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

Executive Director

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

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Alece-Breig-Hanley

Alece Breig-Hanley, MA

Clinical Lead

Alece is a master’s prepared clinician with over 5 years working in a detox setting and prior to that worked within the criminal justice system. She skillfully uses…

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James-Harper

James Harper

Counselor

James is a Professional Associate Assistant Counselor, and CADC Intern Counselor who has been working in the Substance Abuse Field for the past 20 years. James previously served in the US Army for over 10 years. His clinical experience…

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Ignacio Perico

Counselor

Ignacio has been actively working in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2018 and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from New Jersey City University in 2019. Ignacio is currently a…

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Barbara Sevillano

Counselor Assisstant

Barbara is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Felician University in Counseling Psychology to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated from William Paterson University with her bachelor’s degree in…

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Delray Beach, Florida

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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Matt Narvratil

Matthew Navratil, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Matthew E. Navratil received his BS in Criminal Justice from George Washington University and a Masters in…

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Anna-Barrett

Anna Marie Barrett, LCSW, CYT

Clinical Director

Anna earned her Masters of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL in 2017 and completed her internship in co-occurring disorders. Anna has a Bachelors of Art in Religious…

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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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 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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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, 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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