Our treatment team is made up of experienced specially trained therapists, case managers, nursing staff and behavioral health technicians, all of whom have the necessary skills, diversity and qualifications to guide you and your family through the healing process.
Beth is a certified addiction counselor and certified recovery residence administrator for the state of Florida. She earned an associate degree in addiction counseling. Born and raised near Philadelphia, Beth moved to South Florida in 2014 and began working at Lucida soon after. As our Admissions Coordinator, Beth maintains admitting guidelines and compassionately works with prospective clients to ensure a stress-free and welcoming transition to our facility. She is an avid lover of animals and arranges a volunteering opportunity for the clients to participate in each month.
Danielle Craig, MS
Coordinator of Utilization Review
Danielle has eight years of professional experience in substance abuse treatment within behavioral healthcare facilities. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Walden University. Danielle serves as Lucida’s Coordinator of Utilization Review. She has developed a critical relationship between our clinical and medical teams in conjunction with private insurance payers. This helps ensure clients receive the proper level of care for the appropriate length of time. Danielle’s clinical knowledge helps her properly assess clients, provide information to the clinical and medical directors, and advocate for the clients’ needs. She is working towards Florida licensure as a licensed mental health counselor and is enrolled in a Master of Healthcare Administration program. Danielle lives locally with her husband and son.
Heidi Dixon, MS
Human Resources Manager
Heidi has over 20 years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups, non-profits, hospitals and corporate headquarters. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives such as policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, training and development, and benefits administration. Heidi earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is happy to be part of the team at Lucida Treatment Center.
Dr. Manuel Montes
Jane Chamberlain, MD
Dr. Chamberlain received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She is board certified in psychiatry and has been in practice for over 20 years.
Sergio Muriel, M.Ed., LMHC, CAP, ICADC
Sergio is an EMDR-trained licensed mental health counselor and certified addiction professional in the state of Florida, as well as an internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor. His passion and vision are in helping individuals and families that have been affected by the disease of addiction and mental health disorders. He has had success in creating strong, cohesive and collaborative teams and facilities. Sergio graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a master’s degree in education, specializing in mental health and rehabilitation counseling. He is also a member of the Golden Key Honor Society.
Sergio has over 15 years of experience treating mental illness, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in all levels of care. Throughout his career, he has received several recognitions, including Sierra Tucson “Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award” in 2016; “Above & Beyond” Award from Elements Behavioral Health in 2015; “Employee of the Year” from Miami-Dade County in 2007; “Appreciation Award,” Lindsey Hopkins Education Center-School Advisory Council in 2010; and “Appreciation Award,” Miami-Dade County, Mayor and Board of County Commissioners in 2009. He is also fluent in English and Spanish.
Loren Miller, RN
Loren was born in Queens, NY and grew up on Long Island. She moved to Florida in 2006 and began her nursing career at Palm Beach State College and the Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations in West Palm Beach. In her spare time, she raises and cares for her five children.
Beth Miskiewicz, CAC, CRRA
Beth is a certified addiction counselor and certified recovery residence administrator for the state of Florida. She moved to South Florida from New Jersey in 2014 and started working at Lucida soon after as a client care coordinator, then as a case manager. Her current responsibilities include overseeing the residential department, ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for all of our clients from admission through discharge. Beth holds an associate’s degree in addiction counseling and is currently working on a bachelor’s degree.She is an avid lover of animals and arranges a volunteering opportunity for the clients to participate in at a nonprofit animal shelter each month.
Katrina Verdon, Psy.D
Biography coming soon.
Melina Gennaro, LMFT, CAP
Melina was born in Brazil and attended St. Thomas University in Miami where she earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She is EMDR-trained and a certified addictions professional. Melina has extensive experience working with clients diagnosed with substance use disorder, co-occurring disorders, trauma and gender issues.
Masud Ahmad, ARNP
Laura Ward, LMHC, CAP
Laura has been working in the field of substance abuse and mental health for over a decade and has helped develop women’s and trauma programming. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and completed her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Naropa University. Laura has trained in transpersonal and Gestalt transpersonal psychology, experiential therapies, psychodrama, and holistic breath work. She is passionate about helping people struggling with addiction, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, and mental health disorders.