Rick Isenberg MD, CSAT-C

Executive Director

Rick Isenberg, MD trained at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and spent many years on faculty there and at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School. His specialty training has been in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Uro-Gynecology. Presently, he is pursuing a Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling and certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Dr. Isenberg has 16 years of experience in clinical research, with interests including acute and chronic pain, wound healing, incontinence, and cancer screening. He has authored original research and review articles in the medical literature on subjects including addiction, pain management, wound healing and complications of surgery. Dr. Isenberg also serves as medical director at Psychological Counseling Services (Scottsdale AZ), a premier outpatient treatment center for sexual and other process addictions. He is the father of four and loves to travel the remote and wild areas of the world with a backpack on his back. His passion lies in service to his patients and the clinical community, leadership, and an integrated, evidence-based approach to addiction management.


David Petulla


David M. Petulla - an accomplished financial leader with a diverse record of achievements including over 25 years of accounting and financial experience joined AFAR in February 2015. He has a proven track record of successful financial and accounting management in all aspects of financial operations, reporting, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and banking, staff management and shareholder relations. His broad business background includes experience in several major industries including public company financial management at Algae Biosciences as Corporate Controller; InNexus Biotechnology as CFO; Cross Media Works Inc., as Vice President/Controller; Bonded Materials Company as the VP of Finance/Controller; and at Zila, Inc., as Director of Finance. David holds an MBA in Finance and Information Systems from San Jose State University a B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Baldwin-Wallace University. He is a board member and Treasurer for Stepping Up For Seniors.

Katherine Burglin

Marketing Manager

A seasoned marketing and design leader with 10+ years in digital marketing, media, graphic design, social and web design, Katherine joined AFAR in 2014 bringing a unique perspective and skill-set to the organization. Prior to her position with AFAR Katherine supported a beverage manufacturing organization where her marketing expertise, unique program offerings and product position helped the company triple revenues within a two year period and obtain market share within major retailers across the country. Katherine has experience with business to business and business to consumer marketing. It is her job to help brand AFAR and it’s subsidiary companies to ensure success of future growth in the community. Attention to detail, an eye for design, and quick turn-around time have contributed to her continued success in the field. She earned her BS in Marketing and Communications from Arizona State University. Katherine currently resides in Phoenix with her husband, two children, and two fur babies.