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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

Jon Goodman, CEO

Jon Goodman
CEO

Jon Goodman is a seasoned healthcare executive working in the Behavioral Health field since 1990. Jon was the founder and CEO of PLUS Neurorehabilitation (PLUS), New Jersey’s premier Traumatic Brain Rehabilitation (TBI) facility from 1990 until 2010. PLUS was NJ’s largest TBI facility operating over 60 licensed group homes in the State.

Karl Hagen, MD

Karl Hagen, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Hagen graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine in 1986. He completed his residency in general surgery in 1991 and practiced in this specialty until 2011 when he decided to make a major career change.

Stacy Hill, MSW

Stacy Hill, MSW
Senior VP of Operations

Stacy is an innovative, customer-oriented healthcare administrator with over 20 years of experience in operating and licensing Brain Injury and Substance Abuse Treatment programs in both short- and long-term care settings.

Francis Voce

Francis Voce
Business Development Director

Frankie’s reputation in the local community is why so many people come to him for advice and guidance when it comes to recovery and addiction.

Nicole Lara, MSW, RCSWI
Therapist

I received my master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and began providing therapeutic services to families and children in the child welfare system. As an adolescent and into early adulthood, I struggled with depression and suicidality and used substances to cope with negative thoughts and feelings.

Bella Laverne Small, Therapist, MSMHC

Bella Laverne Small, Therapist, MSMHC
Therapist

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.

Craig Goldstein, M.S.

Craig Goldstein, M.S.
Therapist

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

Pascale Kidane PMHNP-BC, MSN
Therapist

Pascale Kidane began her career as a Psychiatric Nurse in New York City, earning her Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994, working primarily in the acute inpatient setting. She relocated to Florida in 2001 committed to her passion for mental health, working in various psychiatric settings throughout South Florida.

Diana Dumel, MSW
Therapist

My career goal began when I received my bachelor’s in social work and then continued to get my master’s degree in social work. I worked with a diverse population, particularly those with a history of mental health and addiction problems. I am a counselor for this population at my church which is a full-time ministry.

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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