Stephen Manning

Stephen Manning, MS HCA

CEO/Managing Director

Stephen Manning joined Talbott Recovery in 2013 with a passion for helping individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction. Before being named CEO/Managing Director, Manning had advanced through multiple positions at Talbott, most recently serving as Assistant Director of Clinical Services. He received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of…

Navjyot Bedi

Navjyot Singh Bedi, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Bedi joined Talbott Recovery as a Staff Addiction Psychiatrist in 2006. Since that time, he has been a valuable part of the treatment team in the addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders treatment program, particularly with the Professionals Program. He conducts our professional assessments, leads process groups and is a frequent lecturer to both patients and families. Dr. Bedi…

Jeff Jones

Dr. Jefferson C. Jones, MD

Medical Director, Talbott Columbus

Dr. Jeff Jones serves as the Medical Director for Talbott Recovery Columbus. He is also a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Georgia Academy of Family Practice, Muscogee County Medical Society, Medical Association of Georgia and The American Society of Addiction Medicine. Board certified in Family Practice and Chemical Dependency. Dr. Jones earned…

Cherly Sapp

Cheryl Sapp, LPC, NCC, CAC-II

Clinical Program Director

Cheryl Sapp serves as the Clinical Program Director for Talbott’s Columbus campus. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorder counseling, having retired from New Horizons CSB after 20 years or service. Sapp also has vast experience with the Military ASAP program as well as with other…

Michael Fishman

Michael L. Fishman, MD

Young Adult Program Director

Dr. Michael Fishman joined Talbott Recovery to launch the Young Adult Program in 2006. He is a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of young adults suffering from addictive diseases, and specializes in addiction medicine, including treatment of nicotine dependence. After graduating magna cum laude in biology from the University of Georgia, Dr. Fishman received…

Oksana Kershteyn

Dr. Oksana Kershteyn, MD

Staff Psychiatrist, Talbott Dunwoody

Dr. Oksana Kershteyn joined the Talbott Recovery staff in early 2012. Originally from Siberia, Russia, she graduated from Russia’s top medical school, the Siberian State Medical University, where she also completed her general adult neurology residency. After moving to the United States, Dr. Kershteyn completed her general adult psychiatry residency at Albany Medical College in…

Woody Roberts

Woody Roberts, DMin, CAC

Clinical Program Director

Woody Roberts has worked in the addiction field for more than two decades and is currently a Clinical Program Director for Talbott Recovery. He received his master’s of divinity degree from Emory University and his doctor of ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary. The focus of his doctorate was on The Spiritual Dimension of…

Richard Amar

Richard P. Amar, MD

Staff Addiction Psychiatrist

Dr. Richard Amar joined Talbott Recovery as a Staff Addiction Psychiatrist in 2011. He obtained his medical degree from MCP-Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed his general psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine followed by an addiction psychiatry fellowship. Prior to joining the Talbott staff, Dr. Amar worked with veterans for eight…

Karen Orsini

Karen Lyn Orsini, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Lyn Orsini has been in healthcare since 1988 and has a broad range of experiences in financial management, strategic planning and organizational leadership. Prior to joining the Talbott Recovery team, Orsini worked with RHA Health Services, one of the largest providers of long-term healthcare for developmental disability, mental health and substance abuse services in the…

Laura Pugsley

Laura Pugsley

Director of Outpatient Services, Foundations Atlanta and Talbott Recovery at Dunwoody

Laura Pugsley joined the Foundations Recovery Network team in April 2012 and brought with her nearly two decades of experience working in the social services field. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she relocated to the US and graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in psychology, earning a master’s degree in professional counseling from…

Melanie Chafin

Melanie Chafin, MSN, RN

Nurse Liaison

Mel Chafin joined the staff at Talbott Recovery Columbus in 2013, working with nurses in recovery and the State Boards of Nursing to return nurses to practice safely. In recovery herself, she understands the struggles nurses face after treatment. Chafin earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbus State University and her master’s degree in nursing from…

Dianne Gay

Dianne Gay

Georgia Marketing Coordinator

An Atlanta native, Dianne Gay has more than 30 years of experience in the business development and marketing of addiction and behavioral health treatment. She has previously served as a public relations manager, assistant business development/marketing manager, community education coordinator, events coordinator and office manager for treatment facilities, private practice clinicians and nonprofit agencies in…

Kate Wrightson

Kate Wrightson, MS, PhD, LAPC

Director of Risk Management, Performance

Improvement, & Medical Records – Originally from Portland, Oregon, Kate Wrightson earned an undergrad degree in English literature from University of Chicago before returning to University of Oregon for her master’s in the same subject. Wrightson went on to earn her MS in clinical mental health counseling from Mercer University and PhD from University of Georgia…

Haley Hill

Haley Walters Hill

Director of Admissions

Haley Hill, Talbott Recovery’s Director of Admissions, hails from Clarkesville, Georgia. She earned her BS degree from North Georgia College in Dahlonega and has been working in addiction treatment since her early twenties. She’s worked with teenagers in recovery, ran an emergency shelter for teens and worked in dual diagnosis for the past 15 years…

Matt Martz

Matt Martz, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director

Matt Martz, LPC, serves as Clinical Director at Talbott Dunwoody, having previously served as Primary Therapist with Foundations Recovery in Midtown. Matt began his career with a leading recovery services provider in Atlanta and has since enjoyed a well-rounded clinical background including roles as assessor and intake counselor, family services provider, educator, and longtime recovery…

Ben Wilson

Bennett C. Wilson

Alumni Coordinator

Ben Wilson was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. He worked as a chef for much of his adult life, but after getting sober in 2007, he found that he wanted to help others like he was helped. Being able to be of service to Talbott’s patients and see them get their lives, families, careers…