MEET OUR TEAM
Quite simply, we want to be your partner throughout your recovery process. We all know that recovery is not a "one size fits all" endeavor. Every patient's journey is as unique as their story about how they began using in the first place. We want to be there for all of your recovery needs.
Our dedicated team of professionals are here to help you in your recovery journey.
DR. MICHAEL REPPLINGER
Dr. Repplinger is a Wisconsin native, growing up in the Milwaukee suburbs and moving to the Madison area for his medical training, where he has been for almost 20 years. As a board-certified emergency physician, he has witnessed firsthand how our current healthcare system has failed patients suffering from addiction. For the past 4 years, he has dedicated significant effort to learning as much as possible about the optimal care for addiction disorders, especially opioid and alcohol use disorders. As one of three physicians at Monarch Health, Dr. Repplinger has helped to create a treatment program that thinks outside of the typical “medical mindset,” providing a well-rounded and patient-centered approach to the recovery process. He also takes this philosophy outside of the clinic walls, advocating for patients at the state-level (legislature, governor’s office, and state medical societies), aiming to improve the quality of care provided to patients with mental health and substance abuse needs.
DR. HOWARD CROFT
Dr. Croft is a board-certified Emergency Physician with additional training and expertise in treating addiction disorders. He has started MAT protocols in Emergency Departments and helped to educate other physicians on the importance of connecting addiction patients to community-based resources.
He is a co-founder of Monarch Addiction Clinics and is dedicated to providing all necessary treatment modalities in one convenient location. He believes that the best patient outcomes occur with a collaborative and client-centered approach.
MARTA COOPER, APNP
Marta received her Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner degree in 2018 and is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is MAT-certified, has received her X-waiver and has completed multiple trainings related to addiction medicine.
Marta began her nursing career eight years ago while working as a registered nurse in a high-risk labor and delivery unit. It was during this time that she pursued her masters degree and found her passion for addiction medicine. Since becoming a nurse practitioner, Marta has practiced addiction medicine in both the Milwaukee and the Madison areas and is honored to continue pursuing her passion at Monarch Health.
Marta believes in building a relationship of mutual trust and partnership with her patients. She enjoys providing patient education, making certain that her patients are well informed when making decisions about their recovery and encouraging them to be an active participant in their health care. She believes that addiction medicine specialists must treat the patient as a whole, which requires an approach that combines both medicine and behavioral health. Marta believes that working on the frontlines of the current opioid epidemic and the overall war on addiction is one of the most important jobs in the world today.
DR. JACQUELINE LANDESS
Dr. Landess has specialized training in both forensic and general psychiatry. She has experience treating patients in outpatient, inpatient, correctional, and other forensic settings. She treats a range of psychiatric disorders including post-traumatic stress, anxiety, co-occurring substance use disorders, mood and psychotic illnesses. Her treatment approach combines psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other modalities with a focus on identifying and bolstering the person's resilience, strengths, purpose, meaning and values in order to promote mastery of their unique life stressors, improve self-esteem, and increase their ability to build lasting, satisfying relationships with others.
Assistant Clinic Manager
Craig has a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in costume design and construction as well as a current Aesthetics license from the State of Wisconsin. His primary background has been retail and salon management and is very excited about the opportunity to expand his knowledge and expertise in the world of medicine. Outside of the clinic, Craig enjoys spending time with friends and family, creating clothing and costumes, and performing as a drag artist throughout Wisconsin.
MADISON SIMPSON, RN
Madi is a registered nurse who has been working in addiction medicine for the past 2 years. She graduated with her nursing degree in 2018 from Rasmussen College. Madi has continually had a passion for working with the vulnerable and underserved populations and is honored to be able to continue to do so with Monarch. At the clinic you will find her as one of the liaisons between our patients and the array of providers that Monarch Health offers. In her spare time Madi enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and hanging out with her dog, Maya.
TAYLOR K., RN
Taylor is a registered nurse who is passionate about helping and caring for vulnerable populations. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and received her Nursing degree from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota prior to relocation to Madison. Within the clinic she is responsible for the first steps of medical staff interaction including facilitating lab testing and vitals for each of our patients, among many other duties! Outside of Monarch, she enjoys being outside, hiking and camping in National Parks with her family and puppy, Phoebe, who is a sassy three year old Corgi.
MS, NCC, LPC, SUD, ICS
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Substance Use Disorder specialty, and is Board Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Sarah has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling and Human Development. Sarah has 10 years of experience working in a wide variety of behavioral health settings, including outpatient, community-based, and Medication-Assisted Treatment.
Sarah uses an eclectic, person-centered approach, drawing from a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and DBT skills. Sarah finds it very rewarding to support patients in setting and achieving personal goals.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, DIY home projects, and outdoor adventures with her husband and dog.
SHANON SCHMIDTKNECHT, CSW
Shanon is a certified social worker and has experience and training working with a variety of populations including corrections, mental health, and community social work. She has a special interest and passion in working with patients from a diverse background seeking recovery and wellness. Shanon is excited at the opportunity to engage with patients at Monarch Health and assist them in their care both here at Monarch, as well as connecting them to all of the resources available in our community.
In working with patients, she focuses on their strengths and their goals, and uses humor to get through life's ups and downs. Shanon believes life is short – so eat the cake, buy the shoes, and live your best life! She is humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve the patients of Monarch through their journey to recovery and beyond.
Shanon is a Wisconsin native and a huge Wisconsin sports fan! She is a lover of all things sunshine and water. She doesn't miss a single opportunity to be on the lake or with her family and friends around a campfire.
Comprehensive Community Services | Service Facilitator
Sharita, a Michigan native, graduated with a Masters of Mental Health in Counseling from South University.
Sharita has worked within the CCS network for the past three years. Sharita believes happiness and smiling will increase a person’s quality of life. Sharita believes listening is the best way to get to know someone.
Sharita loves helping others which gives her life purpose. Sharita’s passion is helping other be the best "them" possible. Sharita understands the hardships of life and uses her past experiences to help motivate and care for others.
Sharita loves sports, cooking, traveling, and video games. Sharita also believes music is a helpful tool of self expression.