Meet Our Team
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Don Colamesta is our Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Don is a person in long term recovery who recognizes the need for individualized, ethical, and effective treatment for individuals with substance use disorder. Don began his journey in recovery operating sober living and understands the need for structured, safe, cooperative sober communities-which treatment is a large instrumental component. Don is an active member of Local #1 Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers since 2000. Don’s vision and promise is to offer various pathways to recovery and for every person to have a treatment experience not just a facility experience. Don is a Certified Peer Advocate through the Allied Trades Assistance Program. Don’s strengths are leadership and vision, he quotes “you can’t teach that in school.” Don is a father of three, free weight fanatic, and Philadelphia Eagles season ticket holder.
Founder/Executive Director of Care Navigation Specialist and Strategic Partnerships
Carly Leonard is our Founder and Executive Director of Care Navigation Specialists and Strategic Partnerships. Carly started out in the treatment industry working the front lines as a Behavioral Health Technician in South Florida and worked her way up the ladder. Eventually, she returned home to South Jersey where she became a Business Development Representative. Carly and her entire family have been impacted by the disease of addiction. Her five years of experience in the field and struggles with her own addiction has driven Carly to help as many people as she can. Carly also volunteers a lot of her free time to others in additional areas of addiction services. “As a young person in recovery, I’ve seen some dark places. Helping people makes it all worth it.”
Kathrine McDonald MS, CAADC, LPC
KC McDonald is our Clinical Director at Silver Linings Recovery Center. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) in the state of Pennsylvania. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design, she continued her education at Holy Family University and earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health. KC has many years of experience working with substance use and mental health disorders. She uses a variety of techniques to help clients meet their goals, particularly cognitive behavioral techniques. She believes in individualized care to meet the specific needs of every individual. KC also works as a psychotherapist at a private practice where she provides counseling to a wide variety of individuals.
Jim Durkin BA, CADC
Jim Durkin is one of our Primary Therapist at Silver Linings Recovery Center. Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Scranton and is a board certified addictions counselor. After a successful career in domestic and international corporate business most recently in the speculative perishable commodities trading market, Jim is dedicated to his 2nd career in the helping profession. Jim lives a life of recovery with his wife and son in Levittown PA and when he is not busy he enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Samantha Short BS
Samantha is a Primary Therapist at Silver Linings Recovery Center. She is Originally from Vancouver Canada and got her Bachelors of Science at University of Denver in Psychology & French. She is currently getting her Masters at university of Pennsylvania in Mental Health and School Counseling. She enjoys being a Primary Therapist because she gets to see her clients progress and watching them build the confidence to conquer whatever comes their way.
Recovery Support Staff
Lindsay Adams BSN, CRS
Director of Client Relations
Lindsay Adams is our Director of Client Relations at Silver Linings Recovery Center. She has dedicated her life to helping others, from starting her career as a registered nurse, to working in drug and alcohol treatment as a Certified Recovery Specialist. Lindsay is a proud person in long term recovery, and a fun fact about her is that she loves cats!
Rickie Bobby CRS
Recovery Support Staff
Rickie, from Bensalem PA, is Recovery Support Staff at Silver Linings Recovery Center. He has been working in the substance use treatment field for over 2 years. He is a Certified Recovery Specialist and enjoys being Recovery Support Staff because he says there’s no better feeling than knowing you helped someone when you see them stay sober and succeed in life.
Recovery Support Staff
Dylan is Recovery Support Staff at Silver Linings Recovery Center. He is in long term recovery, and when he is not working you can find him spending time with his friends and family in his home state of New York. He loves his role here because helping people is something he’s always had passion for. He gets to watch people grow, see them develop and make changes in a positive way.
Brand Creative/Alumni Coordinator
Lexi, from Langhorne PA, is our Brand Creative and Alumni Coordinator at Silver Linings Recovery Center. She’s a young professional that utilizes creative ingenuity to enhance brand awareness, inspire and help the recovery community. She has a passion for the work she does in Alumni Support because she says its amazing to see client’s that have graduated Silver Lining’s program stay engaged in a supportive network. When she’s not at work you can find her paddle boarding, hiking, or spending time with family.
William J. Lorman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Lorman is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and is certified as an advanced practice addictions specialist (CARN-AP). He completed his doctoral studies and also has completed work as a Freudian psychoanalyst.
In his private practice, he works with adults who suffer from a full range of psychiatric disorders – mild depression to severe psychosis – and he specializes in addiction psychiatry. He also works with patients who develop psychiatric symptoms as a result of medical conditions. He utilizes a psychoanalytic-medical model and provides services that include individual & group psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication management.
In addition to his academic and clinical experience, Dr. Lorman has presented seminars on various mental health topics, has written multiple articles and textbook chapters and is a management and clinical consultant to several major corporations where he provides therapeutic and group facilitation services