Meaningful Treatment

With Dignity

The Silvermist Recovery Center Team

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Jessie Alexander

Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Management

Jessie has been the manager of a clinically integrated treatment program that focused on addiction, eating disorders, and trauma. She holds dual degrees in Psychology and Family, Child, and Consumer Sciences. Her career has seen her work in trauma-specific, gender-specific, and developmentally-specific therapeutic settings working with patients of all age groups. She was also a member of the founding executive committee of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Atlanta Chapter. Jessie primarily focuses on clinically integrated treatment and complex trauma.
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Barry McNinch, M.S.

National Clinical Liaison

As a child, Barry always had the drive to help others, which led to his desire to go into healthcare, focusing on mental health. While growing up in rural Eastern North Carolina, he had the opportunity to shadow under different mental healthcare professionals at all care levels. During this experience, he witnessed a disconnection between the clients and access to the appropriate clinical services. Identifying these underserved populations, he also observed how they navigated obstacles created from the societal stigmas towards identifying the need for mental health services. From this moment, he gained a passion for developing and connecting people with quality services while educating people on the necessity of mental health advocacy.

Throughout Barry’s education and professional career, he has had experience with program development, program operations, and clinical-outreach. He has also had the opportunity to collaborate on a startup team that developed Intensive Outpatient Programs and Partial Hospitalization Programs. Clinically, he has had the opportunity to serve individuals of the LGBTQIA, substance use disorder, and eating disorder communities in the Washington DC metro area.

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Desiree Pannier, MS, MSPC, CAADC


With over a decade of experience, Desiree holds a Master of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science Degree in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. She is certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Desiree earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Providing a compassionate and empathetic therapeutic approach to all individuals, Desiree facilitates individual, group and family therapy.

In the local community, Desiree proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Robin’s Home, a sober living environment dedicated to female veterans of the United States of America. Desiree enjoys spending time with family, running (yes, for fun) and traveling.

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Adam Lemieux

Executive Chef

Adam demonstrated passion for cooking at a young age and honed his skills by preparing meals for his parents as early as the sixth grade. Working in the restaurant industry throughout high school and college, Adam returned to college and earned a culinary degree with a specialty in high-end catering. He worked as an executive chef for the Compass Group and Aramark at several location throughout the Midwest prior to becoming the executive chef at Silvermist. Adam heads a culinary program and prepares a diverse, healthful menu that our clients love; and that also represents one of the many reasons why Silvermist has been so successful over the past years. Adam works directly with clients to meet special dietary needs or requests.
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Yoga Sam, E-RYT 200

Yoga Instructor

The services of Hillside Yoga are brought to Silvermist by Yoga Sam. Yoga Sam brings years of experience teaching in a variety of capacities. She trained at the Temple of Kriya Yoga based in Chicago. Since 2006, Yoga Sam has taught at studios, gyms and colleges, as well as privately at her own studio. Through her years of experience she has the ability to instruct students of various abilities and previous yoga exposure. Bringing pose work and practical yoga philosophy, Yoga Sam is thrilled to share her knowledge with new people.

“The best part of teaching at Silvermist is sharing yoga with people who would otherwise never have walked into a yoga class.”

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Lisel Fundichely-Cox

Senior Business Development Representative

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