Providing addiction medicine in a warm and caring environment 

The Master Center for Addiction Medicine is built on love. Our patients feel it when they walk in the door. We are dedicated to helping anyone who suffers from the treatable, chronic medical disease of addiction as they work to find freedom and joy in their lives again. Our headquarters serving Central Virginia are located in Greater Richmond in an easily accessible and welcoming office in Glen Allen. In addition, our growing practice now serves Virginia’s Middle Peninsula region with the second location in Gloucester, Virginia, and we just opened a third location in the Tidewater region of Hampton, Virginia. We rely on a team of highly trained, multidisciplinary professionals who are compassionate and skilled at outlining a step-by-step plan for patients to achieve success.



Dr. James Thompson

Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Andreas Bienert

PhD, LPC, CSAC, Clinical Program Director

Dr. Kira Bleecher

Addiction Psychiatry

Dr. Daniel Ageze

Medical Doctor

Donna Brown

NP-C, Nurse Practitioner

Marci Waggoner

Nurse Practitioner

Cheryl Boggs

Nurse Practitioner

Mary Bowman

Nurse Practitioner

Kevin O’Connor

PA, Physician Assistant

Matt Markowicz

CSAC, Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator

Justin Jackson

Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Coty Mills

LCSW, CSAC, Counselor

Jessica Bardenheier

LPC Resident in Counseling, Addiction Therapist

Karen Melcho

Group Leader

Evelyn Zak

BA, CSAC, C-IAYT, Substance Abuse Counselor

Jardine Espinos

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Francis Fletcher

Lead Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Evan Booth

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

David Lowery

Recovery Outreach Manager

Jennifer Riggan

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Jodi Gayan

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Janet Pappas

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

Jeff McIntyre

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist
Jennifer Erisman

Jennifer Erisman

LCSW, Counselor