Our facility is staffed with an incredible team of professionals working together to help shape a better future for our patients. Our entire staff, from the behavioral health technicians to clinical staff to upper management and ownership, is carefully and meticulously selected and rigorously trained to truly provide an environment of care, compassion and well-being for our patients.
Founder / Chief Executive Officer
David has a background in Business Administration with emphasis in behavioral health care. His personal experience with addiction coupled with his leadership, operational know-how and compassion brings a unique style of management and delivers results to the facilities he operates.
David founded MAT’s sister facility Recovery In Tune in 2015 and Harmony Recovery Group thereafter, capitalizing on his dream to provide high-quality care to those suffering from the disease of addiction to communities across the country that desperately need these services. In his constant pursuit of providing nothing less than excellence in patient care, his leadership delivers hard work, dedication and constant involvement from all of the staff members at the facilities he operates.
Cecilia Plavnick, LMHC, CAP
Chief Clinical Officer
Two words describe Cecilia: dedicated and passionate, especially when it comes to her work in the field of addiction treatment. Cecilia has extensive experience and knowledge, which she brings to her role as CCO at MAT. She has dedicated more than ten years to establishing successful substance abuse programs and managing top-notch clinical teams and is regarded as a natural leader and role model by her staff, peers and patients.
What sets Cecilia apart from the rest is both her ability to create an environment that is optimal for successful clinical interventions as well as her ability to inspire trust, dedication and continual growth among her team. Cecilia’s approach is unique because she isn’t afraid to jump in directly at all levels of care–from the admission process the discharge procedure–because she is a firm believer that good clinical care is an ongoing process that requires daily tweaking and maintenance. Cecilia is dedicated to her profession and to the individuals with whom she works and serves. She is always open to feedback and suggestions from staff as well as patients in order to continue growing, expanding and improving services.
Cecilia believes that a patient-centered approach in which an individual’s needs are constantly being met is essential to his or her success.
Co-Founder / Director of Business Development
After a long battle with addiction to opiates and prescription drugs during his teenage years and early 20s, William went through state-funded treatment programs. After two episodes of treatment, he started living a clean life in February 2014, helped by the NA community and his desire and willingness to follow a program and change his life.
William began working in the treatment field as a house manager for a sober living home. This allowed him to start to fulfill what he sees as his destiny, helping others in any way he could through their struggles that he went through himself and overcame. His journey continued, and through his compassion, ethical standards and care for the needy, he evolved in the field and earned the opportunity to grow through a position in the admissions department at White Sands Treatment Center. He maintained this position for over a year.
Another opportunity came his way when Delphi Health Group offered him a position in the admissions department, which he took and evolved in for over a year, after which he joined the team at MAT’s sister-facility Recovery In Tune in Florida. After working in the admissions department for Recovery In Tune for over a year, William transitioned to the Harmony Recovery Group team as Director of Business Development and Co-Founded Midwood Addiction Treatment. William has become a vital part of the program, using his personal and professional experience and knowledge to help and guide those in the program and educate the community about the program.
Director of Operations
Kelly Rupinski has a passion for helping the struggling alcoholic and addict. Kelly has over 6 years experience in the substance abuse treatment field. Kelly started working as an Alumni Coordinator in 2013, bridging the gap between completing treatment and maintaining recovery. Over the years Kelly has worked in several aspects of treatment from Behavioral Health Technician, Office Manager, Case Manager/Intake Coordinator, and presently as Program Manager.
Kelly loves being able to welcome patients into our facility from the moment they walk through the doors and provide all patients with superb service and support until the moment they discharge. As Program Manager, Kelly ensures that Midwood Addiction Treatment's program provides a safe, professional, and comfortable environment for the patients we serve day in and day out and oversees clinical, operations, and compliance for the program.
Evan Miller MA, LCAS, LCMHC
Evan Miller is a Licensed Professional Addictions Specialist and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His prior clinical experiences consist Charlotte Mecklenburg County Jail, Path of Hope Treatment Center, and SABER Treatment Center.
As a licensed clinician, he emphasizes the importance of building trust with clients, maintaining a multicultural lens, and fostering relational consistency. His theoretical orientation consists of person-centered, CBT, and aspects of Narrative and Gestalt. This eclectic approach allows him to provide a safe environment for clients to begin the process of exploring difficult thoughts, feelings, and emotions. By exploring these aspects, clients are able to experience and practice emotional regulation in the moment, ultimately slowing down the processes associated with low self-esteem, impulsivity, and internalized shame.
Dr. Jill E Thompson, MD
Dr. Thompson is board-certified in addiction medicine and neuroradiology with more than 20 years of experience in neurological disorders and addiction treatment. Dr. Thompson is highly invested in our patients' care and works daily to provide a comprehensive plan of care for all patients including medications and therapy. Dr Thompson genuinely cares about each individual's health and aims to help them recover from substance abuse and addiction. Because she understands the challenges our patients face, she offers a nonjudgmental atmosphere where privacy, empathy, and compassion are valued and practiced on a daily basis.
Karla Carcamo, LCAS-A
Clinical Supervisor / Primary Therapist
Karla Carcamo is a Clinical Supervisor and Primary Therapist at Midwood Addiction Treatment. After graduate school, she worked at Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center as a Counselor in the IOP Latino Program and Adolescent OP Program. She enjoys helping people explore their lives, identify themes, and make connections to gain a better understanding of themselves. She was born in Honduras, raised in New York, and currently residing in Charlotte, NC. She went to Hunter College in Manhattan for her undergraduate degree in Biology and UNCC for her Masters in Counseling with a concentration in Addictions. Karla likes to travel, meditate, take pictures, and spend time with my dog, Chucho.
Tina Currence, MA, QP, LCAS-A
Tina Currence is originally from West Virginia and specialized in Substance Abuse Treatment at Marshall University. She has been a clinical therapist for over 26 years and has been practicing in North Carolina since 2012. Tina has provided counseling to at risk youth in level 3 wilderness programs, supervised a mobile crisis team, and she has been a college professor. Her greatest enjoyment comes from the therapeutic connection with individuals and their families and the excitement of watching the family dynamics change and grow through that process. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family while skiing and snowboarding in the winter months or white water rafting/kayaking in the summer months.
Case Manager / Intake Coordinator
Stephanie McEvoy grew up in New Jersey. She obtained her associates degree in Sciences and has a certificate in Human Services. Stephanie is currently our case manager and intake coordinator at Midwood Addiction Treatment. Her favorite part about her job is seeing the change and positivity in the client’s during their stay. In her free time Stephanie enjoys cooking and baking for her friends and family.
Verndelarae Ballard (aka "Ms. Vern") was Born in Queens, New York, and relocated to North Carolina. Before working for Midwood Addiction Treatment, Vern worked for Mcleod Addictive Disease Center as a Residential Dorm Counselor. She later became a Lead Residential Dorm Counselor for three years.
Ms. Vern started working at Midwood Addiction Treatment in 2018 as a BHT and is currently a BHT Supervisor. She believes that nothing could be more rewarding than to see the transformation made in others' lives. In her spare time, she likes to pamper herself, focus on self-care, and listen to music to relieve stress.
Misha Giselle Houston, ARNP
Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant
Bio Coming Soon
Evie Parrott is compassionate and understanding Outreach Representative for Midwood Addiction Treatment. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist who has a solid understanding of substance abuse and mental health recovery. She possesses a unique perspective, personally living in recovery and maintaining success. She has earned a full certification as not only a Peer Support Specialist but a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Recovery Coach. She is proactive in advocating for clients and continually facilitates open communication providing excellent capabilities working with all ages. Evie’s primary mission is just simply to help others help themselves.