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Meet the award-winning team of specialists at
Addiction Angels of America

Our purpose is to deliver the best individualized comprehensive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction in Columbus, Ohio. Many factors contribute to the complex puzzle of addiction. For some it’s a coping mechanism for stress caused by trauma. For others, it’s body and brain chemistry. For many, it’s both. For this reason, we’ve assembled a team of warm, receptive and highly-trained individuals who are equipped to deal with the combination of mind and body issues that contribute to addictive behavior.

Dr. Roger Garcia, DO, JD


One of the leading Columbus-based addiction specialists, Dr. Roger Garcia is among the few physicians in the U.S. who has earned the designation of Diplomat (board-certified Addictionologist) through the American Board of Addiction Medicine. This distinction is held by fewer than 4,000 of the nearly 1 million practicing physicians.

His expertise in comprehensive wellness enhances his ability to treat the entire mind, body and spirit of individuals who struggle with addiction. He enjoys reading, concerts and you’ll often find him in a painful but effective Boot Camp workout. Being the father of twin daughters also contributes to his mental and physical fitness.

Dr Garcia


Dr. Garcia is board-certified in five medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine
  • Functional Medicine, American Board of Anti-Aging (A4M) – a Fellow in Functional and Regenerative Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians – a Fellow in Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine, American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians
  • Disability Evaluation, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners


Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Juris Doctor (J.D.), Capital University Law School with a Fellowship of the American College of Legal Medicine


Dr. Garcia is a highly sought lecturer on the demographics of wellness and the impact of biomedical technologies and lifestyle on longevity.

  • Authored Aged to Perfection: Anti-aging, Wellness and Weight Loss with Natural Hormones
  • Co-authored North America’s Top Doctors Share Secrets to Anti-Aging and Wellness


He owns Columbus-based Perfected Wellness, MD, a medical practice that offers all facets of anti-aging medicine including aesthetic and preventive medicine, wellness, nutrition and fitness. He is a member of a national network of highly trained anti-aging physicians specializing in bioidentical hormone therapy that was featured on Oprah Winfrey and the Dr. Oz show.

Dr. Judith Brown, MD
Dr. Judith Brown, MD
Dr. Brown has been providing addiction treatment to patients in Central Ohio since 2009. Before relocating to Ohio, she had a busy Internal Medicine and Pediatrics practice in Charleston, West Virginia. She has extensive experience in disability and worker’s compensation evaluation, urgent care, weight loss and maintenance, and aesthetics.

Dr. Brown is kept busy by her family of 3 daughters, a husband, and 2 dogs. She enjoys native gardening, kayaking, and cycling, and loves all creatures. She is also a long-standing volunteer and former troop leader for Girl Scouts, USA. Dr. Brown is a member of Vineyard Church of Columbus.


  • Doctorate of Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, West Virginia University
  • Chief Resident, Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, West Virginia University
Dr. Blayre Tuggle, MD
Dr. Blayre Tuggle, MD
Dr. Tuggle brings a rich background of experience and compassion to her clients. A Cincinnati native, she worked in Urgent Care and Primary Care for 35 years and Addiction Medicine for 10 years. Additionally, she worked for the Ohio Department of Medicaid for 15 years and worked in the Ohio Penial System for 3 years. The 3 years she spent working for the U.S. Public Health Service gives her valuable insight to the national needs of our country’s health and safety.

In her free time, Dr. Tuggle enjoys being outside bicycling, riding horses, camping, and swimming. She collects Sci-fi figures, plays a mean video game, and loves Sci-fi movies (her favorite is Bladerunner). She enjoys watching cooking shows and studying other cultures.


  • Wittenberg University, B.S. degree in biology
  • Western Kentucky University, M.S. degree in biology
  • The Ohio State University, Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Mount Carmel Hospital Residency, Internal Medicine
Dr. Renee Sartain, DO
Dr. Renee Sartain, DO
Dr. Sartain hails from the state of Oklahoma where she practiced Family Medicine for over 20 years before relocating to Columbus, OH. She has practiced addiction medicine for the past 8 years and finds great satisfaction in contributing to the life changing transformation that medication assisted treatment provides.

In her free time, Dr. Sartain enjoys dancing, sailing, cooking, concerts, and browsing art galleries.


  • Doctorate of Medicine, Oklahoma State University College of Medicine and Surgery
  • Fellowship, Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
  • SAMHSA certified to treat the detoxification and maintenance of opioid addiction
The Pharmacy Team | Josh Shepherd, Tracy Wilson, Wes Sherman, Aley Spencer
The Pharmacy Team | Josh Shepherd, Tracy Wilson, Wes Sherman, Aley Spencer
Our Cordant on-site pharmacy team removes the stigma of going to outside pharmacies and guarantees that your medicine is available.

In a recent survey, 93% of patients said they are more likely to follow their treatment plans and attend their appointments when they receive medication onsite at the addiction center. A peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment reported that 100% of patients surveyed recommend Cordant’s pharmacy program.

 Lesa Bradley, CDCA
Lesa Bradley, CDCA
Lesa began her career in addiction recovery by way of sober living management and marketing. She soon found herself engaging in interventions, realizing her passion for helping others on a more personal level. Lesa incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing while focusing on relapse prevention and assisting clients with building a foundation for today.

When not working or attending classes at Columbus State, Lesa enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 grown sons, and her Miniature Australian Shepherd.

Lindsay Dowler, CDCA
Lindsay Dowler, CDCA
Lindsay obtained her Chemical Dependency Counseling certification a little over four years ago. She began her career focusing on addiction prevention before transitioning to medication assisted treatment support with Addiction Angels of America. She also holds a bachelors in fine arts from Columbus College of Art and Design.

Lindsay spends her free time with friends and family. She enjoys cooking, frequenting dog parks with her pup “Winnie”, and traveling to unique Airbnb’s in serene locations.

 Chloe Nichols, CMA
Chloe Nichols, CMA
Chloe is a West Virginia native who relocated to Central Ohio as a child. She spent the first part of her adult life as a stay-at-home mom, raising two children with her high school sweetheart, Rob. She obtained her Medical Assistant Certification two years ago. Although presented with several career paths, her understanding and compassion for those suffering with addiction prompted her decision to work in addiction recovery.

You can find Chloe attending car shows with her husband, glamping during the summer months, and volunteering throughout the community in her free time.

Dave Kilbourne, Lab Technician
Dave Kilbourne, Lab Technician
Dave spent his early childhood in Akron, Ohio and moved with his family to Grove City, Ohio where he graduated from Grove City HS as an Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) Scholar Athlete. The OCC Scholar Athlete Award recognizes elite performance on the field and in the classroom. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 2007.

Prior to joining the Addiction Angels of America team, Dave worked for eight years in product development at Ashland, Inc. He also spent two years in quality control in Pharma at Roxanne Labs and an additional two years in quality control in chemical manufacturing at VWR/Avantor.

Dave enjoys being a dad to a boy and girl, who keep him busy. In his spare time, you’ll find him fishing, drag racing, working on cars, and rooting for the Buckeyes and the Browns. He’s proud that he can check hiking the Colorado Rockies off his bucket list.

Kalais Kelly, Medical Receptionist
Kalais Kelly, Medical Receptionist
Kalais is one of the first friendly faces you’ll see when you visit Addiction Angels of America. Her organization and communication skills ensure that the patient intake experience is as efficient and pleasant as possible.

Her love of working with people and wanting to support and guide them as they progress through their healing journey has led Kalais to pursue her license as a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA). As a licensed CDCA, she looks forward to be able to take a more active one-on-one role in helping people heal from chemical addictions.

She spends most of her free time doing fun activities with her two daughters. One of her greatest passions, aside from being a loving mother, is traveling and exploring new places.

Soumya Kurian, MSN, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner
Soumya Kurian, MSN, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner
Soumya Kurian is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioners by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has additional certification in substance abuse and mental health (SAMHSA). She has been practicing addiction medicine since 2017.

She started her nursing career as a registered nurse in 2003. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from Indiana State University in May 2016 . Soon after her graduation she worked for an year in an Urgent Care setting as a Family Nurse Practitioner. It is during this time she discovered that her true passion is to serve a patient population that struggles with drug & alcohol addiction and lead them towards a path of recovery.

Soumya lives in Columbus with her husband and two boys . During her free time she loves cooking and experimenting various cuisines. She enjoys music and is a member of church choir. She is actively involved with local church community.

Latanya Silva, Medical Assistant
Latanya Silva, Medical Assistant
Latanya was born in Columbus, Ohio and works with patients as a phlebotomist and medical receptionist. Although she has training in Architectural Industrial CAD/CAM Drafting and accounting, it was her strong desire to help and nurture people that led her to become a certified Phlebotomist. She has a strong conviction to work with patients at Addiction Angels of America, making the world a better place day by day hour by hour.

Latanya is extremely committed to her children and her family spends most of their free time doing things together, whether it be reading, crafts or doing something in the great outdoors. She also enjoys gardening, traveling, writing, reading, and learning new things.

Her family has explored the world through travel and some of the best memories include trips to Niagra Falls Canada and exploring and living in various locations in México. When she’s not at home these days, you’ll likely find her and her family enjoying the beauty of the mountains of Virginia.