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Meet the Staff

ASAP Employees

Dr. Christopher Harkin, MD

Dr. Christopher Harkin, MD has practiced medicine for 29 years and has been involved in caring for patient with addiction problems his entire career. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Family Medicine. For the past two years, he has been caring for patients with primary opiate addiction and other co-addictions and will become Board Certified in Addiction Medicine this fall. His goal is to treat patients with addiction issues with care and compassion and help guide them into recovery.

Dr. Vernon Partello, MD

Dr. Vernon Partello, MD has practiced medicine for 20 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. 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 two years and will becoming Board Certified in Addiction Medicine this fall. His goal is to treat patients with addiction issues with dignity and concern for their health as they 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.

Michael York, 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

Alyssa Coffey graduated from Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Coffey began her nursing career working with Dr. Partello & Dr. Harkin in their Primary Care Clinic. 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 sobriety.