Recovery Coast Leadership
Evan Jarschauer, MAC, CAP, LMHC, MBA – Clinical Director
Evan has been working in the field of both substance abuse and mental health for over 15 years. He completed his clinical internship at the University of Miami School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and he completed his substance abuse certification training at the Hazelden Center for Addiction Studies.
He has worked with families from all across the country battling the disease of addiction with his own experiential solution-focused approach. While Evan is dedicated to helping each of his clients reach their own individual potential with dignity, clear direction, and attention to detail, he firmly believes that addiction is a family disease and encourages robust communication between all those concerned in the recovery process.
Amit Vijapura, MD
Since completing his residency training at Mount Sinai Health Systems, Dr. Amit Vijapura has been practicing as a Board-certified psychiatrist at this location since 1991. He has additional expertise in Addiction Medicine and has been at the forefront in the development and testing of novel delivery systems of buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid addiction. He has stayed well-connected with the local community through his role as President of the Jacksonville Psychiatric Society since 2012. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Vijapura has been actively involved as a principal investigator for over 30 clinical trials for the development of novel therapies to help patients struggling with mental illness and addition. Simultaneosly, Dr. Vijapura has made significant
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Vijapura has been actively involved as a principal investigator for over 30 clinical trials for the development of novel therapies to help patients struggling with mental illness and addition. Simultaneously, Dr. Vijapura has made significant contributions to several advisory boards focusing on drug development and disease state education at the national level. He enjoys teaching senior psychiatry residents at the University of Florida.
A link to Dr. Vijapura’s website can be found here.
Susan Kessler – Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Since graduating from LSU Medical Center School of Nursing in 1990, Susan has been practicing as a board-certified nurse practitioner in the state of Florida. She provides psychiatric medication management, evaluation, and treatment for adults. Working with people to assist them in improving their quality of life is what she enjoys most about her job.
Susan is a 5th generation native of Neptune Beach. She has worked in the medical field for over 20 years and has a passion for helping others. Although Susan is not in recovery herself, the cause is near and dear to her heart. Her daughter Brandy lost her battle with addiction in 2014 and left behind a daughter that Susan now helps support. Her purpose since this devastating loss has been to focus on helping individuals and families navigate the treatment process in the hopes that they can go on to lead happy and healthy lives.
As a native beach resident, Susan enjoys anything that has to do with the sea. Her hobbies include working in the garden and spending time on the sand with her granddaughter, Layla.
Amy joins Recovery Coast with extensive experience in educating clients and families in acute and outpatient settings. She has a passion for people and families struggling with substance abuse and is devoted to the cause, as she herself is in recovery. Amy believes in treating the entire person and tailoring needs based on the individual and the family.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Valdosta State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences from The University of Florida. Recovery is the number one priority in her life and she has had the privilege in sponsoring other women in alcohol and drug recovery.
Amy has two teenage daughters and two dogs. Amy connects spiritually at the water’s edge on the Atlantic Ocean. When not at work she can be found stand up paddle boarding or combing the sand for shark teeth and sea glass.
Jeffrey Logan Lampert is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has experience and has worked with may treatment facilities, detox facilities, and other institutions for over ten years. After overcoming his own struggles with addiction and controversial rehab facilities, Logan has dedicated himself to helping others that struggle with addiction. His time, passion, and heart are fully committed to helping others receive not only the help they need but the right facility that matches their history and present struggles. Logan is currently studying psychology and is due to receive his degree in the very near future; he hopes to one day become an independent drug and alcohol counselor for troubled youth.
Logan is very passionate about spirituality and improving his beliefs and passions. He is a huge fan of sports and volunteers around the community to help others with addiction/behavioral issues. Logan is hands-on and loves to interact with others face to face; he believes that through being open about his own past, he can help others to open up about their issues in order to get the help they need.
Lucas comes to Recovery Coast with marketing experience within the architectural design industry and has also worked as a sales brand ambassador in the beverage industry. Lucas is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to Recovery Coast.
Lucas is a recent graduate of Clark University in Worcester, MA, with a degree in Management and Marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys classical music, golfing, boating, and spending time with family.
Aisha served in the United States Army from 2003 to 2009 and obtained the rank of Sergeant. She has an AA in Criminal Justice from Florida State College at Jacksonville and she has also obtained her Medical Assistant diploma from Advanced training in El Cajon, California. She illustrates her passion by helping others and putting herself on the front line to serve our country. Aisha demonstrates strong communication and leadership skills.
Aisha continues to further her education by becoming a Registered Nurse. Aisha is the proud mother of a little five-year-old girl. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports, and traveling.