As CEO, Dr. Mosberg brings a unique professional background to Starbent Recovery. He completed a Psychiatric Residency at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center and an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at Albert Einstein University Hospital. He practiced Psychiatry as Clinical Director at Interboro Psychiatric Center and was Chief Psychiatrist at Charter Hospital Dual Diagnosis Unit. He was Founder and Medical Director at Hollis Women’s Center, the premiere ambulatory site of New York Presbyterian Queens.
Dr. Mosberg has extensive experience in identifying the conflicts of the addict as well as the co-occurring disorders that commonly exist. He recognizes the importance of including family members and significant others in each treatment plan. He firmly believes that sobriety alone, that is solely abstinence, is not the same as being in recovery.
David comes to Starbent Recovery after a successful career in business development and healthcare administration. He completed his undergraduate studies at Touro College and Hofstra University. He has been involved personally in the recovery community for over 10 years in Long Island & NYC. He selflessly participates in many charitable fundraisers and implementation of events related to addiction. David maintains an ongoing involvement with Madraigos, a nonprofit organization for youth at risk, and the Living Room, a non-profit peer community for those seeking a life in recovery. He was selected to join a mission to travel to abroad where the group met with leaders of Addiction Centers. He brings a commitment to have Starbent serve as the model for Sober Living.
As COO, David oversees the entire operation of Starbent, reporting directly to the CEO. His integral involvement assures that the program is effectively implemented and it’s goals reached.
Associate Program Director
Caroline Yopes with her own successful experience in recovery is excited to join the Starbent family in helping other women find their own path to sobriety. She will be furthering her education in the coming years to achieve her dream of becoming an Art Therapist and hopes to use her unique experiences and talents to reach the clients in a more dynamic, empathetic manner. She aims to develop an art program at Starbent that allows clients to explore their struggles in a safe, fun manner while encouraging women to step out of their comfort zones. Caroline treats others as individuals, and ensures everyone she comes in contact with is treated with the kindness and attention they deserve. Early recovery can be a dark place and Caroline sees to it that women are able to experience the fun and opportunity that is inherent in sobriety. Caroline’s creative and engaging personality is an asset to the Starbent Recovery Community. She can draw upon her education and experiences to make Starbent Recovery a place where clients can heal,grow,and enjoy their recovery.
Caroline graduated from Barnard College,Columbia University in 2014 with a BA in Art History and Visual Arts. She has spent the past year attending New York University as a Visiting Student,completing Psychology requirements in pursuit of applying to graduate programs in Art Therapy. She will be attending a masters program in Fall of 2018 in the New York City area.
Associate Program Director
Natalie Correa joins the Starbent team with over 8 years of experience in direct client support and operational roles. Arising from her own longtime struggle and subsequent recovery from substance use disorder, Natalie uses her specialized skills and personal experience to thoughtfully mentor, guide, and support women on their recovery journey. Approaching her role through a trauma informed lens, she understands that no one recovery looks alike, and she believes in addressing the specific needs of the individual, meeting them where they are with compassion and empathy. She is also a yoga and meditation instructor and will incorporate her skills with the residents. Natalie is a full-time student in pursuit of a B.A. degree in Psychology; she plans to continue her studies in Somatic Psychology and become a Somatic Psychotherapist.
Recovery Support Specialist
Alison comes to the Starbent team after recently graduating from Brown University where she was an active member of the school’s early sobriety group (ESOB). Her senior year she worked with the school’s dean of chemical dependency and other students in recovery to devise and implement several sobriety based initiatives, including opening the school’s first ever recovery based program housing. Sober living played a crucial part in her own recovery, and she couldn’t imagine students going without it. Her own experience as a resident in a transitional living facility has made her passionate about the need for a safe, supportive, and comfortable place to call home while navigating sobriety. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back some of what she was given, and is excited to be a part of building an environment where recovery can thrive.
Recovery Support Specialist
Raquel Cordova-Pena is dedicated to the field of recovery and enjoys working with clients hands-on. Raquel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Theology from Biola University in Los Angeles, California, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Psychology. The application of theology to her psychology education gives Raquel the opportunity to apply a spiritual aspect to her counseling knowledge and skills. That, coupled with her family history of addiction, helps her approach individuals from a unique perspective. Raquel has also studied various Chinese medicine modalities at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, with an emphasis in Chinese herbs. Raquel is able to provide mentoring and coaching to participants in both individual and group settings with compassion and empathy. Raquel offers hope to people at any stage of their journey on the path to recovery.