Executive Director – Danielle LaPointe, LPC
Danielle LaPointe leads the team at Magnolia Recovery as Executive Director, where her goals are simple: to ensure every patient has such an amazing experience that they are afforded the opportunity to recover, and to equip the staff to make that recovery a reality. She has two decades of experience working with individuals affected by substance use disorders, eating disorders, and process addictions.
Danielle has a heart for altruism and a passion to make a difference. She excels at organizing teams, delegating authority, and empowering individuals to achieve their full potential because she is a natural-born leader who is driven to succeed. Before coming to Magnolia Recovery, her work with the court system was instrumental in mitigating criminal recidivism and taxpayer costs by providing long-term solutions for those suffering from addiction and bridging the gap between the legal system and the healthcare community.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree in professional counseling from Liberty University, Danielle dove headfirst into the field that most captured her heart: addiction. She leads the Magnolia Recovery team on the cutting-edge of behavioral health, establishing the facility as a pioneer in the field of substance abuse.
Medical Director – Kelly Schibler, MD
Dr. Kelly Schibler, Medical Director of Magnolia Recovery, is committed to treating patients with addiction which is a chronic, relapsing, and life-threatening disease. She believes that treating the whole patient medically, psychologically, and spiritually gives the best chance for recovery. Under her leadership, Hilton Head’s professional team strives to deliver the highest quality up to date care.
Dr. Schibler is Board Certified in Family Medicine. After getting her medical degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio, she completed her residency in family medicine at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton Ohio. She served as an attending physician of Family Medicine teaching residents and medical students for 16 years at Miami Valley Hospital. She then went into private outpatient practice in Dayton and then Hilton Head for 9 years. The latter 6 of those years she treated addiction as part of her private practice which has given her a broad range of experience. She has gained a great deal of knowledge, respect, and compassion for the great need for proper treatment of addiction.
Clinical Director – Sandra Kazlauskaite Knapp, LPC
Sandra Kazlauskaite Knapp is the Clinical Director at Magnolia Recovery Center and is responsible for the oversight for the clinical team including primary and family therapists, case manager, and behavioral health technicians. In addition, as part of the senior leadership team, Sandra partners closely with all departments to foster inclusion and teamwork to collectively achieve Magnolia Recovery goals. Sandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology. Sandra brings expertise after years of providing individual and group therapy services, forensic interviews, community education, and leadership roles in agency-based and private practice settings. Much of Sandra’s career and training has been focused on working with adults, and families in the fields of anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
Director of Operations – Sylwia Mora
Director of Admissions – Bailey Brown
Director of Nursing – Elizabeth Carlini
Intake & Alumni Coordinator – Luis Garcia
IOP Program Manager & Primary Therapist – Nancy Reali
Primary Therapist – Gary Sinclair
Primary Therapist – C. Weatherly Schleicher
Primary Therapist – B. Leslie Slemmons
Family Therapist – Nicole Neil
Family Therapist – Ruben Joyner
Case Management Discharge Planner – Sarah Barrett