Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery has established a history of distinguished service for patients with substance use disorder. Our associates have a deep, personal passion for helping those suffering from the pain associated with this disease. Since many of our treatment experts are in recovery themselves, or have loved ones who they have supported, they understand that substance use disorder is a disease that with proper intervention and treatment, can be managed. We are committed to sharing our knowledge and expertise of substance use disorder and its treatment through regular rotations of nursing, medical, and social work students and/interns.
Over the years, Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery has established a history of distinguished service for treating those suffering from substance use disorders. We understand that the disease of substance use disorder is manageable, and we are dedicated to carrying out Brighton’s mission to provide hope, health, and healing.
Barb Shoup has worked at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery since 1995. She was initially hired on as a nurse and transitioned into leadership in 2003. Since then she has been on a progress path to hospital administration. Over the years she was instrumental in the development and implementation of a behavioral health computerized medical record specifically tailored to the needs of the facility's specialty services.
Barb holds degrees in nursing, an MBA and is a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN). She is certified in mental health nursing and holds a green belt in Six Sigma process improvement.
Barb has been a frequent speaker and educator on substance use disorder related topics.
Ismael David Yanga, III, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery specializing in substance use disorders. His clinical work includes full spectrum addiction care including detoxification services, inpatient rehabilitation and partial hospitalization services along with longitudinal care in outpatient services.
He completed his medical school training at Wayne State University and completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Michigan. He is board certified under the American Board of Addiction Medicine and has been a member of the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Committee since 2015.
He has been Chief Medical Officer of Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery since 2016 and a member of the Ascension Opioid governance committee and the market champion of the Ascension Michigan Opioid and Pain Management Initiative Strategy Task Force. The Continued Connection Program at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery is a new paradigm longitudinal program designed to engage and treat addiction medicine patients for 1-5 years.