Silverman Treatment Solutions Mission Statement:
To provide comprehensive rehabilitation addiction services including medication assisted treatment for those persons who are dependent.
Vision and Pledge
- To provide effective treatment for those suffering from an addiction to opiates or narcotics and other drug dependencies.
- To offer services to help women, men and families beginning the process of recovery.
- To create an environment of caring compassion and trust within which the process of healing can begin.
- To nurture an environment that is built upon honesty, integrity and high ethical standards.
- To maintain strength in our program of individualized care which respects the dignity of each patient who seeks treatment here.
- To continuously improve the patient care and satisfaction through the study, analysis and refinement of all processes and systems.
- To continuously educate our staff, patients and the community about the treatment of opiate dependency with the use of medication including methadone.
- Silverman Treatment Solutions Centers will be an integrated healthcare provider with accessibility to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by opiate dependence. We will also continue to cultivate a team of competent, compassionate personnel who are dedicated to individualized care and committed to continuously improving services. We will use ongoing research and development to maintain an environment open to learning and to provide education to the community we serve. We will reflect a spirit of collaboration, which embraces teamwork and communication.
Dr. David N.F. Fairbanks, MD
Dr. Fairbanks did his medical and surgical training at the University of Utah and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He has served the U.S. Public Health Service (at the National Institutes of Health); on Project HOPE (of the Carribean); and on the board of Directors of three medical societies. Dr. Fairbanks is on the faculty of George Washington University School of Medicine as a Clinical Professor. He has authored over 100 articles in professional medical literature, as well as two standard medical text books. He has been named in Who’s Who in America (Marquis 1997), was in Best Doctors in America (1994), and “Best Doctors in Washington DC” (Washingtonian Magazine). He is certified by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry to treat opiate- dependent patient with Buprenorphine. He now serves Sliverman Treatment Solutions in the capacity of, Medical Director.
Teron Powell, MS
Teron received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from McDaniel College (formerly known as Western Maryland College) He has a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Graduate Certification in Addictions Counseling from Capella University. Teron has spent the past 7 years with one company in the Public Health and Child/Family Welfare Services sectors where he served as the program director for multiple residential settings including: group homes, youth shelters, non-public high schools, residential treatment centers, and outpatient substance abuse. The past 2 years he served as the Executive Director for Baltimore’s largest evidenced-based family therapy program (MST-Multi-systemic Therapy), which provided care for 45 Baltimore City families, and 15 families in the surrounding counties of Howard, Harford, and Carroll. Teron now demonstrates those same leadership qualities in the capacity as Silverman Treatment Solutions’ Executive Director. Teron leads a growing team of compassionate staff, dedicated to providing quality; comprehensive; and patient-centered care.
Tammye Watkins, MA, CAC-AD
Tammye earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sojourner-Douglass College in 2007. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Human Services Administration/Counseling in 2009 and another Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013 from Coppin State University. Tammye came to Silverman Treatment Solution with 15 years of experience in the human services field. Tammye has worked in the field from Adolescent and Adult Substance Abuse/Behavioral Modification to Mental Health Services. Tammye intends to obtain her license to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (therapist) with the intent to empower, educate, and guide individuals from diverse backgrounds into becoming fearless leaders of their families and the communities in which they live
Tierra Fields, B.S., CIT
Tierra comes to Silverman with a strong understanding of the disease of addiction and that it destroys the lives of Individuals and families. She has a Certificate in Substance Abuse and Mental Health. She received her Associates in Substance Abuse and General Studies, which she received from Howard Community College. She is continuing her education to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Walden University. She intends to receive a CSC-AD and later receive a CAC-AD. She has been a CIT for 4 years and has worked in IOP, in-patient, MMT, and Co-occurring. She believes that the most interesting treatment approach is CBT and motivational interviewing. She believes that working to assist others to believe in themselves and to take the necessary steps to regain control of their lives will promote change. She states that her benefits of being a life changing leader is that others can be touched and with helping at least one person at a time she can make a difference. She believes that if we treat the patient in a holistic manner the outcome can be rewarding.
Venus Walker, M.A.,CIT-SA
Venus Walker graduated from Frostburg State University with a B.S. in Sociology and Women’s Studies in 2011. Venus later continued her studies online at the University of Phoenix where she studied Counseling Psychology and received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2013. Venus Walker is currently at the University of Baltimore in the CPCS program concentrating on obtaining her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Venus Walker has served in the Armed Forces and has worked with wounded warriors during her time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Venus Walker is a counselor in training (CIT-SA). Ms. Walker bring compassion and an energetic personality to the treatment program.
Brandon Clark, CSC-AD
Brandon received his Associates Degree in Human Services with a chemical dependency focus from Howard County Community College. Prior to coming to Silverman he worked 5 years with Maryland Treatment Centers, 3 of which were at Shoemaker Treatment Center in Sykesville, MD. Brandon completed his first internship at the Howard House of Ellicott City in 2009 and has never looked back. He has experience in various levels of care and treatment modalities. Through his experience Brandon has gained a great deal of insight into the nature of the disease of addiction and more importantly the process of recovery. Brandon also understands the important role that medication assisted treatment can provide for someone who may be struggling with addiction.
Margaret “Maggie” Wainaina, LPN
Dispensary Nurse Supervisor
Prior to joining the Silverman Treatment Solutions team in 2011, Maggie worked 10 years for a state-funded company serving clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is a graduate of Sojourner Douglass College of Baltimore with a degree in nursing. Maggie works diligently alongside the administrative and clinical departments to serve the patients of Silverman. She prides herself on helping others achieve their goals in recovery through comprehensive care, wellness, and prevention education.
As a former Army veteran, Christina served as a Combat medic and Patient Admin Specialist. She is a certified medical assistant with over 20 years of service in the medical field. She perform admirably in Primary Care, Ambulatory Care, Pediatrics, as well as Gastroenterology. All of her abilities now bolster the attributes of a quality staff team at Silverman Treatment Solutions
Richard Ruby,BA,CCS,ICS,CAP,CADC CSAC
Director of Operations
Richard has over twelve years’ experience in the substance abuse counseling field, specifically medication assisted treatment. He is a veteran of the Armed Forces with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from West Chester University, PA. He has achieved the internationally recognized Certified Clinical Supervisor credential in addition to the Certified Drug and Alcohol Certification. Richard is holding the Independent Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor Credential in the state of Wisconsin and has recently achieved the Certified Addiction Professional credential in the state of Florida.
He was once a construction worker turned security guard who started in addiction field as a counselor’s assistant. With hard work, drive and determination; he transitioned from the respective roles of assistant counselor,counselor, clinical supervisor, Executive/Clinical Director which has now transitioned to assume the role of National Operations Coordinator and Risk Management Officer for the parent company; Addiction Medical Solutions, LLC. He understands the disease concept of addiction having experienced and suffered from a history of addiction. Richard is a proud father of three who has been with AMS of Delaware since the program was developed in 2011. This clinical professional turned administrator believes in the therapeutic nature of counseling, disease concept of addiction and medication assisted treatment services. Richard’s philosophy regarding addiction treatment services models harm reduction.
Chad Redman, MS, ICS, CSAC
Chad Redman is Corporate Compliance Officer for AMS. He has overall responsibility for the Company’s corporate compliance programs. He specializes in compliance, performance improvement, licensing and regulatory guidelines, CARF preparation, case management, clinical guidelines, quality management, strategic planning and business development.
Chad has been with AMS since 2013. Prior to joining AMS he has served in a number of leadership positions. Chad’s most recent positions include director, Clinical Supervisor, Drug court coordinator, surveyor, therapist and employee assistance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a master’s degree in counseling.