Our Team Is Here  For You

We are a treatment team of professional clinicians, medical, psychiatric, & behavioral health personnel. Our team approach to treatment is necessary for meeting our clients’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Our clinical staff has been trained in current interventions and modalities, recent information on the treatment of particular populations and what has been effective in addressing co-occurring issues. No matter what you or your loved ones personal struggle with addiction is, we are here to help through the recovery process.

Our Team Is Here  For You

We are a treatment team of professional clinicians, medical, psychiatric, & behavioral health personnel. Our team approach to treatment is necessary for meeting our clients’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. Our clinical staff has been trained in current interventions and modalities, recent information on the treatment of particular populations and what has been effective in addressing co-occurring issues. No matter what you or your loved ones personal struggle with addiction is, we are here to help through the recovery process.

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

 Clinical & Medical

Randi Bruneau, LCSW, LADC, CCS

Clinical Director

Randi Bruneau is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Supervisor who has over 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and…

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Kerry MacDonald

Kerry MacDonald, RD, LDN

Executive Director

Kerry has worked in the addiction, behavioral and mental health field for over 10 years and has an extensive professional background in clinical nutrition, hospital management and health care…

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Dr. Timothy Carnes, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Tim Carnes received his undergraduate education at Yale University and went to medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in New York. After…

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Tommy McGee

Tommy McGee, LMHC, CAP

National Director of Clinical Services

Tommy has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field working in supportive, clinical and administrative roles…

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Mandy Bracy, RN

Director of Nursing

Mandy Bracy serves as the Director of Nursing at Pine Tree Recovery Center. Mandy graduated from University of Southern Maine with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. During the course of her nursing career, Mandy has…

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Allison Hart, LCPC-C, CADC

Counselor

Allison worked for 15 years supporting individuals with substance use disorders and mental health issues in various areas of the social work and mental health fields. During that time, she completed her…

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Janine Galatis, RN

Day Charge Nurse

Janine Galatis serves as the Day Charge Nurse at Pine Tree Recovery Center. She has been a Licensed Registered Nurse for the last 8 years in a variety of settings and has found her place in detox nursing. Her…

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Alessandra C., RN

Detox Nurse

Bernadette L., RN

Detox Nurse

Shannon M., RN

Detox Nurse

Shannon grew up in Maine and attended the University of Southern Maine, where she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2019. Having always had a passion for caring for others…

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Stephanie Donahue, LCSW, LADC, CCS

IOP Lead Clinician

Stephanie Donahue Sountis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS)…

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Alison Tetrault, APRN

Medical Provider

Ali is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). Ali has a decade of nursing experience to precede her transition to the NP role with several years in…

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Gabrielle Bowker, APRN

Medical Provider

Gabrielle is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who specializes in addiction medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Maine in 2011, and obtained…

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Mary D., RN

Overnight Charge Nurse

Shannon McIntire

Case Manager

Shannon came to Portland, ME to start her own recovery journey and was able to be a part of Pine Tree from the beginning. With her own experience and knowledge of recovery, this has been a blessing to help other people…

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 Admissions

Ryan Newman

Director of Admissions

Ryan is originally from Massachusetts, and has been living and working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2016. After successfully completing two combat deployments as a member of the United States Marine Corps, Ryan’s personal experience…

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Sarah Babaa

Sarah Babaa

Treatment Advisor/Concierge Account Manager

Sarah has worked in substance use treatment for the past 10 years acting in key management and operational roles. With experience in admissions, program operations, case management, and alumni, Sarah understands…

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Michael Audette

Treatment Advisor

Michael is a native of Massachusetts where he was a Mason Contractor for over ten years. After personally committing to sobriety in 2010, Michael discovered his passion for assisting other individuals who struggle with substance use…

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Brianna Bricken

Treatment Advisor

Brianna is originally from Connecticut, and has been working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2013. She moved to South Florida in 2011 after struggling to overcome her own addiction. Brianna quickly found a passion for helping others…

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Anthony Stracciolini

Treatment Advisor

Anthony has been working in the field of addiction for 7 years and in admissions for the last 3. Originally from South Philadelphia he moved to Florida 10 years ago to to find recovery. He understands…

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Chip Roy

Chip Roy

Treatment Advisor

Chip is a native of Louisiana and has been working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2016. Chip battled substance abuse for many years and after overcoming this adversity, he was able to…

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Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson

Treatment Advisor

Chris comes from a marketing and sales leadership background. He has moved into the treatment field because of his passion for helping others find the gifts of sobriety. Chris is also…

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Alumni

Christopher Wolcott

Alumni Services

Chris began working in behavioral healthcare in 2018 after developing a strong foundation for his own recovery. As an alumni of Immersion Recovery Center, Chris uses his personal experiences to…

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 Executive

Marco Merida, MBA

President & COO

Marco has an extensive career working with startups and Fortune 100s alike in order to build efficient operations that support expedient growth…

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Ross Donahue

Ross Donahue, LCSW, MHA, MCAP, CRRA

Chief Administrative Officer

Ross joined the Guardian team in 2020 with more than 13 years of experience in the substance abuse…

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Charrisse Clark-Smith

Charrisse Clark-Smith, RN

Chief Nursing Officer

Charisse is a cherished member of the medical team at Pine Tree Recovery Center. With more than 20 years of experience as a nurse…

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Justin Williams

Chief Financial Officer

Justin is responsible for the design and implementation of business strategies, plans, and procedures to meet objectives for company growth…

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Support Staff

Gregory Lowell

BHT Supervisor

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Greg moved to Portland in 2015 to pursue a program of recovery. After arriving in Portland and engaging in the active recovery…

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Fran O’Boy

Behavioral Health Technician

Fran O’Boy has been with Pinetree Recovery since 2019. He works as a Behavioral Health Technician in both the detox and IOP programs. Fran attended Syracuse University and…

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Eric Haven

Behavioral Health Technician

Eric joined the team in 2019 as a Behavioral Health Technician after developing a strong foundation for his own recovery and a desire to help others struggling with…

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Callie Lipton

Lead BHT

Callie Lipton, originally from the Greater Boston area, relocated to Portland years ago on her path to recovery. Since 2018, Callie has worked directly with people battling…

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Brian Krantz

Behavioral Health Technician

Brian joined the team in 2019 as a Behavioral Health Technician. Brian is a graduate of Wheaton College, where he received a BA in Economics and Sociology. Outside of work,…

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Ross Thompson

Head Chef

 Administration

Aronson Kobacker

Director of Operations

Born in California and raised in Massachusetts where he attended Northeastern University, Aronson has developed a love for working with others and supporting them through their journey of…

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Catherine Rawson

Office Manager

Catherine is passionate about helping others, joining the team at Pine Tree Recovery Center in 2018 and later assuming the role of Office Manager. She is originally from Indiana and moved to Portland, Maine in 2010 on…

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Jessica Moretti

Director of Human Resources

Jessica Moretti joined the team in 2015 and assumed the role of Human Resource Manager in 2016. Jessica is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business…

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Danielle Sharp

Director of Revenue Management

Originally from Colorado, Danielle moved to South Florida in 2012 to pursue her personal life in recovery. Danielle has worked in the substance use and mental health field…

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Kevin Creighton

Executive Director Of Detox Operations

Kevin is originally from Falmouth, Massachusetts where he was active and excelled in athletics through out his childhood. Kevin attended Plymouth State University, where he obtained…

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DJ Prince

Director of Marketing

DJ Prince is the Marketing Director at Pine Tree Recovery Center. He has worked with several Addiction Treatment centers establishing and growing their marketing efforts. For the past several…

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Rosalind Joseph

Director of Billing & Collections

Rosalind is the Director of Billing and Collections. Rosalind began her career in 2010, and gained experience in the health care industry in settings such as in billing offices, insurance carriers and provider’s offices…

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Alexis Rossi, LCSW, CAP

Utilization Review and Compliance Manager

Alexis Rossi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over 10 years’ experience in the behavioral health and addiction recovery field. She has worked in numerous roles and…

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Sophia Shellman

Data Entry

Sophia joined our team with enthusiasm and excitement. Although this was an industry different from her previous profession, she connected with colleagues and has…

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