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.
Nikki Glantz, RD/LDN/COO
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.
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
Erin Chavez, BA
Director of Operations/Admissions Director
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.
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.
Amanda Mineo, MS
Amanda joins the team with a background in business and counseling, completing her BS in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and her MS in Mental Health Counseling from Carlos Albizu University.
Amanda has worked as an intern at Milestones, prior to joining the staff as a primary therapist. She has a background working with eating disorder patients, as well as, experience providing Neurobiofeedback at various substance abuse facilities across South Florida.
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.
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.
Kathy McAdams, RN
Kathy works directly with Dr. Dolin and Dr. Keller to ensure the medical needs are met for both the residential and outpatient participants.
Samantha Sandor, BS
A native Floridian from Ft. Lauderdale, Sam serves as our admissions coordinator at Milestones. Having completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sam is in the process of completing her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Aside from her academic ambitions, Sam is an avid Yoga enthusiast and enjoys several of the outdoor activities the South Florida area offers. Sam resides in South Florida with her daughter.
Prior to joining Milestones seven years ago, Cathy served as an account manager for a large industrial distributor. She enjoys the work she does now, helping individuals learn about Milestones and spreading the word about our program in the treatment community. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colleen serves as our Facilities Manager and Driver. Colleen moved to Florida a few years ago and, as a successful alumnus of Milestones, Colleen was a natural choice to join the Milestones family. She previously held the title of Resident Manager. Over the past few years Colleen has also played an integral role in the local eating disorders recovery community offering her experiences and support beyond those who attend the Milestones Program. In effect, Colleen’s professional background in business administration has given way to her passion for working with others seeking to recover from an eating disorder. Colleen, her husband Greg and their yellow lab, Clyde reside in Broward County.
Jannifer Diaz, MS
Jannifer is our most recent addition to the Milestones team. She is a Florida International University graduate with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health counseling. In addition to being an alumni of the program, she is a registered mental health counseling intern.
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.
Mark works as a corporate representative with a printing franchise by day and by night and on some weekends he drives our clients to various support meetings and events.