The Executive Team at St. Christopher’s Inn are proven leaders who are dedicated to living out the values established by our founding organization, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.
Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA
President / Spiritual Director
Father Dennis was born in Baltimore in 1947. He entered the friars’ seminary at Montour Falls, NY while in high school, made his first profession of vows in 1966, and was ordained in 1974.
James Mickler, MBA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
James assists in providing financial guidance, oversight and advances our founder Father Paul’s Mission throughout the organization.
Our Medical Team provides compassionate healing care to everyone in our facility by serving with joy, respect, dignity and fairness for all clients.
Stephen Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro brings 33 years of experience in the addiction field and 40 years in internal medicine to St. Christopher’s Inn. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Timothy Rowe, MD
Director of Psychiatric Services
Dr. Rowe has over forty years of experience in psychiatry. Board certified in addiction medicine, Dr. Rowe specializes in treating the psychodynamic factors complicating addiction and relapse into addiction.
Janet Karpisz, MS, APRN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Janet addresses the mental health needs of the residents of St. Christopher’s Inn. Janet assesses and treats men with psychiatric disorders through supportive therapy, patient education and medication management.
The Counseling Team at St. Christopher’s Inn is made up of qualified health professionals who understand the disease of addiction, and are dedicated to providing holistic healing for everyone who wants to find recovery.