Helping you at every step along the way

Every patient is given their own dedicated care team who will provide support at every stage of their treatment.

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“As a clinician at Ophelia I always like to remind patients that we can schedule our visits according to any changing needs or desires -- for example, sometimes a patient likes to meet more frequently for support during a stressful time.”
- Shoshana Aronowitz
FNP,  PHD Prepared Nurse Researcher & Family Nurse Practitioner

Our team of clinicians will create the most successful treatment plan for you. Our clinicians have received degrees from some of the leading institutions. They have extensive education and training in psychiatry and addiction medicine. Above all, they’re non-judgemental and unconditionally supportive.

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“From the moment you become a patient at Ophelia, the care coordination team becomes your go to team! We're here for you via text, email, and phone call and are always happy to help!”
- Ketty Stinson
Care Coordinator

The Care Coordination team will be your advocates for all administrative care, helping you navigate issues with your pharmacy, insurance, and prescriptions. They’ll be at the other end of our phone number, and you can get in touch with them between 8am-8pm EST on weekdays and 8am-4pm EST on weekends.

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“As your first connection with Ophelia, enrollment coordinators set the tone for what you can expect during your time with us. Genuinely supportive with zero judgment and ready to figure out what works best for you.”
- Owen Lee Kellaway
Enrollment Coordinator

The enrollment team answers all of your questions. They’ll help you fill out all necessary paperwork and schedule your first visit. They’ll also process your insurance information to see if your visits will be covered.

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Ellen Linde
Ellen Linde
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Ellen Linde is a graduate of the University of Scranton. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, her background is in Primary Care. Practicing exclusively in MAT for the past 5 years, Ellen is proud to be working to end the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction by providing compassionate, non-judgmental, science-based treatment.

Sarah Weaver
Sarah Weaver
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Sarah has been a Family Nurse Practitioner practitioner for three years and specializes in Addiction Medicine. Her clinical interests are primary care medicine and addiction medicine. She joined Ophelia to provide patient centered care for those suffering with substance use disorder. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and biking.

Claire White
Claire White
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Claire received her Master in Nursing from University of California, San Franscico. She is interested in health promotion and destigmatization of substance use disorders. Outside of work, Claire likes to spend time in the mountains, climb, enjoy good food, and ride her bike.

Christie Semrau
Christie Semrau
RN, Resistered Nurse

Christie Semrau is a certified Registered Nurse. She graduated from Trocaire College in 2016 with her RN and finished her Bachelor in Nursing Science from The State of New York University at Brockport in May 2021. She has worked in jails and prisons focusing on psychiatric and addiction medicine. It is important to her to learn more and help treat patients with substance use disorder and find treatment with the care and respect that they deserve. She has seen how addiction impacts families and communities and she wants to do all she can to help anyone in need.  She joined Ophelia because she believed in our core values and wanted to become part of an incredible team focused on reducing the stigma of treatment for people with substance use disorder. She plans to pursue her NP next year so she can advance to a new role and help patients in a different way.

Zak Walizadeh
Zak Walizadeh
PA, Physician Assistant

He received his Master of Science degree as a Physician Assistant from Touro College School of Health Sciences and has a background in addiction medicine, harm reduction, and community outreach. He is focused on ending the stigma associated with people who use drugs and increasing access to treatment for substance use disorders through telehealth.

Rich Paczynski
Rich Paczynski
Clinician

Richard is a graduate of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and trained in neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. He has extensive experience with the management of substance use disorders in the hospital and residential settings and is a strong advocate for increasing access to MAT and counseling services through telemedicine.

Tyler Scicchitano
Tyler Scicchitano
PA, Physician Assistant

He has been working in various roles in the field of drug and alcohol treatment for 8 years. After receiving his Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from King's College and practicing for 1 year in Internal Medicine, he found himself gravitating back to SUD treatment. He enjoys treating patients suffering from SUD and strives to provide compassionate and understanding care.

Theodore (Ted) Miller
Theodore (Ted) Miller
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

He has clinical experience in Family Medicine, HIV, Substance Use Disorders, Hepatitis, Women's Health, and LGBT Health Care. He graduated from Yale with a Masters of Science in Nursing. He’s accredited as an American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist and Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Shoshana Aronowitz
Shoshana Aronowitz
FNP, PHD Prepared Nurse Researcher & Family Nurse Practitioner

Shoshana specializes in substance use and reproductive/sexual health. She received her bachelor’s degree from McGill University, her master’s degree from the University of Vermont, and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She’s currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship program and will complete training for a master’s in health policy research.

Tawanaha Stokes
Tawanaha Stokes
Clinical Care Manager
Shani Wilson
Shani Wilson
Physician Assistant

Shani Wilson PA-C is a Board-certified physician assistant (NCCPA) enjoys giving a voice to underserved communities. A frequently sought after panelist and subject matter expert on race, equity and inclusion, She uses her experiences working in FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Centers) for the last 9 years to lecture, consult and teach on the intersectionality of social justice and medicine. Advocacy and service as a medical professional is very important to Shani. She was recently one of nine Physician Assistants to be appointed to the American Academy of Physician Assistants national commission to address equity within the PA profession and was also just elected to serve as the first Black President of the LGBTQ PA Caucus.

Susan Tomaine
Susan Tomaine
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She received both her BSN and MSN from The Pennsylvania State University. She started her career in obstetrics but changed her focus after experiencing both professionally and personally, the devastating effects of SUD. She has made it her mission to end the stigma of SUD and provide non-judgmental, compassionate, evidence-based care.

Tara Tedder
Tara Tedder
Clinical Care Manager

Tara is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Master's Degree from Western Carolina University in 2017. Her passion is working with underserved populations and helping people gain access to care. She has been involved with telehealth since 2017.

Shay Davis
Shay Davis
NP, Nurse Practitioner

Shay has a history of working in pain management prior to transitioning to addiction medicine. She finds it very rewarding to help patients recover and truly achieve their goals. She is passionate about providing individualized, focused care to her patients in a relaxed, non-judgmental setting.

Shaun Barber
Shaun Barber
NP, Nurse Practitioner

Shaun Barber is a certified Family Nurse Practioner. He received his certification from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2016. Shaun started his career in wound care and moved into addiction medicine in 2017. He joined Ophelia in 2022 after witnessing firsthand that detox programs were not working for patients and believing MAT to be a better form of treatment. When he is not working, he spends time with his wife and 3 children and enjoys golf.

Sandra Cook
Sandra Cook
NP, Nurse Practitioner

She earned her masters degree in nursing at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She has provided primary care services to patients across the age spectrum in both the clinic and acute care settings for well over a decade. Prior to Ophelia, Sandra worked in at a rural OTP setting managing patients utilizing methadone and buprenorphine medications. Her passion is addiction medicine and helping her peers overcome personal bias to end the stigma against medically assisted treatment.

Shana Santistevan
Shana Santistevan
Family Nurse Practitioner

Shana began her career in nursing in 2007. Her background includes: fire/EMS, public health, and emergency medicine. Shana decided to focus her career path on addiction medicine after seeing so many close friends and family battling with addiction. She enjoys working with Ophelia because she can meet her patients where they are on their journey and actually be involved in their lives.

Krysten Duliba
Krysten Duliba
Clinical Care Manager
Renee Lucci
Renee Lucci
PNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

She received her RN degree from Abington Hospital’s Dixon School of Nursing. She earned her BSN from Grand Canyon University and her MSN from Walden University. She is passionate about ending the stigma of addiction and mental health disorders. She joined Ophelia to help deliver MAT and mental health treatment to underserved and rural populations.

Paula Smith-Lane
Paula Smith-Lane
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Misericordia University in 1991 and her Master of Science degree for Misericordia University in 1997. She has provided primary care across the lifespan for more than 25 years. She has been practicing addiction medicine for eight years, most recently from her independent outpatient MAT office. In addition, she is a telemedicine clinician with Ophelia. She is passionate about access to care and educating the community to end the stigma against medically assisted treatment.

Norah Sullivan
Norah Sullivan
NP, Nurse Practitioner

is a certified Nurse Practitioner. She earned an MSN at Yale University and became an advanced practice nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist). She completed a Fellowship in Addiction at the Seattle VA Medical Center in their Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education. Her career there included medical, addiction, and psychiatric care of Veterans with OUD as well as pain management, individual counseling, group work, research, and teaching.

Matthew McLain
Matthew McLain
NP, Hospitalist

Matthew received his undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He’s worked as an NP in the Medical ICU caring for patients suffering from end-stages of substance use disorder. His clinical interests include increasing access to care through telehealth, healthcare policy, reducing stigma associated with substance use disorder, and LGBTQ+ care.

Nora Guschwan
Nora Guschwan
FMP, Family Medicine Physician

She received her degree from Midwestern University. Her clinical interests include MAT, primary care, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, Integrative Medicine, and whole-person care in general. She joined Ophelia because she believes in the Ophelia Mission. MAT can change lives, she has seen it.

Nicole Martin
Nicole Martin
NP, Nurse Practitioner
Nadine Nelson
Nadine Nelson
Clinical Care Manager
Mena Soliman
Mena Soliman
Melissa Ayala
Melissa Ayala
Physician Assistant

She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College. Her clinician interests include refugee and community health. Overall, she is involved in helping those that are marginalized have access to care. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys live music and traveling.

Matt Paul
Matt Paul
PA, Physician Assistant

He received his degree in Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University. Having worked for numerous years in mental health and addiction medicine, he has come to appreciate the human experience and how we all need help from time to time. He is excited about the community and platform Ophelia has created in order to better serve our patients.

Helen Nutt
Helen Nutt
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She has a degree from the Yale School of Nursing. Her interests in healthcare include health justice, LGBTQ and mental health, and HIV treatment. Nellie specifically recognizes the importance of treating substance use disorder through medication assisted-treatment (MAT) because of the dramatically positive impact Suboxone therapy has provided people.

Kristen Campbell
Kristen Campbell
Triage Nurse
Maryalice Hardison
Maryalice Hardison
Clinical Care Manager
Laura Coulson
Laura Coulson
Clinical Care Manager
La Venia Fain
La Venia Fain
FNP, PMHNP, Family Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

LaVenia completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing from LaSalle University in 2014. Prior to working as a nurse practitioner, she worked as a psychiatric registered nurse and cared for patients with drug and alcohol use disorders as well as many other psychiatric/mental health disorders. Her scope of practice encompasses health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, and more.

Judith Coffey
Judith Coffey
Nurse Practicioner

Judith Coffey is a dual-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She completed her BSN at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and her MSN from Vanderbilt University. Her clinical focus has been providing primary care to the homeless in NYC, increasing access through telehealth, and decreasing stigmas surrounding those experiencing homelessness, mental health, and substance use disorders. Her clinical interests are all things women’s health, OUD, and practicing harm risk reduction through a trauma-informed whole-person lens. In her free time, she loves to read, bike - both on the road and indoors, and spend time with her family.

Hung Le
Hung Le
AGPCNP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

He received his nursing degree from the Yale School of Nursing. His background is in primary care and management of substance use disorders, and his clinical interests include opioid use disorder, harm reduction, and using telehealth to increase access to addiction care. In addition to working at Ophelia, Hung also works as an addiction medicine consultant in a hospital.

Kaitlyn Stewart
Kaitlyn Stewart
Erica Lyons
Erica Lyons
DNP, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner & Director of Educational Programming

She received her undergraduate BA in Anthropology from Smith College, her RN and MS in Nursing from the University of Vermont, and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. Her focus is on substance use disorders, primary care, infectious disease, and clinical student education. She believes low-barrier medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) is lifesaving treatment and hopes to increase access through her work at Ophelia. Her work honors her beautiful twin brother Tom who died from opioid use disorder in 2017.

January Green
January Green
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner.

She earned her BSN from Texas Tech University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Loyola University New Orleans. She is passionate about increasing the quality of life for persons struggling with addiction, and her mission is to collaborate closely with her patients to develop safe, confidential, and individualized treatment plans. January is passionate about nursing education and has been a clinical nursing instructor for the past three years.

Jenn
Jenn
Peer Coach
Diahann Weathers
Diahann Weathers
Triage Nurse
Edin Memisevich
Edin Memisevich
AGNP-BC, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

Edin received his Bachelor Degree in Nursing from SunyIT,  and his Master's from Kaplan University in 2015 where he graduated with honors. He's a board-certified primary care provider who is fluent in four languages and has a remarkable history of treating patients with OUD, AUD, and Nicotine dependence. He has been with Ophelia since 2020.

Elizabeth Basiner
Elizabeth Basiner
PA, Certified Physician Assistant

Before joining Ophelia, she worked in UC/ER, primary care, and college health. She has worked with a lot of patients with substance use disorder and found she is drawn to these patients and has the passion to help.

Devonaire Rodriguez
Devonaire Rodriguez
Triage Nurse
Emily Way Kilmer
Emily Way Kilmer
NP, Nurse Practitioner

She has specialized in Addiction Medicine since 2016. She made the decision to become part of Ophelia's team so she could continue to help others on their journey with addiction.

Christine Tucker
Christine Tucker
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She earned both her BSN and MSN at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. Prior to coming to Ophelia, she worked in diabetes and endocrine medicine and most recently, addiction medicine. Her interests include mental health, homelessness, and stigma associated with MAT. Christine is a third generation nurse.

Carla Paredes
Carla Paredes
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed her training at the Family NP Residency Program of Community Health Center, Inc. Her work experience has ranged from the ICU bedside to the primary care frontline caring for the most underserved communities in Philadelphia.

Deniece Batichon
Deniece Batichon
Physician Assistant

She attended Eastern Virginia Medical School MPA Program. Through her education, she had the pleasure to work with some amazing individuals that were living with the stigma of addiction. When she started her career as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant, she was drawn to assisting those who have limited resources to achieve their treatment goals. This has been some of the most rewarding medicine she has practiced in her career. She looks forward to continuing to contribute conveniently and confidentially to Ophelia.

Chris Mehdizadeh
Chris Mehdizadeh
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Stevenson University and his Master of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests are in Pediatric and Internal Medicine, which include but are not limited to harm reduction, women's health, LGBTQI care, treatment of infectious diseases, and management of chronic disease states, such as diabetes.

Caitlin Watchorn
Caitlin Watchorn
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She is a Family Nurse Practitioner who has specialized in Addiction Medicine for the past 5 years. She has worked with many patients struggling with addiction and has helped them through their journey toward health and sobriety. She joined Ophelia in an effort to help close the gap between patients seeking treatment for mental health and Opiate Use Disorder. Outside of work, she likes to spend time outdoors with her family and enjoy the sunshine.

Carissa Taroli
Carissa Taroli
PA, Physician Assistant

Carissa is a Physician Assistant who graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She's been working in the field of Addiction Medicine since 2013. First, in a detoxication/rehabilitation facility, and then in an outpatient center providing MAT. Her clinical interests include: providing compassionate care to those with OUD, decreasing the stigma of addiction, and increasing access to care via Telehealth. She joined Ophelia to be a part of a great team of like-minded individuals, and to be able to reach more patients who may not have been able to be treated if not for Telehealth.

Brittany Jarrell
Brittany Jarrell
Cerified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

She graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master of Science in Nursing. Brittany has practiced interventional pain management as a Nurse Practitioner since 2014 and has a passion for this patient population. She has seen firsthand how the management of pain can lead to opioid dependence, misuse, and abuse. She joined Ophelia to treat and educate OUD patients with compassion and understanding.

Allison Berneking
Allison Berneking
PA, Physician Assistant

Allison has an undergraduate degree from Hollins University in Clinical Psychology and received her Master of Science as a Physician Assistant from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has since continued her training in Functional Medicine and Nutrition Health Coaching. Her clinical interests include caring for the LGBTQ+ community, reducing stigmatization around SUD, and more.

Arielle Bivas
Arielle Bivas
AGNP, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

She earned her Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, Master of Fine Arts from UC Irvine, and a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco.  She completed the UC Irvine/UC Davis Train New Trainers Primary Care Psychiatry interprofessional fellowship certificate program for improved access to mental health care.

Aziza Binti
Aziza Binti
Peer Coach
Alexandra McClellan
Alexandra McClellan
Triage Nurse
Ashley Mazei
Ashley Mazei
NP, Nurse Practitioner

She’s earned her degree from the University of Maryland. Her clinical work is in interventional pain management and addiction. Ashley is currently enrolled in post-graduate studies where she is continuing to expand her knowledge in order to bring in the most current research and data to her treatment of addiction.

Amberlee Montarella
Amberlee Montarella
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

She studied at the University of Central Arkansas for college, where she received her B.S. in Nursing. She went on to receive her M.S. in Nursing at Georgetown University. Her clinical interests include reaching populations that are often underserved or overlooked and providing care where it is needed.

Alexander Nachlis
Alexander Nachlis
FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Alexander is a Family Nurse Practitioner with years of experience in primary care and harm reduction. He wants to assist underserved populations in receiving health care and coordination. He joined Ophelia because it allows him to continue the work that is most meaningful to him.

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