Marty Lerner, PhD.
A graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Lerner is a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders since 1980. He has appeared on numerous national television and radio programs that include The NPR Report, 20/20, Discovery Health, and ABC’s Nightline, as well as, authored several publications related to eating disorders in professional literature, national magazines, and newspapers including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Miami Herald, Orlando and Hollywood Sun Sentinels. An active member of the professional community here in South Florida since finishing his training, Dr. Lerner makes his home in Davie with his wife Michele and daughters Janelle, Danielle and their dog, Reggie.
Mr. Held, with his background in the financial industry, realized a vision of one day applying his business experiences within the realm of addictions treatment. Shortly thereafter, Jay embarked on a joint venture to begin a residential treatment program offering specialized services to people with eating disorders. Some fifteen years later, Milestones in Recovery has evolved into that vision. Making his home in South Florida with his wife Elysze, their son Zack, and his beloved dog Boscoe, Jay oversees the business and administrative components of Milestones.
Kristina Beaudry, LMHC, NCC, MAC
Having completed her training at Broward General Hospital’s Psychiatric Department and Nova Southeastern University’s Mental Health Counseling Program, Kristina joined the clinical team at Milestones as one of our primary therapists. A member of the American Counseling Association [ACA], she is an active participant within the mental health community of South Florida.
Prior to the completion of her graduate training, Kristina served as our business and operations manager, first joining Milestones in 2008. Recently named as Clinical Director, additionally Kristina continues to serve as our in-house compliance manager for the Joint Commission [JCAHO] as well as, Florida’s Agency for Healthcare Administration [ACHA] – responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the regulatory licenses and accreditations held by Milestones.
Kristina, her husband, and their daughter along with their dog, Deuce, reside in South Florida
Nikki Glantz, RD/LDN has served as the Milestones Eating Disorders Program dietitian for the past ten years and has a diversified background in working with patients suffering with both eating disorders and related mental health issues. A graduate of The University of Florida’s Health Sciences Program, as well as, having an advanced degree from Florida International University with a specialty in Dietetics and Nutrition, Nikki provides an invaluable service to her clients and the patients at Milestones. Her experience with the eating disordered population, spans more than a decade and includes working with this population in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
In addition to being the proud mother of three boys and married to her husband David since graduating college, Nikki is an active member of the South Florida community. She is highly regarded as the “go to” person among family, friends, and especially her colleagues at Milestones. She also maintains a part-time private practice at the Milestones Cooper City Campus and serves as a consultant to local chemical dependency programs in the area.
Linda Dolin, MD
A graduate of Chicago Medical in 1986 and completing her residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1989, Dr. Dolin serves as our internal medicine consultant and plays and active role with our program at Milestones. A resident of South Florida with her husband and children, Dr. Dolin has served as a primary care physician for several local hospitals and facilities in our area and has been part of the Milestones clinical team for the past several years.
Nathaniel Keller, MD
Psychiatrist / Medical Director
Dr. Keller completed his medical degree at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv and New York City and post-graduate training at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of Pittsburg Medical Center. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Keller holds positions as a assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine and enjoys affiliations with several local hospitals as a psychiatric consultant. He has served as medical director and attending physician at Milestones for the past several years in addition to maintaining a private practice in the area.
Priscilla Valadares, LMHC Primary Therapist, Art Therapist
With a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College in Arizona, Priscilla had worked as an intern at Milestones, prior to joining our staff as our resident expressive arts therapist. Priscilla has a background working with both substance dependency and eating disorder patients at various South Florida facilities and settings.
A member of the American Art Therapy Association [AATA], Priscilla makes her home here in South Florida with her husband, two children and their cat, Finnegan.
Ariel Hernandez, MS, RMHCI
Ariel joins the team with a business background after having completed her Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Miami. With a graduate degree in Mental Health counseling from Nova Southeastern University, Ariel had worked as an intern at Milestones, prior to joining our staff as a primary therapist. Ariel has a background working in substance abuse and addiction at various South Florida facilities and has worked with both adults and adolescents living a life in recovery.
Ariel, her husband, and their son live in South Florida, and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and training in jiu-jitsu.
Kathy MacAdams, RN
Kathy works directly with Dr. Dolin and Dr. Keller to ensure the medical needs are met for both the residential and outpatient participants.
Erin Chavez, BA
Director of Operations
Erin, originally a South Florida native, recently returned to the area after living in Northern and Southern California for the past 6 years.
A graduate of the University of Central Florida, she has a degree in Event Management and Hospitality. Erin handles admissions, human resources and is our Zen electronic medical records master.
Erin lives in Davie with her family. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.
Facilities and Transport Manager
Joining Milestones in 2008, Ray serves as both our maintenance manager and in-house “go-to-guy” for staff and residents alike. Ray also is responsible for transporting participants to and from our residential and clinical sites, in addition to community based support groups and scheduled activities. Ray is a close friend to the “recovery community” here in South Florida for more than 32 years.
An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Ray makes his home in the western part of Ft. Lauderdale with his family and canine friends, Sookie and Kashmir.
Jannifer Diaz, MS
Kristie Rodriguez, MS
Kristie is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. She also holds a master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education from Nova Southeastern University. Kristie shifted her career from teaching to join the Milestones family in 2008. She serves as one of our resident managers, ensuring that the needs of our clients are taken care of at our residences.
Once an Ohio native, Kristie now resides in South Florida with her husband, two children and her yellow lab, DC.