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 & Chairman

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

Chief Executive Officer

Prakash Thomas, MD: Psychiatrist for Newport Academy

Prakash Thomas, 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


Danielle Roeske, PsyD

Executive Director


Michael Roeske, PsyD

Executive Director

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

Heather Hagen, MA, LMFT

Clinical Director

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

Erica Hikec, LCSW

Family Program Director


Jennifer MacLeamy, PsyD

Executive Director

Kurt Arsenault: Primary Therapist

Kurt Arsenault, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Nicole Renee Matthews - Director of Yoga in CT | Newport Academy

Nicole Renée Matthews

Director of Yoga

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

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

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

Associate Clinical Director

Susan Berthiaume - Individual Therapist | Newport Academy

Susan Berthiaume

Individual Therapist

Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Samantha Quigneaux, LMFT

Family Program Director

Christin George - Milieu Therapist | Newport Academy

Christin George

Milieu Therapist

Scott Giordano, LPC: Family Therapist for Newport Academy

Scott Giordano, LPC

Family Therapist

Jessica Banik - Family Therapist, CT | Newport Academy

Jessica Banik

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

Meet the team Gary Fedoroff

Gary Fedoroff

Director of Experiential Learning

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

Associate Clinical Director
Nicole Grywalski - Family Therapist specialized in trauma focused care | Newport Academy

Nicole Grywalski

Family Therapist

Nicole Grywalski - Family Therapist specialized in trauma focused care | Newport Academy

Andrea E. Greenberg

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

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

Ken Miki

Mixed Martial Arts Instructor & Adventure Therapy Coordinator

Pete Gaffey - Experiential Therapy Activities Coordinator| Newport Academy

Pete Gaffey

Adventure Coordinator and Assistant Martial Arts Instructor

Michelle Louise Bicking, Recovery Counselor | Newport Academy

Michelle Louise Bicking

Recovery Counselor

Joseph Opromollo, CADC: Recovery Counselor for Newport Academy

Joseph Opromollo, CADC


William Mackey - Counselor & Recovery Support Specialist | Newport Academy
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


Jennifer Nolan: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Nolan, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

MaryAnn Nixon: Nurse

MaryAnn Nixon, RN


Eliza Lach - Licensed Practical Nurse | Newport Academy

Eliza Lach

Licensed Practical Nurse

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

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

Francine Le: Teacher

Francine Le

Education Coordinator

Newport Academy Meet the Team Teacher: Chantal Oconnell

Chantal O’Connell, M.A.T.

Education Coordinator

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

Chief Experience Officer

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

Levi & Friends: Equine Therapist for Newport Academy

Levi & Friends

Equine Therapists