Rosecrance Lakeview Staff
Lisa Abrams, MA, LCPC, CSADC, CIP
Executive Director of Rosecrance Lakeview
Lisa Abrams is the Executive Director at Rosecrance Lakeview in Chicago. She has worked in the field of addiction treatment and mental health since 2002 and began as a psychiatric technician. Abrams is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Supervisory Alcohol and Drug Counselor responsible for oversight and management of day-to-day operations of Rosecrance services in Chicago. She is also a Certified Intervention professional. Abrams is a member of the American Mental Health Counseling Association and American Counseling Association. She earned her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and her B.A. from DePaul University.
Carli Boyer, LPC, CADC
Carli Boyer is excited to be working with the young adult population at Rosecrance Lakeview. She worked as a counselor for PEER Services in the Chicago suburbs for two years before joining Rosecrance. Carli earned her master of arts degree at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Elizabeth Ellison, LCPC, CADC
Elizabeth Ellison helps direct day-to-day activities and provides clinical supervision to the addiction counselors and therapists as the clinical coordinator at Rosecrance Lakeview. She worked as an addiction therapist at Rosecrance for four years and also worked as a counselor/case manager at Lake County Haven in Libertyville. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois State University and her master of education in mental health counseling from Florida Atlantic University.
Emily Garmisa, LPC, CADC
Emily Garmisa is excited to work at Rosecrance Lakeview – she’s passionate about working in the field of addiction, particularly with emerging adults. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ursinus College and her master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Emily previously worked as a case manager/recovery coordinator at Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance and as counseling intern at both Hazelden Chicago and the Advocate Addiction Treatment Program. She has her LGBTQIAA Safe Zone Training, as well as certificates in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Community Mental Health and Death Midwifery. She is currently pursuing a certification in Academic Life Coaching.
Christopher Kummetz, CADC
Christopher Kummetz joins Rosecrance Lakeview as a recovery specialist after working nearly seven years as a substance abuse counselor at both Sundance Treatment Center and Haymarket Center in Chicago. He graduated from Harold Washington College in Chicago and is pursuing options for combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees in social work.
Emily Morris, MSW, CADC
Emily Morris brings experience in communications and education to her role at Rosecrance Lakeview. She worked as a clinical social work intern at Harborview Recovery Center in Chicago and as the communications director for a nonprofit in the Detroit Public Schools called Bridgepointe. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her master of social work degree from Loyola University Chicago. Emily earned her Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Addiction Counselor certification.
Shi Quiya Robinson
Shi Quiya Robinson transferred to Rosecrance Lakeview from the Rosecrance Harrison Campus in Rockford, where she worked as a health specialist on the detoxification unit. She’s bilingual, an EPIC credentialed trainer and a self-professed “lover of people.” She was a medical technician in the U.S. Air Force National Guard, earned her certified nursing assistant degree from Rock Valley College and is a licensed emergency medical technician-basic. Shi Quiya is pursuing her CADC and EMT-Paramedic.
Melissa Rodriguez returns to Rosecrance, where she worked for more than three years as a recovery home specialist at both Rosecrance Marlowe and Hillman recovery homes in Rockford. She also has experience as a case manager for immigrant youth at Heartland Alliance. Melissa earned her associate’s degree from Kishwaukee College and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She’s pursuing her CADC and looks forward to helping young adults get the support they need to maintain their recovery through Rosecrance Lakeview.