Alan graduated from Sharon High School and attended Penn State University. He worked in the Mercer County prison as well as held the position of Mercer County Deputy Coroner. Alan cofounded Rainbow Recovery Center in 2008 because he is passionate about helping the recovery community and understood the benefits of medication assisted treatment. He has strong ties to the area and wanted to be part of the solution in addiction treatment. He continues to reside in the county with his wife and 3 children and enjoys family outings and watching his children play sports.
Scott Joyce, CRNP
Scott Joyce graduated from Sharpville School District. After high school he went on to earn his Bachelors degree in nursing from Pennsylvania State University. At Kent University he earned a Masters in Nursing. Scott then earned a Post-Masters degree in Family Nursing from Gannon University. He joined Primary Health Network in November 2000 as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner providing family health services. Scott’s devotion to helping others is innate but his dedication to the recovery community was spurred by loss he suffered of a family member who struggled with addiction. He felt it necessary to open Rainbow Recovery Center to make a difference. Scott enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife and two children and continues to reside in the Mercer County area.
Kelly Donatelli is a Sharon native, as a graduate in 1990. Following high school, she attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1994 earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in sociology. In the 1990’s, she began her work in the mental health field at Belmont Pines, working with children and adolescents. In 1996, Kelly began working in drug and alcohol at the Behavioral Health Commission, completing D/A assessments and CRN evaluations for adults needing treatment placement. Shifting her focus from assessment and evaluation to a therapeutic setting in 1998; she began her work as an addiction’s counselor at Discovery House in Hermitage. Kelly worked in the capacity of primary counselor, advancing to lead counselor, and finally clinical supervisor all while at Discovery House. For a period, Kelly took a hiatus from the professional field to focus on rearing her children, while working as a notary public/closing agent and licensed PA land title agent. In 2008, she rejoined the workforce at Rainbow Recovery Center as a counselor prior to becoming the Project Director in 2009, a position she continues to hold.
Scott D. Morgan, MD
Dr. Morgan graduated from the Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1993. He completed his residency at Southside Medical Center. Dr. Morgan works in Mercer, PA and specializes in Family Medicine and General Practice. He is affiliated with Steward Medical Group. He joined Rainbow Recovery Center from the beginning of its existence in 2008 and continues to provide compassionate and understanding care to his patients. He is happiest when he is spending time with his wife and their children. Dr. Morgan also enjoys fishing and technology.
A native of Hermitage and graduate of Hickory High School, Heather obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Her career began as a Program Director for the American Lung Association of NW PA, covering five counties. She taught lung health and smoking cessation programs in both schools and hospital settings. She also worked for Sharon Regional Health System providing Therapeutic Staff Support to area youth. Heather later joined BlueTree Allied Angels, an early stage investment group, where she served as an Executive Administrator managing money investments coordinating presentations for start-up companies. With this interest of marketing and public relations, Heather started her own business, PRProfessional. Through expansion of her network of professionals in the business community she signed on as Executive Administrative Coordinator with GW Becker, a family owned industrial business. In 2015, she connected with Rainbow Recovery Center as Administrative Assistant/Financial Officer, and continues to be an essential part of the facility’s operations. Heather enjoys spending time with her husband, John, of 31 years. The couple remain in the Mercer County area where they have raised 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family doing activities such as hiking, traveling, floral/rock gardening, and getting away to the family camp as often as they can. She also loves to spend time with her fur babies as she has two dogs.
Susan graduated from West Middlesex High School and went on to earn a Bachelors in Social Work from Youngstown State University. While in college she worked with Developmentally Disabled Individuals at Diversified Family Services. She began working in addiction treatment as an intake worker at Laurel Wood Center in Mississippi. She then returned to the Mercer County area as a social worker for Golden Hill Nursing home. When her son was born she opted to focus on her family, while still fostering a total of 17 children throughout her foster parent career, one of which she adopted. She has been employed at Rainbow Recovery Center since 2009, first as a Counselor and then she was promoted to Clinical Supervisor. Her hobbies include gardening, going to flea markets, crafts, boating and fishing.
Shari Vansickle, LPN
Shari graduated from Greenville High School. She obtained her CNA Certification and practiced at Whitecliff Nursing Home and then St. Paul’s Nursing Home. She then went on to UPMC Greenville, starting as a CNA and then a CNA/HUC. Shari decided to return to school to obtain her LPN at Mercer County Career Center and worked for a family practice for a short while before joining the Rainbow Recovery Center team in 2009. She recently married her soul mate and together they share 6 children and 12 grandchildren. She enjoys music, dancing, and having her family around her.
Lori is a graduate of Lakeview High School. She enjoyed being a stay at home mother and later decided to attend Mercer County Career Center to obtain her LPN license. She went on to be a Urology nurse for several years and also spent time working in Family Medicine. She joined the Rainbow Recovery Center team in 2019 as a dosing nurse. Lori enjoys being sometimes the first conversation individuals have in the morning and starting their day out with a smile and encouraging words. She loves being a part of the treatment team helping others believe in themselves and that every life matters. Lori enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, family and friends doing activities such as bicycling, kayaking, swimming, and beach vacations. In addition to her family at home, she has fur babies of 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 10 laying chickens.
Primary Counselor/Outreach Coordinator
Tracy is a Mercer County native who graduated from Hickory high school and raised her son in the valley. Tracy earned her bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She went on to earn her Masters degree at Youngstown State University in Health and Human Services Administration. Tracy has worked in the social service field for more than 20 years including Mercer County Children and Youth Services, Diversified Family Services, and Associates in Counseling and Child Guidance. Nearly ten of those years have been in drug and alcohol counseling. She has been employed at Rainbow Recovery Center since 2011 as a substance abuse counselor and outreach coordinator, providing individual and group counseling and educating the community on addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment. She is the Treasurer for Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness (MCCDA), which she was invited to join in 2016, and a cofounder of ROAR Center, developed through MCCDA. Tracy is also a member of the Addiction Action Team and Overdose Prevention board. She actively works with other area agencies to make change in Mercer County. Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband, Tom, and their family, including 2 grandchildren. She likes to travel, cook, and attend concerts and shows.
Kevin has lived in the New Wilmington area for most of his life. He graduated from West Middlesex High School and Edinboro University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Kevin has previously worked in Juvenile Corrections at New Castle Youth Development Center and has been employed at Rainbow Recovery Center as a Counselor since 2013. He loves all sporting and outdoor activities and can often be found at the lake fishing or hiking in the woods.
Born and raised in Mercer County, Courtney is a 2005 graduate from Reynolds Junior/Senior High School. She is a 2008 graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Courtney has been employed by Rainbow Recovery Center since 2012, working as a primary counselor/case manager. Prior to working at Rainbow Recovery Center, she was employed with Diversified Family Services where she was Residential Program Supervisor, managing Community Living Arrangements and Habilitative Aide Services and as a Program Specialist, supervising the adult daycare and workshops. Courtney is the secretary for the Mercer County Coalition for Drug Awareness and has been actively participating in the MCCDA since 2018. She has over a decade working in the human services field. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, baking, and raising awareness for AIM at Melanoma.
Casey Nicklin, BS/CADC
Casey is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Communications with a Minor in Sociology. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through Pennsylvania Certification Board. Casey has worked with Rainbow Recovery Center since 2011 with a brief absence and stint in South Carolina where he was also employed as a DOA counselor. Casey also has a history of working as a case manager at George Junior Republic. He is a dedicated father and lives and active lifestyle. He continues to reside in the area with his fiance and their 2 children. He enjoys annual trips to the Atlantic Coast.