Our Team

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Charlie Kennedy has been a resident of Cleveland since 1982. He has had a successful career in business and is a person in long term recovery. Charlie has been given many gifts as the result, and is determined to give back to young men struggling to get and stay sober. He loves his family, golf, and travel.

Clinical Director

Tom Gigliotti LISW-S
Clinical Director

Thomas Gigliotti LISW-S is a Cleveland native who attended graduate school at the University of Chicago. Tom is a well -respected master-clinician known nationally for his work as a hypnotherapy instructor and “therapist” to the therapists. Tom has presented his work in grand rounds at the Cleveland Clinic and held appointments as instructor in psychiatry at Case Western Reserve and University Hospitals residency training program. Tom previously was lead clinician at the Cleveland Clinic’s holistic psychotherapy program and was instrumental in developing clinicians currently employed at the wellness institute in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Tom has been a long time member of the recovery community and is committed to bringing empirically based quality care to those struggling with addiction. Tom is married to Sharon and has an adult son and is a passionate lover of music and Cleveland sports.


Carsten McCarter

Carsten McCarter is native to the Midwest, but spent 20 years in Montana and Maine treating young men with addiction. He has supervised both primary inpatient and sober living communities, and came into recovery in 1994. Carsten loves the outdoors, being a father, and helping people navigate troubled waters and difficult situations. He has two children and is married to his best friend. Carsten is an LCDC-II in Ohio.


Chas Kennedy

Chas Kennedy was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. He graduated from Bay Village High School and then ran into Substance Dependency issues. Chas is humble yet proud of his recovery. After time in the finance industry, feeling like he was unfulfilled, he began working for a sober living house. Chas is passionate about recovery and has a gift for reaching young men struggling with addiction. Chas’ interests include golf, boating/fishing, and giving back to his community.


Michael Beach

Mike Beach LCDCIII is a therapist, Ohio Peer-Support Specialist and passionate scholar and teacher of 12-step recovery. As a St. Ignatius High-School alumni, He studied psychology and journalism at the University of Dayton and social work at Cleveland State University. Mike was blessed to be employed at the very place he became sober, Stella Maris. While an honored team member of Stella Maris, Mike became a case manager for Veterans and the Homeless Project Manager, as well as a Detox Counselor and supervisor of CDCA license holders. Mike is a well-known and respected member of the recovery community in the greater Cleveland area, as he enjoys loyalties with dozens of service providers in the area. Mike also prides himself as an accomplished photographer, who is passionate about the arts. Mike is a dedicated father, brother and son to Joey, Katy and Maranda, and Betty and Steve.


Sarah Goldsberry
Office Manager

Sarah comes to The River IOP after many years of operations experience in the non profit world, and is excited about her new opportunity in addiction services. Her duties at the River include all things non-clinical; general office duties, human resources, book keeping, billing, and insurance. Sarah received her business degree a hundred years ago and is the mom of three grown children. Her passions align with The River’s philosophies of health and wellness physically, spiritually, and emotionally. She brings enthusiasm, support, and compassion to all who walk through our doors. Sarah is here to answer your questions and guide you through the IOP process.


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