Meet Our Team

Our staff 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.

Josephine McNary, MD

Medical Director and Psychiatrist

Qemal Shaholli

Chief Operating Officer

Trevor Small, PsyD

Clinical Director and Psychologist

Gretchen Marshall, LMFT

Program Director

Megan Harrison, LMFT

Clinical Program Manager

Jeffrey Gandin, MD


Deborah Sandy, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Eric Strang, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Jan Witkoski

Clinical Psychologist

Katherine Niemela MN,RN

Psychotherapist/ Psychoanalyst

Cynthia Rubin Brown, PsyD, LMFT

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

Susan Mendenhall, PsyD, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

David Schreiber

David Schreiber, LMFT

Facilitator of Family and Trauma Workshops

Kristina Copley, MFTI

Milieu Clinician

Cheryl Grant, MA, LMFT, CSAT

Somatic Experiencing and EMDR Therapist

Kristi Foster, PhD, LMFT

Somatic Experiencing Therapist

Ellen Ledley, MSW, LCSW

Somatic Experiencing Therapist

Judy Ho, PhD, ABPP

Consulting Neuropsychologist

Kayla Karesh, LMFT

Art Group Therapist

Naomi Tucker, MA, LMFT, ATR


Mary Pivarunis, MA, LMFT

Group Therapist

Katie Corrigan, LMFT

Group Therapist

Gabriella Calo Siegel, PsyD

Clinical Pscyhologist / DBT Therapist

Russell “Buddy” Helm

Group Facilitator

Ben Krause, RADT

Chemical Dependency Case Manager

Dr. John Dupler, Ph.D.

Neurofeedback Technician

Khana Lacewell, MA

Meditation Facilitator

Mary Wells

Massage Therapist

Elena Nazabal-McManus, MA


Mike Piacentino

Personal Trainer

Michael Onofri

Personal Trainer

John Malcolm

Fitness Instructor

Linda Collins

Yoga Instructor

Tonda Williams

Admissions Director

Nicole Mathews

Admissions Coordinator

Christi Cessna, MS

Vice President of Clinical Outreach

Brie C. Rosenfield, MFT

Director of Clinical Development

Robin Mastroni, MSW

East Coast Regional Director of Clinical Outreach

Carla Chludzinski, LCSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Midwest

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northeast

Vickye Key, LCDC

Clinical Outreach Representative, Southern Region

Shelby Swartz, MA

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern CA & Pacific NW

Stephanie Klindt, MS, LMFT

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern California

Michael Frye, MA

Clinical Outreach Representative, San Diego & Orange County

Jeanette Lisalda

Event Specialist

Coreen Peralta

Executive Chef

Rodney Elizaga


Nancy Wynn


Sonia Chamul

Lead House Keeper

Elizabeth Contreras

House Keeper