Source Founder and CEO Mark Korcok has been a Fort Lauderdale resident for over 40 years. Earlier in his career Mr. Korcok was responsible for building several nationally recognized financial service companies. After being personally treated for addiction, Mark discovered his passion for helping other addicts and the idea for The Source was born.
Mark envisions The Source as a holistic, up-scale and exclusive Addiction Treatment Center where clients in recovery are treated with respect and dignity. His mission for The Source is to treat each client with a program that is compassionate, personalized and focused on the individual’s specific needs.
When you arrive at The Source, one of the first people you will meet is co-founder and Director of Operations; Bill Rodman. Bill is one of those people that can’t help but put a smile on your face; but it wasn’t always that way.
Bill was born in California, and at the age of eight his father passed away. He moved to Mexico with his mother where grew up fatherless and ended up as part of the wrong crowd. As a result, he began his drinking and drugging at an early age. Fast forward 30 or so years and relocated back in Florida, Bill had been in and out of rehab several times in-between jobs. His last run on crack nearly killed him. Knowing that he would soon die if he didn’t make drastic life changes, Bill took one more attempt at rehab, AA, and actively working the 12 steps. He got a sponsor, went to countless meetings, eventually began sponsoring others, and in time he co-founded The Source.
So no one “gets it” better than Bill!
Bill’s passion and true desire is to help those who are sick and suffering. As Director of Operations at The Source, he gets to know each client personally and always takes the time to talk with, and help clients in need. His goal is to bring treatment professionals together to foster teamwork and growth within the industry. “Working for The Source does not feel like work. It’s like being a part of a family with one common goal,” says Bill.
Clinical Director and a founder of The Source, Joanna Painton-Hathaway, MS, IMH, MCAP, CRRA has been working in the field of recovery for over 10 years. Joanna earned an MS in Mental Health Counseling and holds many other certifications in the field of addiction treatment. She is a highly skilled and qualified therapist who takes the time to fully understand the intrinsic needs of the clients she works with. In addition to her work at The Source, she has developed workshops, programs, and curriculums that allow patients to participate in food and addiction recovery programs.
Ms. Painton-Hathaway brings with her an understanding and compassion to her clients that depends on effective communication and empathy to help them navigate through the most challenging periods in their lives. As a person in recovery herself, she knows firsthand how difficult it is to recover from substance abuse and the challenges that come along with addiction. She offers a personal perspective to help those who are also suffering from addiction.
Doctor Valdivia is an experienced psychiatrist with more than 35 years of experience. He completed four years of residency in general psychiatry with a subspecialty in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Miami. He earned a degree of licensure in medicine and surgery with excellence at University of Salamanca, Spain and he completed a Fellowship in General Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has been an honorary member of The International Foundation of Neurosciences since 1987. He has maintained his private practice in Miami Beach since 1984 combined with various roles as Medical Director and he has been very active in multiple research programs throughout Miami. His previous clinical positions include Medical Director of Broward Center for Mental Health and Medical Director at Continuum Partial Hospitalization Program.
L.P.N. Michelle Howard began her nursing career as a volunteer when she was just 17. Since then, her professional career has experience in several medical genres including hospice, geriatrics, med-surg, visiting nurse, labor and delivery, and finally addiction.
Michelle returned to school when she was 54 and earned a Degree and certification as an addiction and substance abuse counselor.
After moving to Florida in 2012, she worked at Ft Lauderdale Hospital. She considers herself privileged to have assisted in starting a new medically assisted detox program specifically for pregnant women.