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When you step through the doors at 7 Summit Pathways, you will get the chance to meet our team in person. We are eager to build meaningful connections with you so you can begin the path toward a healthier future.

Meet Our Team

Lawrence S. Wilson, MD, MRO, ABAM, FASAM

Medical Director & CEO

Dr. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience treating addiction after completing his fellowship at the University of Florida. He has been part of our treatment team since our inception in 2015 and is our medical director and CEO. Dr. Wilson is board-certified in addiction medicine and a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition, he is a certified medical review officer and is a national expert in the field of toxicology testing.

He holds faculty appointments in addiction medicine at both the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. Dr. Wilson also serves the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) as a peer mentor due to his expertise in medication-assisted treatment for drug and alcohol use disorders. He is also a physician consultant to the Florida Department of Health and its professional monitoring programs—which perform evaluations on more than 1,000 physicians, dentists, and nurses.

Heather Martin, MS

Executive Director

Heather co-founded 7 Summit Pathways with Dr. Lawrence Wilson in 2015 and now oversees operations, including staff, clients, and the overall care environment. Heather has more than 15 years of experience in community mobilization and systems transformation. She has successfully organized statewide and national conferences, events, and social service functions.

Heather is a certified recovery coach and holds a CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Trainer of Trainers designation. She earned a master’s degree in human services, with a concentration in organizational management and leadership, from Springfield College School of Human Services in Tampa. After completing her degree, she received a community service award for contributing more than 1,500 volunteer hours as a student representative chairing multiple prestigious advisory boards.

Connie Belcher, LMHC, MBA, QSMHI

Clinical Director

Connie has been working in mental health since 2004, when she began working with women in need. After her first three years, she decided to dedicate her career to the field and earned her master’s degree before becoming a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). She uses a strength-based, empathic approach with her patients to encourage and awaken their inner strength while providing guidance and support.

She previously served as a group facilitator and counselor to adult and adolescent populations at a non-profit in Brandon, Florida—where she discovered her passion for counseling people struggling with mental health problems, various substance and process addictions, and co-occurring disorders.

Debbie Mock, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN

Director of Nursing

Debbie Mock is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over a decade of experience working in behavioral health and addictions. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She chose psychiatry nursing after experiencing psychiatric illness and addiction with a family member. She wanted to bring an empathetic and understanding approach to the field by providing a more compassionate patient and family-centered experience. One of her personal philosophies is to treat every patient as she would desire her family member to be treated.

Debbie has also had great success in the administrative roles of healthcare leading accreditation surveys, department of health inspections, and state audits. Her psychiatric nursing experience began in a residential addictions’ treatment program managing the daily healthcare needs of her patients. She later moved into an administrative role managing inpatient detoxification programs, opioid treatment programs, residential treatment programs, and intensive outpatient programs. She returned to the direct care role after years in administration and realized she missed the direct care role which led her to pursuing her master’s in nursing.

A general day for Debbie consists of assessing, diagnosing, and educating patients on their healthcare diagnosis. One of Debbie’s main goals when meeting new patients is to establish a strong therapeutic alliance that allows her and her patient to establish a treatment plan that will be successful. Although Debbie can prescribe medications, this does not remain her top priority, she approaches care by listening and educating patients on their diagnosis and the various interventions available. She is a firm believer that her patients understand why they are prescribed medications while understanding the benefits as well as possible side effects.

In a world full of stigma surrounding mental health illness and addiction, Debbie remains compassionate to the individual needs of her patients. From her love for the healthcare profession, to her empathetic nature, she remains steadfast in her abilities and passion for the needs of her patients. Her ability to embrace change and find knowledge in yet to be charted waters is one of her unique qualities. Strong communication skills and a kind approach has been Debbie’s assets in her lifelong career dedicated to the service of others.

Aaron Kapinsky

Director of Operations

Aaron has a passion for helping people overcome the struggles of addiction. He personally knows the challenges associated with achieving sobriety, and since achieving his own sobriety, he has committed his life to help others. Aaron is a seasoned director with executive experience, having worked in sub-acute detoxification and long-term rehabilitation before joining 7 Summit Pathways.

Krystal E. Gliva, MSW, MCAP

Primary Clinician

Krystal has been practicing social work in the Tampa Bay Area for over 10 years. She has varied clinical experience working with children, youth, families, and seniors in medical, mental health, and substance abuse treatment facilities.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Saint Leo University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of New England. She has been a master’s level certified addiction professional (MCAP) since 2018. Being in recovery herself, Krystal is passionate about working with those struggling with trauma and addiction. She is an active member of the recovery community and spends her time helping other women on their journey to long-term recovery.

Taryn Temmer, JD, LMHC, MCAP

Mental Health Counselor

Taryn is an LMHC at 7 Summit Pathways and has been an MCAP since 2018. She began a 17-year career as a Florida family law and criminal defense attorney in 1988. She then decided to get sober and has been in recovery since 2004. Taryn returned to school and earned her master’s degree in mental health in December 2014.

Taryn is an active member of a 12-step program where she sponsors other women in recovery. She is passionate about her recovery and, with her professional and personal experience, provides the patients at 7 Summit Pathways an example of how to live a full, happy life without drugs or alcohol.

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Pam Hirons, LMHC

Expressive Arts Therapist

Pam is an LMHC and a master-certified life coach who shares her passion for the expressive arts with the patients at 7 Summit Pathways. Pam started as an educator working with students in grade second through eight. Upon retiring from teaching, she earned a master’s degree in counseling from Webster University to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Since earning her certification, she opened a private practice where she uses psychodrama and other expressive arts to help patients heal. She loves seeing the impact of the arts and has shared her passion for it with incarcerated women, the patients at 7 Summit Pathways, and her private clients.

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Barbara May-Sanders

Craniosacral Therapist

Barbara May-Sanders is the craniosacral therapist at 7 Summit Pathways. She started her path of holistic health as a reflexologist in 1992 before switching tracks and becoming a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in 2008. Then, she became a yoga instructor and completed more than 200 hours of yoga in her instructor training.

Since 2012, she has furthered her studies in craniosacral therapy and applied it in a hospital’s neuro-science and trauma care, cardiac, burn unit, transplant, detox, and rehabilitation care programs. Her experience in the medical environment launched a deep interest in working with clients in recovery and PTSD.

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Jorge Cruz, MA, CAP, CRC

Primary Therapist

Jorge has effectively worked with a variety of people with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems in multiple treatment settings since 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from the University of South Florida. He is a Florida-certified addiction professional (CAP) and certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC). Jorge is also a Florida-licensed registered mental health counselor intern in anticipation of his full licensure.

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Chelsie Polcha

Yoga Instructor Chelsie teaches yoga to students from all backgrounds. She began practicing yoga shortly after getting sober in 2004 and has been practicing yoga ever since. She is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and is currently pursuing her 500-hour yoga training specializing in Ashtanga yoga. Chelsie graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in psychology and has over nine years of experience in mental health and addiction treatment.

Chris Larson

Chris Larson is originally from Nisswa, MN. Chris studied Business Management at the University of Wisconsin and graduated with honors. Following graduation, he worked for GLSports as a Warehouse and Logistics Manager for over 15 years. Moving to Florida, Chris worked as a Front Office Manager and General Manager for a national hotel brand. Following his time in hospitality, Chris started at 7 Summit Pathways in the admissions department and quickly moved into his natural role as Human Resource Manager and Medical Billing Manager. Chris has over 5 years in recovery and has become a dedicated sponsor to other men in the program.

Elizabeth Oliva

Director of Business Development

Elizabeth Oliva is the Director of Business Development at 7 Summit Pathways. She works closely with members of the community to build strong, dedicated relationships and partnerships, as well as manages various digital marketing projects and campaigns. Prior to joining 7 Summit Pathways, Elizabeth worked in Public Relations, with a focus on Corporate communications, where she was tasked with developing creative media strategies and bringing initiatives to life through broad scale awareness. From crafting innovative PR strategies, leading campaign launches to relationship building and executive thought leadership, she has supported a wide range of national brands and organizations. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Central Florida.

Find Your Path Today

Meet our team in person when you start a treatment program at 7 Summit Pathways. Call 813.212.7149 or contact us online to get started.