Zak Kordik

Medical Director
Zak Kordik
Zachary A. Kordik, MD, is a double board certified psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine that currently practices in Chicago, IL. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for his medical degree and completed his residency in psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.
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Dr. Kordik is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center, where he is a faculty assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He has worked and served as the medical director at several substance abuse and addiction treatment programs in the Chicago area and has provided psychiatric consultation to patients hospitalized in inpatient and emergency room settings at Rush.

Dr. Kordik currently is the medical director of addiction and mental health services at Foundations Recovery Network in Chicago, where he provides psychiatric care to current clients as well as collaborates with counselors and staff regularly. He also operates his own private psychiatry practice in Chicago. In his free time, he enjoys competitive sailing, volunteering and serving on the Associates Board at the Judd Goldman Adaptive Sailing Foundation, which exists to give physically disabled persons the opportunity to learn to sail on Lake Michigan.

Biana Mavasheva

Primary Therapist
Biana Mavasheva
Biana Mavasheva, MA, LPC, QMHP, is a licensed professional counselor whose life has been her classroom. Graduate work at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology offered her the tools and modalities she needed to provide powerful interventions and supportive psychotherapy to her clients. Mavasheva is skilled in working with many types of trauma, addiction and abuse, including sexual assault, depression, anxiety and relationship issues.
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During the past decade, Mavasheva has developed and taught a range of community resources, including personal development workshops and courses in wellness. Her integrative approach to a mind-body-spirit healing process has its foundations in her spiritual counseling work. With an attitude of acceptance and non-judgment, Mavasheva utilizes practical tools for clarifying and strengthening the client’s existing strengths, including mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral approaches. She is honored to engage in a therapeutic relationship with clients who are ready to join her in the healing process of therapy.

Lauren McCrary, MA, CADC

Primary Therapist
Lauren McCrary
Lauren McCrary earned her master’s degree in social work with a specialization in substance use disorder treatment from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Colby College, where she double-majored in music and psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. McCrary has knowledge and experience in utilizing a variety of theoretical frameworks including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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Prior to her work at Foundations, McCrary worked in outpatient and inpatient substance use and co-occurring mental health treatment. She also served on a Community Support Team, working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. McCrary also has experience working with adults developmental disabilities ranging from severe to profound, as well as teaching children ages 3-22, often using musical interventions. By listening to patients’ stories without judgment, she is passionate about working with individuals from various backgrounds to help them reach their goals. McCrary loves to learn and is eager to continue to use and expand her knowledge of evidence-based practices that treat mind, body and spirit.

Katelyn Schmitt

Intake Coordinator
Katelyn Schmitt
Katelyn Schmitt is the intake coordinator at Foundations Chicago. Originally from Detroit, she has lived in the Chicago area for more than 15 years. Schmitt earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University with a major in psychology and a minor in sociology, followed by a Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She is a licensed clinical social worker and a certified alcohol and drug counselor.
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Schmitt is passionate about working to understand the specific needs of each individual and recommending the level of care that will best meet those needs. Prior to joining the team at Foundations Chicago, she worked as a clinical case manager at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and traveling with her husband.

Tony Goodman

Business Office Manager
Tony Goodman
Goodman is a native Chicagoan who earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a major in English and a minor in psychology. He is also a graduate of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Today, Goodman is a candidate for a certificate in financial decision making from the University of Chicago Graham School of Professional Studies. Prior to joining the team at Foundations Chicago, Goodman worked as a financial case manager at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He is also a long-time board member of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund.

Orapan Kaewken

Nurse
Orapan Kaewken
Orapan Kaewken, BA, LPN, is a licensed practical nurse with a wide range of clinical and research experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Her background in nursing combined with her interest in research encouraged her to pursue studies in psychology. After graduating with a BA in psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she started working as a research assistant at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health and assisted with many of their publications. She has also prepared reports for domestic violence programs across the country.

Dragana Krstic, LMT

Bodywork, Licensed Massage Therapist
Dragana
Born in Yugoslavia, Dragana Krstic came to the United States when she was 20 years old. She joined Foundations Chicago as a massage therapist to use her personal experience and bodywork knowledge to support others in the healing process. Krstic earned a massage therapy license from the School of European Massage Therapy and Healing, later finishing clinical massage therapy school at the Soma Institute in Chicago. Also an independent contractor, she has served Chicago for over 14 years, continuing her education with over 3,000 additional hours of diverse courses in the field. In 2016, Krstic’s work took a personal turn when she lost her daughter to addiction after a six-year battle. As the family of someone who struggled with this widespread disease, she understands and appreciates both sides of treatment, believing that healing helps both those struggling and helping.

Joanna Wyka

Receptionist
Joanna WykaJoanna Wyka joined Foundations Recovery Network as a receptionist in October of 2016. In addition to warmly welcoming all of our guests, she executes multifaceted tasks and unconditionally devotes quality service for both clients and staff. With her extensive background as an intake coordinator and experience as a diligent house manager of A Fresh Start Sober Living Environments, Wyka has years of forward-thinking experience within the recovery community. In her free time, she appreciates nature and art, enjoys live music and is a passionate yoga practitioner.

Tara Link

Spiritual Care Coordinator
Tara Link
Tara Link, LSW, CADC, completed her Master of Social Work with specialization in mental health from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has dedicated her career to the treatment of addiction and mental health, working with children, adolescents, adult men and women, and families for the past nine years.
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Link began her career as a certified drug and alcohol counselor at the Department of Corrections, treating adult women in the co-occurring disorder treatment program. Over the years she has worked in various settings within the therapeutic community including inpatient psychiatry, veterans rehabilitation, intensive outpatient programs and assisting in the development of mental health programs internationally.

Link has enhanced her knowledge through cultural diversion and spiritual practice. She has participated in Buddhist psychology retreats in Nepal and Cambodia, and she has worked at a children’s center in Ethiopia, where she developed a counseling program for over 200 children and staff. Her approach to healing is expansive, combining evidence-based interventions with transpersonal psychology and alternative healing modalities. She trusts that we all have the power to limit the chaos of our own mind through developing a strong and loving connection to oneself through holistic healing and spiritual growth.

Jenna Bauer

Yoga – Mindfulness – Self-Compassion
Jenna Bauer
Jenna Bauer, PsyD, is a Wisconsin native who relocated to Chicago in 2012 after living in San Francisco for five years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and her master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco.
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She completed her postdoctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, CA, specializing in eating disorders. In addition to her work at Foundations, Bauer is currently a staff psychologist and the assistant director of mind/body programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago Counseling Center.

Bauer is passionate about incorporating holistic, mind/body wellness into her clinical work. She is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher, has been trained in mindful self-compassion and is a 200-hour registered yoga instructor (RYT-200). She is excited to join the Foundations team and use yoga and mind/body techniques to facilitate individuals’ healing and emotional growth.

Barney Straus

Adventure and Experiential Therapy
Barney Straus
Barney Straus, LCSW, PCGC, CGP, is an adventure-based psychotherapist in private practice who works with individuals and groups recovering from addictions and compulsive behaviors. He is a certified problem and compulsive gambling counselor, a certified group psychotherapist and a fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He also serves as a part-time faculty member at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work and at Roosevelt University’s Department of Psychology.
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Straus leads activity therapy groups at Foundations Chicago as well as at other Chicago-based treatment centers. He has developed a unique approach to group therapy that incorporates cooperative games, problem-solving activities and trust-building exercises. He leads day and multiday therapeutic retreats at outdoor challenge courses. Additionally, he has presented numerous workshops on integrating physical activities with group psychotherapy at industry conferences and has had articles and book reviews published in the International Journal of Group Psychotherapy and the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery.

Hannah Doggett

Neuropsychology
Hannah Doggett
Hannah Doggett, MA, LPC, CADC, earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in rehabilitation from Adler University. She is currently working to earn her PsyD in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Doggett’s clinical training has been in intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and psychological assessment. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy, connecting the mind and body to understand the human experience.