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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. 

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Executive Director

Matthew Lee has worked in the substance use disorder industry for nearly a decade. Matthew’s career began as a Behavioral Health Tech and rapidly progressed through the operational ladder. While working in the SUD field, he has served in many different operational and clinical roles, where he gained extensive direct client care experience. He assisted clients with life skill development, job placement, budgeting, and family and relationship skills. Matthew’s primary purpose is to always set the clients up for success. Matthew spent several years working with medical and clinical providers to ensure clients were introduced to an integrative care model. Matthew has been instrumental in launching several successful behavioral health facilities within New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University for his associate in business, focusing on Healthcare Administration. His greatest gift is being able to be a father to his 3 children. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children in his free time, as well as playing softball.

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. 

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Bridgette Fong, LMHC-QS

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.

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!


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.