Meet the Team

More than 300 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 center. 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.

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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

Rahchel Fortune, MD: Medical Director of Newport Academy

Rachel Fortune, MD, FAAP

National Medical Director

Jessica Adams, MSW, LCSW: Executive Director for Newport Academy

Jessica Adams, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director

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

Ted Guastello, CATC, RAS

Executive Director

Dr. Rizwan Parvez, MD: Medical Director for Newport Academy

Rizwan Parvez, MD

Medical Director

Geoffrey Phillips, MD: Psychiatrist for Newport Academy

Geoffrey Phillips, MD

Psychiatrist

Prakash Thomas, MD: Psychiatrist for Newport Academy

Prakash Thomas, MD

Psychiatrist

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

Helene D’Jay, LPC

Clinical Director

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

Heather Senior Monroe, MSW, LCSW

Director of Program Development

Marcie Beasley, PhD: Clinical Director of Newport Academy

Marcie Beasley, MA, LMFT

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

Tim Walsh: Director of Experiential Learning at Newport Academy

Tim Walsh

Director of Experiential Learning

Elaine Sands, PhD: Individual & Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Elaine Sands, PhD

Family Therapist

Ron Gray, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Ron Gray, LMFT

Family Therapist

Anna Komperda, LMFT: Primary Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Anna Komperda, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Newport Academy Meet the Team Primary Therapist: Rebecca Vattuone

Rebecca Vattuone, MS, LPC

Primary Therapist

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

Olivia Lynch, LPC

Primary Therapist

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

Ian Parker, MSW, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT

Family Therapist

Shannon Young, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Shannon Young, LMFT

Family Therapist

Scott Giordano, LPC: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Scott Giordano, LPC

Family Therapist

Joe Vaccaro, PsyD: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Joe Vaccaro, PsyD

Family Therapist

Spencer MacDonald, MS, LMFT: Therapist
Donata Senda, MSW, MFTT: Therapist for Newport Academy

Donata Senda, MSW, MFTI

Primary Therapist

Nikki Andrews, LMFT, ATR: Individual Therapist for Newport Academy

Nikki Andrews, LMFT, ATR

Primary Therapist

Deborah Reese, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Deborah Reese, LMFT

Family Therapist

Ashley Toffee, LMFT: Therapist for Newport Academy

Ashley O’Connor, LPC

Therapist

Sarah Khan, PhD: Therapist for Newport Academy

Sara Khan, PsyD

 Clinical Compliance Specialist

Katie Bartels, MS, RD: Registered Dietitian for Newport Academy

Katie Bartels, MS, RD

Registered Dietician

Jenny Preston, LPC: Equine Therapist for Newport Academy

Jenny Preston, LPC

Equine 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

Chelsea Reeves, CADC: Director of Alumni Services for Newport Academy

Chelsea Reeves, CADC

Director of Alumni Services

Aja Chavez, CADC: Program Coordinator for Newport Academy

Aja Chavez, CADC

Recovery Program Coordinator

Kelsey Miller, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Kelsey Miller, CADC

 Counselor

Joseph Opromollo, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Joseph Opromollo, CADC

 Counselor

Peyton Yardley, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Peyton Yardley

Counselor

Matthew Gomer, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Matthew Gomer

 Counselor

Michelle Ferrentino, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Michele Ferrentino

 Counselor

Raymond Binkowski: Lead Care Coordinator for Newport Academy

Raymond Binkowski

 Counselor

Emma Ardry, RN: Director of Nursing for Newport Academy

Emma Ardry, RN

Nursing Supervisor

Tearney Sanders, RN: Registered Nurse for Newport Academy

Tearney Sanders, RN

Registered Nurse

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

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

Kristin McSorley, MT-BC

Music Therapist

James Wilson: Teacher for Newport Academy

James Wilson

Teacher

Angela Silverstein: Teacher

Angela Silverstein

Teacher

Christina Matunas: Teacher for Newport Academy

Christina Matunas

Teacher

Francine Le: Teacher for Newport Academy

Francine Le

Education Coordinator

Tyler Morand: Teacher for Newport Academy

Tyler Morand

Teacher

Kiley Rotari: Teacher for Newport Academy

Kiley Rotari, MEd

Teacher

Newport Academy Meet the Team Teacher: Chantal Oconnell

Chantal O’Connell

Education Coordinator

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

Annie Gendaszek, MA, LAADC

Director of Compliance

Chris Kelley: Residential Program Director for Newport Academy

Chris Kelley

Residential Program Director

Holly Richards: Girls Residential Manager for Newport Academy

Holly Brenn

Girls Residential Manager

Joshua Cleary: Boys Residential Manager for Newport Academy

Joshua Cleary

Boys Residential Manager

Steve Fenner: Boys Residential Manager for Newport Academy

Steve Fenner

Boys Residential Manager

Tommy Coleman: Residential Coordinator for Newport Academy

Tommy Coleman

Utilization Review Coordinator

Victoria Manik: Girls Residential Manager for Newport Academy

Victoria Manik

Girls Residential Manager

Carly Fenn: Lead Care Coordinator for Newport Academy

Carly Fenn

Lead Care Coordinator

Meghan Hall: Lead Care Coordinator for Newport Academy

Meghan Hall

Lead Care Coordinator

Samson Olayemi: Lead Care Coordinator for Newport Academy

Samson Olayemi

Lead Care Coordinator

Peter Gaffey: Lead Care Coordinator for Newport Academy

Peter Gaffey

Lead Care Coordinator

Katherine Helm: Lead Care Coordinator

Katherine Helm

Lead Care Coordinator

Blake Kinsey: Executive Admissions Director for Newport Academy

Blake Kinsey

Executive Director 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

Regional Admissions Director

Alexandra Thomas: Admissions Coordinator for Newport Academy

Alexandra Thomas

Admissions Coordinator

Lindsey Carlson: Admissions Coordinator for Newport Academy

Lindsey Carlson

Admissions Coordinator

Jennifer Young: Admissions Specialist for Newport Academy

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Medical Records Specialist

Grant McElroy: Admissions Specialist for Newport Academy

Grant McElroy

Admissions Specialist

Jennifer Dorr, DO, MPH: Lead Utilization Review Specialist for Newport Academy

Jennifer Dorr, DO, MPH

Lead Utilization Review Specialist

Breanna Englebrecht: Utilization Review Specialist for Newport Academy

Breanna Englebrecht

Utilization Review Specialist

Ashley Young: Admissions Coordinator for Newport Academy

Ashley Young

Utilization Review Specialist

Crystal Goodwin: Utilization Review Specialist for Newport Academy

Crystal Goodwin

Utilization Review Specialist

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

Kristin Wilson, MA, LPC

Director of Clinical Outreach

Carter Barnhart: Director of Referral Relations for Newport Academy

Carter Barnhart

Director of Referral Relations

Scott Apgar: Regional Outreach Coordinator for Newport Academy

Scott Apgar

Regional Outreach Coordinator

Iris Maclean: Regional Outreach Coordinator for Newport Academy

Iris Maclean

Regional Outreach Coordinator

Caroline Fenkel: Regional Outreach Coordinator for Newport Academy

Caroline Fenkel, MSS, LSW

Regional Outreach Coordinator

Suwilanji Kuezi-Nke, MSW: Discharge Planner for Newport Academy

Suwilanji Kuezi-Nke, MSW

Regional Discharge Planner

Caydin Sanders: Girls Residential Manager for Newport Academy

Caydin Sanders

Regional Discharge Planner

Jodi Ketchale: Human Resources Director for Newport Academy

Jodi Ketchale

Human Resource Manager

Jim Adams: Chief Financial Officer for Newport Academy

Jim Adams

Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Zurofsky: Culinary Program Director for Newport Academy

Jeffrey Zurofsky

Culinary Program Director

Jeffrey Merritt: Chef for Newport Academy

Jeffrey Merritt

Chef

Bonnie Rossiter: Chef for Newport Academy

Bonnie Rossiter

Chef

Stephen Serna: Chef for Newport Academy

Stephen Serna

Chef

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