Meet Our Staff

Mary Kay Kennedy

Executive Officer

With more than 20 years of experience working in the field, Mary Kay brings great expertise to Pinnacle Recovery Center. Over the years, she has played an instrumental role in developing and expanding many successful treatment facilities.  Early in her career, she founded an adolescent and young adult substance use program with a sincere desire to assist others in healing from trauma and addiction. With her passion to further her knowledge and gain more understanding in all levels of care, she went on to be part of the executive team at an inpatient hospital that provided both mental health and substance use services. As part of the executive team, she assisted in creating, opening and growing the many different programs offered. Her ability to connect with others combined with her experience with dual diagnosis, adolescent and adult programming, as well as a deep working knowledge of residential, transitional living, and outpatient programs, provides her the opportunity to make an unsurpassed difference in the lives of many. Mary Kay enjoys dedicating her free time to working with nonprofit organizations in educating our local communities on suicide awareness and the epidemic we are facing with substance use issues. With the multitude amount of combined experience of staff at Pinnacle Recovery Center, she is proud to be guiding a dynamic team!

Dr. Heather Wark grew up in Nevada and then obtained a Bachelors's in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She spent several years traveling and working around the globe, then completed a combined M.D.-Ph.D. program at the University of Utah where she specialized in neuroscience and mental health. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Utah and is dedicated to working in addiction medicine. Her psychiatry practice is unique, in that she works toward whole-health treatment plans for each client individually. When possible, she will work with you to minimize medications at the earliest and safest opportunity. She will also spend time teaching you about medications to treat addiction. Most people with addiction do not know about the available medications to help assist them with recovery (called Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT). Dr. Wark assures that all of the people who come to Pinnacle are taught about their options, and she will work with you to decide if MAT is appropriate to help with your recovery.

Eddie Golub, LCSW

Clinical Director

Eddie received his graduate degree from the University of Utah with an emphasis in mental health. As a licensed clinician, with over 15 years of experience working in residential and outpatient communities, he has striven to improve his clients' lives through his emphasis in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness training. Eddie implements a mindful, dynamic, and existential paradigm into the therapeutic experience while helping clients notice, address, and overcome barriers to their personal growth. His focus on creating a safe and rewarding environment for emotional healing and expression has been reported by clients to be one of the more enriching experiences of their lives.

Brook Mingo, CMHC

Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Brook earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Utah. She believes in meeting each client where they’re at and tailoring a treatment plan to satisfy their individual desires, hopes, and dreams. To achieve this she uses a mindfulness-based approach that guides the clients to understand themselves better while challenging them to face the discomfort of bravely taking steps towards creating meaning and wellness in their life. She is comfortable working with many modalities including ACT, DBT, CBT, 12-step, and is trained in EMDR. She likes to have fun and promises that treatment doesn’t have to feel like a burden but can be a surprising journey towards self-discovery.

Alex is a University of Utah alum, Master’s level licensed clinician, with a concentration in mental health, having spent the past 5 years working in residential dual-diagnosis programs. Alex is passionate about working in this field, and believes in taking a person-centered approach to the treatment of substance use disorders and mental illness, consistent with the humanistic school of psychotherapy. Along with the modalities employed in the humanistic tradition, such as motivational interviewing and existentialism, Alex supplements his practice with ACT, CBT, and DBT interventions, which allows him to individualize treatment based on the client’s needs. He is unwavering in his commitment to maintaining the dignity and worth of the individuals he works with, and removing barriers to healing while teaching clients the skills necessary to cope with life’s inevitable ebbs and flows. Alex originally hails from the Bay Area, and enjoys playing basketball, photography, hiking, and writing.

Martina G., ACMHC

Utilization Review Manager

Martina has been working for over 5 years in the mental health field coordinating with treatment centers and insurance carriers to secure coverage of mental health and substance abuse treatment.  She is dedicated to advocating for clients to receive insurance coverage for much needed care.  She is excited to be a part of the Pinnacle Recovery team, both as an intake coordinator working directly with clients during the admissions process, in addition to coordinating with insurance carriers to obtain coverage for treatment.  In addition to her experience working as an advocate with insurance carriers, she also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She is licensed as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor currently working towards full licensure in the state of Utah.