Arizona Addiction Treatment Staff
Tony Renello MS LISAC
Tony Renello is our Executive Director as well as a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Clinician; he has substantial leadership experience as well as experience with opening and maintaining treatment centers with all levels of care. Tony has extensive knowledge with achieving and maintaining the JCAHO & CARF seals of accreditation with the facilities he has managed. Tony has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years, starting his career as floor support specialist he quickly realized this line of work is his passion and decided to learn as much as possible and enrolled into Capella University. Tony holds a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. Tony has held many different positions in this field ranging from program manager to chief operating officer. Tony uses evidence-based practices to bring new innovative treatment methods to any agency he is a part of to create a successful fulfilling program.
Jennifer Hughes BHT CPII
Jennifer Hughes is the Operations Director for Virtue Recovery Center. In the family tradition of serving the nation, she enlisted in the United States Coast Guard after high school. Jennifer has spent the better part of her career as a leader in law enforcement, as well as in behavior health, where she led a team on a high acuity forensic unit at the AZ State Hospital. Jennifer brings her extensive history as a leader from her previous roles, her experience as a conflict resolution/CPI instructor, and her knowledge of compliance standards within the healthcare industry.
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her wife, two sons, friends, as well as unwinding with her 3 spoiled dogs.
Dr. Michael Vines
Dr. Vines is a licensed psychiatrist in the state of Arizona. Dr. Vines completed his education at the University of Georgia and Mercer University School of Medicine before completing psychiatric residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Vines is the Medical Director at Virtue Recovery Center.
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Marina Pitsilos MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is our Director of Nursing and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Purdue University and a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration from Walden University. Marina just recently passed her boards to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Marina has over 7 years of nursing experience including working in the areas of neurosurgical ICU, behavioral health and substance abuse. She brings a major medical component as well as a mental health component to our dynamic team and assures our patients remain medically safe and stable throughout their stay with us.
DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN
Sherri Rhodes is a psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in treating children and adults suffering from Anxiety, Depression, Schizophrenia, Post-Traumatic Stress, ADHD, and Compulsive-related disorders. Sherri is also a data-waived provider that specializes in addiction psychiatry with experience treating people suffering from Opioid Use Disorder, Alcohol Use Disorder, Amphetamine Use Disorder, and other disorders related to substance use. Sherri is a compassionate practitioner and she truly cares about positive patient outcomes and client success.
Vincent Quintana BHT
My name is Vincent Quintana. I have worked in the addiction recovery field for over 4 years as a BHT/Case Manager and now hold a managerial position of Lead Technician at Virtue Recovery Center. I found a passion for helping people regain the fire for life they had believed to have been lost, so they may begin living the life they had longed for and deserve. I have provided direct and personal care to many coming from all walks of life, ranging from veterans, business owners/executives, the homeless, etc and each one of them are unique in treatment planning and always treated as such. Addiction spans all walks of life and the treatment for it stays the same; being compassionate, knowledgeable and respectful to everyone that walks through our doors.
Cara M Lohff
Cara comes from an Italian family. Being raised in New York, her mom and grandmother cooked up savory dishes. Her Grandmother is Sicilian from Palermo, Sicily. My parents both worked, and when I would get home from school, she would help her grandmother cook. That is where her passion for cooking and creating food art comes from. Not realizing how much she loved her home in the kitchen, she decided to be in the beauty industry for 20+ years, where she traveled the country as a platform artist for a major hair product manufacturer.
One day she had an opportunity to return to school and achieve her Associate’s Degree in Culinary and Business. She continues to earn her Bachelors of Applied science in Nutrition and Business.
Cara previously has been an Executive Chef / Director of Dining for 8+ years. She has worked at Compass Group, one of the largest food service vendors/companies worldwide. She was most recently the Director of Dining for a senior living community where she created the menus and implemented Covid dining procedures & policies for the company. To ensure the safety of the residents & staff.
Cara is a wife, mother of 3, and an animal lover! She has 4 dogs, 1 puppy, 2 cats & 1 desert tortoise. You can find her spending time with her family on the weekends, either camping, fishing, practicing archery and traveling abroad.