Meet Our San Diego Team

Our Bridges to Recovery-San Diego 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.

Qemal Shaholli

Qemal Shaholli

Executive Director

Yaron Pruginin, PsyD

Yaron Pruginin, PsyD

Clinical Director and Psychologist

Elena Yanchar, DO

Elena Yanchar, DO

Medical Director & Psychiatrist

Nora David, LMFT

Nora David, LMFT

Operations Manager & Compliance Officer

Kristina Copley, LMFT

Kristina Copley, LMFT

Residential Therapist

Kristina Miholich, PsyD

Kristina Miholich, PsyD

Psychologist

Martin Ponciano, LMFT, LVN

Martin Ponciano, LMFT, LVN

Group Therapist

Alison Kempter Diaz, LCSW

Alison Kempter Diaz, LCSW

Group Therapist

Soleil Hepner, C-IAYT

Soleil Hepner, C-IAYT

Mind & Body Group Therapist

Dr. John Dupler, Ph.D.

Dr. John Dupler, Ph.D.

Neurofeedback Technician

John Malcolm

John Malcolm

Fitness Instructor

Ursula Ridens, RDN

Ursula Ridens, RDN

Dietitian

Kathy San Filippo, MA

Kathy San Filippo, MA

Adventure Therapy

Tonda Williams

Tonda Williams

Admissions Director

Nicole Mathews

Nicole Mathews

Admissions Coordinator