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.

Sara Tigay, LCPC, LMFT, CADC

Clinical Program Manager
Sara Tigay
Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Sara Tigay joined the Foundations Chicago team as clinical program manager in April 2018. With over 10 years’ experience working in high-level addiction and mental health care in the Chicago area, she is passionate about providing hope and support to each individual she encounters.
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Tigay has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and became a certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor through the College of Dupage. Previously held positions include lead counselor for adolescents, clinical manager for a behavioral healthcare center and private practice and part-time work for the Lawyer’s Assistance Program. When not working, Tigay enjoying bike riding, yoga, boxing, mindfulness and meditation, reading and improv classes. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Joe, and their daughter, Talia.

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.

Joanna Wyka

Administrative Assistant
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.

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.