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.

Qemal Shaholli

Qemal Shaholli

Executive Director

Josephine McNary, MD

Josephine McNary, MD

Medical Director and Psychiatrist

Trevor Small, PsyD

Trevor Small, PsyD

Clinical Director and Psychologist

Jeffrey Gandin, MD

Jeffrey Gandin, MD

Psychiatrist

Deborah Sandy, PsyD

Deborah Sandy, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Eric Strang, PsyD

Eric Strang, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Jan Witkoski

Jan Witkoski

Clinical Psychologist

Katherine Niemela MN, RN

Katherine Niemela MN, RN

Psychotherapist/ Psychoanalyst

Cynthia Rubin Brown, PsyD, LMFT

Cynthia Rubin Brown, PsyD, LMFT

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

Susan Mendenhall, PsyD, LCSW

Susan Mendenhall, PsyD, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

David Schreiber, PsyD, LMFT

David Schreiber, PsyD, LMFT

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

Nora David, LMFT

Nora David, LMFT

Clinical Program & Operations Manager

Kristina Copley, LMFT

Kristina Copley, LMFT

Residential Therapist

Cheryl Grant, MA, LMFT, CSAT

Cheryl Grant, MA, LMFT, CSAT

Somatic Experiencing and EMDR Therapist

Kristi Foster, PhD, LMFT

Kristi Foster, PhD, LMFT

Somatic Experiencing Therapist

Ellen Ledley, MSW, LCSW

Ellen Ledley, MSW, LCSW

Somatic Experiencing Therapist

Judy Ho, PhD, ABPP

Judy Ho, PhD, ABPP

Consulting Neuropsychologist

Kayla Karesh, LMFT

Kayla Karesh, LMFT

Art Group Therapist

Naomi Tucker, MA, LMFT, ATR

Naomi Tucker, MA, LMFT, ATR

Therapist

Mary Pivarunis, MA, LMFT

Mary Pivarunis, MA, LMFT

Group Therapist

Katie Corrigan, LMFT

Katie Corrigan, LMFT

Group Therapist

Martin Ponciano, LMFT, LVN

Martin Ponciano, LMFT, LVN

Group Therapist

Gabriella Calo Siegel, PsyD

Gabriella Calo Siegel, PsyD

Clinical Pscyhologist / DBT Therapist

Soleil Hepner, C-IAYT

Soleil Hepner, C-IAYT

Mind & Body Group Therapist

Russell “Buddy” Helm

Russell “Buddy” Helm

Group Facilitator

Dr. John Dupler, Ph.D.

Dr. John Dupler, Ph.D.

Neurofeedback Technician

Khana Lacewell, MA

Khana Lacewell, MA

Meditation Facilitator

Mary Wells

Mary Wells

Massage Therapist

Elena Nazabal-McManus, MA

Elena Nazabal-McManus, MA

Acupuncturist

Mike Piacentino

Mike Piacentino

Personal Trainer

Michael Onofri

Michael Onofri

Personal Trainer

John Malcolm

John Malcolm

Fitness Instructor

Kim O’Donnell, CATCI

Kim O’Donnell, CATCI

Senior Director of Admissions

Tonda Williams

Tonda Williams

Admissions Director

Nicole Mathews

Nicole Mathews

Admissions Coordinator

Brie C. Rosenfield, MFT

Brie C. Rosenfield, MFT

Director of Clinical Development

Carla Chludzinski, LCSW

Carla Chludzinski, LCSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Midwest

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northeast

Vickye Key, LCDC

Vickye Key, LCDC

Clinical Outreach Representative, Southern Region

Shelby Swartz, MA

Shelby Swartz, MA

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern CA & Pacific NW

Stephanie Klindt, MS, LMFT

Stephanie Klindt, MS, LMFT

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern California

Jude Weber, MA, CPLC

Jude Weber, MA, CPLC

Clinical Outreach Representative, Los Angeles Region

Jeanette Lisalda

Jeanette Lisalda

Event Specialist

Nancy Wynn

Nancy Wynn

Chef

Sonia Chamul

Sonia Chamul

Lead House Keeper

Elizabeth Contreras

Elizabeth Contreras

House Keeper