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Frank Cid

Founder and CEO

In September of 2009, Frank Cid vowed to change the face of the substance abuse treatment industry. In an area of healthcare where quality care was not the standard, he began opening expertly staffed, state of the art…

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Shannon Cid

Executive Director

Shannon Cid has her Bachelor’s in Zoology, and was a Pre-Med student at North Carolina State University. Shannon has her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Education.…

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Dr. Lisa Tomsak

Medical Director

Lisa Tomsak has served as the exclusive Medical Director for the Royal Life Centers family since 2016 – a trait that is rare in the industry, as many medical directors take seats at multiple facilities. Dr. Tomsak works…

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Joseph Ferrance

Physician's Assistant

Joseph Ferrance grew up in Washington state, served six years in the armed forces, and attended the University of Washington School of Medicine for training. He has been a Physician Assistant for 17 years and has found his…

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Mark Thompson

Chief Clinical Officer

Mark Thompson is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Certified Addictions Professional who has been in the substance abuse treatment field since 1997.  He has practiced in a variety of venues, from private practice to community based addiction…

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Gary Hees

Clinical Director of Royal Life Centers AZ

Gary Hees brings 24 years of experience in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling, and thirty years of sobriety, to his position of Clinical Director of Royal Life Centers – AZ and the Seaglass Program. For fifteen of…

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Kippy Jones

Program Director

Kippy Jones has been in the substance abuse counseling field for 12 years. Kippy has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services from Whitworth University, and is currently working towards her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Grand…

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Teresa Rorie

Clinical Director of RLC at Spokane Heights

Teresa Rorie has been working in the chemical dependency field since 2008. As Clinical Director of Spokane Heights, Teresa’s passion and commitment to the substance abuse field is unwavering. She has profoundly excelled in school and in her…

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Sam Thompson

Director of Billing

Sam Thompson has over 30 years of experience in substance abuse billing. Sam is also a registered nurse, and an extremely valued member of the Royal Life Centers family. Sam Thompson's experience and light-hearted nature keeps our billing…

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Michael Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Taylor has over ten years of expert experience in controller and finance management and five year's experience in banking. Michael oversees all Royal Life Centers finance and accounting practices, including but not limited to, directing financial strategy,…

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Yolin Tapia

Corporate Supervisor

Yolin Tapia holds key experience in case management and providing vital support to guests, assessing needs, recommending best next steps, and counseling on significant transitions. Her expertise lies in successfully developing and implementing improvements in productivity, efficiency, and…

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Maria Mollica

Executive Office Manager

Maria Mollica has been a crucial part of the Royal Life Centers team for ten years. With a BS in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University in Queens, NY, she has grown with RLC— from our early days…

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Kelsey Kulick

Executive Assistant

Kelsey Kulick is the executive assistant to the owner and CEO, Frank Cid, at Royal Life Centers. She provides high-level administrative support for the company and its top executives on a daily basis. Kelsey began working at Royal…

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Joe Firicano

Director of Property Management

Joseph is a Boston native who has been with Royal Life Centers since 2015. He lends 20+ years of construction experience. He has been a superintendent in the union, along with owning and operating his own construction company.…

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Gina Firicano

General Manager

Originally born and raised in New Jersey, Gina has been part of Royal Life Centers since 2012 and has since been an integral part of operations and management. Gina is an exemplary staff member, and shows excellent management…

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Guest Safety and Security Expert

Mimi is our newest staff member, tasked with the extremely important responsibility of making sure our facilities are alcohol and drug-free at all times. She is expertly trained in sniffing out narcotics and other illegal drug substances. Mimi graduated top…

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