Meet your dedicated care team
Equipped with thorough experience and anchored by compassion. Our team at Palmer Lake is made up of medical professionals who know the road to recovery themselves and can assist at a variety of care levels.
Kevin Snyder, MD
Dr. Kevin Snyder is the Medical Director at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. Dr. Snyder, a board certified psychiatrist, earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs. He then completed his pre-med studies at Colorado State University before leaving the state to enter medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. After graduating medical school, he completed an internship in family medicine before returning to the Medical College of Wisconsin to complete his psychiatry residency.
Dr. Snyder has worked in the forensic psychiatry department at the Colorado Mental Institute in Pueblo, and has provided psychiatric care for patients at a variety of organizations in Southern Colorado, including the US Army at Fort Carson, Aspen Pointe, and Cedar Springs Hospital. Dr. Snyder has a broad depth of experience treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse and other mental health issues.
Barbara Witt, RN
Director of Nursing
Barbara Witt is the Director of Nursing at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. Barbara oversees all aspects of the addiction treatment unit and educates and empowers clients on their journey to healthy living and recovery. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado- Colorado Springs and was the recipient of the Bethel College of Nursing Humanitarian Award. Barbara hopes to lead The Recovery Village Palmer Lake to be the most dynamic facility in the Rocky Mountain region and help clients succeed on their path to wellness.
Cindy Davis, MA, LAC
Clinical Operations Director
Cindy Davis is the Director of Clinical Operations at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. She is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, as well as being a Certified Public Accountant. Among Cindy’s career highlights, she says assisting clients in finding their way back to a successful, hopeful life has been most rewarding. Cindy’s significant business experience will serve to play an integral part in creating compliant, efficient, and effective clinical programs aimed at helping those at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake return to successfully living functional and fulfilling lives.
Al Fritts, BS, MS, MBA, NHA
Facility Operations Director
Al Fritts is the Director of Operations at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Al’s extensive leadership and managerial experience has provided a solid foundation for his role in the operations of The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. Al has also served as a managing partner for a Colorado Springs inn, restaurant and convention center, an administrator and consultant within the healthcare industry, and owner and operator of a successful
assisted living facility in North Carolina, during which time he served on the North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Board of Directors. Al holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in health and physical education from Appalachian State University, as well as a Master’s of Business from Marymount University in Washington, D.C.
Director of Admissions
As the Director of Admissions at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, Charlie Bateh puts a strong focus on patient care. He works closely with clients and their families to find comfortable and convenient solutions for admittance, and serves as a dedicated contact for all aspects of the intake process. Charlie’s years of professional experience in customer service as well as his personal experience allows him to establish a rapport with patients and their families. Charlie takes pride in connecting with patients on a personal level to ensure they are in the best of hands.
Food Services Director
Kelly Shearwood is the Food Service Director for TRVPL and is dedicated to preparing great tasting food using all-natural, healthy and local ingredients while practicing safe food handling. From her prior experience in healthcare, she has the understanding, knowledge, and know-how, to provide a well-balanced, fully nutritious meal encouraging a patient’s success while in treatment.
Kelly moved to Colorado Springs from England in 2001 after graduating catering and hospitality school. Hard work, training, dedication and talent took Kelly from line cook at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs to Executive Chef of Mozaic restaurant in Palmer Lake. She is 2015 winner of “”Best Chef in the Pikes Region””, awarded to her at the annual Glass Slipper Ball community charity event.