Our Team Is Here  For You

We are a treatment team of professional clinicians, medical, psychiatric, & behavioral health personnel. Our team approach to treatment is necessary for meeting our clients’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Our clinical staff has been trained in current interventions and modalities, recent information on the treatment of particular populations and what has been effective in addressing co-occurring issues. No matter what you or your loved ones personal struggle with addiction is, we are here to help through the recovery process.

Our Team Is Here  For You

We are a treatment team of professional clinicians, medical, psychiatric, & behavioral health personnel. Our team approach to treatment is necessary for meeting our clients’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Our clinical staff has been trained in current interventions and modalities, recent information on the treatment of particular populations and what has been effective in addressing co-occurring issues. No matter what you or your loved ones personal struggle with addiction is, we are here to help through the recovery process.

Guardian Intensive Outpatient Program Team

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

New Jersey

Christine Nucera, BA, CPRS

Director of Operations

Chris has a Bachelor’s Degree and is a Certified Peer Treatment Advisor. As a person in long term recovery, Chris loves empowering others to develop a…

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Amanda Hilzer, M.Ed, LCADC, CCS, ICAADC, CAADC

Administrator

Amanda graduated from Lehigh University with both an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Education degree in…

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Tina Wittkop, CADC

Counselor

Tina has been working in the field of substance abuse counseling for over 25 years. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment…

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Delray Beach, Florida

Tommy McGee, LMHC, CAP

National Director Of Clinical Services

Tommy has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field working in supportive, clinical and administrative roles…

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Kenny Silver

Executive Director

Kenny is the Executive Director at Guardian Intensive Outpatient Program. After embarking on his recovery journey in 2010, Kenny quickly developed a passion for helping…

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Michael Herbert

Director of Family Services

Michael is an addiction professional with 25 years of experience, ranging from intervention to aftercare. Michael also practices professional coaching, working with individuals in group, with families…

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Amanda Eilola, LCSW, CET2 

Clinical Supervisor

As a Clinical Supervisor, Amanda brings 14 years of experience working with substance abuse and mental health issues. She is a Licensed…

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Todd Hoher, CAS

Primary Therapist

Todd is a Certified Addiction Specialist currently in school for CAP. He has been in the field since 2010 after personal battle with addiction. Todd began…

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 Admissions

Ryan Newman

Director of Admissions

Ryan is originally from Massachusetts, and has been living and working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2016. After successfully completing two combat deployments as a member of the United States Marine Corps, Ryan’s personal experience…

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Brianna Bricken

Admissions Manager

Brianna is originally from Connecticut, and has been working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2013. She moved to South Florida in 2011 after struggling to overcome her own addiction. Brianna quickly found a passion for helping others…

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Sarah Babaa

Sarah Babaa

Treatment Advisor/Concierge Account Manager

Sarah has worked in substance use treatment for the past 10 years acting in key management and operational roles. With experience in admissions, program operations, case management, and alumni, Sarah understands the importance…

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Mike Audette

Michael Audette

Treatment Advisor

Michael is a native of Massachusetts where he was a Mason Contractor for over ten years. After personally committing to sobriety in 2010, Michael discovered his passion for assisting other individuals who struggle with substance use.

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Anthony Stracciolini

Treatment Advisor

Anthony has been working in the field of addiction for 7 years and in admissions for the last 3. Originally from South Philadelphia he moved to Florida 10 years ago to to find recovery. He understands what…

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Chip Roy

Chip Roy

Treatment Advisor

Chip is a native of Louisiana and has been working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2016. Chip battled substance abuse for many years and after overcoming this adversity, he was able to…

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Alumni

Christopher Wolcott

Alumni Services

Chris began working in behavioral healthcare in 2018 after developing a strong foundation for his own recovery. As an alumni of Guardian Intensive Outpatient Program, Chris uses his personal experiences to…

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 Executive

Josh Scott CEO

Joshua Scott

Chief Executive Officer

Joshua Scott is an experienced healthcare executive, who has a proven record of designing and implementing intervention and treatment strategies…

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Marco Merida, MBA

President & COO

Marco has an extensive career working with startups and Fortune 100s alike in order to build efficient operations that support expedient growth…

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Ross Donahue

Ross Donahue, LCSW, MHA, MCAP, CRRA

Chief Administrative Officer

Ross joined the Guardian team in 2020 with more than 13 years of experience in the substance abuse…

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Charrisse Clark-Smith

Charrisse Clark-Smith, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Charisse is a cherished member of the medical team at Guardian Recovery Network. With more than 20 years of experience as a nurse…

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Justin Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Justin is responsible for the design and implementation of business strategies, plans, and procedures to meet objectives for company growth…

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 Administration

Jessica Moretti

Director of Human Resources

Jessica Moretti joined the team in 2015 and assumed the role of Human Resource Manager in 2016. Jessica is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business…

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Kevin Creighton

Executive Director Of Detox Operations

Kevin is originally from Falmouth, Massachusetts where he was active and excelled in athletics through out his childhood. Kevin attended Plymouth State University, where he obtained…

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Danielle Sharp

Director of Revenue Management

Originally from Colorado, Danielle moved to South Florida in 2012 to pursue her personal life in recovery. Danielle has worked in the substance use and mental health field…

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DJ Prince

Director of Marketing

DJ Prince is the Marketing Director at Guardian Recovery Network. He has worked with several Addiction Treatment centers establishing and growing their marketing efforts. For the past several…

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Jessica Jones

General Manager

Jessica is originally from Greensburg Pennsylvania and has been devoted to substance abuse recovery programs since 2016. Jessica started with Guardian Recovery Network as an Office Manager in 2019. Eager to…

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Rosalind Joseph

Director of Billing & Collections

Rosalind is the Director of Billing and Collections. Rosalind began her career in 2010, and gained experience in the health care industry in settings such as in billing offices…

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Alexis Rossi, LCSW, CAP

Utilization Review and Compliance Manager

Alexis Rossi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 10 years’ experience in the behavioral health and addiction recovery field. She has worked in numerous roles and settings…

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Sophia Shellman

Data Entry

Sophia joined our team with enthusiasm and excitement. Although this was an industry different from her previous profession, she connected with colleagues and has…

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Leah Scharf

Leah Scharf

Business Development

Leah came to Guardian IOP with eight years of professional nursing experience and expertise in marketing and business development. Because of her commitment…

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