Meet our Team

Our elite professional backgrounds and mix of interests guarantee NEATC’s mission stays intact.
We are driven by long proven clinical practices that are designed to treat the individual from every angle. Our clinical team is well suited to treat all aspects of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

Joseph Vericker

Joseph Vericker

Co-Founder

Amy Fitzpatrick

Amy Fitzpatrick

Medical Director

Kate Smith, LICSW

Kate Smith, LICSW

Executive Director

Robert McLachlan

Robert McLachlan

Director of Admissions

Daniel Tufo

Daniel Tufo

Marketing Director

Patrick Cronin

Patrick Cronin

Director of Professional Relations

Keith Lombard, LADAC II

Keith Lombard, LADAC II

Primary Therapist

Justine Doucette, MSMFT

Justine Doucette, MSMFT

Primary Therapist

Nikolas Protasenia, LMHC

Nikolas Protasenia, LMHC

Primary Therapist

Desiree Rivera, MSMFT

Desiree Rivera, MSMFT

Primary Therapist

Erin White, LADAC II

Erin White, LADAC II

Primary Therapist

Donald Shepherd, LCSW

Donald Shepherd, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Ayelen Garcia, MSW

Ayelen Garcia, MSW

Case Manager

Natalia Downes, BA

Natalia Downes, BA

Case Manager