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Integrated Recovery Foundation is a purpose driven integrated treatment program for veterans and first responders recovering from symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders. Our treatment programs ensure that clients receive support and tools for healthy living physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We are dealing with a nationwide epidemic of veteran and first responder suicides as well as mental health challenges that precede the suicide attempts. There is an obvious shortage of care for those in need and as a country and community, we have to respond and serve the needs of those who have served us. It’s unacceptable as is and we intend to fill the gap for care of our veterans and first responders. 

The Board

 

Lyrice A. Marsh, M.Div.

Director of Spiritual Care

US Navy

Born and educated in Chicago, IL, Chaplain Lyrice A. Marsh grew up in a family with historical roots in the church and provided spiritual care and comfort to those in need.
 

At Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, IL, Lyrice was a pen pal and prayer support for inmates at Joliet State Prison. While attending Garrett Evangelical-Theological Seminary she was recruited by the Navy and looked forward to sharing the love and grace of Christ with those she would serve. Her more that 20 years of experience allowed her to serve Navy, Coast Guard and Marine personnel around the globe and to see and experience the joys and challenges of deployments, long hours and how diet played a role on military personnel and their families.

 

After completing active duty, Lyrice worked as Staff Chaplain at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center and served as Chief, Chaplain Service for the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.  Those positions included helping community faith based leaders and organizations understand the services the VA offered, providing care to veterans in special community based programs, ministering to the families of the dead or dying and workshops and seminars on issues of spiritual care and ministry to the staff and families.
 

Lyrice is the founder of Her Comfort in the Storm, a community impact organization giving spiritual care and support to women, especially veterans and families.
 

Ken Hirshey, MBA

Director of Development

Mr. Hirshey is a registered Professional Engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil
Engineering from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington where he piloted the initial Management of Technology MBA curriculum. Mr. Hirshey currently serves as Chairman of Cyntergy, a full-service architectural/engineering firm. Founded by Mr. Hirshey in 1997, Cyntergy provides all engineering disciplines and architecture in-house with a staff of over 115 professionals, which makes it the largest AEC firm in the state of Oklahoma.

 

Prior to founding Cyntergy in 1997, Mr. Hirshey served as COO and participated on the
Executive Team at BSW International, a full-service AE firm where Mr. Hirshey led the
expansion from an architectural only firm to a full-service architecture and engineering firm.


Prior to that, Mr. Hirshey was a Principal in the firm of Carter and Burgess (now Jacobs
Engineering), a full-service EA firm where Mr. Hirshey helped lead the expansion from an
engineering only firm to a full-service engineering and architecture firm. Mr. Hirshey began his professional career serving as a military branch project manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District.

 

He is an active member of numerous professional organizations, such as the National
Society of Professional Engineers, American Management Association, Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honorary), Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honorary) and the Tulsa Post of the Society of American Military Engineers. Mr. Hirshey is also an active member of the Arkansas Alumni.

 

Mr. Hirshey serves on several boards including Christian outreach organizations such as
Young Life, Influencers, Operation22MST, and Tulsa Children’s Museum.

Leo Greenstein, J.D., CPA,

Director of Finance

Leo M. Greenstein currently serves as the Vice President of Finance & Corporate Controller of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI), a biopharma company with a primary focus in hematology and oncology.  In this role, he is responsible for leading all aspects of Spectrum’s financial planning and analysis, treasury and tax management, accounting operations, stock-plan administration, and SEC reporting and compliance – in addition to directing many areas of investor relations and business development. 
 

Mr. Greenstein has more than 20 years of accounting and finance experience within the life sciences and technology sectors.  He received his B.A. in Accounting in 1999 from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and spent the first eight years of his career in Big-4 public accounting within the audit division. While working in public accounting, he received a law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Mr. Greenstein is a Certified Public Accountant (license active in California), and is also an actively-licensed California Bar attorney member.   

Ron Gellis, Ph.D.

CEO

Us Navy

Dr. Ron Gellis received his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1970. He received an M.A. from Columbia University in Developmental Psychology in 1976 and another M.A. from Columbia University in Educational Psychology 1978.  He was awarded his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in 1983.  In May of 1983 Dr. Gellis was commissioned as a psychologist into the U.S. Navy.  During the course of his service, he served at the Naval Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center (NDRC), NAS, Miramar; the Naval Hospital, San Diego; Naval Command Medical Center at 32nd Street, San Diego and the Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, San Diego.

In his time in the Navy he was on the frontline of treating post Vietnam PTSD, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.  Subsequent to his years in the Navy, Dr. Gellis helped set up and direct various treatment programs.  He specializes in Clinical, Forensic and Sports Neuropsychology with particular emphasis with veterans and first responders.  Dr. Gellis is very involved with the Orange County Veterans and Military Collaborative (OCVMFC) and is the Chair of their Faith Based Working Group. Dr. Gellis is also very active in his church serving on the Veterans and Mental Health Ministries.  Currently, Dr. Gellis serves as the CEO of the Integrated Recovery Foundation and its Clinical Director.

Dr. Gellis played collegiate soccer, has run 20 marathons, was a scuba instructor and underwater photographer for over 20 years and has been an avid CrossFitter for 11 years having qualified and competed in the CrossFit World Games in his age group for 3 years.

Mary O’Donnell

Director of Corporate Outreach

US Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Ret.

Rear Admiral Mary P. O’Donnell, (Ret.), US Coast Guard, was commissioned on April 13, 1973. Her assignments have included both traditional Coast Guard operational missions and six years of experience in the joint service environment of expeditionary warfare.
 

Rear Admiral O'Donnell is a graduate of Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education. Staying with the Big 10 schools, she attended both Michigan State University, graduating with a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, and the University of Michigan's School of Business, completing a course of study in Strategic Human Resources Planning. She also attended Golden Gate University, completing the course work for a Master of Public Administration and has attended the Naval War College, the National Defense University, and completed the CAPSTONE program for flag officers and general officers.

 

Rear Admiral O’Donnell was appointed by President Obama to the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. 

 

She also serves as a Director for the Diablo Valley Veteran's Foundation.

 

In her civilian capacity, Rear Admiral O'Donnell  has served in the following positions: Assistant General Manager for Bechtel Corporation at the  Nevada Test Site,  Director for Northrop Grumman at the Nevada National Security Administration, and Chief Human Resources and Mission Support Operations Officer for TAE Technologies.  She is married to Claes Elfving and has two daughters, Shannon Kathleen and Shawn Kelly.

Heather Schwartz, LMFT

Clinical director

Heather Schwartz received her B.S in Pastoral ministries from Vanguard University, M.S in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard in 2005 and California licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2009 .  Heather is a Clinical Supervisor of master level interns and trainees, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certified and holds certifications in both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Bariatric Science (CBC).

Heather started her professional career as Director of Family Connections for Seneca Family of Agencies supervising teams responsible for creating systems of care, promoting family unity, permanency and lifelong connections to Orange County’s most high risk, dependent & isolated youth. Heather had the opportunity to consult on the formulation of assembly Bill 12, the law that extends foster care to age 21. In 2007 Heather was recruited by Life Pacific College in San Dimas, California to develop curriculum for and teach: advanced psychology, principles of Christian scholarship, human sexuality & counseling methods.

Recently Heather has been the Senior Clinician in Cardiac Rehabilitation, Obesity, Trauma and Addiction at St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton. With her time in healthcare in addition to individual, group and family therapy, Heather has created a comprehensive protocol for requests for Emotional Support Animals (ESA) as well as numerous six week series including: Psychology of Eating, Psychology of Happiness, Science of Sleep, Stress Less, & Six Weeks to Wellness with particular emphasis on Pulmonary Care & Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy. 

Heather is passionate about individuals becoming all they were meant to be and living their most beautiful and authentic life. She focuses her research on the efficacy of positive interventions, and the psychological and behavioral benefits of individuals who use them as she remains enthusiastic about developing and mentoring transformative leaders to promote mental health initiatives in Orange County. 

Heather Schwartz is a long distance runner having completed 10 half marathons and a seasoned vocalist who now consults with organizations and private parties on vocal performance. Heather lives with her husband and two boys in the historical district of Orange California.  

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