Seabrook, which is grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), provides a multifaceted medical approach to alcohol and drugs abuse, including yoga, EMDR, psychodrama, music therapy, and adventure based counseling. Our leadership team has more than 40 years of vast expertise and is committed to helping clients and their families make addiction recovery possible.
Gina L. Marchando DMFT, LMFT, CHt, CIt
Dr. Marchando is a licensed marriage and family therapist, traumatologist, board certified hypnotherapist, and certified incorporation therapist with multiple years experience at one of the country’s premiere trauma programs. Being a certified incorporation therapist, Marchando is experienced using the Rapid Reduction Technique (RRT) for flashback management and post traumatic symptom reduction. Marchando obtained both her masters and doctoral degree at Nova Southeastern University as well as post graduate certificate in family systems healthcare. Marchando created “The P.I.N.W.H.E.A.L. Project (c)” (Partners in Wholeness & Healing). Recently completing its pilot study, The P.I.N.W.H.E.A.L. Project (c), the first and only of its kind, is a systemically designed program that researches the effects of early childhood abuse and trauma on the non-abused and non-traumatized partner. While Marchando has worked with individuals, couples and families in treatment on a variety of issues, she has specialized experience in the treatment of PTSD, and working with survivors of trauma/abuse. Moreover, she has extensive experience working with the full spectrum of dissociative disorders, including dissociative identity disorder (DID). Marchando has not only served in clinical and administrative capacities but has pioneered a specialty outpatient program for trauma. Marchando brings a wealth of experience, expertise and care to the most complex PTSD cases. Marchando was previously on faculty at North Central University and has worked at several addiction treatment facilities in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
David Russo, MD, FAC
David P. Russo, MD, FACS serves proudly as Seabrook’s medical director. In 1986, Dr. Russo graduated from Hahnemann University as a doctor of medicine and completed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Russo joined the Surgical Associates of Huntingdon County where he began his surgical career. Doctor’s specialties included bariatric and various cancer procedures. His duties include meeting with patients to provide thorough medical diagnoses, and directing medical staff. Upon achieving his fellowship of addiction medicine in 2019, David Russo became a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a certified preventative addiction medicine provider.
Fenton Appleby, MS, LCADC
Fenton Appleby MS, LCADC, is a licensed substance abuse therapist with more than a decade of experience working with a diverse client base. Fenton previously worked at Seabrook House, working with women who had experienced sexual abuse as well as domestic violence and substance abuse. Fenton’s experience also includes managing a 35-bed treatment facility for substance use disorders, and PHP and IOP levels of care. Fenton has also developed curriculums specific to women’s treatment needs and reducing their barriers to treatment.
Fenton has experience working with clients with dual diagnosis and persistent and severe mental illnesses such as bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality, depression, and anxiety disorders. Fenton places an emphasis on balance and creating a life that is manageable in recovery. Fenton came to Seabrook with a passion to work in a program that involves an emphasis on quality care for each client. Fenton’s approach is person-centered and he brings his compassion and empathy to help others learn skills to overcome barriers to health and wellness in recovery.
Amanda M. Keefe, MA, LAC, NCC
Director of Admissions
Amanda Keefe has been working in the addiction field since 2015. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgian Court University and went on to obtain her Master’s degree from Georgian Court as well in Clinical Mental Health/Professional Counseling. Amanda has worked in many roles as an addictions professional with experience that ranges from admissions to counseling roles. In her new role as Director of Admissions at Seabrook, Amanda hopes to bring positive change and strong leadership to the team..
Kelly Efchak, LPC, LPADC, SAP
Director of Business Development
Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). She is also a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) which allows her to perform substance abuse evaluations for Department of Transportation employees. She obtained her BA in Psychology and MA in Counselor Education. Kelly has been working in behavioral health services for over 15 years, where the majority of her experience is treating adults with substance use disorders. She worked as a Clinical Coordinator in detox/residential treatment starting in 2006 and in 2012, started her career in Business Development.