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Build a foundation for lasting recovery

At Evoke Wellness Coconut Creek, our entire team is dedicated to our patients. Our primary mission is to evoke healing and wellness through proven therapy for you or your loved one in recovery. The Evoke Wellness Coconut Creek staff ensures that your individual needs are met, and the best possible treatment is provided for the best possible outcome.

While the Evoke Wellness at Miramar staff includes licensed physicians and nurses, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Our team consists of a wide range of behavioral health professionals who are there to help you pave the road to recovery. Psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, and other medical professionals have come together to set the course for recovery.

Many of our staff have gone through recovery themselves, and as a result, they have devoted themselves to helping you on your journey. To get started with our great team, call Evoke Wellness Coconut Creek at 866.693.3871.

Mark Thompson - Executive Director

Mark Thompson

Executive Director

Mark Thompson has been in the substance abuse / mental health field since 1997. He started his career on the West Coast of Florida as a therapist at a small agency and quickly assumed a leadership role which has been the hallmark of his career ever since.

Mark has worked in private for-profit and public not-for-profit agencies, both large and small. He has worked within the Florida prison system bringing drug and alcohol treatment to men and women incarcerated in the state. Mark has also maintained a private practice as well as serving as a consultant, assisting agencies with licensure/certification.

Mark’s passion throughout his career has been to help those suffering with addiction learn how to save their own lives, and he brings that passion to his role as Executive Director of Evoke Coconut Creek.

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Pastel Kendrick

Director of Nursing

Pastel attended Keiser Institute and graduated in 2011. After graduation, she began working at Fort Lauderdale Hospital 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 for helping 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 ten 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

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

Director of Admissions

Gina McCullough was a dedicated educator in the Palm Beach County school system for ten years. She received her Bachelor’s 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 at 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.
Brieanne Bulchalksi - Director of Community Relations

Brieanne Bulchalski

Director of Community Relations

Brieanne grew up in the North on Long Island, New York for over 21 years until she moved to South Florida in 2015 to get help for her own addiction. In doing so, she discovered she knew she wanted to help others achieve sobriety. Brie has worked in the field for 6 years in various roles from insurance and billing to client care which brought her to a director’s role in admissions and aftercare. Currently working as the regional director of community relations, her empathetic but no-nonsense attitude is an asset to her role. She values being able to witness our patients go through the process from start to finish and experience the gift of awakening that recovery is possible. 
 
She can share her own story openly and honestly to assist in guiding others toward the light at the end of the tunnel. She is solution focused and determined to ensure patients take the next step in a forward direction. She found her passion was being hands-on with the team. Therefore, her hard work, commitment, and natural leadership qualities allowed her to be an employee of the quarter and promoted from within since beginning her journey with Evoke Wellness. Outside of work Brie loves quality time with her four-legged companion, she enjoys the outdoors and commits herself to the gym as part of taking care of her own mental health. 
Adam Kurisko - Director of Operations

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!
Juzell Morgan - Operations Supervisor

Juzell Morgan

Operations Manager

Juzell was born in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio during her childhood and then moved to Florida at 12. Her mother moved to the states from Jamaica for a better life and more opportunity. Juzell can best be described as motivated, hard-working, reliable, resilient, and determined.
 
She has worked in the substance use field for 4 years, starting off as a BHT and then working my way up to the lead position and now operations manager. “I love what I do because I can see the impact, I have on others regarding whatever I can do to help them with the struggles they are experiencing, whether it is on a small or large scale. I feel fulfilled when a client tells me that I have made a difference. Those who struggle with alcohol and substance use oftentimes, do not have individuals that will care and set the boundaries they need.”
Marc Carlino - Case Manager

Marc Carino

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.
Kesi Ross - HR Director

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

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 of Science degree in culinary management.

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

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

Get to Know Our Team by Reaching Out Today

At Evoke Wellness Coconut Creek, our team is ready and willing to help you get started on the road to recovery. Our professional, compassionate team has experience with a wide variety of substance addictions and can help you find the proper treatment for your individual situation. Call today for more information at 866.693.3871.