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The Enlightened Solutions team is what sets us apart from most treatment centers. Our people are our biggest asset!

We have assembled a team of clinicians and teachers that specialize and achieved excellence in their respected fields. Get to know them by reading below…

 

Founders

Jennifer Hansen’s Story

Jennifer Hansen went from living on the street with a $300-a-day heroin habit to becoming a role model and advocate for those struggling with substance abuse issues. Through her non-profit organization, The Hansen Foundation, she has founded halfway houses and sober living facilities for men and women alike. Jennifer is also a certified yoga instructor, and follows a holistic way of life through organic eating, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal remedies. Her personal experiences taught her that recovery does not end after short-term rehabilitation, and that more resources are necessary to ensure long-term stability and growth. The Hansen Foundation was the beginning, and through Enlightened Solutions, Jennifer seeks to continue filling this void and reaching out to addicts in need. Her experience and deep knowledge of holistic living guides us in providing therapies that teach our clients to care for the earth they live on so that it can provide healing properties for them during recovery and throughout their healthy, conscious lives.

More About Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder has been working in the field of substance abuse for ten years, and has been inspired by his clients every step of the way. He has experience in both residential and outpatient settings, and has helped a wide variety of people battling addiction, from adolescents to adults. Robert received his Master’s degree, LCADC, and CCS in 2013. He teaches assessment skills for addiction studies as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College, and brings a strong educational base to the Enlightened Solutions team to educate those suffering from this disease. As a person in long-term recovery, Robert is active in his community and has a passion for helping others effect a positive change in their lives. Robert finds treating those in addiction recovery fulfilling, and shares what he’s learned in recovery with the community every chance he gets. As a part of our community relationship-building activities, Robert brings members of the community and our recovery family together to cultivate an environment of support and togetherness.

Terri Burns – Co –Founder, Executive Director of Operations, Housing, President of NJARR

Terri Burns has been in long-term active recovery since 1997 and has been working in the field of addiction since 1999. She is committed to helping those who suffer from addiction regain control of their lives, and has worked with adults, adolescents, and families who have been affected by this disease. Terri is a dedicated volunteer at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, and also has experience in residential treatment facilities. Terri is the Director of Operations for various sober living homes, and has a keen understanding of what it takes to provide the best patient care services while cultivating fun and happiness in recovery, having experienced it herself. Her focus is on assisting residents with family difficulties and legal matters, and providing individual support to residents so that they may fulfill their short- and long-term goals.

Clinical

Dr. Charles Meusburger, M.D. – Medical Director

Charles E. Meusburger, MD, is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School, and he completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Board Certified Diplomat of Neurology and Psychiatry, and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. A former Department Chairman of Psychiatry, Residency Director and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in a large health system, Dr. Meusburger is an independent practitioner specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry. He takes pride in providing his patients full 60-minute sessions in order to best understand their unique behavioral health needs and individual goals. He is distinguished among his patients for delivering superior clinical skills in a caring, compassionate, and deeply sensitive manner. Though Dr. Meusburger has a thriving private practice, he also serves as the psychiatrist for a community mental health program that cares for homeless individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Meusburger is a speaker on many topics and a published author of numerous articles on behavioral health conditions and management.

Frank C. FlorenceMA. ATR-BC. LPC. LCADC. CCTP. ATCS. ACS. – Program Director

Frank comes to Enlightened Solutions with several years of experience working in the substance abuse and mental health field. Frank specializes in utilizing a visual and creative approach to treatment. Frank received both his Bachelors degree as well as Master’s degree in Art Therapy from Marywood University in Scranton PA. Frank is a nationally Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. Licensed Professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional counselor in New Jersey. Frank also is nationally credentialed as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Frank specializes in offering unique Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group experientials, Psychodrama and Art Therapy. Frank has significant experience conceptualizing and facilitating unique interventions for clients living with unresolved past trauma, grief, poor self-esteem, anxiety, depression, shame and guilt. Frank views substance abuse as a symptom of an underlying issue and supports clients in peeling back the layers of their addiction through creativity, vulnerability, safety and empathy. Frank believes that recovery is not just about putting down a substance, but rather becoming the next best version of ones self each day.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein

Lisa Cordasco MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP – Clinical Director

Lisa Cordasco is a group and individual therapist at Enlightened Solutions. Lisa has worked with individuals with mental health and addiction issues for the past five years at both the inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Lisa utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work with clients and pulls from multiple skill sets including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies, such as DBT and ACT, as well as psychodrama and experiential therapies. Lisa believes in tailoring her approaches and interventions used to the specific needs of each client. She is known for her approach, which combines compassion with a knack for confronting the issues that pose as barriers to her client’s recovery. Lisa is a person in long-term recovery herself and finds it deeply rewarding to help others find their path to personal healing and growth.

Lisa received her Master’s Degree in social work from Fordham University in New York, NY. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of NJ. Lisa graduated summa cum laude after studying clinical social work, with a specialization in addictions and a strong focus in trauma informed care. This last year, Lisa received her LCADC in New Jersey, which is the clinical licensure for the treatment of addictions. Lisa has also earned her certification as a clinical trauma professional with the International Association for Trauma Professionals and specializes in treatment of individuals struggling with both trauma and addiction. Upon coming to Enlightened Solutions, she has implemented a “trauma track”. In addition, Lisa recently attended the part I of EAGALA certification training and looks forward to completing part II in October so that she is able to utilize EAGALA work with the clients once she is certified.

Jennifer Pullerro

Jennifer Dolan

Jennifer Dolan is an individual therapist and an art therapist with Enlightened Solutions. Jennifer comes with a variety of inpatient and outpatient treatment experience, dealing in both the mental health and substance abuse fields. Jennifer incorporates creative arts directives with person centered and evidence based approaches, such as motivational interviewing, art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy and existential therapies. Jennifer has always had a strong connection with the healing power of art making and social action, which blossomed upon the completion of her Bachelors Degree at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. While working to promote the benefits of art engagement through educational programs and community workshops, Jennifer earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Art Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Jennifer is a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of New Jersey, and holds her Registered Art Therapist credential. In addition, she is currently working towards her LCADC, LPC and Board Certification for her ATR. Jennifer’s therapeutic mission is to foster self-healing and happiness through the discovery of emotional, physical and spiritual balance.

Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – Albert Einstein

Anna Cannella

Anna is a licensed social worker who received her Masters Degree in Social Work from Monmouth University, with a concentration in clinical social work with families and children. Anna provides individual psychotherapy, but also works with the family unit to reconcile differences in order to create a supportive and healthy dynamic suitable for both the individual and immediate family members. Anna believes the disease of addiction affects all members of the family, and believes recovery is not possible without strong family support. Anna provides psycho-education, guidance, and support to families on a weekly basis, during a brief group session. Anna utilizes both motivational interviewing and cbt, while using a person-centered approach, to develop a clients self-esteem and aid them in achieving their goals.

As a person in recovery herself, Anna truly has a passion for helping others experiencing difficulties with substance abuse and mental health. Anna strives to reduce stigma in the community related to substance abuse by looking at the person-in-environment and maximizing client strengths.

Susan Iacovone

Susan is a MSW intern at our Ventnor location. Susan is a graduate of Rutgers University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2017. She is currently enrolled in Rutgers University’s Advanced Standing MSW Program, in conjunction with the ACT (Addiction Counseling Training). As a person in long-term recovery, Susan is active in his community and has a passion for helping others. Susan volunteers with the non-profit organization Angels in Motion (AIM), providing street outreach to the homeless and addicted population in Kensington, PA. In 2017, she started a chapter of AIM in Atlantic City. Since its inception, over 6,000 blessing bags containing clothes, food, toiletries and resources list have been handed out to homeless individuals. Susan received the Mental Health Association’s Anchor Award in May of 2017 for her advocacy work. Susan also volunteers her time at Adelaide’s Place in Atlantic City.

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time” – Morgan Freeman

Geoff Flower

Geoffrey Flower is no stranger to facing challenges and overcoming adversity. For the last five years, he has dedicated his time and efforts to helping others, with a purpose and passion for accompanying others on their journeys toward recovery and wellness. Combining a psychodynamic, strength-based approach with 12-Step philosophies and principles, Geoffrey effectively treats clients in individual and group settings, aiding in relapse prevention and the overall process of recovery. Assessing and exploring past experiences, family dynamics, and other early relationships and their impact on present-day functioning is of special interest, as it allows him to support his clients through emotional healing. With unwavering compassion and empathy, and a reputation for challenging clients past their points of comfort, it is Geoffrey’s mission to inspire, encourage, and motivate those he treats to make the changes necessary to achieve the outcomes they desire, and most importantly, for living the lives they deserve.

Jennifer Shipman

Jennifer Shipman is a graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College, earning an Associate’s Degree in Human Services. Jennifer is currently enrolled in Stockton University’s Social Work program and working towards completing her CADC certification. Jennifer is compassionate and patient while helping clients help themselves. Jennifer’s mission is to guide clients toward the realization that they are not defined by their past decisions and that anyone can recover. Jennifer’s current position is case manager, intake coordinator and CADC intern. Jennifer has the opportunity to meet with clients as they arrive for treatment and perform intake assessment. Jennifer believes that during this time most clients are nervous because it’s a new environment and they are unsure of what to expect. Jennifer’s goal is to make them feel welcome by way of supporting and encouraging them. Jennifer is responsible for scheduling appointments for clients and family sessions. Jennifer is a CADC, intern which includes observing and helping counselors with groups.

Christopher Kovacks

Chris is currently enrolled in Stockton University’s Psychology program, and working towards completing his CADC certification. Chris works in the local community to educate the youth on substance abuse while advocating for change in the stigma associated with addiction. Chris has a passion for encouraging clients to restore their frame of mind and develop a healthy sense of self. Chris provides an online integrated self-empowerment platform to clients that issue personalized brain health assessments. Chris works closely with clients to improve their cognitive and emotional functions through engaging digital health tools. Chris helps clients by teaching them new habits which improve their stress reduction, mindfulness, and overall brain health. Chris facilitates a 12-step educational group that focuses on the fundamentals of recovery along with the positive spiritual principles of the program. Chris is responsible for assisting clients in case management to help fulfill their individual needs, which includes social services appointments. Chris interacts daily with each client in order to gain a sense of their wellbeing. Chris believes every client has the opportunity to discover a new way of life and fulfill their goals upon completing treatment.

Tara Peak

Tara has been working with addicts in a similar capacity at a neighboring treatment facility for the past three years, and we are excited that she has joined our team. She is a person in long-term recovery who is deeply engaged in the recovery community. Tara is a board member of the Hope All Day Foundation, and volunteers much of her time to the Hope All Day Recovery Center. She is of service in her 12-step fellowship, and is a shining example of how recovery works! When new in recovery, addicts need to learn a new way to have FUN…we at Enlightened Solutions believe that this is a vital piece of the puzzle, and Tara will lead the way on this endeavor!

Jessica Mann

Meerah Kim

Meerah Kim is a graduate of University of Maryland Baltimore County earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Meerah is currently working towards completing her CADC certification and beginning a Masters program in Mental Health Counseling. Her current position as CADC intern includes case management, intake coordination, and group co-facilitation. Meerah is passionate about helping others find their voice and take action towards improving their lives.
“I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see
I sought my God, but my God eluded me.
I sought my brother,
And I found all three”
-William Blake

Barbara Sanabria

Barbara Sanabria is the discharge planner at Enlightened Solutions. She is currently pursuing a CADC certification. After losing her youngest brother to addiction and struggling with addiction herself, Barbara decided to pursue a career in treatment. Her hope is that by using understanding, compassion and my personal adversities in life she can help others and make a difference.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
-C.G. Jung

David Curry

David Curry is a 28 years old with a BA in Criminal Justice from Southern New Hampshire University. David is currently in the process of earning his CADC and I hopes to one day make a difference in the field of mental health. David has three children, ages ten, seven and one. In his free time, David loves to read, coach his son’s soccer team and exercise.

Admissions

Jessica Danger (Admissions Director)

Ryan McDonough

Ryan has multiple years of experience in the substance abuse field, and takes pride in helping addicts and their families through the process of seeking treatment. He faithfully believes in what Enlightened Solutions has to offer the struggling addict and their family. Ryan himself is a person in long-term recovery, and he enjoys utilizing his own experiences to help others who are seeking a way out of the struggles of addiction.

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anna Mullins

Anna has worked in the substance abuse field since 2014. She is a person in long term recovery and a dedicated 12 step member. Over the years she has been involved with several addiction prevention and advocacy organizations such as the National Council of Drug and Alcohol Dependency, (NCADD-NJ ), Join Together Atlantic County (JTAC), Young People in Recovery (YPR), and Angels in Motion (AIM). Anna was also a Steering Committee Member and Lead Volunteer at the Hope All Day Recovery Center. Anna is very passionate when working with others to assist in their recovery process. During her free time Anna enjoys spending time with family, hiking with friends, and crocheting.

Chad Enright

Chad Enright is an Admissions Coordinator at Enlightened Solutions. Chad has found long term recovery despite the personal obstacles that would thwart his endeavors. A committed member of a 12-step fellowship, Chad brings this optimism and perseverance into his dealings with any individual seeking recovery. Chad is, at long last, back in college pursuing degrees and certificates.

“Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

-Dylan Thomas

Ashley Erksine

Ashley has worked in the field of recovery for two years. Being someone in long term recovery, she brings both personal and professional experience to the world of recovery and is able to relate and help someone feel comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable situation. She is passionate about helping people find solutions in 12-step meetings and spirituality. She sincerely believes, and is living proof, that even though the thought of getting clean is completely overwhelming, things can always be better. It is imperative to realize that addiction is a symptom, not a cause, and whatever problems underlie them must be (and can be) addressed.

“I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.” -Sade Andria Zabala

Brittany Holmes

Marketing

Robin Styer, VP of Solutions Development

Jon Greenberg, VP of Strategic Integration

Kiersten Workman, Director of Brand Awareness

Kiersten Workman is the Director of Admissions at Enlightened Solutions. Kiersten is a graduate of Atlantic Cape Community College, earning an Associates Degree in Human Services. She is currently enrolled in Stockton University’s Social Work program and working towards completing her CADC. Kiersten sought a holistic approach to long-term recovery over four years ago and is very active in her recovering community. When Kiersten is not at Enlightened Solutions working or attending class, she can often be found tending to her beehives at the Hope Farm.

Administrative

Amy Corris (Main Campus Office Manager)

Amy Corris is the Office Manager at Enlightened Solutions. Amy is actively engaging in the recovery community and a 12-step program. She is a person in long-term recovery. She has a passion for helping others. Amy is actively involved in the program ‘Not Even One’ for the Brick Township Police Department, where she speaks to high school students about the dangers of substance use. Amy attended Brookdale Community College and aspires to work toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. Amy is excited to be a part of the team at Enlightened Solutions because of the diversity of the various therapies that help open the minds of struggling addicts.

Cassandra Mears (Ventnor IOP Office Manager)

Cassandra is the Office Manager at our Ventnor location. She is a person in long-term recovery who is passionate about helping others who struggle from the disease of addiction. Cassandra is currently attending Atlantic Cape Community College and taking classes toward a Nursing Degree in Applied Science. Her goal is to be capable of assisting those in recovery, as well as people still struggling with addiction, by holistic treatment rather than the prescription of narcotics. She also works with an organization called Angels in Motion to provide outreach and basic necessities to the homeless and addicted population on the streets of Atlantic City.

“Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” ~ James 3:18

Transportation

Vienna Kinsey

Vienna is a person in long-term recovery. She is a proud and dedicated member of a 12-step fellowship where she is in service through sponsoring and mentoring other women. Vienna’s compassion for individuals struggling with substance use disorder makes her an asset to the transportation team. She enjoys interacting with our clients and her fun-loving personality and easy-going demeanor makes others feel at ease. Besides being a full time employee, she is also a dedicated mother and wife. She values spending quality time with her family and friends.

“Your entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Alice In Wonderland

Hospitatlity

Allistair Pemberton, Chef

Allistair is from Dutch St. Maarten/Netherlands Antilles, an island that is hugely influenced by French cuisine and home to many other cuisines. While living there, Allistair worked for numerous restaurants and two hotels, including Sheraton Mullet Bay and Port de Plaisance Resorts, as a banquet chef de parti, fish butcher/smoker, and rotation relief line cook. Allistair attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park N.Y. where he sharpened his skills in classic French cuisine. Allistair then traveled to London where he worked as a private chef/ butler for DVB associates, a recording company. He volunteered himself to Missionary work, traveling throughout the Caribbean, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Canada, cooking for the homeless and shelters as part of a Christian-based outreach program. Needless to say, he fell in love with New Jersey and returned in 2000 permanently, working at the Brighton Steakhouse, the Boo Koo room, and Medicci in the Sands Casino A.C. He flourished under the leadership of chefs Michael Williams and Paul Drew (currently regional director for Phillips seafood). He also feels blessed to have also worked under chefs Andrea (Andrea’s Trattoria’s), Rene Weibel (American Airlines), John Cozzi (Fusion in Cape May), John Manzione and Brian Vallios – former and present Chefs at our renowned Hidden Creek Golf Club, where he has worked for the past 5 years. Missionary work has given Allistair a passion for helping those who are hurting and in need of an intervention. He feels tremendously blessed to be a part of this great vision.

Deninse Rodriguez

Grounds

Jason Cameron

Jason Cameron is the maintenance/groundskeeper for Enlightened Solutions. Jason has a passion for being a part of what Enlightened Solutions portrays in its philosophy. Jason uses his skills in landscaping/construction to keep Enlightened Solutions well maintained and looking vibrant. Jason is an active participant in long term recovery and enjoys seeing the transformation of lives at Enlightened Solutions.

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley

Ancillary Instructors

Vern Morin, Family Constilation Facilitator

Vern Morin is one of the few people certified in Family Constellation Work, developed by Bert Hellinger. Hellinger is considered one of the most respected psychotherapists in the world today, and he has revolutionized the heart and soul of family therapy by illuminating the unconscious, and often destructive, loyalties within families. Family Constellation Work is an effective therapeutic process that helps break destructive family patterns of unhappiness, illness, failure, and addiction. The results are often immediate and life-changing. The Family Constellation approach is becoming one of the most rapidly expanding forms of therapy in the world and is practiced in more than 35 countries.

Ashley Gordon, Yoga Teacher

Ashley Gordon is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher specializing in Baptiste Yoga (power vinyasa). She has had the privilege to train with founder of Baptiste Yoga, Baron Baptiste as well as several Baptiste Institute workshops to empower herself and her students. She is also obtaining her life coaching certification from The Institute for Professional Excellence and Coaching. The moment Ashley Gordon enters the studio to teach, her infectious positive energy lights up the room. Her warm and light greeting is followed by an essential teaching style that challenges her students to reach for new possibilities. Ashley’s passion is to share yoga and awaken consciousness by helping others realize their infinite potential for what they truly want to create in their life. She invites her students to practice with limitless intention both on and off the mat.

” BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST. ”

Brenda Kiss, Reiki Master & Energy Healer

Brenda Kiss has a passion for helping people find peace and harmony their life. She is known as the Self Love Mentor. Brenda has been practicing Reiki for the past three years and has become a Reiki Master in the past year. She enjoys inspiring others to find their inner strength from understanding what their body is telling them. As a Reiki Master, wellness expert and transformational guide she has guided people to find their inner peace. Brenda has been teaching and coaching people since 2004. Brenda Kiss also has a bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science giving her an understanding of how food, stress, and exercise affect the body, mind, and soul. She is currently studying to be a NAP and NLP practitioner.