MEET OUR STAFF
Cindy Wolff, LCSW, CASAC, CPP
Mrs. Wolff has a great deal of experience working with adult and adolescent substance abusers and their families. She began her career as a foster care/adoption caseworker for St. Vincent’s Services in Brooklyn, New York. She then spent the next twelve years as a clinical therapist, Intake Coordinator, and ultimately as the Coordinator of Adolescent Services at Northwell Health Glen Cove Hospital in the Division of Community Psychiatry and Substance Abuse Services.
Cindy came to Tempo Group in January 2013 as the Associate Director. She was promoted to Executive Director in June 2016. She is committed to working with individuals, families and the community at large on issues related to the education, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and its co-occurring/related issues.
Dr. Fitzgerald Alcindor, MD, FACEP, FAAUCM
Fitzgerald Alcindor, MD, FACEP, FAAUCM, is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 1991. He is a Board Certified Emergency Physician/Urgent Care Medicine Physician, who has been treating acute addiction crises for the last 20 years in the emergency department. He extended his experience into helping families for 11 years in a General Practice setting in Hempstead, NY, where he cared for the whole family, from the newborn to the oldest old. The last few years, he has concentrated his attention through his private practice toward being part of the army of practitioners who are involved in handling the opioid epidemic that is scourging our nation.
Dr. Alcindor is board-eligible/prepared in Addiction Medicine. He is thrilled to be part of the Tempo Group to continue the tradition of helping families in crisis.
DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES
Elaine Squeri, LPN, MA, CASAC
Elaine received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Sociology and her Masters of Arts in Health Education from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. She received her CASAC from RAPT in New Jersey while working at Exponents Drug Treatment in Manhattan where she was the Director of Clinical Services.
Mrs. Squeri holds a degree in nursing from Wyckoff Heights School of Nursing in Brooklyn, NY. Mrs. Squeri works with medically compromised patients who are substance abusers.
Mrs. Squeri came to Tempo Group in 2006 as the Nurse/Administrator. She was promoted shortly after to Director of Health Services/Health Care Coordinator. She works closely with the Tempo Group psychiatrist and patients regarding medical and medication compliance. She finds many of the patients are triple diagnosed with medical issues, mental health issues as well as their substance abuse disorder.
DIRECTOR OF BELLMORE and MERRICK
Robert Meislin, LCSW, BCD
Robert Meislin earned his MSW from New York University School of Social Work in 1978 and has been a practicing psychotherapist for almost 40 years. He studied psychoanalysis, clinical hypnosis and addiction therapy. One of his specialties in addition to the treatment of people with chemical dependency is working with people with panic attacks and anxiety disorders.
Mr. Meislin, prior to joining Tempo Group, taught physicians in a hospital based setting about psychological issues related to patient care such as assessing depression, managing anxiety, evaluating drug abuse and ascertaining family dynamics. He has worked in clinics with a diverse population and wide age range from adolescents to seniors. He has been in private practice since 1980. Bob has delivered countless seminars to professionals as well as the general population on a wide variety of mental health related issues. He is currently the Director of the Merrick Office and is an integral part of the administrative and clinical team.
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Lisa Sloves, LCSW
Lisa Sloves received her Bachelors degree from Adelphi University, located in Garden City, NY. In 2001, she earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University, School of Social Work. Mrs. Sloves is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) of the State of New York.
Mrs. Sloves has a great deal of experience working with adolescents, young adults and families, in the mental health and substance abuse area. Mrs. Sloves began her career as a social worker for SCO Family of Services, in their RTC program, for teen girls, located in Dix Hills, NY. She spent six years with SCO, gaining a great deal of knowledge in the areas of foster care, family court practices and clinical exposure.
Mrs. Sloves joined Tempo Group in September 2008 as a part time clinician, responsible for leading parent support and education groups, adolescent drug recovery groups, spousal support groups and individual clinical treatment. Acting as Director of Admissions, Mrs. Sloves is a dedicated clinician, working in the field of Addiction and Mental Health. She is committed to assisting individuals, families and the community on issues related to education, prevention and the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health diagnosis.