Our Team

Our Founders and Professional Team

The Cove Center for Recovery is proud of our staff which includes

Dr. James Hughes (PhD., LMHC, CAP, CCJS)

CEO

Dr. Hughes has been directing and managing mental health and addiction programs from New Jersey to Florida for over 25 years. He is state licensed as a Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Hughes has specialized in treating dual diagnosis adolescents for over 25 years. In Florida public schools, Dr. Hughes is certified in Exceptional Student Education. In addition he is certified as an Addiction Professional (CAP), Criminal Justice Specialist, Domestic Violence Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Exceptional Student Educator.

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Dr. Pierre Pean

Medical Director (MD)

Linda Diaz

Human Resource Director

William Rudd

Primary Therapist

Nicole Edwards

Primary Therapist

Steve Cunane

Intake and Admissions Coordinator

Karen Gauci

M.P.H., R.D., L.D.

Dr.Jeffrey Zipp

Chiropractor