Director of Utilization Review
Abigail Guastello, RN
Abigail Guastello is a Registered Nurse who brings a strong background in nursing to her role as the Director of Utilization Review. She entered the nursing field with a passion for advocacy. Her focus at Newport Academy is to ensure that all clients receive the treatment they need and deserve. In like manner she has a proven track record in the fields of mental health and chemical dependency. Furthermore, Abi has a background delivering quality results in Utilization Review and case management. In addition, she utilizes both her clinical knowledge and expertise relating to insurance requirements. By the same token, this ensures that Newport Academy maximizes coverage and care for each client. Especially so, Abigail is an active participant and leader in multiple community-based recovery groups.
Newport Academy…in her own words
“I believe in restoration and redemption and Newport Academy is a place where I see these things come to fruition on both an individual and a family level every single day. This is a place where I know I can positively impact young people by working to decrease the stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse treatment.”—Abigail Guastello
- Associate of Science (A.S.) in Nursing from Saddleback College
- Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Business Administration and Management from Orange Coast College
- Orange Coast College President’s List Recipient