Team

Jose R. Toledo,

Jose R. Toledo, M.D., Medical Director

A well-rounded and accomplished individual, Jose R. Toledo, M.D., is the Medical Director, CEO, and Founder of Neurodiagnostics*, which was established in Stuart, Florida in 1993. In 2011 he founded New Life Addiction Treatment Center.
Dr. Toledo  is a neurologist with 25 years of experience and has been in private practice since 1991 on the Treasure Coast of Florida.  Dr. Toledo completed his neurology training at the State University of New York and his Fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology.  He also completed 24 months of acute inpatient psychiatry at the Western Missouri Mental Health Center, University of Missouri in Kansas City.  In 2008, Dr. Toledo participated in and was certified in the continuing medical education activity entitled Buprenorphine and Office-Based Treatment of Opioid Dependence from The Medical University of South Carolina during which began his quest to found and head New Life Addiction Treatment Center.

Dr. Toledo is a brain specialist with particular competence in addiction medicine and out-patient detoxification treatment. He is certified to prescribe Buprenorphine (Suboxone).  He incorporates his background in neurology into the addiction field . Dr Toledo is member/fellow of The American Medical Association, The Florida Medical Association and The American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Ney F. Andujar,

Dr. Ney F. Andujar, M.D., Psychiatrist

Compassionate and motivated, psychiatrist Dr. Ney F. Andujar graduated from the Univ Nac’l Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep in 1988. He works in Port Saint Lucie, FL and specializes in Psychiatry. Dr. Andujar is affiliated with Port Saint Lucie Hospital. You can now find Dr. Andujar at Port St Lucie Hospital, running his private practice, or at New Life Addiction Treatment Center aiding patients with addictions.

He joined New Life in September 2014. Since then, he has helped change the life of many people suffering from the disease of addiction. Dr. Andujar is motivated by the countless patients who suffer and who can be helped by good and compassionate care, which is just what he delivers.

Rabbi Shlomo Uminer,

Rabbi Shlomo Uminer, Chaplain

Rabbi Shlomo Uminer serves as Chaplain and consultant to New Life on Jewish spiritual matters. He graduated from the Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch with a Bachelors in Rabbinics, and was ordained by Chief Chabad Rabbi in Israel Rabbi Yehuda Yeruslavski.  Rabbi Uminer started the Chabad Jewish Center of Martin & S. Lucie Counties, Florida in June 1998 and serves as its executive and spiritual director. Chabad Jewish Center’s motto is “A Home For Every Jew” – regardless of background, knowledge or level of observance. It offers many social and educational programs and classes, and leads Shabbat and Holiday services. He regularly visits senior homes, hospitals, jails, and hospices.

Jennifer Rae,

Jennifer Rae, President/Director of Admissions

A passionate and dedicated Director, Jennifer Rae brings heart and compassion to her role as our Director of Admissions, with over 10 years of experience in the Healthcare field. A key player in the development of New Life’s program she has made it her life’s purpose to ensure that each and every client’s medical, Emotional, and spiritual needs are exceeded while here. Her dedication begins from the moment she is contacted, gently guiding clients and their families through the intake process, through the insurance verifications and authorizations, an often cold and thoughtless process she ensures clients and their families’ emotional needs are priority number one, then personally ensuring that their transition from home to treatment is as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Aurelio Ayuso,

Aurelio Ayuso, MSW, LCSW, CAP, ICADC, COO/Clinical Director

Aurelio has been working with those that suffer from the disease of addiction adult and juvenile alike for over 10 years, beginning in the United States Navy where he proudly served for 20 years working with those that were succumbed by addiction due to trauma and continuing his passion for helping those in need locally in Central Florida. Specializing in Addictions and Trauma, he has worked first as a therapist then as the clinical supervisor to both, the Juvenile and Adult Drug Court programs in Brevard County.  Aurelio has been instrumental in developing substance abuse treatment programs directly tailored to help those that also suffer from complex trauma due to their addiction. He has been recognized by several organizations for his forward thinking and ability to tailor treatment to individuals in the most restrictive environments. Mr. Ayuso received his Graduate Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is a registered Clinical Social Worker as well as Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida, and Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor. Aurelio specializes in the treatment of Addiction, Trauma, and Abandonment using strength based strategies deeply rooted in Solution Focused, and Mindfulness Therapies. Aurelio brings his passion and dedication to New Life Addiction Treatment Center developing curriculums that foster the belief that through addressing the mind, body, and spirit together, the Disease of Addiction can be addressed successfully.

Lisa Thurston,

Lisa Thurston, L.P.N, Utilization Review Nurse

Lisa works with the insurance companies, helping clients receive their full benefit while in treatment. She has extensive experience in the addictions field. She has worked at the Florida Center for Recovery, Choices Recovery Center and Unity Recovery Center. She has held several positions including Director of Admissions, Case Management, Crisis Addiction Line and Utilization Review as well as working in a detoxification setting.

Lisa Perrotta,

Lisa Perrotta, RN, Medical Nurse

Lisa has over 15 years of experience as an RN, with an extensive background in cardiology. The past 5 years of her career has been spent working in the psychiatric field with a strong focus on substance abuse. Under the direction of Dr. Jose Toledo, Lisa ensures that all clients are as comfortable as possible throughout all levels of care.

Jeni Mose,

Jeni Mose, M.A./M.A., RMHCI, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor

Jeni Mose, MA/MA, RMHCI, is a Master’s level counselor and a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in the state of Florida.  She graduated with a dual Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Forensic Psychology from Marymount University in 2015.  She commenced her career interning within the criminal justice system and quickly found her passion in clinical work leading her to pursue her career as a counselor.  Jeni has a diverse background, specifically coming from behavioral mental health and utilizes this as a different approach when working with addictions.  She has interned and worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient community mental health, county jails, and residential and outpatient substance abuse.  At the center of her foundation, Jeni employs a client-centered approach that helps guide the client in identifying their strengths they already have within and enabling them to re-identify and strengthen these skills.  However, she identifies as an eclectic counselor, as she utilizes several different approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy tailored to the individual client’s needs.  When Jeni is not working, she enjoys R&R with her husband and hyper puppy.

Wendy Grennan,

Wendy Grennan, MS, LMFT, Mental Health Counselor

Wendy Grennan, MS, LMFT, graduated with a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family from University of Rhode Island in 2012. She has experience working with severe mental health and substance abuse in hospital and outpatient settings. At the center of her foundation, Wendy employs a cognitive behavioral approach, as well as solution focused and systemic. When Wendy is not working she enjoys traveling and reading.

Cathy Sonier,

Cathy Sonier, Mental Health Counselor

Cathy has over 15 years of experience as a Mental Health Counselor with a background in Family Therapy. The past 5 years of her career has been spent working with a strong focus on substance abuse. Cathy aids clients in the Intensive Outpatients Program, aiding in the transition from daily treatment to lower level of care.

Jennifer Burch,

Jennifer Burch, LMHC, Mental Health Counselor

Jennifer Burch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. She moved to Florida in 2007 and graduated with her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in 2010. Jennifer found her passion working in the mental health field and has over 10 years of experience. Past experience includes inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, juvenile drug court, and crisis stabilization. Jennifer is dedicated to helping people learn to cope with life challenges and difficulties by empowering them to work toward their own success.

Matt Krogh,

Matt Krogh, Recovery specialist

Matt has been working in the substance abuse and mental health field for nearly 8 years in various different capacities. He has a wealth of experience based knowledge in the field of addiction and human interaction. Matt has worked in nearly every area from top to bottom but his true passion lies in the interaction with clients on a daily basis. We are proud to have Matt as our Lead Group Facilitator where his experience and education can be utilized to help clients from all backgrounds begin their journey to sobriety and lasting happiness.

Moniqua Pryor,

Moniqua Pryor, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Pryor is perfectly positioned in her role as Administrative Assistant between the Port St. Lucie treatment team and our clients and their families.  She usually can be found at the epicenter of our office where her 5+ years of experience working at Liberty Medical laid the groundwork for her successful management of a myriad of expectations from colleagues and clients.  Originally trained as a tech, and how to monitor Neurofeedback, she has an understanding of many aspects of the treatment team needs.  Ms. Pryor is the definition of considerate, compassionate, and professional, as she handles whatever comes her way with grace, dignity, and a smile. When not at New Life, you can find Ms. Pryor advocating for young women, and children, as a guardian ad litem, or fulfilling her role on the youth board at her church.  She continues her education in the field of therapy, thus allowing her to grow with our team.

Doreen Collins,

Doreen Collins, Outpatient Coordinator

Doreen brings over 15 years’ experience in the field of Management, first as a government contractor serving those who serve and later in the medical field providing care to clients through scheduling and the often times stressful financial requirements, her compassion and dedication is what has drawn her to join our team in 2012. Since then she has been an integral part of the Outpatient Suboxone program ensuring clients have a compassionate and caring advocate there to serve their needs and be a liaison between them and the medical staff.  Prior to joining us here at New Life, she resided in New Jersey area where she proudly served on various government departments until her transition to Florida in 1992.

Thomas Collins,

Thomas Collins, Transporter

Mr. Collins has over 20 years of experience in transportation and logistics infrastructure systems in commercial and government sectors. First in the military where he served proudly for 12 years and continuing his penchant for organization in the private sector until 2013 when he joined the New Life Team where he bring his skills of organization and transportation coupled with a heart for others, he personally greets each client when they get off the plane and gives a warm smile letting them know “I’m here for you” ensuring they get to their destination safely and comfortably.