Meet the Northlake Recovery team

We firmly believe that the right people will help you unlock your own life purpose and passion, so that you can be liberated from the grip of substance abuse. That’s also why we’ve spent so much time and energy building a team whose purpose and passion are contagious, and whose experience in the field of addiction and recovery is unrivaled. And we want you to meet them:

Shilpa Tarugu

Dr. Shilpa Tarugu, M.D.

Medical Director

Doctor of internal medicine and Medical director. She is known for her ethical practice and expertise in the various detox protocols and programs.

Michael Roy


Rachael Smith


Todd Ludwig, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Tahir Bhinder

Director of Ancillary Medical Services

Anthony Camaerei, MBA

Director of Operations

Sam Stalnecker


Mr. Stalnecker started his professional career as a chef in 1999 after completing his associates’ degree in culinary arts. Worked a professional chef until 2007 when he started a new journey in his life and career. In 2008 he started his working in the addiction treatment industry as an admission coordinator and quickly began to climb up through the ranks. Eventually becoming Director of Admissions. Sam now has accumulated 11 plus years of experience working in the addiction treatment field as well as 12 plus years of personal experience in Recovery from Addiction.

Robertino Jones

Operations Supervisor

Ana Ucha

Clinical Director

Sheila Connolly

Clinical Therapist

Tiffany Moore

Clinical Therapist

Lamanuel Hightower

Clinical Therapist

Jason Levy

Director of Admissions

Ariel Stollerman

Admissions Advisor

Marc Herfield

Admissions Advisor

DeeAnn Brown

Admissions Advisor

Vladimir Costa

Director of Human Resources

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