Meet the Team

More than 500 years of clinical and therapeutic expertise

Newport Academy has assembled the best adolescent mental health treatment staff in the country to serve as the foundation for our unparalleled teen treatment centers. We are a different kind of teen rehab.

The Newport Academy team includes more than 200 clinicians, therapists, and specialists from all over the world, with a wide range of degrees and experience.

We Are

Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Trauma Specialists, Eating Disorder Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Equine Therapists, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, Adventure Therapists, Registered Dieticians, Nutritionists, Teachers, Private Tutors.


Degrees include

MD (Medical Doctor/Psychiatrist), DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), PhD (Psychologist), LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), RD (Registered Dietician), MSN (Master’s of Science in Nursing), M.Ed (Master’s of Education), CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor).

Jamison Monroe: Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Newport Academy

Jamison Monroe

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Nosal, PhD: Executive Clinical Director of Newport Academy

Barbara Nosal, PhD, LMFT, LADC

Chief Clinical Officer

Joe Procopio: Newport Academy President and Chief Operating Officer

Joe Procopio

President & Chief Operating Officer

Prakash Thomas, MD: Psychiatrist for Newport Academy

Prakash Thomas, MD


Geoffrey Phillips, MD: Psychiatrist for Newport Academy

Geoffrey Phillips, MD


Rachel Fortune, MD: Consulting Physician and Eating Disorder Specialist for Newport Academy

Rachel Fortune, MD

Consulting Physician and Eating Disorder Specialist

Helene D'Jay, LPC: Clinical Director for Newport Academy

Helene D’Jay, LPC

Clinical Director

Joe Vaccaro, PsyD: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Joe Vaccaro, PsyD

Clinical Director

Robin Seymour, LCSW: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Robin Seymour, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Heather Hagan, MA, LMFT: Director of Family Therapy Program at Newport Academy

Heather Hagen, MA, LMFT

Family Program Director

Erica Hikec, MS, LCSW: Family Program Director for Newport Academy

Erica Hikec, LCSW

Family Program Director

Kurt Arsenault: Primary Therapist

Kurt Arsenault, MSW, LCSW

Associate Clinical Director

Shannon Young, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Shannon Young, LMFT

Associate Clinical Director

Tim Walsh: Director of Experiential Learning at Newport Academy

Tim Walsh

Director of Experiential Learning

Ted Guastello, CATC, RAS: Executive Director of Newport Academy

Ted Guastello, CATC, RAS

Vice President of Operations

David Melear: Executive Director

David Melear, MEd

Executive Director

Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW: Senior Clinician for Newport Academy

Heather Senior Monroe, LCSW

Director of Program Development

Newport Academy National Director of Education: Ryan Fedoroff

Ryan Fedoroff, MEd

Director of Education

Annie Gendaszek, MA, LAADC, Director of Compliance for Newport Academy

Annie Gendaszek, MA, LAADC

Director of Compliance

Federico Escobedo, MFTI, PCCI: Therapist for Newport Academy

Federico Escobedo, LMFT, LPCC

IOP Program Director

Ron Gray, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Ron Gray, LMFT

Family Therapist

Newport Academy Meet the Team Primary Therapist: Rebecca Vattuone

Rebecca Vattuone, MS, LPC

Individual Therapist

Olivia Lynch, LPC: Individual & Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Olivia Lynch, LPC

Individual Therapist

Victoria Manik: Girls Residential Manager for Newport Academy

Victoria Manik, AMFT

Individual Therapist

Ian Parker, MSW, LCSW: Primary Therapist for Newport Academy

Ian Parker, MSW, LCSW

Individual Therapist

Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT

Associate Family Program Director

Scott Giordano, LPC: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Scott Giordano, LPC

Family Therapist

Spencer MacDonald, MS, LMFT: Therapist

Spencer MacDonald, LMFT

Family Therapist

Donata Senda, MSW, MFTT: Therapist for Newport Academy

Donata Senda, MSW, MFTI

Primary Therapist

Kara Seaburg: Primary Therapist

Kara Seaburg, LPC

Individual Therapist

Ashley Toffee, LMFT: Therapist for Newport Academy

Ashley O’Connor, MA, LPC

Individual Therapist

Juliana Hamon: Primary Therapist

Juliana Hamon

Primary Therapist

Dawn Colica: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Dawn Colica, LCSW

Individual Therapist

Germaine Michaud: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Germaine Michaud, LMFT

Family Therapist

Melanie Mitchell: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Melanie Mitchell, LPC

Family Therapist

Robyn LeAnn, CADAC: Equine Specialist & Director of Equine Services for Newport Academy

Robyn LeAnn, CADAC

Equine Specialist & Director of Equine Services

Priya Jain: Yoga & Meditation Instructor for Newport Academy

Priya Jain

Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Amy Allen: Yoga & Meditation Instructor for Newport Academy

Amy Allen

Yoga & Meditation Instructor

Nate Lawler: Music Therapist & Rock to Recovery Instructor for Newport Academy

Ken Miki

Mixed Martial Arts Instructor & Adventure Therapy Coordinator

Joseph Opromollo, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Joseph Opromollo, CADC


Matthew Gomer: Counselor

Matthew Gomer, CADC


Patrick Antonios: Counselor

Patrick Antonios, MC, CAC


Danielle Croteau: Counselor for Newport Academy

Danielle Croteau, MS


Jamie Perry: Counselor for Newport Academy

Jamie Perry, MSW


Elizabeth Shuey: Girls Residential Coordinator

Elizabeth Shuey


Emma Ardry, RN: Director of Nursing for Newport Academy

Emma Ardry, RN

Nursing Supervisor

Jennifer Nolan: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Nolan, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Brigitte Bravo: Nurse

Brigitte Bravo, RN


Jennifer Patterson: Nurse

Jennifer Patterson, RN


MaryAnn Nixon: Nurse

MaryAnn Nixon, RN


Nicole Smith: Nurse

Nicole Smith, RN


Penny Scarborough: Nurse

Penny Scarborough, RN


Amanda Summa: Newport Academy Nurse

Amanda Summa, LPN


Ashley Debella: Dietician for Newport Academy

Ashley Debella, RD


Morgan Cupeles: Nurse for Newport Academy

Morgan Cupeles, LPN


Harriet Sims: Nurse for Newport Academy

Harriet Sims, LPN


Julia Flumna: Nurse for Newport Academy

Julia Fluman, LPN


Kara Weinraub: Equine Specialist for Newport Academy

Kara Weinraub

Natural Horsemanship Instructor

Levi & Friends: Equine Therapist for Newport Academy

Levi & Friends

Equine Therapists

Jona Genova: Reiki Practitioner for Newport Academy

Jona Genova

Reiki Master

Tim Ringgold: Music Therapist for Newport Academy

Tim Ringgold, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Nate Lawler: Music Therapist & Rock to Recovery Instructor for Newport Academy

Nate Lawler

 Rock to Recovery Instructor

Tiffany Ackermann: Yoga Instructor

Tiffany Ackermann

Yoga Instructor

Kristin McSorley, MT-BC: Music Therapist for Newport Academy

Kristin McSorley, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Francine Le: Teacher

Francine Le

Education Coordinator

Newport Academy Meet the Team Teacher: Chantal Oconnell

Chantal O’Connell, M.A.T.

Education Coordinator

Chris Kelley: Residential Program Director for Newport Academy

Chris Kelley

Residential Program Director

Blake Kinsey: Executive Admissions Director for Newport Academy

Blake Kinsey

Vice President of Admissions

Abi Guastello, RN: Director of Utilization Review for Newport Academy

Abigail Guastello, RN

Director of Utilization Review

Cassie Pastula: Regional Admissions Director for Newport Academy

Cassie Pastula

Associate Director of Admissions

Alexandria Reyes: Lead Admissions Specialist

Alexandria Reyes

Lead Admissions Specialist

Lindsey Carlson: Admissions Coordinator for Newport Academy

Lindsey Carlson

Lead Utilization Review Specialist

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC: Director of Clinical Outreach for Newport Academy

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC

Vice President Clinical Outreach

Carter Barnhart: Director of Referral Relations for Newport Academy

Carter Barnhart

Vice President of Referral Relations

Caroline Fenkel: Regional Outreach Coordinator for Newport Academy

Caroline Fenkel, DSW, LCSW


Caydin Sanders: Regional Discharge Planner

Caydin Sanders

Director of Alumni Services

Amy Bahula: Regional Discharge Planner

Amy Baluha

Discharge Planner

Jeffrey Zurofsky: Culinary Program Director for Newport Academy

Jeffrey Zurofsky

Culinary Program Director