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Meet the Staff

ASAP Employees

Dr. Christopher Harkin, MD

Dr. Christopher Harkin, MD has practiced medicine for 30 years and has been involved in caring for patient with addiction problems his entire career. He is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Family Medicine. For the past three years, he has been caring for patients with primary opiate addiction and other co-addictions and will become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine this year. His goal is to treat patients with addiction issues with care and compassion and help guide them into recovery. With his years of experience he is well versed in the use of Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol as medication assisted treatment tools he can offer to his patients as part of their treatment plan.  

Dr. Vernon Partello, MD

Dr. Vernon Partello, MD has practiced medicine for 22 years. He is board certified in Family Medicine treating both inpatient and outpatient addiction throughout his career. He has served as the inpatient medical attending and director for the Rock County Detox Center and Rock County Jail respectively. This broad exposure to addiction has afforded a deep understanding of the medication assisted treatment options that can be offered patients including Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.  He was the Founder and Director of the Healthy Weight program at Mercy Health System and UnityPoint/Meriter. He has been caring for patients with primary opiate addiction and co-addictions for the past three years and will becoming Board Certified in Addiction Medicine this year. His goal is to treat patients with addiction issues with dignity, respect with concern for their health as they begin and recover from this difficult illness.

Morgyn Steinbrecher, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS

Morgyn Steinbrecher, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS graduated from UW-Milwaukee Graduate School of Social Work in 2011 with specialization in Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse. During her time as a dual-credentialed counselor, she has worked in numerous treatment modalities including: Inpatient, Residential, Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient, Opioid Maintenance Therapy and Outpatient Mental Health. She is specialized in the following evidence based treatments: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Her experience is specifically geared towards an individualized approach for recovery and comprehensive training for counselors under direct supervision. Here experience has also made her invaluable to her patients who also utilize medication treatment assistance as part of their plan including Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.

Michael York, BSW, SAC

Michael York, SAC has been a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Wisconsin since 2009. His experience in treating patients with opiate addiction started in 2012 at Quality Addiction Management in Beloit. York was promoted to the clinic manager position at Quality Addiction Management- Beloit in 2013 and transitioned to the clinic director position when Quality Addiction Management was acquired by Acadia Healthcare in 2015. In January of 2018 York left Acadia Healthcare to pursue other goals but has decided to return to counseling as he continues to have a strong desire to work with individuals suffering from the effects of addiction. York’s goal is to facilitate a treatment environment that promotes dignity, respect, and selfdetermination which will allow all patients who seek treatment at ASAP to take active role in the success of their recovery.

Alyssa Coffey RN, BSN

Alyssa Coffey RN graduated from Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN). Nurse Coffey began her nursing career working with Dr. Partello as his nurse (and right arm) in the Primary Care Practice he and Dr. Harkin were partners in. She gained significant exposure and training in this environment to transition into her roll as the Director of Nursing for ASAP.  Nurse Coffey is a strong patient advocate and believes in preserving human dignity, patient equality and freedom from suffering. Her goal is to break the stigma associated with opioid treatment to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment for patients to begin their journey towards recover and sobriety. With her impressive education and training she is comfortable with all aspects of the medication assisted treatment offered at ASAP including the use of Methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol.