Our Facility Care Team

Candi Ader

Candi Ader

Community Outreach Director

As a member of the community outreach team at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, Candi Ader is dedicated to helping clients, families and organizations find quality treatment options. Before joining Advanced Recovery Systems in 2019, Candi Ader has spent the last 15 years in the health and...

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Robert Ochsner

Robert Ochsner

Medical Director

MD

A native of Colorado, Dr. Robert Ochsner completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder and graduated Magna Cum Laude in erythropoietin (EPO) biology with a minor in biochemistry. 

Dr. Ochsner received a Health Professions Scholarship through the United...

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Stephen Perme

Stephen Perme

Clinical Director

Stephen Perme is the clinical director at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. With more than 18 years of experience in treating mental health and substance use disorders, he has incorporated evidence-based techniques, like cognitive-behavioral therapy, in helping individuals of all age groups...

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Shannon Smithwick

Shannon Smithwick

Director of Nursing

RNMSN

Shannon Smithwick is The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake’s nursing director. She focuses her efforts on patient welfare as she leads the nursing staff and supports the executive team. She is dedicated to improving client care through risk management and positive leadership. Before...

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Kacie Chelli

Kacie Chelli

State Outreach Director

Kacie has her M.S. in clinical psychology. Previously, she was employed with American Addiction Centers, where she helped people find appropriate care to begin their journey in recovery. She also worked at an outpatient facility in Pennsylvania for three years, where she ran an adult day...

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