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We Level Up Team Members

Meet The Leadership Team of We Level Up

The We Level Up Team is a highly-skilled group of addiction and mental health board-certified doctor(s), nurses, psychiatrist(s) & addiction therapists who set the standards for world-class cutting-edge recovery programs. With well over ten thousand successes, our industry-leading team applies evidence-based treatment coupled with insight and experience derived from treating thousands of both substance abuse and mental health cases. Our teams have crafted well-integrated mental health and addiction recovery plans for behavioral health plus drug and alcohol addiction recovery.

Alexandra Krotkevich

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Pauly

Vice President of Operation

Aleida Guevara

Director of Human Resources

Diana Janny

General Counsel & Compliance Officer

Sean Farrell

Director of Business Development

Lauren Barry

Director of Quality Assurance

Zach Haas

Director of Utilization Review

Sean Farrell

Director of Business Development

Katelynn Acker

Director of Admissions

Guy Shapira

Director of Digital Marketing

Martin Higgins

Director of Financial Services

Brian Acker

Director of Information Technology

Karine O'loughlin

Director of Call Center Operations

Alexandra Korotkevich

Chief Executive Officer

Alexandra Korotkevich has been the Chief Executive Officer for the We Level Up companies since February of 2019.  During her tenure with We Level Up, the company she has reorganized the administrative services including forming compliance, legal, human resource, finance and other departments.  Alexandra has successfully launched two new treatment facilities in West Palm Beach, Florida and Tamarac, Florida, facilitating licensure and accreditations for the centers.  She is also in the process of licensing multiple other facilities across various states, like New Jersey, California and Texas.

Alexandra obtained her bachelor’s degree and master’s in business administration from Nova Southeastern University.  After completing her education, she pursued a career in healthcare management.  She has over twelve years of experience in various areas of the healthcare industry.  She has started out her career in a large community mental health facility in West Palm Beach, Florida and continued to grow with the company for six years. Then, Alexandra was a Chief Operations Officer for a group of companies that specialized in toxicology and clinical laboratory services.  She served in that capacity for four years until joining We Level Up.

Alexandra is a passionate and tenacious leader.  She possesses strong management and strategic qualities, and has a deep understanding of not only operating healthcare related businesses but helping them restructure, centralize and grow establishing effective and efficient protocols.

Lauren Barry

Director of Quality Assurance

As Director of Clinical Services and Quality Assurance, Lauren is responsible for overseeing, directing and supervising all clinical departments. Lauren guides our team of clinicians on best practices and providing the best therapeutic care for our clients. In addition, Lauren works tirelessly on developing new and innovative clinical programs and approaches in the hopes of maximizing our ability to help our clients. After starting her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 2013, Lauren has been passionate about helping individuals and families afflicted by the disease of addiction. Lauren has held several roles within this industry, from primary therapist to Clinical Director and beyond. Lauren is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Florida and a Master’s level CAP (Certified Addiction Professional), and is working towards becoming a Qualified Supervisor. In addition to her passion for helping clients, Lauren is extremely motivated and dedicated towards helping her team become the best versions of themselves and developing their professional skills. Lauren displays great leadership skills and her mission is to inspire, empower and motivate those around her. 

Daisy Baez

Director of Compliance

Ms. Baez is an experienced professional with over 35 years of progressive health care management experience and over ten years in the substance abuse treatment arena.  She worked for major national corporations including Tenet, HealthSouth, Select Specialty, and HCA. She is a veteran who served as a preventive medicine technician with the United States Army Division Surgeon’s office, 1st Cavalry Division.  While serving she received the Army Commendation Medal, two Army Achievement Medals and various Department of Defense and Department of the Army certificates of achievement. Ms. Baez has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in counseling education.

Ms. Baez community recognition awards include:

  • Illustrious Award, Institute for Latino Studies
  • Florida Governor’s Veteran’s Service Award
  • Florida Health Care Association, Champion of the Elderly Award
  • Woman of Impact, Women History Coalition Miami Dade County
  • Latina Style Magazine, Hispanic Woman of Distinction Honoree
  • City of Miami Certificate of Appreciation
  • Coral Gables City Commission Certificate of Recognition
  • Thelma Gibson Award, Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Senate of Puerto Rico, Certificate of Recognition

Katelynn Acker

Director of Admissions

Katelynn Acker was born and raised in New Jersey and has been working in the field of addiction treatment since 2014. She currently serves as the Director of Admissions at We Level Up Treatment Centers and is passionate about helping both the patients and their families during the most difficult times of their lives. According to Katelynn, her main goal is to ensure that each patient who is seeking help receives the compassion, love, and care that they deserve. Katelynn joined We Level Up team in 2014 as a behavioral health technician, and with her hard work, dedication, willingness, and exceptional leadership skills she has received numerous promotions which have brought her to her current position. Katelynn currently studies Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University with a minor in Criminology, and is also a Certified Addictions Counselor.

Brian Acker

Director of Information Technology

Brian Acker was born and raised in Pennsylvania and has been working in the field of addiction treatment since 2014. He currently serves as the Director of Information Technology for We Level Up treatment centers. His passion for technology and his driving force to become the best version of himself is what truly sets him aside from the rest. Brian brought with him his extensive knowledge in the IT field as well as many others to the We Level Up team in 2020 as the Director of Information Technology. His favorite part about working for We Level Up, is being able to help those who are continuing to struggle with the disease of addiction and show them a new way of life.