Tim Thompson, CSC-AD, CCDC – Clinical Director
Tim volunteered at Father Martin’s Ashley in 1986, after beginning his personal recovery a year earlier. A proud graduate of Father Martin’s, Tim was hired at Ashley in 1987 as a counseling aide and realized he wanted to work with addicted people. He pursued his counseling degree and began a stellar 23-year career at Ashley. Upon his retirement, he was the Assistant Program Director and Director of the Primary Program. Tim received his special Relapse Certification in 2008.
Tim’s passion is working with others. Over the past couple of years, Tim has participated in a Cecil County School program, teaching high school students identified as having alcohol and drug problems. Tim brings experience, education, personal recovery and passion to Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center. We are grateful for his involvement and program guidance.
Eileen Thompson, BS, CRPS, CSC-AD, Assistant Program Director
Eileen’s three decades of experience spans all levels of care, such as Intensive Outpatient, Inpatient, Recovery Houses and Extended Care facilities. As a Licensed Addiction Counselor and Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist, Eileen has extensive training in Experimental Therapy and Integrated Eye Movement Therapy. Many of Eileen’s thirty-three years in the field were spent at Father Martin’s Ashley, instrumental in developing their Intensive Outpatient Program. She has developed specific programs for several Women in Recovery Halfway Houses and other Extended care treatment centers.
Eileen is the mother of five adult children with eight grandchildren. She is passionate about recovery and excited about Harbor of Grace’s compassionate environment offering addicts and alcoholics the benefits of a wide range of healing therapies.
Joseph Weker, MS, CADC, ACRPS
Joseph Weker is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and an Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACPRS). He has earned a BA degree in psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and a MS degree in clinical community counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Joseph has over twenty years of experience counseling addicts and alcoholics, and is skilled in several evidence-based treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Joseph conducts individual and group therapy at Harbor of Grace Recovery.
Shawn Stella, CAC-AD
Shawn R. Stella is a Certified Associate Counselor for Alcohol and Drugs with a BA from Salisbury University in Psychology with a core focus in Experimental Psychology. Shawn is a Maryland native and was inspired by Father Joseph Martin. He has worked in many different treatment areas such as: Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, DWI Education, and at the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Shawn conducts individual and group therapy at Harbor of Grace Recovery.
Kristina Garcia, CSC-AD
Kristina Garcia is an Addictions Counselor who has been working the field of addiction since 2013. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from Community College of Baltimore County with Suma Cum Laude Honors in May of 2013. Kristina has worked in various treatment settings such as: Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Medically Assisted Treatment, and DWI education. She also has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy and worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant from 2003-2009. Kristina is married with two daughters. Through her own life experience in recovery, Kristina discovered her calling to become an addictions counselor. She has a compassionate and spiritual nature working with patients.
Kristine Hitchens, PhD, LCSW-C, LCADC, CCDC, NBCCH
Kristine earned her PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Bryn Mawr College in 2011 and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Widener University in 1999. Kristine specializes in trauma, family issues and addiction treatment. She has been Director of family and clinical programs at premier addiction recovery facilities, developed and ran a number of specialized programs, worked as an adjunct professor for area colleges and universities, and volunteered with domestic violence and juvenile justice programs. Kristine is now in private practice, A Change Would Do You Good, LLC, in North East, Maryland.
John Wanner, MS, ChE, MBA, MA Psychology
John’s diverse professional career includes working 18 years in both inpatient and outpatient drug/alcohol treatment settings as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCAD-C). He recently retired from Father Martin’s Ashley, where he worked for 12 years and was involved in all aspects of the treatment process. He developed a proficiency in understanding and lecturing on the neurobiology of addiction, spirituality in recovery and, in particular, the scientific basis of why spirituality reverses damage done by alcohol and drugs. He has been involved in developing treatment programs for young adults and has a strong interest in the present opiate epidemic among young people. He has over thirty year’s experience as corporate executive and small business owner.