G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Program Staff
Jerry Goldfarb, C.E.O. and Partner, is a recovering addict who celebrated 18 years of continuous recovery. Jerry Sr. is an addictions specialist with over 18 years experience in the field of counseling and development of addiction centers. He participated in the design and implementation of the first treatment center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He brings his comprehensive experience in facilities design and program development, combined with his successful history in the area of government and community relations.
John Giordano, C.C.J.S., MAC, CAP, President, and Partner, is a recovering addict who celebrated 22 years of continuous recovery. He has received numerous certifications in addiction treatment, such as C.A.P., M.A.C., and C.C.J.S. and has been the recipient of many distinguished awards, such as the Martin Luther King Award, and the Homeless Humanitarian Award. John is also in the Black Belt Hall of Fame as the result of his many accomplishments and contributions to the Martial Arts, including becoming a 10th black belt and a National Karate Champion He is also the author of the book, Proven Holistic Treatment For Addiction of Chronic Relapse, and was previously the host of a one-hour call in television talk show on addiction.
Gerald H. Goldfarb, B.S., M.B.A., Business Development-/Marketing Consultant, holds an M.B.A in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Multi-National Business Operations from Florida State University. Mr. Goldfarb was a Managing Director and founding member of Austin Tech, LLC; a technology based organization located in Austin, Texas and was closely involved with the creation and development of its products, marketing strategies, product documentation, proposals, financial forecasts and business plans. His responsibilities were to direct and guide the future focus of the company’s products and strategies in the marketplace. Currently, Mr. Goldfarb oversees on-line marketing, branding, relationship building and business development.
Stephen Kahn, M.D., Medical Director, is one of the most respected and well-reputed psychiatrist and addictionologists in the State of Florida. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of the University of Bologna, in Italy; He completed his Psychiatric Residency at the Long Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. He has maintained the position of Medical Director, Attending Physician and Psychiatric Consultant at various mental health and dual diagnosis treatment centers in the Miami-Dade and Broward County areas. Dr. Kahn also specializes in the treatment of patients with eating disorders.
Arlene Pena-Gonzalez, M.D., Psychiatrist, is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and holds a sub-specialty in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Pena-Gonzalez graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University and completed her internship and general psychiatry residency at Hillside Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. She went on to receive a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Miami- Jackson Memorial Medical Center where she was the Chief Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Duchess Raufman, M.S., Clinical Director, graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology on August 2001. She also has a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Nova SouthEastern University on June 2003. She is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors, a registered intern for Mental Health Counseling, and a certified CFARS and FARS. Her experience includes therapeutic behavioral services for children and adolescents; screening assessments to Miami-Dade and Broward County Jails; case management; counseling sessions for individuals, couples, groups and families; group therapy for dually diagnoses clients; facilitating 12-Step groups.
Rick Murphy, M.A., JCAHO Compliance Officer, holds a Bachelor’s degree with honors from Syracuse University and his Masters Degree in Communication from Purdue University. Prior to joining the staff at G&G Holistic Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. as our regulatory compliance officer, he was a college professor who served on the faculties of Ithaca College, the graduate faculty of the State University of New York at Albany and as a special adjunct in the School of Public Health at Columbia University where he co-taught courses in regulatory compliance and reimbursement methodologies. In addition to his academic achievements, his extensive industry experience includes JCAHO compliance strategies and remediation procedures; successfully obtaining numerous approvals for certificate of needs from State and Federal agencies and National involvement in the interpretation and implementation of HIPPA regulations.
Maria Luisa Taleno, B.S., M.S., Controller, received a Business degree from the University of Miami and a Masters degree in Business Management from Boston University. She also possesses a Certificate of Financial Planning from Barry University and has experience in the areas of finance, accounting, operations and business management attained in the banking, entertainment, financial planning industry, and charitable organizations. Maria Luisa has also served in the US Navy and in the Miami Alumni Organization in the capacity of Communications Director.
Duchess Raufman, M.S., - Clinical Director, Therapist
Rachel Salerno, Ph.D. – Psychologist
Anne Ruben, L.M.F.T. – Therapist
Staci Gissen, L.C.S.W. – Therapist
Harry Henshaw, Ed.D., L.M.H.C. - Therapist
Megan Gorchoff, M.H.C. - Therapist
Shea Hetherington, M.S.W. - Therapist
NIFHAS National Institute For Holistic Addiction Studies Professional Associations
Stephen J. Schoenthaler, PhD
Doctorates in Sociological Theory, Social Psychology and Criminology ∞ Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University Stanislaus ∞ 1991 Nomination for Nobel Laureate ∞ 2000 Linus Pauling Award Winner for Outstanding Landmark Research in Orthomolecular Medicine ∞ 2002 Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Professor for Nutrition and Behavior and Change of Venue Research ∞ 1989 International Director of Research for the Dietary Research Foundation in London ∞ Expert witness and researcher for 27 cases ∞ 1999 U.S. Department of Justice National Assembly on Alcohol, Drugs and Crime.
Kenneth Blum, PhD
Doctorate in Pharmacology ∞ Professor and Research Appointments to Wake Forest, University of Texas, Columbia and New York Medical College and University of North Texas as well as Path Research Foundation in New York ∞ 1988 Finalist, mind Science Foundation “Imagineer Award” ∞ 1990 John B. Sullivan Presidential Excellence Award for Treatment and Research ∞ Presented over 400 lectures on “Social Pharmacology” across approximately 44 states in American as well as Europe, Scandanavia, Mexico, Canada, USSR and the Orient. ∞ 2008 Elected Who’s Who in America ∞ Scientific seminar on “Alcohol Research” presented to staff, Toxicology Branch, FDA, Washington, DC, Harvard Medical School, NIDA-ARC, as well as over 50 research seminars to major universities in the US and abroad. RewardDeficiencySyndrome.com - the Education & Science behind Addiction, Obesity and Weight Loss
Reward Deficiency Syndrome RDS is a gene related characterized condition that consists of a number of compulsive, addictive and impulsive behaviors that due to repetitive behaviors result in a remarkable list of known ailments such as drug addiction, adolescent/adult obesity, ADHD, smoking/smokeless tobacco, pathological gambling, deviant sex addiction, excessive internet gaming, juvenile delinquency, pathological aggression, chronic pain (fibromyalgia) and other behavioral disorders. Individuals diagnosed with RDS are known to possess specific gene-phenotype variants that could be identified through genetic testing determining both resilience and vulnerability. Reward Deficiency Solutions offers breakthrough gene-based RDS programs that promote healthy and sustainable weight loss; reduce unhealthy cravings and aberrant craving behaviors; reduce stress and frustration; soothe nerves, increase relaxation, promote healthy sleep patterns, help maintain healthy mood levels, and boost energy levels; all solutions for resolving the pain and agony caused by Reward Deficiency Syndrome and other health issues related to unhealthy gene-expressions that can be revealed by DNA Tests.
Deborah C. Mash, PhD
PhD in Neuropharmacology, University of Miami ∞ Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurology/Neuroanatomy, Harvard Medical School ∞ Director, University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank ∞ Assoiate Director for Basic Research, Comprehensive Drug Research Center ∞ Member, National Institute of Health, Center of Biologic Research and Excellence (COBRE) ∞ Scientific Advisory Panel, Hefftner Research Institute ∞ Professor of Neurology and Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology ∞ Jeanne C. Levey Professor of Parkinson’s Disease Research ∞ Scientific Advisory Board, Life Extensions ∞ Published 28 books and monographs ∞ 3 patents, including “A method of treating chemical dependence in mammals and a composition thereof” ∞ 134 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals
Cardwell C. Nuckols, MA, PhD
Doctorate of Philosophy in Health and Human Services ∞ Master of Arts in Education ∞ Best-selling author of Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery, Quitting Heroin, and Quitting Marijuana and other Hazelden books ∞ Author of more than 30 books and workbooks and 50 journal articles as well as 38 videos and CDs ∞ 2005 Ewart A. Swinyard Award ∞ 1994 Gooderham Award ∞ Former FBI Trainer and Consultant ∞ Author of the “Breaking the Chains” video/DVD series ∞ Founding member of the National Campaign for Tolerance ∞ Member, New York Academy of Sciences ∞ 2004 National Register of Executives and Professionals ∞ 2007 Webinar presenter “Science of Recovery” for EAPA International.
David K. Miller, PhD
Doctorate in Counseling ∞ Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor ∞ President of Miller Associates LLC and LifeStream Solutions, Inc. ∞ Co-Author of five books including Learning to Live Again, A Guide to Recovery from Chemical Dependency (with Merlene Miller and Terence T Gorski), Overload: Attention Deficit Disorder and the Addictive Brain (with Kenneth Blum) and Staying Clean & Sober, Complementary and Natural Strategies for Healing the Addicted Brain (with Merlene Miller) ∞ Former Associate Professor of Addiction Studies, Graceland University ∞ Specialty Training in ADHD, EEG Biofeedback, Relapse Prevention, Family Intervention and Reality Therapist.
Daniel L. Carzoli, MA, CAP, CMHP, NCAC-II, ICADC, CPC
President Elect, State Board of Directors, NAADAC – Florida ∞ Board of Directors, North East Florida Council on Alcohol and Drug Addiction ∞ Board Registered Interventionist ∞ Certified Mental Health Professional ∞ MA in Pastoral Psychology ∞ Adjunct Faculty, University of Miami ∞ Past President, BetterWay Foundation, Indigent Homeless Shelter ∞ Adjunct Faculty, University of Miami ∞ Adjunct Faculty, Addiction Training Institute, South Miami ∞ TC Program Director of Matrix House, Community Corrections Division of Duval County Jail
J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC
Disaster and Critical Incident Services provided to Oklahoma City (1997), New York City (2001-2002), Tampa, FL (2002-2004) and All Florida Hurricanes 2004-2008 ∞ Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University’s Interdivisional Marriage and Family Therapy ∞ Certificate of Advanced Study/Fellowship in PsychoTraumatology, West Virginia University School of Medicine ∞ Author of Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (2005), Huber and Hogrefe Publishing and Cunning, Baffling and Powerful: Compassion Fatigue Among AddictionProfessionals in Paradigm, Fall 2005 ∞ Licensed and/or Certified in EMDR, Trauma Specialty (CTS), Trauma Therapy, Addiction Counseling (CAC), Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy, Reality Therapy, Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Combat Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Psychopharmacology, Victims of Violent Crimes
Charles Gant, MD, PhD, NMD
Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology ∞ New York Sate Medical License #141276-1 ∞ Degreed Naturopathic Medicine Doctor ∞ Member American Society for Addiction Medicine ∞ Member Society for Orthomolecular Health-Medicine ∞ Former Professor of Law, Syracuse University, NY ∞ Credentialed Alcoholism Counselor ∞ Member American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry ∞ Member of American Naturopathic Medical Association ∞ Author of End Your Addiction Now ∞ Presentation to Orthomolecular Health – Medicine Conference Orthomolecular Medicine Approaches to Addiction
Merlene Miller, MA
Masters of Arts, Goddard College ∞ Special Training in Reality Therapy, Family Intervention, EEG Biofeedback ∞ Relapse Prevention Specialist ∞ Co-Author of several books with Terence Gorski, including: Counseling for Relapse Prevention; Family Recovery, Growing Beyond Addiction; and Learning to Live Again, A guide to recovery from chemical dependency ∞ Associate Professor of Addiction Studies at Graceland University ∞ Executive Director Alcoholism System Associates (CENAPS Corp) ∞ Co-founder Miller Associates LLC
Richard Judah, B.A., M.A., D.Ed.
Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider, State of Massachusetts ∞ Graduate Faculty Vermont College of Union University and Institute ∞ Educational Psychologist ∞ Member of the American College of Forensic Examiners ∞ Director and Psychologist-Alpha Associates ∞ Former Staff Psychologist, US Army ∞ Doctoral in Counselor Education from Pennsylvania State University
Frank John Deisler, Psy.D.
Distinguished Hoosier Award from US Senate for work with addicted criminal justice clients ∞ Magna Cum Laude, Doctor of Psychology, USC ∞ Former President, National Association of Forensic Counselors ∞ Books Published include Psychodiagnois in Brief for Counselors, GroupTherapy with Criminal Justic Populations, Understanding and Treating the Sociaopathic Clients ∞ Licensed Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Counselor ∞ Certified Master Neurolinguistic Programmer, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Karen L. Harding, B.S., R.N., M.A., Psy.D.
MA in Counseling Psychology from Rhode Island College ∞ Intern and Harvard Fellow, Hall Mercer Center for Children and Adolescents ∞ Certified Psychiatric Nurse Specialist ∞ LCSW Psychotherapist ∞ Research Assistant for Public Health Service ∞ Member American Psychological Association ∞ Member International Society for the Study of Multiple Personality and Dissociation ∞ Member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association and Psychological Association ∞ Member of the Society for Personality Assessment
Arthur Anderson, AP, Dipl. Ac
Diplomat, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) ∞ Registered Trainer/Acupuncture Detox Specialist, National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) ∞ Licensed Acupuncturist, Florida Board of Acupuncture ∞ National Association of Nutritional Consultants ∞ Certified Hypnotherapist ∞ Certified Addiction Professional, American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders ∞ Acupoint Injection Therapist, Florida College of Integrative Medicine ∞ American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) ∞ American Society for Mesotherapeutic Liposculpture
Harry Henshaw, Ed.D., LMHC
Doctor of Education Degree in Human Development from Boston University ∞ Member of American Psychological Associaton ∞ Director of OutPatient Services for G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment ∞ Family Meditation Training Program Graduate ∞ Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist ∞ Certified Effective Parenting Skills Trainer ∞ Member of American Counseling Association ∞ Member of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis ∞ Licensed Mental Health Counselor ∞ Graduate of Landmark Education Curriculum for Living ∞ Neuro-linguistic Programming and Psychology Advanced Training
Frederick J. Murphy, MA
Masters of Arts, Purdue University ∞ Congressional Liaison Health Care Electronic Communication Innovations ∞ Executive Director of the National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies ∞ Special Co-Adjunct School of Public Health, Columbia University ∞ CEO Health Care Compliance Consulting and Training ∞ Co-Author “Health Reform and the Legal Economic Nexus” ∞ Graduate Faculty, State University of New York ∞ Department Faculty, Ithaca College ∞ B.A. Honors Syracuse University
Jose Miguel Gallego, PhD
Doctor of Philosophy of Religion, International University of Fundamental Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia ∞ Educational Specialist, Nova-Southeastern University ∞ Licensed-ordained Minister ∞ Certified Florida Educator ∞ Member of Cambridge Who’s Who ∞ Special Educator for the Council for Exceptional Children ∞ Life Member, United Sates Judo Association ∞ 10th Degree Black Belt ∞ Coach and Trainer for 52 United States Judo Association National Junior Judo Champions and 130 Karate Champions in United States Karate Association ∞ Martial Arts Instructor ∞ Miami Dade Public School Teacher
Siobhan A. Morse, MHSA, CRC
Masters Health Services Administration ∞ Adjunct Professor of Program Planning and Evaluation, Florida International University ∞ Lead Coordinator, Report on Children’s Services ∞ Research Associate, National Institute Mental Health Demonstration Project, Delaware ∞ Director of Research, National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies ∞ International Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame Inductee ∞ Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, Associates of Clinical Pharmacology ∞ Candidated Introduction Leader, Landmark Education
Paul Harch, MD
Dr. Harch has expressed interest in putting together a course of the Institute as well as in co-presenting on HBOT indications in Addiction and Mental Health with John Giordano.
Dr. Harch’s clinical experience through 2007 spans 23 years in hospital-based emergency medicine and 21 years of hyperbaric medicine. He gradutated from John Hopkin’s University School of Medicine in 1980 and was awarded Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa status on graduation from college. He has trained in general surgery, radiology, diving and hyperbaric medicine. In recognition of his accomplishments in clinical practice, teaching and research, he was awarded fellowship status in the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine in 1997. he also received the Edgard End Award from the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine in 1994 and the Richard A. Neubauer Award for Excellence in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Pediatric Neurology in 2003.
Eugene Somoza, MD, PhD
Dr. Somoza has expressed interest in working with both the Institute and G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc., particularly with regard to the potential application and uses of the Qile Drug Free Patch.
Director, Cincinnati Addiction Research Center (CinARC). University of Cincinnati; 3210
Jefferson Avenue; Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.
Director and Principal Investigator of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)-
funded Clinical Trials Network, Ohio Valley Node (Grant #1 U10 DA13732-02)
Director and Principal Investigator of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA)-
funded Clinical Trials Organization (RFP-N01DA-9-8095).
Psychiatrist, Opiate Substitution Clinic; VA Medical Center; Cincinnati, Ohio
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Psychiatry Department, College of Medicine, University
Carolina Cortes-Palacios – Office Manager
Alan Murphy, B.S. – Human Resources Manager
Valorie Riley-Berry, M.S.W. – Training Manager
Richard Sandoval, B.S. – Assistant Controller
Siobhan Morse, M.H.S.A. – Executive Liaison
Shang Min Yu, B.S. – Client Financial Services
Zelma Ball – Client Services Coordinator
Gaby Vazquez – Client Services Coordinator
Luis Duran – Driver
Denise Bryan, B.A. – Driver
Nikki Glantz, R.D. / L.D.N - Nutritionist
Neil Goldsmith – Outpatient Coordinator / Case Manager
George Saint-Louis – Organization Development Specialist
Raisa Perez Padron – Nurse Assistant
Benita Johnson – Utilizations Review Administrator
Recovery Coach – Mental Health Tech
Robert Berry – Recovery Coach Manager
Michael White – Recovery Coach Supervisor
Zina Lyons – Recovery Coach Supervisor
Benjamin Brown, B.S. – Recovery Coach
Chris Vasconcellos, B.S. - Recovery Coach Supervisor
Peter Lopez - Recovery Coach
Julie Brown - Recovery Coach
Nelida Dayson - Recovery Coach
Tracy Shimmel-Thal - Recovery Coach
Salvador Pace - Recovery Coach
Jonathan Fortune, B.S. - Recovery Coach
Gary Coleman – Recovery Coach
Faith Cutliff – Recovery Coach
Jerome Mack – Recovery Coach
Gyas Bramos-Hatman, B.S. – Recovery Coach
Mathew King – Recovery Coach
Lore Malloy – Recovery Coach
Carl Roberson - Recovery Coach
Laura Settler – Recovery Coach
Carmine Thompson – Recovery Coach
Harold Whitlock – Recovery Coach
Residence Maintenance Staff
Chris Fleenor – Administrative Facility Maintenance Manager
Amaron Giordano – Residential Facility Maintenance Manager
Isaac McCormick - Supervisor
Joshua Notini - Staff
Iris Casanova-Pena – Residence Operations Manager
Gladys Iglesias - Staff
Maritza Carrillo - Staff
Caridad Morales - Staff
Olga Fiallo - Staff
Alternative Therapies Practitioners
Valery B. Ireland – Holistic Healing Center Business Manager
Christine Gosselin, B.A., L.M.T. – Massage Therapist
Arthur Anderson, D.O.M. – Acupuncturist
Adam Fuller - Director of Business Development - Holistic Referral Network
Lester Hark – Recovery – Admissions Director / Interventionist
Christopher D. Waddell – Recovery Outreach Coordinator / Interventionist
Gus Finkel- Admissions Counselor
Rebecca Morse - Admissions Counselor
John Nicastro - Admissions Counselor
Jacob Andrews - Admissions Counselor
Renilda Alves, Culinary Arts Graduate, Head Chef