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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. Florence MA. ATR-BC. LPC. LCADC. CCTP – 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 – Primary Therapist

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.

Marketing

Sherlyn Accorsi DiPaolo – Vice President, Corporate Marketing

Sherlyn has over twenty-three years of experience in strategic marketing, business development and public relations, with thirteen of those years specializing in the health care industry. Her passion for educating the community and creating awareness for holistic healing and recovery has led her to Enlightened Solutions.

Sherlyn is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor is Social and Behavioral Sciences. Sherlyn is actively involved in animal rescue and loves restoring antique furniture. Sherlyn lives in Marlton, NJ with her husband Geoff, their 3 daughters and 5 dogs.

“Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life.” -Mark Twain

Peg Harrington

Alayna Lakatos – Marketing Outreach Coordinator

Admissions

Amy Kligerman – Director of Admissions

Amy has worked in the behavioral health field in many different capacities, working with children and adults. She enjoys working with others to create a positive, healing atmosphere to help make a difference.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Kiersten Workman – Director of Intake & Alumni Services

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.

Anna Mullins – Admissions Coordinator

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 – Admissions Coordinator

Ryan Mcdonough – Admissions Coordinator

 


 

Geoffrey Flower – Therapist

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.

Vern Morin – Family Constellation Therapist

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.

Vern is also the founder and owner of Morin Laboratories, a nutriceutical company that develops herbal medicinal products with many of the herbs he has grown on his farm. Vern is a person in long term recovery who has an intimate understanding of addiction and alternative methods of treating imbalances in the body.

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. ”

Carrie Angelo, Reimbursement Supervisor

Carrie comes to us with over 10 years of insurance and reimbursement experience. Her drive and ambition lead to two promotions in 1 year at her previous company. In 2016, she was instrumental in the merger of Bio Scrip inc. and Home Solution, leading the transition and successfully turning a $1 million a year company into a $1 Billion dollar a year company. Carrie graduated from ACCC with a degree in Criminal Justice, as well as, certifications through the National Health Career Association for Medical Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomist, and Medical Biller. Carrie is married with two children. In her free time she volunteers her time helping her husband run her town’s softball program while enjoying watching both her children play sports.

Amy Corris – Office Manager

Amy Corris is the Office Manager/Administrative Assistant at Enlightened Solutions. Amy is actively engaged 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 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.

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.

Ericka Dice – Acupuncturist

Enlightened Solutions is lucky to have Ericka Dice as our in-house Acupuncturist offering accessory services. Erica worked at the detoxification clinic in the South Bronx and was specifically trained to treat people struggling with addictions.

Allistair – 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.

Jen Shipman – CADC Intern

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.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
~Maya Angelou

Chris Kovacs – CADC intern

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.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living,” -Nelson Mandela

Tara Peak – CADC Intern

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!

Jake Hurter – Assistant Maintenance/Groundskeeper

Jake Hurter is the assistant maintenance/groundskeeper for Enlightened Solutions. Jake took a holistic approach in his own recovery process. He is inspired by the vision of Enlightened Solutions and what they strive for. Jake implements art and music therapy in his own recovery and believes whole heartedly in its effectiveness. Jake utilizes his previous experience in landscaping to keep Enlightened Solutions well maintained.

“It’s the hardest coconut that bares the sweetest milk.” – Keith Hurter

Jason Cameron – Maintenance/Groundskeeper

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