Guiding Principles

These guiding principles are ten principles our employees seek to demonstrate to all of our clients.

  • Initiative: Our employees are vigilant in looking for ways to improve, innovate, and create.
  • Servant-hearted: Each employee is here because of their desire to serve others.
  • Teachable: Our employees are receptive to feedback, growth, and earnestly love to learn.
  • Critical Thinking: Our employees see things with an inquiring mind. This kind of critical thinking leads to improvement in oneself and our organization.
  • Pre-emptive Problem Solver: Each employee anticipates problems and solves them before they exist, thereby pre-empting the problem from ever occurring.
  • Result-oriented: Our employees are driven by results. Since we are in the “change” business, we insure the tools and resources we offer produce results. Results should be measurable and repeatable. Our employees are always willing to evaluate the effectiveness of what we do.
  • Resilient, Hopeful: Our employees help our patients overcome significant obstacles. We help our clients turn tragedies into triumphs and become victors out of victims.
  • Integrity: We do right things for the right reasons. From a client’s first contact to ending treatment, we do everything with the highest ethics and integrity.
  • Pursuer of Excellence: Each employee pursues excellence because “good enough” isn’t. We strive to do things better and create an environment that cultivates excellence.
  • Good Communicator: Relationships are only as good as the communication that sustains them. We value proactive, clear, and connecting communication in spoken and written forms.
Dr. Jonathan Hartiens

Dr. Jonathan Hartiens

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Jonathan Hartiens is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. He has over 30 years experience and developed expertise in the treatment of addictions. In addition to being a prominent therapist, he is frequently invited to speak at national conferences and general audiences on addiction treatment. Besides helping those who suffer with chemical addictions, he is also well known for treating sexual addictions. He was on the medical staff at the VAMC Medical Center, Martinsburg, from 2001 to 2011 where he worked at the Center for Addiction Treatment as both a psychologist and the Program Director. He’s authored and been awarded several grants to expand the range of addiction treatment into rural areas. Most recently, Dr. Hartiens received a $3 million grant to build a residential substance abuse treatment facility in Berkeley County, WV. The Mountaineer Recovery Center will be the first residential facility in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and is scheduled to open in July 2019.

Dr. Hartiens’ history also includes his service as an active-duty Navy Psychologist from 1994 to 2001. He completed his doctoral internship at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He also served at Naval Hospital Groton, CT and Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily.

Dr. Hartiens is an interactive therapist who helps clients identify the specifics of the problem and the barriers to their solutions. His therapeutic approach is to provide compassion, understanding, and observations on destructive or unhealthy patterns of behavior. He integrates cognitive-behavioral techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.

Dr. Hartiens is married to his wife of 29 years and has three children. He is a member of Independent Bible Church in Martinsburg, WV.

Education:
B.A. University of the South, Sewanee TN
M.S. Northwestern State University of La, Natchitoches, LA
M.A. Theology, Fuller Seminary, Graduate School of Theology, Pasadena, CA
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA

Licenses/Certificates:
Licensed Psychologist, West Virginia
Licensed Psychologist, Virginia

Max J. Harrison, MS., MA

Max J. Harrison, MS., MA

Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Harrison began his career in the criminal justice field as a Crisis Intervention Worker and Probation Officer for 12 years after graduating from Nyack College in Nyack, NY. After receiving a Master’s in Counseling, and a Master’s in Administration, he proceeded to open a private counseling practice in Williamsport, PA. Specializing in Marriage and Couples counseling, he authored and developed the model, “Building Relationships That Last.” He operated his practice until 1998. At that time Mr. Harrison accepted the position of Clinical Director and Executive Director of the Bethesda Family Services Foundation in Lewisburg, PA.

After 12 very successful years of creating, implementing and running therapeutic and behavioral programs across the country, Mr. Harrison accepted the position of Human Services Administrator in Tioga County, PA. where he received the Governor’s Affiliate of the Year award in approving Block Grant funding for Human Services. As a result, funding became available for all branches of Human Services and eliminated waiting lists that had existed for years.

Moving on to accept another challenging position, Mr. Harrison accepted the role as Assistant Director of Human Services in Loudoun County, VA., overseeing Developmental Services, Early Intervention and Community Based Services. While there, he helped advance cutting edge evidence-based services to one of the fastest growing and diverse populations in the country.

Upon learning about the new opportunity at the Mountaineer Recovery Center in March of 2019, Mr. Harrison was excited to accept the position of the Chief Operations Officer overseeing the new Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Program in Kearneysville, WV. Mr. Harrison and his wife Joette currently reside in Martinsburg WV, and are members of The Crossroads Church in Martinsburg, WV.

Kevin Knowles

Kevin Knowles

Business Development Chief

Formally Recovery Services Coordinator for Berkeley County, WV. Plans, coordinates and collaborates with various public, private and non-profit agencies responsible for delivering a wide variety of resources relating to the treatment of and recovery from alcohol and substance use disorder. He is currently in his second term as Ward 2 Councilman for the City of Martinsburg. He is the current Vice President for the West Virginia Municipal League (A Statewide WV organization of City & Town elected officials), President, West Virginia Alliance of Recovery Residences and President, West Virginia Association of Recovery Centers. He recently was awarded the 2019 US Attorneys and 2019 Eastern Panhandle Newsmaker Award Recipient for work done in the Opioid Crisis. He has been involved with a number of non-profit agencies in the community and served on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle (Past Vice President), Common Purpose (Community Alternatives to Violence, 2 term past President), Berkeley County Pride (former Vice President), Community Networks (former Vice President), Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County (Past Board of Directors), Region 9 (City Appointee), and City of Martinsburg Zoning Board. He is a former member of the Berkeley County Juvenile Drug Court Team, Kiwanis Club of Martinsburg (former President & Lt Governor) and also a member of noon Rotary of Martinsburg (Paul Harris Fellow).

Brandt Williams

Brandt Williams

Medical Chief

Brandt Williamson became involved in addiction care as an Emergency Physician who recognizing a serious deficiency in the communities ability to combat a growing opioid problem in 2016. As with all ED physicians, we step into a void and provide care until the system catches up to community needs. He educated himself with online resources and ASAM conferences, and stepped out of the ER to include community outpatient care, using the ED as a launchpad while continuing, after ED discharge, to provide care to many of these patients with outpatient MAT according to the West Virginia COAT model. Brandt lives in rural Virginia and is married to his wife Martha. They have three children. He has practiced community Emergency Medicine for 25 years and is Chief Medical Officer for Mountaineer Recovery Center.

Kristen Vorlaufer-Brightful, LCSW-C, LICSW

Kristen Vorlaufer-Brightful, LCSW-C, LICSW

Clinical Chief

Kristen Vorlaufer-Brightful, LCSW-C, LICSW is a graduate of University of Maryland, Baltimore where she received her master’s degree in social work with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health. Kristen has over 10 years experience working with all age groups who have a range of needs to include mental health and substance use disorders. Kristen is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical in Maryland and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in West Virginia. She is also a board approved supervisor in both Maryland and West Virginia and has been providing clinical supervision to professionals in the field for the past 5 years. Kristen is an experienced clinician who has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and is highly skilled in crisis intervention. Ms. Brightful is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Jan Augusta Nieves, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Jan Augusta Nieves, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jan Augusta is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Mountaineer Recovery Center and President of Healthcare Advocates for Recovery. She previously served as the Substance Use Recovery Coordinator for WVU Medicine where she and Dr Brandt Williamson created an innovative Bridge Program for Medication Assisted Treatment and coordination. In the fall of 2019, she received the “40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader” award.

Nicole Carey, MS

Nicole Carey, MS

HR and Compliance Chief

Nicole Carey, MS, is a Program Manager at Mountaineer Recovery Center. She specializes in program evaluation and development. Nicole has 25 years of experience working within residential and community mental health organizations and special education schools. She has a host of experiences building efficient teams for quality service delivery, developing staff and parent training programs, treatment foster care and adoptive family certification programming, regulation compliance, outcome evaluation and risk assessments. Her work philosophy involves encouraging self-development through education and encouraging individuals to set strength-based personal development goals to reach their full potential. Prior to becoming a manager, Nicole completed child psycho-diagnostic and educational assessments, individual, group and family therapy, and facilitated life skills development groups with children and adolescents.

Nicole has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Nicole grew up in Westchester County, New York. After graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree, Nicole relocated to Baltimore County, Maryland where she lived for 16 years. She has been a resident of Berkeley County, WV since 2008.

Nicole is married and has two children. She enjoys music, sports, community activities that involve children and families, and has coached youth soccer for several years. She currently coaches the Fall and Spring seasons in Berkeley County. She is a member at Gateway Church in Williamsport, MD.

Sandy Camilletti

Sandy Camilletti

Administration Chief

Supports daily operations at the Mountaineer Recovery Center. She is a native West Virginian and has lived in the Eastern Panhandle for 27 years. She received her MBA from West Virginia University and is also certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Sandy’s background includes supporting mission at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center that included the office of Program Evaluation, Research and the Chief of Staff’s Office. In addition, Sandy acted as a certified mediator in the West Virginia Family Court System and was adjunct professor at Shepherd University.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

Hospitality Chief

From 1991 to 2017 he worked at Shepherd University, moving up from a part time catering employee to the Assistant Food Service Director of Dining/Executive Chef. It was a unique experience filled with tremendous learning opportunities and he enjoyed the challenges in creating new ideas and concepts on a very limited budget. In the fall of 2014 he felt a calling to leave Shepherd Dining and move into a more community based natural and organic setting, in 2016 he found such a place, a community market located at the other end of town. So in January 2017 he left collegiate food-service to take co-ownership of the Community Garden Market of Shepherdstown. In 2019 the opportunity to join Mountaineer Recovery Center as Hospitality Chief became the next phase of his life and God’s preparations through his various endeavors prepared him for his new journey.

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