Medical Director: Anne Nafziger, MD, PhD, MHS

Dr. Nafziger has 8 years of experience in addiction medicine and over 30 years’ experience in general internal medicine. She is board certified in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Nafziger received her medical degree from Case Western University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. She is interested in supporting individuals on their road to recovery.

Counselor: Celyon Moore, MSW, MCASAC

Celyon Moore is a Master Social Worker and Masters Addictions Professional, with over 20 years of experience serving in the helping profession. Ms. Moore serves populations with high energy and enthusiastic dependability, and has worked in several capacities that support her goals to “Serve one person at a Time”. Celyon received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and her Master’s Degree in Social Work and Health Disparities from the University of New York at Albany and has a distinct and unique professional experience in Community Education, Social Services, Criminal Justice, Youth Development, and Substance Abuse. Ms. Moore lends her expertise to Health Care agencies, who provide addiction services and therapeutic intervention to persons suffering from debilitating obsessive and compulsive disorders and has most recently re-invested her time into providing Peer Education and Coaching to persons seeking to be free from active addiction. Celyon continues to build and maintain an extensive knowledge base of area communities and the agencies that serve them, in order to collaborate affectively with consumers to help them reach their goals. 

Peer Recovery Coach: Sheri Zacharczenko, BS, CRC

Sheri is a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) who specializes in working with individuals in recovery from problem gambling. Sheri has served in this position for 4 years. Sheri has a BS in Pharmaceutical Science.

Peer Recovery Coach: Jeff Nellis, CRC

Jeff is a CCAR Certified Recovery Coach (CRC) who comes to our program with significant life experience in substance use and gambling disorder recovery. Jeff’s primary function is to provide our clients with primer instruction, awareness raising and education for transitioning clients to the mutual-aid pathway to recovery as a component of aftercare planning.

Adjunct Faculty

Clinical Psychologist & Addiction Specialist: Janet Heuring, MA, LCAS, LPA, HSP-PA

Janet Heuring has been providing treatment services to individuals with substance use disorders/addictions and mental health issues for over ten years. Ms. Heuring is a clinical psychologist who is licensed in North Carolina as a psychological associate and a clinical addiction specialist. She is also nationally certified as a master addiction counselor. Ms. Heuring attended the University at Albany in NY, where she completed her undergraduate studies in biology and psychology before completing her master’s degree in clinical psychology at North Carolina Central University. Ms. Heuring has researched various brain diseases and mental health issues with her most recent research exploring clinical screening practices for addiction. Ms. Heuring has provided brain-based psychoeducation and curriculum development consultation to multiple addiction treatment programs in NY and NC. In 2016, Ms. Heuring founded Athena Psychological Services in Raleigh, North Carolina, which not only provides clinical evaluations, psychotherapy, and cranial electrotherapy treatment to clients, but also partners with community organizations to offer college internships and pro bono services to veterans with traumatic brain injuries.

Marsha Lazurus, MBA – Career Workforce

Marsha provides career options for clients entering workforce or those clients who wish to change career their path as part of their recovery program.

Michelle Kollmer, Business Development Administrator – CapCom

Michelle provides clients financial options for money management as a component of their recovery program.

Sarah Trela, Financial Well-Being Administrator – SEFCU

Sarah provides clients with credit and money options as a component of their recovery plan.

Wendy Milligan, MS.Ed. Health Program Coordinator – Albany County Health Dept.

Wendy provides primary health options to clients as a component of their recovery program.

Fran Weiss, MS, RDN, CDN – Hannaford Supermarkets

Fran is a certified dietician who provides seminars on nutritional solutions to aid in sleep, stress reduction and in general, nutritional solutions that support healthy recovery.