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

Megan Harrison, LMFT

Clinical Program Manager, San Diego

Jeffrey Gandin, MD


Deborah Sandy, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Eric Strang, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Jan Witkoski, PsyD

Jan Witkoski

Clinical Psychologist

Katherine Niemela MN,RN

Psychotherapist/ Psychoanalyst

Cynthia Rubin Brown, PsyD, LMFT

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

Susan Mendenhall, PsyD, LCSW

Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

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

Naomi Tucker, MA, LMFT, ATR

Art Therapist

Mary Pivarunis, MA, LMFT

Group Therapist

Katie Corrigan, LMFT

Group Therapist

Gabriella Calo Siegel, PsyD

Clinical Pscyhologist / DBT Therapist

Russell “Buddy” Helm

Group Facilitator

Khana Lacewell

Khana Lacewell, MA

Meditation Facilitator

Mary Wells

Massage Therapist

Elena Nazabal-McManus, MA


Mike Piacentino

Personal Trainer

Michael Onofri

Personal Trainer

Tonda Williams

Admissions Director

Nicole Mathews

Nicole Mathews

Admissions Coordinator

Christi Cessna, MS

Christi Cessna, MS

Vice President of Clinical Outreach

Robin Mastroni, MSW, LCSW

Robin Mastroni, MSW

East Coast Regional Director of Clinical Outreach

Carla Chludzinski

Carla Chludzinski, LCSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Midwest

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northeast

Judith Priest, LPC

Judith Priest, LPC-S

Clinical Outreach Representative, Texas

Shelby Swartz, MA

Shelby Swartz, MA

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern CA & Pacific NW

Stephanie Klindt, MS, LMFT

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern California

Michael Frye

Michael Frye, MA

Clinical Outreach Representative, San Diego & Orange County

Brie Ciraulo Rosenfield, LMFT

Brie C. Rosenfield, MFT

Clinical Outreach Consultant

Jeanette Lisalda

Jeanette Lisalda

Event Specialist

Coreen Peralta

Executive Chef

Rodney Elizaga


Sonia Chamul

Lead House Keeper

Elizabeth Contreras

House Keeper