New Jersey Facility
Dr. Rienzo has been in private practice in internal medicine for over 20 years and has been involved in the field of addiction medicine since the early 90's. He is the co-founder and Medical Director of Jersey Shore Daytox, Medical Director of Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders, Clinic physician for Jersey Shore Addiction Services. He is also employed by NJ Sports and Exposition authority as an in- house physician. Dr. Rienzo is an active treatment advocate for Reckitt Benckiser pharmaceuticals and is often called upon to train physicians in the proper treatment with Suboxone. He is a diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)).
Michael Karl is Clinical Director at Sunrise Detox in New Jersey. A graduate of Seton Hall University, Michael has a Master's Degree in Human Services (MHS) and is a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) in the State of New Jersey. Deeply involved in the local addiction therapy community, Michael was formally recognized as a "valuable community resource" for his work with Intensive Counseling Services (ICS) in Summit, New Jersey.
Michael was previously the Marketing Director for Archstone Recovery Center, after 5 years as operations manager and primary addiction therapist at ICS. Michael came to addiction counseling after a 15-year career in the Financial Services Industry, including Assistant Vice President positions, working for Summit Bank and Merrill Lynch.
"I love what I do and take tremendous satisfaction helping individuals and families begin the road to recovery. When people call me in a month, 6 months, or even years after leaving treatment to tell me how grateful they are for their recovery and how their lives have changed -- there is no better feeling."
Director of Nursing
Jean has over 30 years of experience in Behavioral Health from staff nursing through the executive level. She began working in the field of addictions while in Europe and employed by the US Army. She has also served as a Vice President of nursing within a four hospital system, ensuring that all regulatory requirements were met including those for the Joint Commission. She is an RN with a Masters degree in Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and has served on a variety of Boards including Greystone Park State Hospital, Sussex VNA, and currently on New Views, a co-occurring treatment provider. She has been honored for her advocacy and leadership by the Boy Scouts of America, the United States Air Force, and the Garden State Women's Magazine.
After graduating from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Poncy completed his internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. While continuing his private practice, he co-founded Sunrise Detox in 2004 with Jeffrey Gorin. Seeing the need for a private inpatient detox, Dr. Poncy became one of the first physicians in South Florida licensed to administer Suboxone. He has become a recognized resource among his peers for his in depth understanding of this revolutionary medication and for his dedication to treating patients with addictions.
In 1994 Jeff became a Counselor with Hanley Hazelden. In 2000, he received a Masters of Science in Applied Addiction and opened his private practice. On July 21, 2004 Jeff was instrumental in the opening of Sunrise Detoxification Center, LLC as a Co-Founder and is the center’s Clinical Director. Mr. Gorin holds certificates with the State of Florida and NAADAC
Director of Nursing
Linda is a certified addictions registered nurse with 15 years of progressive diversified experience in the behavioral health field. She spent nine years as the Director of Nursing for Universal Health Services in Pennsylvania providing management, training, direct patient care, JCAHO preparation, and various operational duties. In 2004, Linda relocated to Florida and joined Sunrise Detoxification Center. She has attended Delaware County, Penn State, and St. Josephs University. Linda’s many accomplishments include the development of innovative treatment protocols, staff training programs, and the development and implementation of tools to effectively monitor and insure quality care for patients. Mrs. Burns continues her training through workshops and seminars with a focus on new clinical and pharmacologic treatment modalities specific to substance abuse.