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Senior Staff

Mission-Driven Leadership

The senior leadership team is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of professionals, each of which lends industry expertise and experience to achieve the ultimate goal of helping people triumph. They are responsible for oversight and implementation of the Agency’s strategic initiatives.

Seona Goerndt, MBA, CPXP

President & Chief Executive Officer

Seona Goerndt joined Recovery Resources as President & CEO in 2021 as the agency’s 5th president. Prior to Recovery Resources, Seona has had an extensive career in hospital and healthcare administration including leadership roles with MetroHealth, HealthSpan Ohio and Kaiser Permanente. She holds a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Notre Dame College and a master’s of business administration from Cleveland State University. She is a Recovery Resources Board of Directors alumni and a board member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Northern Ohio Chapter.

Emily Gilliam, SPHR

Director of Human Resources
Emily Gilliam has over 20 years of experience in HR in corporate, government and non-profit industries and is a Licensed Social Worker. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, she has an extensive background in training, workforce development, career counseling, and recruitment she brings to Recovery Resources. Emily earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute.

Neera Gupta, MD

Medical Director
Neera Gupta, MD is a psychiatrist at MetroHealth and serves as its Director of the Center for Addiction.  Dr. Gupta received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo) and completed residency training in general psychiatry at Emory University College of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. She specializes in psychiatry and addiction medicine.  Her specific interests include medication assisted treatment (MAT) and dual diagnosis with specific interest in the treatment of clients with addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ayme McCain

Director of Prevention, Wellness & Community Outreach
Ayme McCain joined Recovery Resources in 2014 and has led the Prevention Team since 2016. In addition to her prevention duties, Ayme oversees the Training Institute and Employee Assistance Program, AssistNOW, the Gambling program and will now be leading the agency's community outreach efforts.

Our Mission

We help people triumph over mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

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