The Evoke wellness Team
Experienced, Well-Trained And Licensed addiction Professionals
Our corporate leadership team has decades of combined experience in successfully treating addicts and alcoholics. We come from various walks of life, and understand the toll that substance abuse has on families in our communities. Many of our team members are in recovery themselves, and can relate to the struggles of trying to get sober.
Chairman of the Board
Neil McKinnell, the founder and Chairman of the Board for Evoke Wellness, has over 25 years of experience creating and leading successful businesses in e-commerce, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and healthcare. As a seasoned executive, Neil’s ability to balance strategic decisions, financial discipline and a hands on approach to leadership has markedly helped Evoke Wellness establish a concrete foundation needed for its earned success.
Michael Duggan, LCSW, CIP
Chief Executive Officer
Co-founder of Wicked Sober, Intervention Services which was acquired by Recovery Centers of America. Michael has a master’s degree in social work from Simmons College and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Michael has extensive history working in startups and was responsible for the inception of Recovery Centers of America’s Westminster program. Michael is a person in long-term recovery who has worked in the recovery community to smash the stigma of addiction by working on several campaigns including the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services State Without StigMA campaign.
Chief Revenue Officer
Corporate Director of Operations
Corporate Admissions Director
Born and raised in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, Jesse’s strong desire for helping others began early on. As someone who loves helping those in need, Jesse finds working in the substance abuse industry particularly rewarding stating, “Working in this field makes a positive difference for those battling addiction as well as for society as a whole.” Jesse has been a part of the Evoke Wellness family since 2018.
Jesse began his employment at Evoke Wellness Florida, and more recently has transitioned to Evoke Wellness Massachusetts location. Through sheer hard work and dedication Jesse has been able to learn and grow within the Evoke Wellness family, he started out as a Behavioral Health Technician, earned the role of Director of Alumni Services at Evoke Wellness Florida prior to taking on the position as Director of Admissions at Evoke Wellness Massachusetts. Jesse has shown the true value of learning the company roles and expectations In his many chosen positions throughout the company which has led to his newest role as Corporate Admissions Director.
Jesse has been able to incorporate his personal experience with the disease of addiction as well as everything that he has learned working in the substance abuse industry. The most rewarding part of his career is seeing a patient successfully complete treatment, and move onto a healthy mental, physical, and spiritual life of recovery. During his spare time, Jesse enjoys spending time with family and friends, helping others, traveling.
National Compliance Director
Jennifer’s background in Behavioral Healthcare began more than 25 years ago, starting with her work for an insurance company processing and paying insurance claims. After enforcing policy regulations for the insurance company, Jennifer transitioned into using that knowledge to help patients receive the services they so desperately needed. Today, she is effecting true change through training, development, and program compliance.
Jennifer has managed billing aspects for multiple companies, established key policies to create changes for patient care, and developed standards to review quality of the documentation, programing, and overall development of various organizations. She has been instrumental in the licensing, accreditation, and credentialing processes. Today, Jennifer works for Evoke Wellness, LLC as a member of the Corporate team. Jennifer provides support and oversight as the Compliance Officer to Florida and Massachusetts locations and various programs covering all levels of care, working along with key members of the leadership team to ensure overall compliance. Jennifer’s commitment to excellence ensures that the highest standards of quality are in place, and exceed the gold standard set by licensing boards, accreditation bodies, and insurance organizations.
Corporate Director of Information Technology
Mark is a common NY transplant here in South FL, he was born on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago and then grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He relocated to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC life and pursue his dream of early retirement as a beach bum, it’s a work in progress still.
When technology stops doing what it is intended to, it is not uncommon for human beings to lose their cool. Mark’s great passion is to provide solutions to these problems in a manner that is easily digestible to the end user in a reassuring demeanor. Having earned his BA in Computer Science, he’s always known that the 1’s & 0’s that keep the illusion of convenience alive must always be kept in check.
Before devoting his work fulltime to Evoke Wellness and becoming an integral member of the team, Mark had his own IT Consulting firm whose niche was the substance use disorder industry. Having worked in and around call center settings for the majority of his career, Mark knew his passion was for helping drug rehab businesses grow and thrive through the innovative use of informational systems.
When not in his normal relaxed office wear of a Polo & blue jeans, Mark is committed to growing his collection of specialized IT Certifications and attempting to learn new languages as his Rosetta Stone library would suggest. His personal interests include anything related to watersports, fun in the sun, outdoor living and tinkering with technology. He is most fulfilled when relaxing with family enjoying the fruits of his labor with his wife while watching their little people grow and evolve.
Senior Manager of Procurement & Corporate Administration
Michelle Mitchelle is the Senior Manager of Procurement & Corporate Administration. She holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration and Finance from Brooklyn College N.Y. and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in FL.
Michelle has worked in a managerial capacity for the following United Nations entities: UNDP, BDP, OIST, and UNFCU. As the Senior Manager of Procurement & Corporate Administration her duties are inclusive of the implementation of strategies, policies, procedures compliant; moreover, all administration, procurement, and financial record keeping aspects to Evoke Wellness & other Evoke locations.
William L. Macasinag is the Accounting Manager for Evoke Health Care Management LLC wheremhe leads the accounting department of the Evoke Wellness group of companies.
William has worked with reputable healthcare facilities including Arthritis and RheumaticmDisease Specialties in Aventura, Florida as Controller and with Dr. Norman Gaylis, Rheumatologist before joining EHCM.m
William holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines.