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.

Immersion Recovery Center Team

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

 Clinical & Medical

Dr. Daphne Dorce, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Daphne Dorce is a board certified psychiatrist in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. She brings…

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Kenny Silver, Immersion's Executive Director

Kenny Silver

Executive Director

Kenny is the Program Director at Immersion Recovery Center. After embarking on his recovery journey in 2010, Kenny quickly developed a passion for helping…

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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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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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Julie Donahue

Julie Donahue

ARNP

Julie earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Syracuse University in 2001, her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Miami in 2003 and later completed her Master…

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Phil Treiber

Phil Treiber, MS, RMHCI, NCC, MCAP

Primary Therapist

Phil initially found his passion for helping others in 2016 as a behavioral health technician at a trauma and addiction treatment center, and during that time he enrolled in…

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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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Anna Barrett

Anna Marie Barrett, RCSWI CYT

Primary Therapist

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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Leslie Rhinebarger

Director of Nursing

Originally from Indiana, where she obtained her degree in Nursing in 2009, Leslie began her career as a surgical Nurse in the operating room specializing incomplex Orthopedic and Neuro…

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Amanda Beard

Medical Service Coordinator

Originally from Mississippi, Amanda taught Mathmatics for 27 years. After her own personal struggles with addiction, Amanda decided to move to South Florida in…

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Masud Ahmad

ARNP

Masud Ahmad, APRN is dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified. He has experience in working in…

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Michael Freundlich

Family Services Coordinator

Michael Freundlich is the Director of Family Services at Guardian Recovery Network. As a Masters in Healthcare Administration, he has over 7 years experience in the…

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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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Matthew Navratil, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

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

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Tim Foley

Timothy Foley, BSA

BHT Supervisor

As a Behavioral Technician Supervisor, Tim provides clinical skills instruction and behavior reduction protocols based upon the principles of the twelve…

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Virginia Clancy, MSW, RCSWI, CAP

Primary Therapist

Virginia is a Certified Addiction Professional and currently advancing her education at Florida Atlantic University. Virginia recently…

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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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Maris King

Maris King

Case Manager

Maris is a Philadelphia native who made Florida her home in 2016. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development…

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Eric Cone

Executive Chef

Executive Chef Eric Cone oversees the culinary preparation and execution of all meals for Immersion Recovery Center. Since the center’s inception, Eric displays tremendous…

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Rudolph “RJ” Baldoni, CCAR

Recovery Advocate

RJ joined the team in 2017 as a Behavioral Health Technician. RJ is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, where he received a BA in…

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Sandra Angelo

Sandra Angelo

Case Manager

Sandra joined the Immersion team in 2018 as a BHT and was quickly promoted to a Case Manager role. Her passion for recovery guided her to also help facilitate 12 step…

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Veronica Nese

Veronica Nese

BHT Supervisor

Veronica Nese is originally from Northern California. Veronica’s past work experience has primarily been in operations management for Vans Skate Co. Her passion for 12-Step recovery started…

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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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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…

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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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Brianna Bricken

Treatment Advisor

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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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

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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Chris Robinson

Christopher Robinson

Treatment Advisor

Chris comes from a marketing and sales leadership background. He has moved into the treatment field because of his passion for helping others find the gifts of sobriety. Chris is also…

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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 Immersion Recovery Center, 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 and…

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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

Jessica Jones

Director of Operations

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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Andrew Canny

Director of Operations

Andrew serves as the Director of Operations at Immersion Recovery Center. Focusing on the execution of quality…

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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…

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Nicholas Marchetti

Facility Manager

Nick is originally from Springfield, Massachusetts. He attended the University of Rhode Island where he earned a Bachelor’s degree and…

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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…

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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

Business Development

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

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