Our Team

Right Turn – IMPACT is led by a team of passionate professionals helping individuals recover from addictions, and are also committed to putting a stop to drinking and driving.

Daniel Brannon, President/CEO

Danny-bDanny’s vision for Right Turn-IMPACT stems from overcoming a difficult childhood and troubled adolescence. In 2011, Danny was honored in Washington, DC as a recipient of the prestigious National Pearson Prize for Higher Education. In 2015, Danny was honored to speak for Governor Larry Hogan at the Maryland State House when the Governor and Lt. Governor announced Maryland’s Heroin and Opiate Task Force. With a degree in addictions counseling, Danny worked at Right Turn of Maryland for several years before assuming ownership in 2013. Danny has extensive experience working with the Maryland court system as a court liaison and client advocate. He volunteers his time, resources, and leadership to numerous organizations and has helped organize fundraisers and events for humanitarian causes locally and worldwide. back to top

Benjamin Cramer, Administrator

Benjamin CramerBen Cramer has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and has worked in the addictions field as an individual and group facilitator. He has an extensive background in Business and Management. Ben is currently finishing up his Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Addictions. As Administrator, Ben oversee and manages all operations at Right Turn. He works closely with the Clinical Director and Department Managers to ensure the highest quality of care for our clients. Ben is also extremely passionate about working directly on the front lines of addiction.  He takes time to get to know every client that walks through the doors of Right Turn. In his spare time, Ben is an avid marksmanship instructor and enjoys backpacking and camping. back to top

Nadia Rupard, Director of Court Operations

Nadia RupardNadia Rupard obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Towson University in 2012, and will graduate in May 2019 with Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland. In addition, she’s had minor coursework focused on education and addiction counseling. Through her own experiences and tribulations, she discovered a passion for recovery and helping others. Nadia is a court liaison for Right Turn-IMPACT and oversees the department of court operations. Her enthusiasm for recovery has been a vital force in carrying the message of hope to clients battling substance use disorders. She knows first-hand the dangers of drinking and driving, and the legal ramifications of being charged with a DUI/DWI. She is extremely devoted to advocating for the clients of Right Turn who have embraced a lifestyle of recovery. Nadia works diligently with attorneys, prosecutors and judges to ensure the success of the hundreds of clients who transform through our program. In her free time, she enjoys fitness, nature and painting, but her biggest love is spending as mush time as she can with her two Golden Retrievers. back to top

Jeremy St. John, Court Liaison & Client Services

Jeremy St. JohnJeremy St. John began his career at Right Turn-IMPACT as a volunteer discussion leader, and in his own words, “It fit like cheese and crackers.” He especially likes the camaraderie and trust that permeates the facility. In his current role, Jeremy advocates daily within the judicial system on behalf of our clients in recovery, attesting to the transformative nature of their new lifestyle. Jeremy has a sense of obligation and duty to help those in need. Communicating transparently from his own experiences, he emphasizes the importance of brutal honesty and surrender in early recovery. An avid sports fan and animal lover, Jeremy is especially passionate about baseball and a chocolate lab named Sophie. back to top

Sabrina Biden, Office Manager

Sabrina BidenSabrina is an administrative whiz and vital asset in the day-to-day operations of Right Turn-IMPACT. She is one of the first smiling faces clients see when they walk through the door. While most of her effort is dedicated to ensuring the front office runs smoothly, Sabrina understands how difficult overcoming addiction can be and emphasizes that no one has to do it alone. Sabrina believes in giving back to the community, and participates in several community service initiatives. She also enjoys spending time with her young daughter, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. back to top

Lydia Santiago, Clinical Director and Consultant

Lydia SantiagoLydia Santiago has almost 30 years of experience working in the addictions field. She has an extensive educational background earning certifications as a Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Maryland Certified Counselor for Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She is also bilingual, learning Spanish in childhood. As the clinical director at Right Turn-IMPACT she provides clinical supervision, oversight for curriculum development, and also facilitates group and individual meetings with clients. Lydia is passionate about the transformation clients undergo as they begin a lifestyle of recovery. She is actively involved in several women’s groups and enjoys spending time with her family. back to top

Carla Pensinger, Addictions Counselor

Carla PensingerCarla Pensinger began her career in the addictions field after 27 years of service as Police Sergeant. She holds a dual degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and Criminal Justice. Carla is passionate about helping and educating others that we do recover and that recovery is 100% possible when we apply recovery priciples in all our affairs. Carla and her husband Mike have a blended family of 3 adult children. They love sports, traveling, hiking, and are always looking for a new adventure. They currently share their home with 3 cats, Abby, Kensi & Ellie. back to top

Amy Anderson, Addictions Counselor

Amy AndersonAmy Anderson has been working in the recovery field as an addictions counselor since 2011. She is passionate about helping those in the grips of addiction find a new way of life. A keen observer and a good listener, Amy believes empathy is key to forming a meaningful therapeutic relationship with clients. During her free time, Amy enjoys exercising, spending time with her grandchildren, and going to the beach. back to top

Leon Scott, Addictions Counselor

Leon ScottLeon Scott is a dynamic influencer, speaker, coach, counselor, and friend. Leon’s no-nonsense approach to addiction treatment and recovery has transformed countless lives at Right Turn-IMPACT. Educated and fully qualified in the field of addictions counseling, Leon can certainly speak to anything the textbooks say. However, the lessons he’s learned in the laboratory of life cut deep into the heart of the matter and are received at a visceral level. Most of our clients need this level of understanding to make the journey from information to transformation. Lives are tangibly changed when Leon steps into the room. back to top

Terry Love, DUI Operations Manager

Terry LoveTerry Love has facilitated the weekend intervention program for the past 6 years and beams with pride while reflecting on his experiences here. He is passionate about life and helping others explore the role alcohol has played in their lives. Gratitude is a defining principle in Terry’s life and he encourages our clients to never give up, and to never settle for less than they deserve. An avid motorcyclist and lifelong resident of the eastern shore, Terry is especially dedicated to helping those in our weekend program feel welcome. back to top

David Greene, Recovery Enrichment Services

David GreeneDave is a dynamic personality with over twenty-two years of experience connecting with people in the grips of addiction. His dedication to those in early recovery is rivaled only by his passion to see them succeed, and he knows how grueling this process can be. He believes that the only way to stay clean is to attend meetings and always keep in mind that “if you don’t pick it up, it can’t get in you.” He particularly enjoys helping clients translate what they have learned in treatment to the real world. Dave never gives up hope on those seeking recovery. back to top

William Sutherland, Recovery Enricment Services

William SutherlandWilliam or “Bill” Sutherland has a degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in music theory, and is passionate about using music as a therapeutic tool to facilitate recovery and meaningful reflection on the past. His music groups also provide an opportunity for clients to process information gained during other groups and lectures. Bill is an avid musician with over 40 years of experience on the upright bass and 6-string electric guitar and was a driving force in the Baltimore music scene during the 70’s and 80’s. back to top

Michael Citro, Recovery Enrichment Services

Michael CitroMichael Citro previously worked in sales and has extensive experience helping people overcome addiction. “Citro” is passionate about recovery and goes to great lengths to help those in the trenches of addiction. Humility, gratitude, and a no-nonsense disposition are defining characteristics of his approach to recovery. He works overnights at Right Turn-IMPACT and helps maintain an environment that is conducive to growth. When he’s not working, Citro loves spending time with his young son, and is a devoted Grateful Dead follower. back to top