Chad Koller, MHA, MS

CEO

Chad Koller, MHA, MS, joined Skywood Recovery as CEO in February of 2019. He brings with him a wide range of experience in healthcare leadership, including his positions as national director of operations and business development for Core Medical Group and as executive director of Life of Purpose treatment center in South Florida. Prior to…

Chad Koller, MHA, MS, joined Skywood Recovery as CEO in February of 2019. He brings with him a wide range of experience in healthcare leadership, including his positions as national director of operations and business development for Core Medical Group and as executive director of Life of Purpose treatment center in South Florida. Prior to that, he served for several years across the healthcare field as a director of operations, director of case management and therapist. Chad has served in advisory positions at Florida Atlantic University and has been featured on Channel 5 news as an expert on the opioid epidemic.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Koller earned his bachelor’s degree in community and public health from Middle Tennessee State University, his master’s degree in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University and his executive master’s degree in healthcare administration from Florida Atlantic University. He felt drawn to the world of addiction and mental health treatment because he feels strongly about removing the shame surrounding these treatable medical conditions and about helping individuals find their unique paths toward recovery. “The restorative power of recovery is amazing to behold. It is incredibly rewarding to be a part of the process in which someone can go through such transformation in a relatively short period of time,” explains Koller.

As he leads the team at Skywood, his goal is to develop a multidisciplinary team approach that can offer the best possible treatment and outcomes for patients. In this mission, Koller finds motivation in his personal mottos: “Be in service to others” and “Leave your ego at the door.” Outside of his work, he enjoys boxing, outdoor activities and spending time with his Siberian Husky, Shooter.

Carman Stark

Carman E. Stark, PhD, LP

Clinical Director

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Carman Stark joined the staff at Skywood Recovery in July 2017, bringing roughly three decades of mental health experience to his role as clinical director. After a few years of retirement, during which he relocated to Southeast Asia, Dr. Stark returned to the US, ready for a new…

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Carman Stark joined the staff at Skywood Recovery in July 2017, bringing roughly three decades of mental health experience to his role as clinical director. After a few years of retirement, during which he relocated to Southeast Asia, Dr. Stark returned to the US, ready for a new challenge.

On the job, he enjoys crisis intervention and problem-solving, especially when a patient is contemplating leaving treatment. He is also passionate about promoting healthy lifestyles as well as psychological and emotional well-being for both the individual and within the family system.

Dr. Stark is a licensed psychologist in the state of Michigan, a certified Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) provider, and he is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level I & II. Previous work experience includes a role as staff psychologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, providing diagnostic evaluations and psychological treatment for Veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He was also in private practice for 15 years and worked as a court psychologist and mental health consultant.

Holding both a master’s degree and PhD from Western Michigan University in clinical psychology, Dr. Stark served as an adjunct faculty member at his alma mater in abnormal psychology and behavior therapy. His professional affiliations include the Western Michigan Psychological Association, where he served one year as president, in addition to holding a host of other positions.

A lifelong learner, Dr. Stark continues to participate in workshops and training sessions to expand his knowledge. And he’s earned recognition for his hard work, being named 1989 Western Michigan University Outstanding Student in Psychology and 2002 Psychologist of the Year, both by the Western Michigan Psychological Association.

Stark met his wife, a native of Vietnam, on one of his annual trips to that country, travel that began with doing volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity.

Toby Hilton

Facilities Manager

Toby Hilton serves as facilities manager, overseeing the day to day operations with maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, culinary, safety and IT. Previous property and facility knowledge gives him a great edge. Hilton graduated from Northwestern Michigan College with a degree in hospitality and resort management in 1999. Before joining the Skywood team he worked in the hospitality…

Toby Hilton serves as facilities manager, overseeing the day to day operations with maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, culinary, safety and IT. Previous property and facility knowledge gives him a great edge.

Hilton graduated from Northwestern Michigan College with a degree in hospitality and resort management in 1999. Before joining the Skywood team he worked in the hospitality industry for 15 years, most recently at the Yarrow Resort as the general manager for the past seven years. His passion for customer service and his hospitality mentality help make all staff and patients comfortable at Skywood Recovery.