., LCPC, NCC, CADC

Regional Vice President of Operations

Craig Stallings, M.S. Ed., LCPC, NCC, CADC

Regional Vice President of Operations

Craig A. Stallings is the Regional Vice President of Operations for Rosecrance Illinois. He received his bachelor’s degree in social work from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in counseling from Northern Illinois University. With more than 25 years of experience in behavioral health, he is both a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Additionally, he has extensive experience working with first responders and young adults as well as individuals and families seeking treatment for opioid use disorders and medication-assisted treatment. He joined Rosecrance in 1997.

Debra McGuire, M.S., CADC

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

Debra McGuire, M.S., CADC

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

Debra McGuire is a unit coordinator at Rosecrance Harrison Campus in Rockford, Illinois, with almost two decades of experience in behavioral health. She supervises a team of clinical staff, implements evidence-based treatments, and works with a multidisciplinary team to provide the best care possible to clients seeking treatment in residential care. She has worked with youth, older adults, and co-occurring populations and specializes in women’s health needs. She holds a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and joined Rosecrance in 2008.

Denita Lynde, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Administrator of Residential Services, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Denita Lynde, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Administrator of Residential Services, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Denita Lynde directs operations at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. She completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University and has more than 30 years in the behavioral health field with both clinical and administrative experience. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Denita is responsible for the development and oversight of programming for adolescent and adult residential services, and the adolescent recovery home at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus. Her approach is focused on implementing evidence-based programming and counseling interventions that build upon clients’ strengths and enhance their resilience through a holistic approach.

Hillary Schraufnagel, M.S., CADC, ALMFT, QMHP

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Hillary Schraufnagel, M.S., CADC, ALMFT, QMHP

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Hillary Schraufnagel coordinates care—including supervising counselors, creating treatment schedules, and working closely with site leaders—for adolescents in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus in Rockford, Illinois. She joined Rosecrance in 2019 as a primary counselor. She earned her bachelor’s degree in family social services and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Northern Illinois University. She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Associate Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Qualified Mental Health Professional. She has a strong background in family therapy and works to incorporate dialectical behavioral therapy in family relapse prevention planning to reinforce lessons and skills for parents and families in the home environment.

Jamie Karstens, M.S.N., PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Jamie Karstens, M.S.N., PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Jamie Karstens provides psychiatric services to our clients in residential treatment at Rosecrance Jackson Centers in Sioux City, Iowa. She earned her master’s degree from Briar Cliff University. She joined Rosecrance in November 2023 and brings previous comprehensive experience in nursing leadership in human services. She uses a holistic approach to treatment and believes that mental health and substance use goes hand in hand.

Jessica Sempek, M.S., QMHP, CADC

Unit Coordinator

Jessica Sempek, M.S., QMHP, CADC

Unit Coordinator

Jessica Sempek is the Unit Coordinator for the residential substance use services program with Rosecrance Central Illinois at the Rosecrance on Moreland campus. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Illinois University in human development. Jessica is a Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor. Before joining Rosecrance in 2022, Sempek provided counseling services to those with substance use disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is passionate about fostering a clinical milieu that allows clients to achieve and maintain their sobriety with compassion, care, and understanding.

Jill Blake, B.A., IADC

Director of Access Services

Jill Blake, B.A., IADC

Director of Access Services

Jill Blake oversees access services for Rosecrance Iowa. Blake joined the Rosecrance team in 2006 and has over 30 years in the behavioral health field. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Wayne State College and is certified as an International Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Prior to her current role, she held both clinical and administrative roles at Rosecrance, including access counselor, access supervisor, and admissions coordinator.

John Tumino, M.A., LPC

Unit Coordinator

John Tumino, M.A., LPC

Unit Coordinator

John Tumino oversees residential programming for adults and provides clinical supervision for clinicians and recovery specialist staff at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus in Rockford, Illinois. He joined Rosecrance in 2016 as a counselor, helping adolescents gain skills and knowledge to overcome mental health and substance use challenges. He has also helped develop specialized service programs addressing more severe mental health issues, including bipolar disorder, self-harm, suicidal ideations, and newly diagnosed schizophrenia. John earned a master’s degree in professional clinical counseling from Roosevelt University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He continues to work directly with clients and families, championing the use of DBT informed interventions and 12-Step recovery principles in supporting clients in their development of lifelong recovery.

Julie Enockson, M.B.A

Regional President, Rosecrance Iowa

Julie Enockson, M.B.A

Regional President, Rosecrance Iowa

Julie Enockson has more than 20 years of experience in financial management. She received her MBA with a specialization in finance from Bellevue University and attained her undergraduate degree in accounting from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa. She is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

LaShonda Walker, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Assistant Administrator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

LaShonda Walker, M.S., LCPC, CADC

Assistant Administrator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

LaShonda Walker oversees client care and the team at the Rosecrance Harrison Campus in Rockford, Illinois. She also manages the campus’s health center that offers detox/withdrawal management services, supports the nearby Greendale Recovery Home, and partners with the medical/nursing team to ensure the campus is providing premium services aligned with the Rosecrance mission. Walker earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Science in clinical counseling from National Louis University. She has two decades of experience in the behavioral health field working with adolescents, adults, and co-occurring substance use and mental health populations. Walker joined Rosecrance in June 2004 at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus working with adolescents as a direct care staff. She then joined the clinical team as an addiction counselor and became a coordinator in 2017. Walker was actively involved in many projects at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus, including the rollout of serving adolescents with primary mental health diagnoses and implementation of the Butterfly Project, Emotions Anonymous, and Codependency Anonymous. Her treatment philosophy includes the use of DBT, CBT, reality therapy, and a trauma-informed approach.

Lisa Espig, M.S., LPC, QMHP

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Lisa Espig, M.S., LPC, QMHP

Unit Coordinator, Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus

Lisa Espig is a unit coordinator who helps lead behavioral health residential treatment for adolescents with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. She joined Rosecrance in 2019 as an addiction counselor at the Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus in Rockford, Illinois, working with adolescent boys. She helped develop several programs, including for clients just starting treatment and for those with primary mental health diagnoses. She earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from National Louis University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Qualified Mental Health Professional. She is passionate about promoting empowerment, increased self-esteem, and emotional regulation using DBT skills.

Mika Leinonen, B.A., CADC

Unit Coordinator

Mika Leinonen, B.A., CADC

Unit Coordinator

Mika Leinonen is the Unit Coordinator for the health center and men’s units at Rosecrance Jackson Centers in Sioux City, Iowa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a focus on criminology from the University of Iowa and is working on his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling through Walden University. Leinonen joined Rosecrance in 2017. Prior to his current role, he worked as an addiction counselor in the adult outpatient program and as a unit specialist in the adolescent residential program. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Iowa.

Peter Mowris

Family Program Coordinator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

Peter Mowris

Family Program Coordinator, Rosecrance Harrison Campus

Peter Mowris works with families of adult clients in residential treatment for substance use disorders. He has a Ph.D. and has taught nationwide before coming to Rosecrance. His work on the young men’s residential unit and the traditional men’s unit ignited an inner passion for the Rosecrance mission, which continues to grow in his current position. He also runs groups for clients in treatment to help them learn how to make amends with their families.

Rachel Wurth, M.S.N., FNP-BC, CARN-AP

Assistant Medical Director

Rachel Wurth, M.S.N., FNP-BC, CARN-AP

Assistant Medical Director

Rachel Wurth helps oversee medical services, including medication-assisted therapy (MAT) as the Assistant Medical Director for clients in treatment for substance use and mental health disorders at Rosecrance Jackson Centers in Iowa. Wurth earned her nursing diploma degree from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa. She earned both her Bachelor of Nursing Science and Master of Nursing Science from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City. Wurth is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as well as a certified Advanced Practice Addiction Nurse through the Addiction Nursing Certification Board. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the International Nurse Society of addiction Medicine. Wurth joined Rosecrance in 2011 and is passionate about addiction-informed integrated care.

Raymond Garcia, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Addictionologist

Raymond Garcia, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer, Addictionologist

Dr. Raymond Garcia oversees all medical operations for Rosecrance Behavioral Health. He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, licensed in Illinois, a member of the 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.

Traci Merchant, M.P.A., ACADC

Vice President of Operations

Traci Merchant, M.P.A., ACADC

Vice President of Operations

Traci Merchant oversees residential programs at Rosecrance Jackson Centers in Sioux City, Iowa. She joined Rosecrance in 2001 and has over 20 years of leadership experience. Merchant earned her bachelor’s degree in addiction studies and psychology and Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit leadership from the University of South Dakota. She is an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Iowa and previously served as a board member for the Iowa Board of Certification. Prior to her current role, Merchant held both clinical and administrative roles within the organization, including therapist, access counselor, access supervisor, administrative director of prevention and adolescent operations, and performance improvement and accreditation coordinator.

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