Meet The Ketamine Therapy Experts
Successful ketamine infusion therapy is the careful blend of four things: treatment centers, specialists, experienced ketamine providers, and clinical expertise.
Meet The Founders
Kevin Nicholson, MBA, BSN
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of Ketamine Wellness Centers, Kevin brings with him over 20 years of combined experience, from management at the CEO level to working one on one with patients. His daily mission is to ensure the highest quality care.
After being involved in multiple start-ups, Julie has utilized her entrepreneurial spirit as the creative force for KWC. Aside from administration and operational duties, Julie’s main role is in growth into other states.
Dr. Ellen R. Diamond, PhD
Dr. Diamond earned her Ph.D in psychology from St John’s University, in New York. Over the years, she has immersed herself in her profession, gaining invaluable experience in serving those with mental health & recovery needs.
Dr. Mark Murphy, MD
With more than 20 years experience in private practice, as well as in the clinical applications of Ketamine, Dr. Mark Murphy MD, serves not only as medical director, but also as the primary physician responsible for your care at Ketamine Wellness Centers.
Meet the Corporate Team
Chief Financial Officer
Richard has a proven ability in corporate strategic planning and implementing aggressive initiatives in the healthcare industry. His strengths lie in healthcare, the service industry, distribution and retail environments.
Chief Clinical Officer
Christine started her nursing career working with Alzheimer’s patients and managing a Memory care unit. Later, she transitioned into pediatrics earning a Master of Science in Nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Walden University.
Magda Villegas, MSN NP-C
As a Family Nurse Practitioner Magda has extensive medical and patient care experience including work in behavioral health and Adult ICU. Magda’s experience is that kindness and compassion always produce the very best outcomes for her patients.
Anita enjoys working with others in a support capacity where she can use her organizational and communication skills to produce results. Much of her experience is in the health care and insurance fields.
Insurance Billing Manager
As a certified biller and coder through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Monica is excited to bring her knowledge to the Ketamine Wellness Centers team.
With more than ten years experience helping clients in the accounting field, Denise is skilled in financial management and analyzing accounts.
Brand Development Manager
KWC’s mission, vision, and core values align with Ariana’s personal beliefs in using her talents to raise awareness about mental health issues, destigmatize effective alternatives to outmoded treatments, and restore quality of life to those suffering from difficult to treat conditions.
Health and Wellness Coordinator
Her experience, expertise, and passion for a personalized holistic approach to wellness make truly sustainable differences in patients’ lives.
IT Support Specialist
Exceptional healthcare does not depend on clinicians alone and Frank brings the wealth of knowledge, education, and experience demanded by today’s rapidly changing and technology-focused healthcare landscape.
Jamie Swaim is an Accounting Clerk who brings over 25 years of experience to the KWC Accounting Department.
Marianne Sarette is an Insurance Representative who works with insurance carriers to verify patient eligibility and process claims.
As an Insurance Representative for KWC, Kelli helps bring peace of mind to patients as they go through the insurance claims process.
Shannon believes everyone deserves a chance to enhance their quality of life.
Ryan is an Insurance Representative who holds a certificate in Medical Billing and Coding.
Digital Marketing Manager
Jess is excited to foster compassionate, evidence-based conversations around mental healthcare.
Meet the Clinical Administrators
Miteku Desalgne MSN APRN FNP-BC
Clinical Administrator, Minneapolis–St Paul, MN
As the Clinical Administrator of KWC Minnesota, he is proud to provide compassionate, individualized care to each of our patients.
Shannon Brightman, RN
Clinical Administrator, Tucson, AZ
Shannon believes compassion, care, and hope are the values that make KWC such a special place.
Kemi Adekunle, FNP-BC
Clinical Administrator, Jacksonville, FL
As the Clinical Administrator in Jacksonville, Kemi works with the great staff at this location to achieve the organization’s mission. In turn, she shares her expertise as a Nurse practitioner with the staff to deliver excellent healthcare and amazing customer service to our patients.
Calena Goins MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Administrator, Chicago–Naperville, IL
Calena is an advocate for holistic nursing care. She believes it is essential to take care of the patient as a whole including their physical, mental, emotional, social, & spiritual needs.
Nurse Administrator, Mesa–Gilbert, AZ
Linda worked as an ICU/ER nurse for 10 years prior to coming to Ketamine Wellness Centers. She is trained in critical care management, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric life support, and trauma nursing. Linda believes ketamine therapy provides a way for patients to experience life again.
Nursing Administrator, Denver, CO
Liz is relentlessly committed to helping patients find solutions that work. Above all else, she believes that leading others and meeting patients where they are at is her calling.
Meet the Patient Liaisons
Lead Patient Liaison
Paige believes everyone can live a fulfilling and wonderful life regardless of the obstacles they may have been given.
Patient Liaison, Las Vegas, NV
From the moment our patients enter our Las Vegas clinic, Jenn works to make sure they and their caretakers are comfortable and supported. She previously worked in behavioral health for more than a decade and finds joy in helping people regain their inner strength and peace through treatment and support.
Barbara has joined KWC’s Patient Liaison team and previously managed the KWC office in Jacksonville.
She enjoys being a source of support and assistance for those in need and strives to make life’s challenges easier to manage.
Meet the Office Administrators
Office Administrator, Phoenix, AZ
Lexi is passionate about patient care and approaches each situation with compassion, empathy, and kindness.
Office Administrator, Tucson, AZ
Alexia is a lifelong Arizona native, born in Phoenix and raised in Tucson. She has spent years in the customer service industry, most recently working with schools and students in the school picture industry as the Operations Supervisor for Southern Arizona.
Officer Administrator, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN
Tondrea is passionate about healthcare, she enjoys helping others and takes pride in providing quality patient care.
Office Administrator, Mesa–Gilbert, AZ
From your first warm welcome to our Ketamine Wellness Centers your experienced Office Administrator is here to personally ensure a great experience for you.
Office Administrator, Denver, CO
Brenda was born and raised in Colorado. She aspires to motivate others to improve their quality of life and strives to assist patients in achieving their wellness goals.
Office Administrator, Dallas–Fort Worth, TX
Andrew is a Texas native, born and raised in Dallas. He graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He enjoys helping others.
Office Administrator, Chicago–Naperville, IL
As an office administrator with Ketamine Wellness Centers, Jennifer hopes to make an impact in each patient’s care and wellness.
Office Administrator, Seattle, WA
Fabiola is an office administrator who works with our Washington team to keep Ketamine Wellness Centers Seattle running smoothly and efficiently.
Meet the KWC Pups
When he’s not laying on his favorite blanket, you can find Owen at the front desk with his favorite support pal Sadie.
Sadie is a loving and friendly Chocolate Lab. Born at Christmas time, Sadie enjoys the outdoors and connecting with people. Her favorite pastimes include eating food, playing fetch, and meeting new people.
Addie is a lovable and fluffy labradoodle puppy. Her favorite things include her stuffed penguin, peanut butter, and her big brother.
Lord Vader is a certified emotional support animal. His favorite hobby is collecting sticks.