Heartland Leadership & Staff

Executive Director - Tom Delegatto, MA, CADC

Tom DelegattoTom Delegatto serves as the Executive Director at Sunspire Health Heartland. He is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has over twenty-five years of experience in the addiction treatment field. Before coming to Sunspire Health, Tom worked as the Corporate Director of Business Development for the Gateway Foundation, as the Chief Operating Officer for Hartgrove Hospital in Chicago and as the Director of Business Development and Managed Care Contracting for Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, where he played a significant role in increasing admissions, successfully negotiating for increased rates and adding new hospital services. Tom also served as the Director of Business Development for Linden Oaks Hospital and was a key contributor to the hospital's growth as a regional provider of behavioral health services. He also worked with Hazelden Foundation as the Associate Clinical Director for Adolescent Services in Chicago. With his breadth of experience as a leading healthcare executive in Illinois, he looks forward to overseeing the daily operations and programs of Sunspire Health Heartland.

Medical Director - Danesh Alam, MD, DFAPA, FASAM

Medical Director - Danesh Alam, MDDr. Danesh Alam is currently the Medical Director at Sunspire Heartland. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Illinois and has been the principal investigator for many clinical research studies. His areas of research include transcranial magnetic stimulation, substance abuse, psychopharmacology in substance abuse and substance abuse health care delivery and policy. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the VA Cooperative Studies Program and industry sponsors, and he has coauthored several publications in peer reviewed journals.

Clinical Director - Mary Shaver, AM, LCSW, CADC

Clinical Director - Mary Shaver, AM, LCSW, LSW, CADCMary Shaver is the Clinical Director at Sunspire Health Heartland, where she oversees clinical programming and patient services and manages the clinical team. Mary brings more than 30 years of behavioral health experience and over two decades of experience in the management of addiction and dual diagnoses programs, as well as experience with mental health counseling, case management and discharge planning. She values the opportunity she has in this role to help people grow and develop and sees each day as a chance to impact the lives of patients and their families. Mary has managed programs for substance use disorders that include Medication-Assisted Treatment and abstinence-based programs.

Mary earned her masters in social services administration at the University of Chicago and her bachelors in social work from Florida State University, and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.

Director of Operations - Charles Bohlmann

Director of Admissions - Brittany Cotter

Director of Nursing - Stephanie Hejmalik

Primary Therapist - Rhonda Meyer

Primary Therapist - Megan Hutchinson-Krings

Case Manager Discharge Planner - Virginia McCormick, MA, MAPC