Meet Our Team

Sergio Menendez, MD
American Society of Addiction Medicine Board Certified Internal Medicine
Medical Director

Dr. Menendez is the Medical Director at NewBridge Recovery. Dr. Menendez is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has extensive experience treating people with addictions. After graduating with a Medical Degree from Mexico National University, he completed residencies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Dr. Menendez believes in an integrative treatment philosophy, which is centered on making the patient comfortable during treatment and incorporating holistic options to enhance clinical outcomes. Dr. Menendez personally oversees all medical care at NewBridge including our outpatient detox program.

Samantha Carver, LMHC, CAP
Clinical Director

Ms. Carver has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College. She has worked in a variety of adult and adolescent environments including residential and outpatient treatment treatment centers, colleges and high schools. She utilizes solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), human centered therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). She has worked with individuals struggling with stress management, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, substance abuse and grief/loss. She guides individuals to create self-acceptance by helping them learn to more efficiently manage life, overcoming past and current obstacles.

Sanjeev Singh, MD
Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine

Dr. Singh is board certified in general psychiatry. He completed his residency at Boston University and has been practicing since 1989. Dr. Singh brings over 25 years’ experience in inpatient, outpatient and residential psychiatry and addiction. Dr. Singh is Board Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Nora Beenackers, MSc
Clinical Program Manager

Ms. Beenackers has extensive experience in addictions, trauma and mental health disorders. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the prestigious University of Utrecht in Utrecht, Netherlands and was awarded post-graduate European recognition as a GZ-Psychologist. She is certified as an EMDR Practitioner Europe. As a Health Care Psychologist & Head of Treatment in Utrecht and Amsterdam her experience includes all levels of addiction care, psychodiagnostics, patient care coordination, supervision of psychologists-in-training and treatment program analysis. Ms. Beenackers is responsible for treatment program management and continuity of patient care at NewBridge.

Angel McNeill, LMHC

Angel is a Masters Level addiction counselor with experience in residential treatment for men and women. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Masters program in Counseling.

Elizabeth Bay CAC
Admissions Counselor

Elizabeth has 8 years of professional experience in residential & outpatient addiction treatment. She helps patients and their families navigate the often confusing choices of treatment options and the complexity of their insurance benefits. Through her caring help, people seeking treatment will clearly understand their path to recovery.

Annie Henderson, LCDC, SAP, CAC
Admissions Counselor

Annie has 15 years of experience helping people with substance use disorders. Prior to joining NewBridge she was at the prestigious Ranch at Dove Tree Treatment Center in Lubbock, TX where she worked in the residential and outpatient programs.

Arthur Wright, CEO

Art brings 25 years of experience in healthcare. His career has been committed to helping patients and organizations improve clinical outcomes through innovative solutions. His vision is for NewBridge to provide peerless patient care in a nurturing environment for people whose lives are impacted by addiction through a combination of evidence-based medical care and state of the art psychotherapy services.

Jeffrey Shephard, Founder
Director of Clinical Services,

Jeff comes from a multi-generational family who have dedicated their lives to mental health and personal patient care. Jeff has a passion for helping people in need, following in his families footsteps. He has 3 decades of experience in healthcare working with patient centric organizations whose focus helps improve the lives of people everyday.

Lidia Oliveira, DO, AOAAM, ASAM

Dr. Oliveira brings over 20 years of physician experience to NewBridge. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Medical School Osteopathic Medicine. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and also a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Caroline Wright
Financial Manager

Ryan Shephard
Administrative Coordinator


Profiles Coming Soon

Stephanie  Savi – Behavior Technician

Rachelle Miller – Registered Nurse

Alan Zupka – Therapist Intern

Jenny Lawrence – Yoga / Fitness Instructor



To Speak Confidentially With One of Our Admissions Counselors Call Now 407.644.1500

Request Information

Call Now For a Free Consultation