Silver Maple Recovery’s professional team is comprised of experts in addiction and behavioral health treatment who understand the ways in which addiction can affect one’s life, as well as the lives of loved ones. Our staff maintains a supportive and judgment-free environment where clients can feel comfortable expressing themselves and becoming part of a therapeutic community in which hope and healing can begin.

Our interdisciplinary team of professionals actively collaborate to provide highly integrated, comprehensive care. Our team includes:

  • Addiction medicine certified psychiatrists
  • Independently licensed therapists, dually certified in mental health and addiction
  • Licensed addiction counselors
  • Registered nurses
  • Adjunctive therapists and pastoral staff
  • Recovery coaches

Through extensive education, training and lived experience, our team is dedicated to alleviating the suffering caused by addiction while instilling hope for new and productive ways of living. Our team meets each client “where they are,” respecting and encouraging client goals and individual motivations for recovery. Our veteran team has treatment experience in delivering care in all treatment settings, including hospitals, residential and outpatient programs.

Clinical Leadership

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Lori Sender

Clinical Director

Lori is an independently licensed social worker (LISW-S) and chemical dependency counselor (LICDC-CS) who holds a master’s degree in Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University.

For 35 years, Lori has been a tireless advocate for individuals challenged by substance use disorders. Lori specializes in concurrent treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, and holds certification as a practitioner of trauma-informed care. Her background as both a clinician and administrator in inpatient, as well as community settings, provides the perfect foundation for her role as Clinical Director of Silver Maple Recovery. Lori is dedicated to helping individuals establish meaningful and long-term recovery through high quality programming and ongoing engagement in the recovery community.

Dr. William Goldman

Medical Director

Dr. William Goldman. D.O is Certified in Addiction Medicine and is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Preventive Health in Addiction Medicine. He received his bachelor degree in Nutrition Science at the University of Georgia, and then attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in General Pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital in 2005, and then fellowship trained in Addiction Medicine at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Cleveland in 2018.

William Goldman D.O. Diplomate ABPM in Addiction Medicine, FABP
Medical Director of Addiction Services Program
Behavioral Health-Addictions Services Program

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Nicole Martin

Director of External Relations

Nicole holds master’s degrees in Counseling and Human Services, and Nonprofit Administration from John Carroll University. With 21 years’ experience in behavioral health programming, Nicole is well versed in all aspects of addiction treatment. As an independently licensed counselor (LPCC-S), Nicole has practiced in residential and outpatient settings for mental health and chemical dependency treatment with children and adults. Nicole is passionate about outcome-driven and integrated care, and in executing community partnerships to create comprehensive systems of care for our clients.

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Jason Coe

Director of Operations

Jason brings over 23 years of healthcare operations management experience to Silver Maple Recovery. With proven experience in leadership, team building, and ensuring high quality patient care and outcomes, Jason loves trying to help others to be their best. Jason has been with Sprenger Health Care Systems for over 7 years, working as an Administrator, Regional Director, and now Director of Operations for Silver Maple Recovery. Jason holds a degree in Business Administration and Gerontology from Miami University. Jason strives to ensure every client of Silver Maple Recovery receives the best possible treatment available to break the cycle of addiction.

Therese Ward

Clinical Supervisor

Therese holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Community Systems. She is an LICDC-CS with supervision endorsement and an LPC. Therese brings over 30 years of addiction and mental health treatment experience in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, and the criminal justice system. Therese is passionate about helping chemically dependent individuals and those who are also challenged by mental health concerns. She is well versed in community resources, enabling her to link clients with ongoing recovery beyond inpatient treatment. At Silver Maple Recovery, Therese will apply evidence-based practices for her clients in treatment and recovery.

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Kevin Blake

Director of Admissions

Kevin is an independently licensed counselor (LPCC) who has earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a master’s degree in Diversity Management in Psychology, both from Cleveland State University. With nearly ten years of experience working with clients with mental health, substance abuse, as well as dual diagnosis needs, he is passionate about working with various populations of clients in developing skills and meaning to maneuver through life. As Admissions Director, Kevin is a dedicated member of the Silver Maple team who brings great understanding of the importance of client engagement and barrier free systems. He is married and has three children who love music and soccer.

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Mary Emrich

Program Manager

Mary is a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) with over 20 years’ experience working with Mental Health and Addiction treatment. Her experience has included work in private settings, healthcare environments and community mental health, where she has worked as a Clinician and in Administration. Mary holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Cleveland State University. She is passionate about addiction recovery and utilizes a person-centered approach that promotes dignity and respect for individual clients and families. With a focus on program development, she is a motivated to provide excellent client outcomes at Silver Maple Recovery.

Kyle Higgins

Kyle Higgins

Outpatient Program Manager

Kyle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Cleveland State University.  He holds a license as a Registered Pharmacist (RPH), a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC).  He owned and operated Higgins Pharmacy–an independent retail pharmacy chain located in Lorain County—for over 20 years prior to pursuing his present career.  He has practiced as an addiction and mental health therapist for five years.

“I love outpatient treatment.  It is my primary counseling focus. I find it so rewarding to see my clients succeed in transitioning from addiction to becoming responsible and productive members of society.  I feel a strong attachment to Lorain County as I am a lifelong resident.  My transition to Silver Maple Recovery seemed to be a natural progression in my professional career.”

Stacey Whitesel

Stacey Whitesel

Nurse Program Manager

Stacey is a long time Lorain County resident with over 13 years of nursing experience.  She is a proud graduate of Lorain County Community College’s RN program and Mercy College’s BSN program.  Stacey is dedicated to ending the opiate crisis in our community on a personal as well as professional level.   Stacey utilizes her nursing skills and experience as well as the latest in medication assisted treatment to assist clients in continuing their recovery.