IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery
13400 Edgemeade Rd, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, 20772
Located in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the mission of the IAFF Center of Excellence is to address the unique medical, psychological and social needs of IAFF members facing behavioral health crises. Our skilled staff ensures patient safety with a focus on each individual's specific needs.
- Recreation Room
- Outdoor Walking Trail
- Fully Equipped Gym
Mental Health TreatmentMany fire fighters struggling with various mental health disorders, particularly PTSD. At IAFF Center of Excellence we help treat these disorders through individual and group therapy.
Residential TreatmentFire fighters have the opportunity to live on campus at the IAFF Center of Excellence for both inpatient and outpatient patients. While living on campus, you have access to an array of amenities that aid in the recovery process as well as three well-balanced meals provided each day.
Meet the Staff
- Abby MorrisMedical DirectorA graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Abby Morris is a board-certified psychiatrist with diverse experience in community mental health, substance abuse, inpatient and private practice settings. She is responsible for all inpatient care, training and future operations planning. She develops the individualized plan of care that will follow each client throughout their stay at the Center. Previous to her appointment to the IAFF Center of Excellence, Dr. Abby Morris was the medical director of a 24-bed inpatient facility that treated addiction and behavioral health disorders.
- Marc RattiganExecutive DirectorAs the executive director of the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, Marc Rattigan promotes positive team interactions to support exceptional patient care for IAFF Members. Marc comes from a long line of firefighters, including his father, uncle, and grandfather. A combat veteran with 21 years of service in the United States Army, Marc values teamwork and dedication to help people who are struggling with behavioral health and addiction. Marc’s assignments and responsibilities in the Army behavioral health community included inpatient and outpatient services, substance abuse counseling, Master Resilience Training, sexual assault advocacy, and several epidemiological studies with high-risk populations. Marc’s Army career culminated as the chief of operations at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Marc holds a bachelor’s degree in emergency management from Thomas Edison State University and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.