Meet Our Team

Our Bridges to Recovery team members are chosen for their ability to provide you with the most advanced care possible and their dedication to delivering an extraordinary treatment experience. When you arrive at Bridges to Recovery, you will know that you are in a safe place—one of kindness, expertise, and genuine compassion for the healing process.

Melissa Smith, LCSW

Melissa Smith, LCSW

Executive Director

Alexander Bacher, Psy.D., M.A.

Alexander Bacher, Psy.D., M.A.

Clinical Director

Margaret Giuffre

Margaret Giuffre

Director of Operations

Jessica La Count

Jessica La Count

Program Manager

Malia Lindy

Malia Lindy

Program Manager

Stephen Schaffold

Stephen Schaffold

Program Manager

Eric Chaghouri, MD

Eric Chaghouri, MD

Psychiatrist

Dana Harris, MD

Dana Harris, MD

Psychiatrist

Eric Lifshitz, MD

Eric Lifshitz, MD

Psychiatrist

Laura Natta, PhD

Laura Natta, PhD

Director of Neuropsychological Assessment

Paria Zandi, LMFT

Paria Zandi, LMFT

Therapist

Meena Montemayor, LCSW

Meena Montemayor, LCSW

Therapist

Jody Trager, PhD

Jody Trager, PhD

Therapist

Naomi Tucker, MA, LMFT, ATR

Naomi Tucker, MA, LMFT, ATR

Art Therapist

Stephani Perkins

Stephani Perkins

Nurse

Keith Dicke

Keith Dicke

Nurse

Michael Onofri

Michael Onofri

Personal Trainer

Mike Piacentino

Mike Piacentino

Personal Trainer

Lotem Porat

Lotem Porat

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Tonda Williams

Tonda Williams

Admissions Director

Kelli McGinness

Kelli McGinness

Admissions Advisor

Jeffrey Rocco, RADT

Jeffrey Rocco, RADT

Admissions Counselor

Employee Recognition

Bridges to Recovery’s Luminary Excellence Award Program (LEAP) gives Bridges to Recovery the opportunity to recognize the difference our employees make every day to fulfill our mission of bringing hope and recovery to the people we serve.