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. Florence, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCADC, CCTP, ATCS, ACS,
Frank C. Florence, MA, ATR-BC, LPC, LCADC, CCTP, ATCS, ACS,
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
Lisa Cordasco MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CCTP
Lisa Cordasco is the Clinical Director at Enlightened Solutions. Lisa started at Enlightened Solutions as a primary therapist shortly after the agency’s opening and was promoted to Clinical Director in 2017. Lisa has worked with individuals with mental health and addiction issues for many 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, as well as psychodrama and experiential therapies. Lisa believes in tailoring her approaches and interventions used to the specific needs of each client. 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 and licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor 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. 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 also became EAGALA certified during her time with ES and engages clients in this specific equine assisted therapy at Hope Farm.
Jennifer has more than a decade of experience in the treatment of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. She has expertise in leading individual and group therapy sessions that effectively address the needs of clients through their continuum of care. She was trained by noted addiction psychiatrist Dr. Mee-Lee on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s guidelines for individualized and comprehensive treatment plans. Jennifer has also been trained in the “Seeking Safety” therapeutic model for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse.
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of New Jersey. Jennifer also has a Clinical Social Work supervision certificate from NASW. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Stockton University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
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 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.
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 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!
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.”
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 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 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 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
James Murphy is an Admissions Coordinator at Enlightened Solutions with multiple years of experience in the recovery field. He is enrolled at Atlantic Cape Community College and is working towards completing his CADC certification. As an active animal lover and environmentalist, James Murphy believes in Enlightened Solutions holistic services and the benefits they have to offer our clients. He is a participant in long-term recovery and is genuinely dedicated to helping those who are seeking help. During his free time, James enjoys music, art, nature and spending time with his loved ones.
“Music’s always been really cathartic. It’s the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song” – Ville Valo
Verification Of Benefits Specialist
VP Of Strategic Integration
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.
Treatment Solution Advocate
Treatment Solution Advocate
Treatment Solution Advocate
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.
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
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
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.
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 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.”
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.
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