The Emerald Neuro-Recover Team

Joseph Pappas

Joe graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, E.E.T. He has been involved in the medical field for 35 years. Joe started Cardio-Life, Inc. in 1987. Cardio-Life was an Independent Rep. company that sold cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) to physicians and hospitals. Cardio-Life represented companies such as Pacesetter, Oscor, and St. Jude Medical. In 2005, Mr. Pappas sold Cardio-Life to St. Jude Medical and semi-retired. Boredom got the best of him and he became a sales consultant with Biotronik, Inc. Mr. Pappas grew the Biotronik revenue footprint in Indiana from 100k/yr to 6 million/yr when he resigned and left the big corporate arena. His decision to leave Corporate America was mainly due to the loss of his son Aristotle to a prescription drug overdose. Joe started Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers in September of 2016. He has a passion to make a difference in drug addiction by offering a unique and successful treatment available here in the mid-west.   



Amora Scott
Vice President

 Ms. Scott heads the marketing efforts and strategies for Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers. She was instrumental in the company’s founding, collaborating with owner Joe Pappas in establishing the framework of Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers. Her marketing strategies have brought media attention to Emerald including extensive news coverage in print, radio and television. Coverage includes stories from the local affiliates of FOX News, NBC, LeSea Broadcasting Network, Indianapolis Star, and Current Magazine. She also heads website development and manages all social media platforms with postings on a daily basis. This extensive media coverage is credited for Emerald’s steady and consistent growth. Ms. Scott is also a Board Member and Director of Fund Development for the Mozel Sanders Foundation. She has also volunteered extensively at St. Mary’s Childcare.



Dr. Gabriel Rosenberg, Medical Director

Dr. Rosenberg graduated from Indiana University’s School of Medicine. His residency was completed at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Rosenberg started in a private Pediatric Practice in Indianapolis. He was the Medical Director of the Indianapolis Day Nursery, Cystic Fibrosis and Pediatric Chronic Pulmonary Disease Center, and the Kokomo Academy. Dr. Rosenberg has been working in functional Medicine for the last five years.


Dr. Marwan Mustaklem

Dr. Mustaklem graduated from Damascus University. He was Faculty of Medicine, Damascus, Syria in 1995. He completed his Residency and Internship from Brown University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine FACP, FHM. He has also recently completed his Board Certification in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Mustaklem has 22 years of Medical Experience. We are excited to have him as part of the Emerald Neuro-Recover team.


Jacquie Ellis, RN, Director of Nursing

Ms. Ellis graduated from the Indiana University School of Nursing in 1991. Her early years as an LPN coupled with her vast RN experience makes her an excellent part of the Emerald Neuro-Recover team. Her ability to handle some of our more complex acuity issues is greatly appreciated by our MD. Jacquie’s professional skill set, in combination with her life experience, and compassionate heart after the drug related death of her own son, have made her invaluable to our clientele here at Emerald Neuro-Recover Centers.