Anshel has over 15 years of business administration experience, consulting for businesses across a variety of industries in the US and overseas.
Gemma Andaya, PhD ABD, LCADC-S, LCPC
Executive & Clinical Director
What excites Gemma is the ability to put all of her years of professional experience working in psychiatric facilities, nonprofit counseling centers, foster care, teaching undergrad at the university level, and running her own private practice into the Nestled.
Dr. Gnaneswer Billakanti
MD, Board Certified Internist, Hospitalist
Dr. Billakanti has worked as a physician for the last 30 years in India, England, and the United States and as a hospitalist for the last 18. He values the interconnection between biomedical conditions, psychiatric disorders and addiction problems. In order to truly make a difference, he is inspired to treat the whole individual, and work with a team to make adequate decisions for each client that address all of these facets of health and wellness.
Alex Rosen, MS
Alex developed a passion for helping others at a young age, volunteering as a 'conflict mediator' all the way back in Elementary school, to becoming a peer counselor and student suicide hotline volunteer in college, to eventually getting her master's degree in clinical psychology in 2012. Prior to joining the Nestled Recovery Center, Alex worked as a lead admissions counselor for a psychiatric hospital and as an emergency room crisis evaluator working with both psychiatric and substance abuse clients helping direct them into treatment.
Carolina Taylor, MS, LCADC-I
Carolina’s passion for helping others was birthed throughout her childhood in the foster care system. She was inspired by...
Jayson Agaton, APRN, NP-C, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Jayson Agaton has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2014. He graduated with his Masters of Science in Nursing at The University of Alabama at Birmingham on December 2013 with a primary focus in Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner and further pursued a Post Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Cincinnati with focus in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner on May 2019. He is currently practicing in the field of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jayson believes in the importance of a balanced physical and mental health. He advocates the importance of Mindfulness which is the essential human ability to be fully present, aware of where and what he/she is doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s happening around. He hopes to continue to share his knowledge and passion for helping people, especially the ones suffering from addiction and mental health problems. Jayson loves spending time with his family and his dog named Lucky which is a Westie. He also loves singing and traveling in his spare time.
Lead Client Relations Coordinator
Bonnie works with our clients as peer-to-peer support. She is a beacon of light when clients addicted and maladaptive mentalities begin to get get in the way of them being fully present in their recovery process. Bonnie aspires to lead by example and gets out in nature, volunteers, actively practices gratitude, and maintains a healthy lifestyle so that she is not just white knuckling sobriety, but actually happy and healthy. “I bring my experience, my strength and my hope. I can empathize with our clients; I’ve been right where they are. Although our stories might be different we are the same.
Anna Szostak, CADC
Substance Abuse Counselor
Anna grew up in Poland and always wanted to help others with their struggles. Since she was a young girl, Anna wanted to help people with addiction and co-dependency as she saw that in her environment. Following in her father’s footsteps, she started volunteering in a youth program for kids of alcoholics. She witnessed the destruction that addiction brought to the families. That is why she decided to study Behavioral Re-adjustment before leaving Poland. As a 22-year-old woman, she wanted to explore different modalities and cultures so she came to the USA and studied Psychology with an emphasis on Addiction. Through her career in addiction, Anna has discovered that recovery is so much more than just not using mood-altering chemicals but addressing the person as a whole and their four areas of health (mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual) which led her to study Ayurveda “the knowledge of life”. Combining her knowledge of behavioral re-adjustment, psychology, addiction, and Ayurveda Anna will help guide her clients to not only address addiction but also treat themselves as a whole person. “Everything in my life has led me to this point. All of my failures, my successes, my heartaches, and my breakthroughs have contributed to who I am today as a person, a woman, a wife, a mother, and a counselor. I believe that all our experiences are helping us in our personal growth and teaching us the resilience we all need.”
Lindsey developed a passion for helping others in 2018 after a group of women extended her a helping hand. After receiving that gift, Lindsey feels a sense of duty to extend that kindness to others. Helping those who are suffering from addiction and seeking treatment has been a rewarding experience that brings Lindsey a sense of fulfillment. Lindsey has a passion for volunteering and has contributed her time over the last four years to local organizations such as: Las Vegas Rescue Mission, We Care Foundation, Helping Hands of Southern Nevada, and a local hotline that helps people with substance abuse disorders get the help they need. "When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know.” ― Bill Wilson
Chef Richard Gibson has been cooking in hotels and restaurants for more than 40 years. He began cooking while in college and by the time he had decided on a major he fell in love with the profession thanks to some generous mentors who opened his eyes to the vastness of the culinary field. Richard believes he could not have become a chef without having found recovery in 1992. There have been periods of struggle in his life but he feels that only leaves him better equipped to empathize and share his experience with those who are in the midst of their own struggle. He has learned many styles of cuisine over the years and feels that Italian is his foundational cuisine as he has worked in Italian kitchens for the majority of his career. He is able to accommodate any dietary restrictions and works closely with a dietitian to fulfill any special dietary needs of the clients. He teaches weekly cooking classes emphasizing principles that can transfer as life skills so that clients can leave with culinary proficiency. In his off time, Richard enjoys fitness activities and working on his car that is the same age as him.
Outpatient Office Manager
Vivianna is a University of Nevada Las Vegas graduate whose interest in mental health stemmed from her desire to help others. Joining The Nestled has allowed her to take part in cultivating a space for those seeking treatment for addiction. Having seen what addiction can do to people's lives has inspired her to help make a difference in the recovery community.