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

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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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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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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Katherine Roberts

Katherine Roberts

Outpatient Coordinator

Katherine has been working in the field since 2017 and has filled several roles including 12-Step Contact and Director of Admissions. Having been born and raised in Maine, she continues to…

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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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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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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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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

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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Brian Krantz

Lead BHT

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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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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 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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Brianna Bricken

Admissions Manager

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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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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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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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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Ryan-Soave

Ryan Soave, LMHC

Chief Clinical Officer

Ryan Soave brings deep experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, certified trauma therapist, program developer, and research consultant for Huberman Lab at…

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 Administration

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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