Our Staff


Vladislava Culina

Medical Director/Psychiatrist

Dr. Culina has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years. She received her Medical Degree at University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1983. She completed residency training in Neuropsychiatry at University of Belgrade in 1992, and in Psychiatry at University of Miami /Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2007. Dr. Culina is board certified in General Psychiatry (2009) and Addiction Medicine (2014), and has more than eight years of experience in the field of addiction.

Erin Frerichs


Born and raised in South Mississippi, Erin ended up here in South Florida seeking Substance Abuse/Mental Health treatment of her own approximately six years ago. Erin is a very dedicated, passionate person who really gets involved with the well-being of her patients and loved ones. Her hobbies include fostering animals for Peggy Adams Rescue League, nature walks, and spending time with her children and pets of her own.

Erin is currently working at The Beachcomber as a Licensed Practical Nurse with 6 years of nursing experience, 3 of those years specializing in Substance Abuse/Mental Health. Erin began her journey at The Beachcomber just a few months ago and is dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for patients to recover. Erin graduated from Southwest Mississippi Community College in 2015. She has her own life experiences with substance abuse, which has made her extremely passionate in helping others achieve their sobriety goals. Coming from a very loving, nurturing family, she strives to show true compassion and understanding towards patients as if they were her own family members.

Sarah Weiss


Being surrounded by substance abuse as a child, Sarah often used food as a comfort, eventually leading to a life of obesity. After many shortcut attempts to lose weight, she began making lasting lifestyle changes and was able to lose 60 pounds. By discovering a healthy balance in her life, free from dependency, she knew nutrition was her passion. Sarah left her career in finance and became a Registered Dietitian. Her goal is to educate and help naturally heal the bodies and minds of those suffering from substance abuse.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Sherline Philogene


Sherline’s passion for behavioral health led her join the JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL where she initially worked as a Medical-Psych RN, then as an Emergency Department (ED) Behavioral Health Intake Nurse where, for over three years, she had the privilege to contribute to the recovery process of hundreds of patients with a wide range of cultural backgrounds and psychiatric illnesses. This exposure deepened her passion for the field and motivated her to pursue an advanced education. She went on and earned a master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing (APN), Family Nursing Practice (FNP) from Nova Southeastern University (NOVA); then, a post-master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice (PMHNP) from the University of Miami (UM). She is currently an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) dual board certified FNP and PMHNP, holds a competency-based certification for suicide prevention, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA). For the past several years, she has extensively worked as both a Family and Psychiatric APRN for several prestigious organizations throughout Palm Beach County, FL treating individuals with both acute and chronic mental health disorders, and individuals struggling with substance use disorders and related issues. At The Beachcomber Recovery, Sherline is committed to, and, focused on providing competent, compassionate, and empathic medical and psychiatric services, empowering clients to regain control and continue to live healthy, productive lives.
Sherline is a joyful spouse and mother who enjoys outdoor activities with her family. Photography is one of her favorite hobbies.