Steve DeMarco is the Admissions Director for The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs and has been with The Watershed since its beginning. Steve is a nationally certified addiction counselor and has over 20 years experience in treating people suffering from mental health and addiction problems. He has worked as an interventionist, counselor and an admissions specialist. Steve’s information and referral center helps over 10,000 people a month to find help for themselves or their loved ones at treatment centers throughout the United States. “We throw them a lifeline, and to it we are eternally tethered.”
Dr. Rasha Lawrence
Dr. Rasha Lawrence is currently the corporate Medical Director for The Watershed Addiction Treatment Programs and a full time psychiatrist working with the Women’s Program at the Boynton Beach Facility. Dr. Lawrence graduated from Ain Shams University, School of Medicine in 1995. She practiced as a physiatrist and rheumatologist before she joined University of Miami Behavioral Medicine Research Center, where she had experience with research and clinical work. There, she became interested in the body and mind connection. Dr. Lawrence continued her training at The University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital where she completed a four year residency in the psychiatry department.
Jennifer Tiech functions as the Program Director of The Watershed Boca Raton Facility. She is a licensed mental health counselor and has been working in the field of substance abuse and mental health for the last 20 years. Jennifer Tiech graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University in 1993 and received her Master's Degree at Nova Southeastern University in 1995. She recently became a qualified supervisor for the State of Florida to help other mental health interns become licensed. Jennifer Tiech has been passionately working at The Watershed for almost 10 years. She began as a therapist and worked her way up to Program Director. Her greatest reward is the feeling she gets from helping others.
Diane Poehlman is the Program Director of the men’s unit at The Watershed of the Palm Beaches. Poehlman graduated from Nova South Eastern University with a master’s degree in 1999. She is a licensed mental health counselor and is certified to supervise clinicians for licensure. Diane joined The Watershed team over eight years ago when she was employed by The Watershed as a primary therapist. She was later promoted to the Program Director of Watershed at Boca Raton. During her time at The Watershed, she also supervised their extended care program. Diane Poehlman has been in the mental health and addiction treatment field for 35 years and has a great deal of experience with many populations including, those who suffer from severe mental illness, depression, domestic violence, childhood abuse issues and addiction. She has designed and implemented two juvenile justice programs, one of which, the intensive case management unit, was presented, accepted and utilized state wide.
Rashida Ross is the program manager for the Women’s Unit (Inpatient, PHP and IOP). She received her undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 and her MBA from Nova Southeastern University in 2010. Ross has been employed as a therapist at The Watershed since 2001.
Jackie Glass, LCSW
Jackie Glass provides individual, family and group psychotherapy at The Watershed and is the Director of the Family Weekend Program. Jackie is a Continuing Education Unit (CEU) provider and supervisor of social work and mental health interns. She received her masters degree in social work specializing in mental health from Barry University and has 20 years experience as an individual, family and group psychotherapist, specializing in mental health and co-occurring disorders. Jackie Glass has been a member of The Watershed staff for 11 years.
Elaine Gintoli is the Director of Nursing at The Watershed Addiction Treatment programs. She is a clinical specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from The University of Akron, and her Graduate Degree in Nursing from Kent State University. Gintoli has over 22 years experience as a psychiatric nurse working with individuals suffering from severe mental disorders and substance abuse.