Katie Myers

Katie Myers, LCSW

CEO, Talbott Recovery Campuses

Originally from Anderson, Indiana, Katie Myers joined the Talbott Recovery team as clinical program director in June 2017, becoming CEO in September 2018. Passionate about assisting others in creating a life truly worth living, Myers’ drive stems from her own personal recovery journey. She considers her experience a gift to share with others. Myers earned…

Ken Thompson, MD, DFASAM

Director of Professionals Program | Main Campus

Dr. Ken Thompson is an addiction medicine specialist and medical director at Talbott Recovery. He has a special interest in chronic pain and addiction, spirituality and the treatment of healthcare professionals. With over 20 years of experience in addiction medicine, Dr. Thompson was originally certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in 1990…

Navjyot Bedi

Navjyot Singh Bedi, MD

Medical Director | Main Campus

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…

Chip Abernathy, LPC

Professionals Program Coordinator

A Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (Gorski-CENAPS), Chip Abernathy joined the Talbott Recovery staff in October 2017. He earned a BA in applied behavioral sciences from National-Louis University and an MA in psychology from Georgia School of Professional Psychology. Born in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Atlanta, Abernathy has worked full-time in…

Constantine Galifianakis, MD

Psychiatrist | Main Campus

Hailing from Salisbury, Maryland, Dr. Constantine Galifianakis joined the Talbott Recovery staff as psychiatrist at the main campus in July 2017. Licensed in Georgia and Maryland, he completed his psychiatry internship at Emory University and a psychiatry fellowship at University of Maryland. Prior to medical school, Dr. Galifianakis pursued an interest in film, working for…

Richard Amar

Richard P. Amar, MD

Staff Addiction Psychiatrist | Main Campus

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 | Main Campus

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…

Haley Hill

Haley Walters Hill

Director of Admissions | Main Campus

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…

Ben Wilson

Bennett C. Wilson

Alumni Coordinator | Main Campus

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…

Oksana Kershteyn

Oksana Kershtyn, MD

Staff Psychiatrist | Talbott Dunwoody & Medical Director | Foundations Roswell

Dr. Oksana Kershteyn joined the Talbott Recovery staff in early 2012, where she serves as staff psychiatrist at Talbott Dunwoody. Since July 2018, she also fills the role of medical director at Foundations Roswell. Originally from Siberia, Russia, she graduated from Russia’s top medical school, the Siberian State Medical University, where she also completed her…

Nancy Pugmire, LPC, NCC

Clinical Director | Dunwoody

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Nancy Pugmire moved to Atlanta in high school and has called it home ever since. Becoming the clinical director of Talbott Recovery at Dunwoody in 2017, she seeks to help individuals create a life worth living, released from the burden of addiction and reconnected with loved ones. Pugmire earned a…

Jeff Jones

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 | Talbott Columbus

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…