Aquila Recovery is a diverse group of people working together to bring you a comprehensive, evidence based addiction treatment program focused on your long term recovery. Learn more about our leadership and clinical teams below.
Johnny W. AllemMA, Founder and President
Johnny W. Allem brings 30 years of activism and leadership as a leading national advocate for addiction recovery issues. He is founder and president of Aquila Recovery Clinic in Washington, a premium outpatient clinic bridging the gap between primary and addiction health care.
Formerly President and CEO of the Johnson Institute and Director of Operations of the District of Columbia mental health system, he is an author and lecturer, consulting on advocacy and other recovery issues.
Allem’s addiction recovery story is featured in Gary Stromberg’s book: Second Chances: Top Executives Share Their Stories of Addiction & Recovery. He is author of a recovery tool book: Say the Second Thing That Comes Into Your Mind, The Work and Joy of Recovery. Visit www.allemview.com
Omoronike HamiltonClinical Director; MAC, NCC, LPC
Ms. Hamilton oversees, coordinates, and provides co-occurring capable treatment to include intensive outpatient, outpatient and continuing care to individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.
She develops and leads a curriculum for group treatment to include cognitive behavioral therapies, trauma informed counseling, stages of change therapy and individual supportive psychotherapy.
A nationally recognized trainer in several behavior health specialties, Ms. Hamilton graduated from Howard University, received additional training at George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University, and served in a number of Greater Washington facilities, including Second Genesis, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, DC Department of Mental Health, Avery Road, and Tri-Area Rehabilitation.
Jyotika VaziraniMedical Director, CRNP, CNS, PMH
A Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist, Ms. Vazirani is widely recognized in the Capitol area and nationally for her wide experience in behavioral health.
Since 2004, her private practice has focused on holistic wellness for individuals and families using an Integrative/Functional Psychiatric approach to addiction, nutrition, and lifestyle choices. Her education includes Bates College, University of MD College of Nursing, Howard University School of Nursing, and the US House of Representatives Page School.
She has served as a psychiatric provider at AQUILA RECOVERY; medical director at the DC Body Image Therapy Center; consultant to DC Board of Nursing Committee on Impaired Nurses; clinical director at Kolmac Clinic; nurse manager at Gaudenzia Residential Rehab Center in Baltimore City; and a Clinical Research Nurse and Public Health Nurse for infectious diseases.