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Meet the Evoke Wellness at Miramar Staff

At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, our team of well-trained, licensed professionals is dedicated to our patients. Our primary mission is to evoke healing and wellness through proven therapy for you or your loved one going through detox.

Our licensed physicians and nurses are central to the Evoke mission, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Our team comprises a wide range of behavioral health professionals to help the individuals in our care along the road to recovery. Psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and other medical professionals work together with our clients to construct an individualized plan to meet their unique needs. Many of our staff have gone through recovery themselves personally, and as a result, they have devoted themselves to helping you on your journey. 

Pastel Kendrick

Pastel Kendrick

Director of Nursing

Pastel attended Keiser Institute and graduated in 2011. She began working at Fort Lauderdale Hospital after graduation as a Licensed Practical Nurse. While at the Keiser Institute, her work ethic and leadership skills were recognized. She was honored to receive the Employee of The Year award in 2015.

Although she enjoyed her position as an LPN, Pastel always dreamed of playing a more integral role as a leader in healthcare. She would often reflect on her personal experiences to encourage her to achieve her goal. Pastel assisted her mother in the daily care of her maternal grandmother. This experience has had a huge impact on Pastel’s passion to help others in need. The love she felt when caring for her grandmother has helped her become a more compassionate nurse and patient advocate.

Pastel began working at Evoke Wellness in 2018 while she continued her education. She graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from Southeastern College(2020). After 10 years of experience and gaining knowledge on substance use disorders, Pastel’s dream was fulfilled. She was promoted to Director of Nursing at Evoke Wellness. Pastel continues to be a dedicated leader by maintaining effective relationships with staff and improving the quality of care for all patients.

In her free time, Pastel enjoys traveling, watching professional basketball games, and spending time with family and friends. 


Bridgette Fong

Clinical Director

Bridgette is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University and master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Bridgette has worked in several clinical settings over the last 10+ years, including mental health, substance use and dual diagnosis with adults, adolescents, couples, children, and families. As a clinician, Bridgette is an interactive, solution-focused therapist and leader of the clinical team.
Bridgette’s approach is client-centered, and strengths based; she encourages clinical staff to empower clients to create change and positive core beliefs while enhancing their self-image. Bridgette incorporates interventions from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Family Systems and Solution-Focused theories. With compassion and understanding, she works with everyone to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing here at Evoke Wellness.
During her free-time, Bridgette enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, going to the beach, reading, watching movies and shopping.

Gina McCullough

Director of Admissions

Gina McCullough was a dedicated educator in the Palm Beach County school system for ten years. She received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Special Education from St. Bonaventure University, in upstate New York. In 2016, Gina decided to leave the traditional classroom setting and utilize her teaching ability in a different sector after being offered a job as a client care coordinator in a drug treatment center.

Gina ran and supervised all the client care correspondences for three facilities in West Palm Beach, FL. Roles included group facilitating, case management, medical technician, etc., before taking on leadership roles in all three departments. Working one on one with client care and helping those in recovery, Gina has been able to come full circle by accepting the Director of Admissions position at Evoke Wellness. Working in detox and residential inpatient will now give Gina full experience working all levels of care in the treatment sector.

I have seen people make dramatic shifts in their lifestyle for the better and I am glad that I can be there to assist clients to recognize their life’s potential. 


Adam Kurisko

Director of Operations

Adam was born and spent most of his life in Central New Jersey. In 2013 he moved to South Florida in order to deal with his own addiction issues and get a new start. After spending time working on himself and with others, he went back to work, this time in the field of treating addiction.

His first job in the treatment field was as a Behavioral Health Technician. Growing and excelling there, he was soon promoted and transferred to manage the company’s Detox facility. Adam has been with Evoke Wellness at Miramar for the past three years. He uses his experience to maintain the day-to-day operation of the facility, and compassion to deal with the patient base.

Adam takes great pride in the teams he supervises, and the positive environment they have helped create here at Evoke. He believes client safety and client care are of the utmost importance and keeps it at the forefront of all that EVOKE does!


Kesi Ross

HR Manager

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Kesi grew up in Fort Lauderdale. Her family is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. Kesi can best be described as funny, loyal, flexible, honest, and creative. She has worked in the substance use field for 4 years.

“I love working in HR because it is a field that is constantly growing and changing. No day is ever the same, especially in this industry, and that is what makes it exciting. I love that in HR I am allowed the honor of helping others to better themselves and to truly maximize their talents.”


Danielle Ramdhansingh

Executive Chef

Danielle Ramdhansingh was born and raised in St.Thomas United States Virgin Islands. She later moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she attended the art institute of Fort Lauderdale and received a bachelor’s of science in culinary management.

Danielle has been cooking for 12 years and brings passion, creativity, and deliciousness to every meal. She always lives by the saying, “good food makes people smile.”

Danielle enjoys traveling, being a mom, and spending time with family. 


Marc Carlino

Case Manager

Marc has been in the field of mental health and addiction since the late 1980s. He has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient facilities, as well as residential settings. Marc has worked in various roles throughout his career as a behavioral health technician, a residential coordinator, a case manager, an office manager for a Partial Hospitalization Program, and has worked in Business Development.

Marc’s greatest asset is his ability to connect with others. He is compassionate in his work and always goes above and beyond to help those struggling with mental health issues and addiction. 

Ready to Make a Change? Reach Out to Evoke Wellness at Miramar Today

We understand that the treatment process can be difficult at times. At Evoke Wellness at Miramar, we are committed to assisting you in making progress towards a new life free from the grips of addiction. Contact our addiction treatment team today at 866.931.9312 to learn more.