Our Executive Team

Advanced Recovery Systems’ mission is to develop a collaborative network of behavioral health treatment facilities that provide premium client-centric care and fiscal stability. This successful, balanced growth requires a synergy among a diverse team of professionals. Our medical, management and marketing experts collectively focus on promoting a business model that generates success for each organization in Advanced Recovery System’s (ARS) portfolio. Our growth is determined by the success of our clients, and ARS’ executive team has an overwhelming amount of experience dedicated to meeting this goal. Advanced Recovery Systems’ compassion for the client and expertise in the industry furthers our mission. We see a clear path to advancing the industry as a whole by aligning with behavioral health professionals who share our mission and values. Maximizing the client experience and streamlining the management process has made Advanced Recovery Systems an industry leader and a primary resource for maximizing growth within the behavioral health community.
Hunter Mefford

Hunter Mefford

Chief Marketing Officer

Hunter Mefford is the Chief Marketing Officer of Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC, parent company to The Recovery Village. Since joining The Recovery Village in 2015, he's overseen marketing efforts that’ve helped Advanced Recovery Systems educate millions across...

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Jonathan Eisenberg

Jonathan Eisenberg

Chief Development Officer

JDMBA

Jonathan Eisenberg oversees acquisitions, development and marketing for ARS. Prior to joining ARS in April 2014, Jonathan worked in Credit Suisse's Mergers and Acquisitions departments across a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology and consumer / retail. Representative...

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Kevin Wandler

Kevin Wandler

Medical Director

MD

Kevin Wandler holds multiple positions at Advanced Recovery Systems. In addition to being the chief medical officer at Advanced Recovery Systems, he is the medical director at The Recovery Village Ridgefield and at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. With more than 30 years of experience in...

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Laura Clarke

Laura Clarke

Senior Vice President of Operations

Laura Clarke is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Advanced Recovery Systems. Laura is responsible for overseeing the successful management of each ARS treatment facility and recovery residence, always prioritizing quality patient care, above all else. Laura...

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Lewis Gold

Lewis Gold

Chairman of the Board

MD

Lewis Gold, MD Co-Founded Sheridan Healthcare in 1994 and was Executive Vice Chairman and on the board of directors of Sheridan Healthcare. Dr. Gold served on the board of directors since the company's inception and was instrumental in their multiple financial transactions, including an IPO in...

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Mitchell Eisenberg

Mitchell Eisenberg

Chief Executive Officer

MD

Mitchell Eisenberg, MD co-founded Sheridan Healthcare in 1994. He has served on the board of directors since inception and as its chairman and CEO from 1994 to November 2012. From November 2012 until November 2013 he served as its executive chairman and then as a director until the completion...

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Nanci Stockwell

Nanci Stockwell

Clinical Director

LCSWMBA

A dynamic leader and award-winning business strategist, Nanci Stockwell brings years of industry experience in behavioral health care to her role at Advanced Recovery Systems. As chief clinical and education officer, she develops and implements effective, evidence-based programs of care for...

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Robert Fishman

Robert Fishman

Vice President of Admissions

Robert Fishman is the vice president of admissions at Advanced Recovery Systems, a position he has held since May of 2013. Robert prioritizes customer service by ensuring a seamless experience for patients, insurance providers and other partners. Before joining the ARS team, he was the...

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Allison Walsh

Allison Walsh

Vice President, Business Development & Branding

MBA

As the Vice President of Business Development for Advanced Recovery Systems, Allison spearheads the national business development department, nurtures and maintains key relationships for the organization, oversees brand development, and creates and implements educational outreach and...

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Dolores Calicchio

Dolores Calicchio

Chief Human Resource Officer

With more than 20 years of experience in human resources leadership, Dolores Calicchio serves as the senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Advanced Recovery Systems. Dolores is a key member of the executive leadership team overseeing human resources initiatives across...

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Paul Sorensen, Jr.

Paul Sorensen, Jr.

Chief Financial Officer

MBA

Paul has over 30 years of accounting and finance experience. Paul graduated with a bachelor’s degree at Philadelphia University and received his MBA at Widener University. Prior to joining ARS, Paul served as the CFO for EyeCare Services Partners, a private equity owned vertically...

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