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.

Our President and Chief Executive 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 President and Chief Executive Officer.

California

Chinling Chen, LCSW

Regional Vice President of Youth Services
Serving California and Texas, Chinling has 15 years experience in adolescent residential and community-based clinical leadership.

Cory Brosch, MS, LMFT

Regional Vice President of Quality Resources & Patient Care
Serving California and Texas, Cory has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field.

Errol Small, MA

Program Director, Phoenix House Venice
Errol has nearly 20 years experience as a therapist, manager, and administrator.

Giovanna Sanguinetti

Program Director
Giovanna is passionate about increasing the notion of Behavioral Health Prevention in all communities.

Julie Miguel

Program Director
Julie Miguel, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has been at Phoenix House since July 2017.

Shawna R. Morris, MPA

Senior Vice President and Executive Director
Leading California and Texas, 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.

Maria Alvarez

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

Massachusetts

Dan Pender

Vice President, Clinical Services, Quality, and Risk Management
Dan's expertise supports patient and staff care through quality improvement and risk management.

Doris Brown

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

Melissa Nolan, RN

Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services
Melissa has 17 years of experience in clinical, operational, and management. She also has a passion for the addiction field.

Michael Robert

Program Director
With a passion for helping people with addiction, Michael has been in the field for over two years.

Robert Jaszek

Program Director
Robert has realized that his passion for helping people translates into a fulfilling career in the addiction industry.

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.

Dan Pender

Vice President, Clinical Services, Quality, and Risk Management
Dan's expertise supports patient and staff care through quality improvement and risk management.

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

Ann Marie K. Foster, FACHE

Senior Vice President and Executive Director, New York
Ms. Foster brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare to lead Phoenix House New York.

Dan Boylan

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

Germaine Ruffin

Program Director
Germaine is a dedicated professional who has been working in the field of Human Service since 2009.

Joan Avedisian, LCSW

Program Director
As Program Director of Queens-Parkside, Joan leads staff in helping patients recognize the underlying causes of drug and alcohol addiction and chart a course to a healthy, sober lifestyle.

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.

Kamala Greene Génecé, Ph.D.

National and New York Regional Clinical Director
Ms. Génecé, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in behavioral health.

Patricia A. Wooldridge, MPA, CASAC, CRPA

Program Director
With over 25 years at Phoenix House, Patricia is inspired by the individuals she works with.

Shaun Willis

Program Director
As program director at Lake Ronkonkoma, Shaun develops a vision of clinical excellence.

Rhode Island

Dan Pender

Vice President, Clinical Services, Quality, and Risk Management
Dan's expertise supports patient and staff care through quality improvement and risk management.

Kimberly Decoteaux

Program Director
Kim has developed her career as a nurse with Phoenix House since 2007.

Lee M. Bradshaw, MA, C.A.G.S., CAADC, QMHC

Director, Outpatient Services
Lee has 17 years experience helping individuals and families affected by substance use disorders.

Marie Moore

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

Melissa Nolan, RN

Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services
Melissa has 17 years of experience in clinical, operational, and management. She also has a passion for the addiction field.

Peter Mumma

Senior Vice President, New England Regional Executive
Pete has more than 25 years of clinical and administrative experience as a speaker, consultant and director of organizations in the behavioral health and addiction fields.

Texas

Anna Fortenberry Williams

Nurse Manager
As a Registered Nurse, Anna incorporates a holistic approach to nurturing patients to wellness.

Drew Dutton

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

Kelly Aubry

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

Megan Olson

Clinical Supervisor
Megan ensures a thriving and positive treatment environment for teens in our Dallas programs.

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.

Nikita Yarbrough

House Manager
Nikita brings over 4 years of experience in child and adolescent behavioral health.

Stefanie Kutra

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

Sulipsa Luque

Outpatient Manager
Sulipsa strives for positive communities that support clients and their families through their treatment journey.

Vermont

Aimee DiGiulio, MA, LADC, LCMHC

Program Director, Women's Community Program
With a strong educational background and field work, Aimee brings a wealth of value to Phoenix House.

Cynthia Marble

Program Director
With a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, Cynthia joined Phoenix House in 2004.

Dan Pender

Vice President, Clinical Services, Quality, and Risk Management
Dan's expertise supports patient and staff care through quality improvement and risk management.

James Henzel

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

Virginia

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.

Itunuoluwa Alao

Director of Nursing
Itunu brings a breadth of interest, knowledge, and expertise to Phoenix House. Her leadership is an essential part of the success of our medical team.

Pattie Schneeman

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

Susan Spies

Family Nurse Practitioner
A family nurse practitioner, Susan provides medical care for our clients.