We believe that the culture and staff at Foundations Recovery Center can make the difference for every individual in our care.

Each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications and hands-on experience. Approaching recovery from a variety of disciplines and therapeutic modalities allows our teams to create a truly comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for each person who walks through the doors.

At Foundations, many members of our team are in recovery themselves, and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery, we have been where you are, and we are excited to help you find real, long term recovery.

Each member of our team will facilitate your success, and be on your side at every turn, serving as a resource and a role model to help you live clean and sober.

Margo Murpy Foundations Recovery

Margo Murphy

Director of Operations

After years of self-destruction as a result of the disease of addiction – years that included jails, homelessness, and near-death experiences — Margo has found her life purpose by helping to support other people on the journey to recovery.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Margo found herself orphaned at 14 when her mother unexpectedly died. Without a supportive role model or family support, she turned to drugs to cope with her grief. Eventually, she found her way to Baltimore when her sister stepped in to get Margo off drugs. Sadly, Margo fell deeper into addiction and was either homeless or incarcerated for several more years.

After years living on the streets, and periods of incarceration, Margo reached her jumping off point where the pain of continuing in that lifestyle was greater than the risk of asking for help.

While incarcerated for the last time, Margo began attending 12-step meetings. As soon as she was released, she dove headfirst into recovery through a 12-step program. Through that program, Margo found a relationship with her higher power and began to repair relationships with family and friends.

She also began reaching out to other women who were also struggling as she had and extended her hand to help them up. This work became her passion and purpose.

Today, Margo is thriving in her recovery, working with other addicts, has repaired relationships, and is proud of her role as “Aunt Margo” to her two nieces. Margo is a grateful, recovering addict and grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve those in need.

Margo came to FRC with over 9 years of experience working in substance abuse treatment through operations and program development. She believes Foundations stands out by the level of commitment and care given to the clients it serves.

Brittany Foundations Recovery

Brittany Van DeVander

Director of Operations

Brittany Van Devander serves as the Clinical Director at Foundations Recovery Center; she is a Licensed Certified Social Worker – Clinical (LCSW-C) with a specialty in Trauma-Informed Care.

What drew you to working in substance abuse?

What drew me to working in the substance abuse field stemmed from wanting to bridge together mental health and substance abuse. Often times, people that struggle with drug or alcohol abuse are likely to experience mental health symptoms as well. As a social worker, I aim to provide quality treatment to all individuals no matter the nature of the illness or issue. People sometimes abandon treatment and relapse to escape pain and I want to be part of the narrative that creates a safe space for all individuals to feel comfortable and acknowledge those symptoms or explore their trauma and allow me to be a change agent in their recovery process.

What makes Foundations stand out?

I was drawn to Foundations by the diversity of personal and professional experiences among Foundations staff; this helps to offer individuals a well-rounded and thorough treatment experience unlike any other. “The diverse backgrounds of the staff members assist in promoting healthy healing and general wellness.” The staff helps to provide a supportive environment to the clients that is essential in helping them reach their maximum potential in recovery.

What parts of treatment are most significant?

The most significant part of treatment is the providers ability to build rapport with the patients. Patients need to know that there is mutual trust and respect to create an environment in which the individual feels safe to disclose. True healing comes through trust, in order to reach the patient’s vulnerabilities in hopes to break down barriers to encourage change.

Kabir Singh Foundations Recovery

Kabir Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Kabir Singh is our Chief Executive Officer and a founder of Foundations. A lifelong Montgomery County resident, Kabir attended the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating in 1999. After getting clean in 2009, Kabir began seeking out avenues that would enable him to give back, and help others.

In 2013, Kabir was one of the first Certified Peer Recovery Specialists in the state of Maryland, which served as his entry point into substance abuse treatment. He worked with a number of organizations and non-profits, first running groups at homeless shelters and outpatient centers in Montgomery County, before joining an Assertive Community Treatment Team, continuing his work as a peer specialist. Kabir helped found Fresh Start Recovery Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2017, and moved into the role of Chief Operating Officer for Amatus Health in the Mid-Atlantic, providing oversight for all facilities in the area.

Kabir continues to be involved in local non-profits and with local governments as a representative of both a member of the community and a person in recovery, including Mike’s Place, a recovery residence in Rockville, and Montgomery County’s Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Council.

Carly Foster Foundations Recovery

Carley Foster, LGPC, MSE

Primary Therapist

What drew you into working in substance abuse treatment?

I never considered working in substance abuse treatment until I had the good fortune to complete an internship with a residential treatment center in my last year of graduate school. While there, I learned about the incredible need for substance abuse counselors across the country and felt like I had something to offer. The urgency of substance use treatment works well with my straightforward, solution-focused counseling style, and I enjoy working closely with a team of clinicians. Between my love of facilitating groups and interest in the multifaceted issues surrounding substance use disorders, it felt right to continue working in the field.

What makes Foundations stand out?

Our entire office staff, from the Behavioral Health Technicians to the clinical team and all the way up to administration, is outstanding. There is a lot of passion and commitment in how this center has been built, whether it is becoming CARF-accredited or finding new, creative ways to support clients in their recovery. My coworkers are diverse, thoughtful, and always wondering “What else can we do?” I am grateful to be part of such a dedicated team!

What parts of treatment are most significant?

I think the most important parts of any journey are the ones that challenge us to do what it is we dread the most. Overcoming an obstacle, whether outside us or within us, shows our true potential in the face of adversity. Imagine a story where the main character, the protagonist, is never given a chance to struggle—it would be a pretty boring tale. Frodo would never return the Ring to Mount Doom, Dorothy would never find her way back to Kansas, and there would be no work for our favorite superheroes. The most significant parts of treatment are the ones where we recognize that we are the protagonist in our own story and rise to the occasion, doing whatever action is necessary to bring about lasting change.

Christina Wilson Foundations Recovery

Christina Wilson

Executive Director

Christina Wilson serves as the Executive Director at Foundations Recovery Center. Christina’s work is vital; she communicates effectively in order to ensure everything runs smoothly and our patients are receiving the best quality care possible. Christina enjoys spending time in nature, exploring the great outdoors.

What is your passion?

I am passionate about treating the whole self; mind, body, and spirit, finding balance, and increasing positive energy. I thrive in the great outdoors and enjoy nurturing a love for life in myself and others.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Foundations?

The best part about my job is watching the “light” come back on in a client’s eyes. They come to us with just a small glimmer of hope, which ignites into a drive and dedication to learn to live free from active addiction.