Dr. Philip Diaz, MSW

Philip Diaz has over 30 years’ experience in executive management in the social service, governmental and private enterprise sectors. He is currently a Partner in Evolve Mental Health, Spiritual Growth Therapy, Evolve Youth, and Lifescape Solutions.

His experience includes working as the Assistant Deputy for Prevention, in the White House Drug Czar’s Office. In this capacity he was the lead federal official responsible for the development of the nation’s drug prevention policy and development of International Demand Reduction efforts. He was responsible for a 1.5 billion dollar budget and oversight for 17 federal agencies involved in drug prevention and international demand reduction.

Mr. Diaz has also managed a large 15 million dollar mental health and addiction system in Jacksonville, Fl and was Deputy Director of the second largest Community Mental Health Center in the US, in Rockland County, NY with a 27 million dollar budget.

Mr. Diaz has numerous awards including an Excellent Performance Award, from the Executive Office of the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. He is a Co-Founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and has been given the Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Senate and the Public Service Award from the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington. D.C.

Mr. Diaz received a B.A. degree from the City College of New York and a Masters in Social Work with a major in Administration from Fordham University. He has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law from Mercy College. He is the co-author of six books on addiction and the family including “Healing Trauma Through Self-Parenting: The Codependency Connection,” and “Let Your Soul Evolve: Spiritual Growth For The New Millennium.”

Paul Alleva, MSW, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Paul Alleva is an owner of Lifescape Solutions and Let Your Soul Evolve. He is a philosopher, author, hypnotherapist and a spiritual guide. He lives in South Florida with his wife, Lisa, his son, Dominick, daughter Bre’Anne and twins, Leo and Santino.

Spencer Kinard
Spencer is a partner at Lifescape Solutions and Let Your Soul Evolve. He is a director of Admissions Representing the unique recovery curriculum offered by Lifescape Solutions, he is able to expand the scope of treatment options he offers clients by guiding them into both the traditional and the holistic programs offered. Having worked in the field of addiction and recovery for several years, Mr. Kinard has developed a keen sense of insight of a variety of recovery choices and long term support methodologies. Mr. Kinard offers empathy, guidance, and expertise, always with the goal of helping clients find a pathway to recovery that works for them.

Lisa Louth, CEO of Clinical Services, PhD LMFT
Lisa Louth, PhD LMFT, has worked with victims of violent crimes and addiction over the last ten years, initially as a student therapist at Nova Southeastern University and more recently with Palm Beach County Victim Services. She specializes in the areas of hypnosis and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Lisa holds a Masters and Doctorate Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Lisa has had extensive success with treating clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, as well as addiction, initiating in clients not only a sense of hope but also the skills necessary to achieve success in their everyday lives.

Ann Marie D’Aiuto, Mental Health Program Leader, Primary Therapist, LMHC
Ann Marie D’Aiuto, M.S. LMHC has been working with co-occurring diagnosis adults and children since 2005. Ann Marie graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. Ann Marie currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and continues to work with the mental health and substance abuse population to effectively treat and enhance the lives of those affected.

Cathy Bilotti, Clinical Director, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
Cathy Bilotti holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University. She began her career as the owner and operator of a restaurant chain where her passion to help people began. Mrs. Bilotti brings a unique ability to connect, nurture and develop trusting relationships to the field of mental health. She believes that through developing trusting relationships and building rapport with her clients and their families, she is better able to confront relevant issues, thus increasing the possibility for a successful outcome. She has experience with individual and group therapy assisting clients to pursue a new beginning and achieve desired goals.

Morgan Shope, Primary Therapist, RMHC
Morgan is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the state of Florida. She holds an M.Ed in Mental Health Counseling from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida. Morgan has experience conducting therapeutic services treating a wide range of mental health issues and substance abuse in various settings with diverse populations. She is currently training to specialize in Psychodrama, Bioenergetics, and Hypnotherapy

Gregory LoForte, Primary Therapist, LMHC
Gregory Lo Forte M.S. LMHC has been contributing to the well being of others since 2008 when he started Applied Behavior Analysis with children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectually Disabled and other co-occurring disorders. Gregory graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL in January 2012 with his Master’s of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. Gregory currently is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor working in substance abuse field to effectively treat the disease of addiction.

Kimberly Gould, Director of Quality Assurance
Kim relocated to South Florida from her hometown of Salem, Mass. Kim is a certified Child Development Associate whom is also trained and certified in CPR. Kim provides quality assurance and maintaining facility’s documentation quality and compliance. She ensures that charts reflect the great care we provide to our clients. Kim’s passion to help others and her free spirit provide comfort and empathy to new clients.

Molena Mia-Diaz, Family Program and Family Advocate Supervisor
Molena Mia-Diaz supervises the Family Advocate Program and the Family Program. She began her spiritual journey in 1985 when she was introduced to the works of Deepak Chopra. She started attending a Unity Church after moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 1994. Molena is ordained as a Minister in the Universal Life Church and has been a Reiki Master since 1998. She is also a Re-connective Healing Practitioner, Job Coach and Recovery Coach. In January 2010 Molena co-founded the Heart Space Group with her husband Philip Diaz. Molena has traveled around the world in her quest for spiritual education and has gone through many personal development training workshops.

Michael Santorsola, Director of Client Services/Case Management/Intake
Michael Santorsola,has a Bachelors in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and a Masters in Business Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare from the University of Phoenix. He has eight years of experience in education prior to joining the field of substance abuse and possessing a background in mental health with experience in a non-profit. He worked in a mental health facility working with individuals that have a co-occurring disorder for the past 4 years, and while working there he was able to gain extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system as he was part of the Palm Beach County Drug Court Program. His passion lies in seeing clients progress first hand and empowering them to reach their goals and aspirations. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with his wife and family.

Joe Ricci, Director of Operations
Joe Ricci, a New Jersey native, has been working in addiction recovery for two years. He is a CCAR, Recovery Coach, and Nationally Certified Interventionist Practitioner. He is dedicated and enjoys working with clients to help them find their best pathway to recovery.

Deborah Evans, Director of Utilization Review
Deborah Evans has an Associates of Arts in Interior Design, Broward Community College, 2009. She is currently pursing B.S degree in Health Care Administration from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Over 20 years of organization and real world experience in all facets of mental health diagnosis and treatment techniques. Currently working as a Utilization Reviewer. Additional experience with Case Management relative to substance abuse and rehabilitation counseling.

Evan Lefever, VP of Admissions

Dr Juan Carlos Cherkezian, PhD, Acupuncturist and Nutritionist
Dr Juan Carlos Cherkezian is an honorary doctor in Oriental Medicine and acupuncture physician licensed by the state of Florida since 1988. Also he holds a degree as Diplomat Doctor in homeopathic medicine, Doctor in Naturopathic Medicine and a Doctorate in Nutrition.He uses homeopathy, acupuncture, herbiology, manipulative techniques and meditation. As an integral part of natural medicine he empowers his patients with conscious creative language and outcome techniques encouraging and honoring each person’s highest choice in being healthy from within. From 1998 to 2008 he was associated to his Holiness the Dalai Lama, acted as a fully ordained monk. He is presently practicing in Boca Raton and Delray Beach

Joan Roth, Spiritual Guidance Counselor

Karen Marcelin, Residential Manager
Karen is from Brooklyn New York. She has worked in recovery addiction for 13 years. Karen has 4 years experience working with clients who have an eating disorder condition. She holds a Bachelors degree in sociology from northeastern university. She is a certified medical billing & coding specialist, Karen is a certified crisis prevention intervention trainer and a certified recovery coach, and recovery support specialist. She has worked as an assistant director for a treatment facility for 3 years. She has plans on becoming a humanitarian globally helping others.

Kristy Quaka, Primary Therapist
Kristy Quaka received her Bachelors of Arts in Social Psychology and her Masters of Counselor Education from Florida Atlantic University. Kristy is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor specializing in Vocational/Educational services and is the key staff person who helps support our clients in career development and college entrance. Prior to joining Lifescape Solutions, Kristy worked in a variety of clinical settings including a home for teens, residential and outpatient treatment facilities providing therapy to adolescents and adults in individual and group settings. She utilized multiple theoretical perspectives and techniques in her work with addictions and co-occurring disorders.

Mike Alleva, Recovery Coach
With the responsibility of assisting referral sources for early identification with our substance abuse patients, Mike Alleva holds a crucial role at Lifescape Solutions. Mike also identifies and assists patients with the admission process and admission criteria, as he understands how it can be a stressful time. He is also responsible for conducting pre-admission assessments and coordinating the admissions to our facilities. Establishing, developing, and maintaining referral sources is occasionally needed, and Mike can gain placement for those who may need another provider – which also correlates with his ability to provide interventions, recovery coach training, and other services to selected population groups. Promoting chemically free lifestyles and assistance with identifying individual problems is also part of Mike’s role at Lifescape, therefore he also participates in exhibits, conventions, and workshops – all as directed.

Nicole DiFilipo, Case Manager
Nicole DiFilipo has a bachelors degree in criminal justice from Salem State University in Massachusetts. Nicole has been working in the field for 5 years. Nicole is an avid sports fan.

Patricia Angeles, Case Manager
Patricia Angeles has been working in the social work field for the past 20 years. Patricia has earned her political science degree from SUNY Albany in 1995. Patricia has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field for the last 5 years. Prior to that she worked exclusively in the foster care field with “at risk” youth. Patricia was the regional chairperson for the “Fresh Air Fund” for 12 years. Patricia is an avid snorkeler and spear diver.

Mark Sandvoss, Therapist, LCSW
Mark Sandvoss, LCSW, has worked in the field of mental health and addictions for twenty years. He graduated with his Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 1997, and has been licensed as a clinical social worker since 2004. He has experience working with individuals in the prison system, crisis stabilization units, as well as in an outpatient substance abuse setting. Mark employs an empathic approach that respects each individual as a unique person with their own special purpose in life. In his free time, he enjoys running and spending time with his family.

Lana Seiler, Therapist
Lana Seiler, a Delray Beach native, earned her Baccalaureate degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2008 with a double major in Political Science and Social Science. Lana thenmoved to New York City for two years where her focus began to shift from politics and law to the healing professions. She completed a 200 hour teacher training in 2009 at Yoga to the People in the lower east side of Manhattan to become a certified yoga instructor. Over the next coupleyears, Lana began to realize and develop her passion for trauma survivors including veterans and first responders. In 2013 Lana returned to Florida to complete her masters in Social Work at FAU. During her graduate work, Lana was chosen for an internship at the West Palm Beach VA hospital where she worked with Veterans in the Psychosocial Rehab and Reocvery Center. Here, she partnered with Connected Warriors and completed a Trauma Sensitive yoga training to help Veteran’s suffering from PTSD. Lana graduated with her MSW in May, 2015. Lana is a Certified EMDR Therapist and is currently working with clients in the Company’s Trauma Center.