Our staff provides expert clinical care to bring our clients to lasting recovery.

At Phoenix House, clients receive care from a multidisciplinary team of experts, including medical doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, alcohol and drug dependency counselors, and other specialists. For these professionals, addiction treatment is more than just a job; it’s a passion. We invite you to learn more about our team by clicking the profiles below and by clicking here to learn more about the Phoenix House Leadership Team.
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Our Chief Clinical Officer, Benjamin R. Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D.

“We believe in using our clients’ strengths to help them develop and sustain a meaningful recovery from substance use disorders.”

Dr. Nordstrom is Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Phoenix House.

California

Akilah Templeton

Program Director
As Program Director, Akilah is committed to helping people get another chance at life.

Brendan Kavanaugh

Program Director
As a Program Director, Brendan embraces treatment innovations to best serve our clients.

Carole-Ann Scott

Program Director
Carole-Ann brings a background in education and youth services to Phoenix House.

Shawna Morris

Senior Vice President and Executive Director
Shawna brings 26 years of experience in healthcare and behavioral health organizations.

Florida

David Fields

Clinical Director, Residential Services
David, a supervising counselor, supervises staff, counsels, & coordinates daily program activities.

Jennifer Chavarro

Clinical Supervisor
Jennifer specializes in working with youths with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health disorders.

Jillian Connelly

Program Director
Jillian enjoys seeing her clients fulfill their goals and regain hope as Supervising Counselor.

Maria Alvarez

Vice President, Director of Finance
Maria's commitment to supporting recovery has helped drive her 10-year career at Phoenix House.

Sonya Bufe

Clinical Director, Outpatient Services
Sonya utilizes 25 years of counseling and management experience to serve youth and adults in an outpatient setting.

Massachusetts

Dan Pender

Program Director and Clinical Supervisor, Regional Director of Performance Improvement
Wall Street broker turned family therapist, Dan is now regional director of performance improvement.

Doris Brown

Program Director
Doris brings more than 20 years experience serving women and children.

New Hampshire

Amelie Gooding

Program Director
Amelie has committed her long career in New Hampshire to improving outcomes for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Peter Dal Pra, LADC, LCS

Program Director
Peter, a program director, has served as a leader and advocate for treatment in New Hampshire.

New York

Brian Gillam

Director of Residential Programs, New York Region
Brian, a director of residential programs, has worked across Phoenix House's continuum of care.

Dan Boylan

Program Director
Dan believes in early intervention and works with his staff to help teens make better choices.

Denise Buckley

Director of Community Residences
Denise, director of community residences, is motivated by a belief in second chances.

Julia Floyd-Ventura

Vice President and Director of Mental Health and Military Services
Julia, director of mental health & military services, manages New York's mental health programs.

Londi Alberti

Program Director
A program director, Londi has 30 years of experience at Phoenix House.

Peter Scaminaci

Senior Vice President and Executive Director
With over 20 years of healthcare management experience, Peter is driven to make a difference.

Shaun Willis

Director of Outpatient Services for Long Island
As director of outpatient services in Long Island, Shaun develops a vision of clinical excellence.

Susan Pikser

Director of Quality Assurance for Mental Health Services
As director of quality assurance for mental health services, Susan is dedicated to delivering high-caliber care to our clients.

Vincent Vaglica

Program Director
As Program Director, Vincent loves seeing people begin new journeys.

Vincenzo Panico

Clinical Director
Vincenzo has seen our model of vocational services and treatment transform clients' lives.

Rhode Island

Daniel J. McCormick

Senior Vice President, Executive Director
With more than 35 years of experience in healthcare administration, Dan provides exceptional strategic and operational leadership in New England.

Kristin Kretchman

Program Director
Kristin, a program director, uses her nursing experience to stabilize clients and ease withdrawal.

Marie Moore

Program Director
A program director, Marie is certified to treat chemical dependency & co-occurring disorders.

Texas

Cyrus Martin

Counselor
Cyrus has been practicing in the field for years, and thrives on meeting the needs of his community.

David Wright

Nurse Manager
David strives to provide client centered care that incorporates each client as a whole into their individualized plan of care.

De’An Olson

Program Director
As program director, De'An focuses on knowledge she can use to improve treatment outcomes.

Drew Dutton

Program Director
Drew focuses on solutions and uses hands-on, experiential learning to help teens.

Gia Yasmeen

Prevention Supervisor
Gia manages and supervises our prevention programs for teens.

Juan-Carlos Rangel

Coalition Coordinator
An integral member of our prevention team, Juan-Carlos connects families to resources for support.

Kelly Garrett Aubry

Director of Residential and Outpatient Services
Kelly has experience treating psychiatric, behavioral & substance-related disorders.

Meredith Mullens Meurer

Clinical Supervisor
Meredith is a strong believer in the power of a positive therapeutic relationship and ensures that every client feels like they can make positive changes in their own life.

Rudy Garcia

Director of Prevention
Rudy is a licensed counselor and prevention specialist.

Stefanie Kutra

Outpatient Manager
Stefanie has a master’s degree in marriage & family counseling and works as an outpatient counselor and supervisor.

Sulipsa Luque

Assistant Director of Outpatient Services
Sulipsa strives for positive communities that support clients and their families through their treatment journey.

Vermont

James Henzel

Regional Program Director
James leads the RISE programs and builds up their services and community partnerships.

Richard Turner, MPA

Vice President, Senior Program Director, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Dick is dedicated to saving lives by providing comprehensive services in communities across New England.

Virginia

Arlene Krohmal

Clinical Care Manager
As clinical care manager, Arlene supports families and clients through the recovery process.

Debby Taylor

Senior Vice President and Executive Director
With over 40 years of experience, Debby is an award-winning leader in her community and the field.

George Knoerlein

Director of Clinical Operations
As Director of Clinical Operations, George has worked with us from the beginning of his career in counseling.

Jane Nevins

Clinical Director
As clinical director, Jane brings 25 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment.

Kelly Rankin

Program Director
A program director, Kelly helps mothers overcome addiction and build family relationships.

Kevin Shuler

Residential Supervisor
A residential supervisor, Kevin has been helping teens at Phoenix House since 2000.

Patrick Correnty

Medical Director
Patrick Correnty brings 16 years of medical practice to his role as medical director.

Pattie Schneeman

Clinical Director
As clinical director, Pattie oversees programs, training, and compliance.

Reggie Williams

Residential Manager
Reggie, a residential manager, oversees daily operations and conducts evidence-based group therapy.

Susan Spies

Director of Nursing
A family nurse practitioner, Susan provides medical care for our clients.

Taylor Shay

Clinical Supervisor
Taylor Shay has been working in the human services and psychological counseling field since 2002.