Staff

AJ Solomon

AJ Solomon - Co-founder

Helping people to gain and maintain sobriety every day is a dream come true for AJ. Growing up in South Jersey and graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Arts (History and Legal Studies), his career path seemed to be headed toward the political arena. After an internship with US Senator Patrick Toomey, and working for the Adva...

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Brent Reese

Brent Reese - Co-founder

Moving into the healthcare field where he can follow his passion and help others to achieve long-term sobriety is true fulfillment for Brent. While he talks about his recovery being the greatest gift he’s ever received, he also says that it is the greatest gift that he can pass along to others.Reese’s background includes launching successfu...

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Crystal Scaffidi-Borgesi

Crystal Scaffidi-Borgesi - Executive Director

In her youth, Crystal knew her calling was to be in an industry that allowed her to help others. Early on she became a Mobility Assistant and Rescue Technician, and she excelled in emergency situations with quick thinking and putting her patients care as top priority.Later, as a Program Assistant at behavioral care center, Crystal dedicated ove...

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Patrick Davis

Patrick Davis - LSW, LCADC - Clinical Director

Patrick was born and raised in South New Jersey and is from a very large family that suffered from some mental illness and addiction issues. He experienced first-hand the damage that addiction can bring to a family.He studied psychology at Rutgers University for his undergraduate degree, and social work at Rutgers University for his Master’s ...

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Robyn Burt

Robyn Burt - MS, LAC, NCC, LCADC - Primary Clinician

Robyn holds a BA in psychology (Rutgers University) and an MS in Mental Health Counseling (Capella University) and has worked in several arenas of behavioral health that include residential and outpatient, substance abuse disorders, mental health, co-occurring conditions. She truly loves her work and does not see herself in any other capacity; neit...

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Chris McGoldrick

Chris McGoldrick - Director of Operations

Chris has worked at treatment facilities in Prescott, Arizona, as a House Manager, Intake Coordinator, and Director of Admissions & Marketing.  This background and experience will serve him well as Director of Administration at Victory Bay.Supporting people on their path to recovering, as others supported him, is a great feeling for Chris....

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Melissa Cramutolo

Melissa Cramutolo - Clinician

Growing up in South Jersey, Melissa was a creative, introspective, and curious child who loved to read, write, and learn. She moved to New York City at 18 to pursue her dream of studying at NYU. During her studies in speech therapy, Melissa became deeply interested in her psychology classes and developed an enthusiasm for learning about the inner w...

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John Bellan

John Bellan - Clinician

John is the son of 2 social workers; his path to help other was set at birth. His strong desire to assist people in need has guided him with a willingness to expand his human experience through service. This desire has lead him to volunteer one year of service to aid Katrina Victims in Mississippi. Through this experience, he learned about the grea...

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Chris Collins

Chris Collins - Admissions Coordinator

Chris’ distinctive skills will be great assets to Victory Bay and the clients that they serve. Originally receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Chris obtained his JD law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. His father taught him to live by the guiding principal to comfort those who ne...

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Deanna Smith

Deanna Smith - Administrative Assistant

Born in South Jersey, Deanna had an early passion for competitive gymnastics that carried on through high school. She then went to college and studied abroad in Italy before recently graduating from Rowan College with a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations. After originally planning to work in Event Management, her focus turned to the recovery fie...

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Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson - Community Outreach Coordinator and Goodwill Ambassador

A Jersey Shore native, Dan has over three years working in the field of addiction. He began as a Behavioral Health Technician where he learned the essentials about dedicated and compassionate client care. That experience paved the way for his work with a nonprofit organization where he filled the role of Recovery Specialist. He would perform bedsid...

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Vanessa Vitolo

Vanessa Vitolo - Community Outreach Coordinator and Goodwill Ambassador

Originally from South Jersey, Vanessa's life and recovery is based in North Jersey where she now resides.With a degree in communications and public relations, Vanessa understands the importance of connection and of forging strong relationships in all aspects of life.  She is a strong advocate for addiction and recovery working very closely wit...

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Dr. Masry

Dr. Masry - MD - Medical Director

Dr. Masry is Board Certified in both Adult and Addition Psychiatry and has been practicing psychiatry since 2005. He completed his residency from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and his Fellowship in Addictions from the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation.He has experience working with adults as well as adolescents sufferin...

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