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Marty Lerner, PhD.
CEO

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 Ft. Lauderdale with his wife Michele and daughters Janelle, Danielle and their dog, Reggie.

Nikki Glantz, RDN,COO
Nutritionist

Nikki Glantz, RDN has served as the Milestones Eating Disorders Program dietitian for the past 19 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.

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,QS
Clinical Director

Kristina Beaudry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor who has been working in the field of eating disorders and addictions for over 10 years. She earned her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship at Broward Health’s crisis stabilization unit.

Kristina is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and holds a certificate as a Masters Addiction Counselor. Kristina is passionate about learning new tools to better support clients healing and has completed training to be an EMDRIA trained EMDR therapist. She enjoys helping clients begin to heal old wounds and create a life they enjoy living. She is passionate about helping people find their voice, work through their shame and learn to treat themselves with compassion.

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
Primary Therapist

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.

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
Internal Medicine

 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
Program Nurse

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
Admissions Coordinator

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.

Cathy Geller
Outreach Director

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.  Contact: cgeller@milestonesprogram.org.

Mark Geller
Driver

Mark works as a corporate representative with a printing franchise by day and for the last 7 years has been driving our clients to various support meetings and events during the evenings and weekends.

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