Ken Gay

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Ken Gay

Support Staff

Ken Gay

Ken has over 30 years of experience in the addiction field and specializes in group therapy. Ken volunteers his time at local churches. He has a business degree from Ohio University Athens.

Briah Ryan

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Briah Ryan

Support Staff

Briah Ryan

Briah is a licensed counselor with a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. She has several years of experience working in treatment centers and able to relate to clients based on personal experience. Briah is eager to assist clients on a spiritual journey. 

Raina Feaster

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Raina Feaster

Support Staff

Raina Feaster

In addition, our support staff such as Raina Feaster with EMT training and others are there 24/7 to assist in client needs.

Mark Willis

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Mark Willis

Executive Chef

Mark Willis

Our Executive Chef, Mark Willis, completes the daily meal planning and preparation. His vast experience stem from his culinary training and degree from Louisiana Tech in Shreveport, Louisiana and having served as Executive Chef at Basmati’s Asian and Sushi Restaurant, Marina Cafe, Beachwalk Cafe and Summer Kitchen. Additionally, he helped open Compass Rose Grill in Valparaiso, Florida. Mark has been awarded numerous Golden Medal awards in Culinary Arts. Mark provides fine dining experience for the clients at Bayshore Retreat. Finally ,and equally important, are his daily supermarket trips to ensure clients receive the freshest meals that also meet their dietary needs and desires.

Megan Deane

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Megan Deane

Chief Operations Officer

Megan Deane

Our Chief of Operations is Megan Deane. She is also an operating partner and manages daily operations. Megan has been with Bayshore Retreat since the inception and was instrumental in its concept and development. She has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Hospitality Management from the University of West Florida and over 15 of years experience in residential addiction treatment. Her knowledge, training and expertise are crucial to all aspects of Bayshore Retreat. Megan wears many hats and plays a vital role consulting with the clinical team to ensure all client needs are met.

Teri Sarkozy

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Teri Sarkozy

Group Facilitator

Teri Sarkozy

Teri Sarkozy is our Registered Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. She has been with Bayshore Retreat since 2011 and assists in developing proper eating habits, as well as teaching yoga for all skill levels weekly. She comes to Bayshore Retreat because of the passion she finds there Teri has over 29 years of experience in teaching medically complex nutrition issues. She is registered with American Diabetics (L.D.) and has obtained an advanced certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialty Dietitian. Teri works closely with our chef to review our menus for optimizing nutrition as we heal our bodies with food. She teaches weekly yoga classes at Bayshore. Her classes are inclusive and she views the yoga mat as a magic carpet where you can follow your own journey. Teri owns a successful Yoga studio in Niceville, FL. She comes to Bayshore Retreat because of the passion she finds there.

Pamela Pesante

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Pamela Pesante

Registered Dietitian & Yoga Instructor

Pamela Pesante

Pamela Pesante facilitates weekly groups with a focus on spirituality and personal insight. Pamela is a Certified Life & Recovery Coach, as well as a Master Reiki Practitioner. She earned her certifications through Recovery Coach Academy, recognized nationally as the original and leading recovery offering of its kind. Pamela’s unique skills and experience make the group a great learning experience.

Pam Walker, EdD

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Pam Walker, EdD

Group Therapist

Pam Walker, EdD

Pam Walker, EdD has been one of our group therapist since 2013. She has over 26 years of experience with behavior modification and cognitive therapy as well as experiential therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Masters of Education (M.Ed.) from Georgia State University. She also has a Doctorate of Education (E.D.) in Behavioral Science from the University of Sarasota. Pam is relatable, down to earth and forthcoming. Clients enjoy her insight and honest feedback.

Dr. Eric Goldberg, DO

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Dr. Eric Goldberg, DO

Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Eric Goldberg, DO

Dr. Eric Goldberg, DO has been offering his expertise at Bayshore Retreat since 2014. He has over 21 years of experience practicing medicine, 20 of those with a specialty in addiction, in addition to running a successful private practice in Destin, FL. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Specialties. We are honored that Dr. Goldberg takes time out of his busy schedule to offer group counseling weekly and is available individually for medication management, when needed. He works closely with other members of the clinical team to provide knowledge and support in treatment planning.

Stephanie Butler

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Stephanie Butler

Clinical Director

Stephanie Butler, B.S, M.S, LMHC, MCAP

Stephanie Butler has been with Bayshore Retreat since 2012. She has 16 years of experience in the mental health field with the last 10 years focusing on addiction. Other areas of focus include trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger control and family therapy. Stephanie graduated with her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology from the University of Alabama Birmingham. She also graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling and Human Systems as well as an Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.). Stephanie is licensed in the State of Florida (LMHC) and is a national board certified counselor (NCC). Stephanie has also obtained the designation of MCAP, Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional by the Florida Certification Board. She conducts individual therapy sessions with each client at least twice a week and leads weekly group sessions. Her experience and insight help clients discover the underlying issues that contributed to the addiction, as well as those that will be faced when the client leaves.