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Learn About The Team

Serenity Oaks Wellness Center is much more than a treatment center. We are a place where clients and staff work together as a community to assist our clients in the goal of living a fulfilled and peaceful life without the need for mind or mood-altering substances. We promote healthy, productive living for every client we serve.

When a client comes to Serenity Oaks Wellness Center, they are never treated as a number. There is no judgment as we understand our clients are dealing with their own shame and despair and need to be lifted up during the treatment process rather than broken down. We treat each client as if they are a part of our own family by creating an environment in which they feel safe and loved, allowing them to authentically and vulnerably address the issues that led to their substance dependency.

Our Team

Akiva M Daum, MD, FAPA

Akiva M Daum, MD, FAPA
Medical Director

Dr. Daum received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular biology from the University of Central Florida and his medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine.

Dr. Lisa Cordero M.S, M.S, LMHC, Q.S., Psy.D

Dr. Lisa Cordero M.S, M.S, LMHC, Q.S., Psy.D
Clinical Director

I began my journey in this field when I first worked as a child care worker at a facility called Parmadale which housed at risk youth.

Melissa Dole, Psy.D

Melissa Dole, Psy.D.

Melissa is a bilingual clinician with a passion for working with underserved individuals and is dedicated to improving their quality of life.

Bella Laverne Small, Therapist, MSMHC

Bella Laverne Small, Therapist, MSMHC

I began working in this field in 1994 as a BHT (Behavioral Health Tech) due to my addiction and the people that were there for me, and I wanted to give back.

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Eddie Pardo, LMHC

Eddy Pardo is a licensed mental health counselor, licensed in the state of Florida, where he was born and raised.

Craig Goldstein, M.S.

Craig Goldstein, M.S.

Craig grew up in Miami in the 70’s and battled addiction for many years before he decided to turn his life around.

Rebecca Schogel, Counselor

Rebecca Schogel

I have been working in the substance abuse field for three years and have been in various departments throughout these three years.

Case Manager Team: Max-Edouard Desdunes - Jananne Corkery

Max-Edouard Desdunes – Jananne Corkery
Case Manager Team

BHT Staff: Left to right Roxy, Cherley, Catherine

Roxy, Cherley, Catherine
BHT Staff from left to right

Recreation Coordinator: Alvino Clemons - Recreation Counselor Erin Rudolph

Alvino Clemons
Recreation Coordinator
Erin Rudolph
Recreation Counselor

BHT Supervisor Gene: BHT: Paulna

BHT Supervisor

Alumni Director: Erik Esparza CAP Alumni Coordinator: Kimberley Alleyn

Erik Esparza
Alumni Director
Kimberley Alleyn
CAP Alumni Coordinator

Admin Team: Marci Pactor - Nutritionist: Ronni Julian MS, RDN/LDN

Marci Pactor
Admin Team
Ronni Julian MS, RDN/LDN

Operations Manager : Jack (Ricky) Pollon CAC

Jack (Ricky) Pollon CAC
Operations Manager

Maintenance Team Left to right : Carlos, Asiel, Ruben, Head Grounds Keeper : Carlos Rodriguez

Carlos, Asiel, Ruben
Maintenance Team from left to right
Carlos Rodriguez
Head Grounds Keeper

Housekeeping Staff

Housekeeping Staff

Driver : Richard Caccecus

Richard Caccecus

UR Team: Vanessa Russo RN - Morayma Adanal

Vanessa Russo RN – Morayma Adanal
UR Team

Pascale Kidane PMHNP-BC, MSN
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Brittney Marshall RN – Eduard Marrero RN – Schama Nalien LPN
Nursing Department

Qualified, Experienced, Compassionate

Serenity Oaks Wellness Center retains a highly-trained staff of doctors, nurses, therapists and counselors with one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios among treatment centers. We bring a wide range of professional and personal experiences to our work, allowing us to relate to our clients on every possible level. Many of our staff members are in fact in recovery themselves and adhere to their own extensive recovery programs. Our staff establishes a familiarity with each client on a personal level to provide the most individualized treatment program possible.

Tailoring Treatments to Our Clients

Our group of seasoned professionals is equipped to provide a variety of treatment modalities so that we can customize programs to the unique needs of each of our clients. By perceiving our clients as individuals with a wealth of different backgrounds and stories to tell, we are in the ideal position to identify needs so that treatment can be tailored accordingly. Addiction treatment requires an extensive field of specialties today, and we have staffed our team to be able to offer those specialties to our clients to produce the best odds for long-lasting recovery.

Collaborative Effort

We are a collaboration of clinical, medical and recreational staff that work synergistically to enhance our clients’ experiences and outcomes. Through a variety of techniques and modalities, we ADORN each of our clients with the tools needed to embrace sobriety and enjoy a higher quality of life without the need for substances. From your first phone call to our center to your follow-up care, you can rest assured the people you work with at Serenity Oaks Wellness Center will treat you with respect, compassion and the highest level of professionalism.

When you are seeking addiction treatment, the qualifications, experience and compassion of the team you work with cannot be understated. To learn more about our staff or the programs we offer, contact Serenity Oaks Wellness Center today at 844-720-6847.

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