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Clinical Team

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Our Clinical Team

Professionals from various disciplines act as a well-orchestrated team to develop comprehensive treatment plans for long-term recovery. Every morning, our team meets to discuss our patients, allowing us to continually monitor each person’s progress on the path to wellness.  Meet your team below.

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Dr. John Dyben

DHSc, MCAP, CMHP – Chief Clinical Officer

In his role as Chief Clinical Officer, John provides supervisory and clinical oversight to all of Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s programs. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on addiction, spirituality, and related topics.

John’s academic training includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Management, a Doctor of Health Science, and postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy, and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional and a Certified Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida. He is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional meeting all Federal DOT qualifications. John is a musician, writer, and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.

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Deb Kuzmin

LCSW – Clinical Director

Since 1996, Deb has dedicated her entire career to the study and treatment of substance use and mental health issues affecting people of all ages. She is a certified addiction specialist who has worked as a crisis hotline volunteer, discharge planner, therapist, director of case management, and as a clinical supervisor. Deb received her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College and trained at The Harvard School of Medicine’s Division on Addiction. Deb served as Substance Use Director at one of the largest behavioral health agencies in Florida before coming to Origins.

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Dr. Adam Bianchini

M.D. – Medical Director

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brown University, Dr. Bianchini completed his Medical Doctorate training at Jefferson Medical College. His post-graduate education includes a General Surgery Internship at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and an Anesthesiology Residency at Hartford Hospital. Adam’s personal recovery experience led him to the field of addiction treatment where he has served in both medical and executive roles. His experience as a Director of Medicine spans a decade, and he brings that knowledge and expertise to Origins. In addition to both providing and overseeing the medical care to patients receiving addiction treatment, he has developed and facilitated both 12-Step and Christian recovery curricula that have impacted thousands of patients in their battle to restore their lives.

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Dr. Raju Mangrola

M.D. – Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. Mangrola is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for over 25 years. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Mangrola has worked in various prestigious programs as Medical Director where he served the needs of individuals with addiction and various psychiatric issues. Through his extensive work with addictive and co-occurring disorders, he brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluation and treatment. He has also been active in speaking forums addressing the issues related to addiction and the opiate crisis.

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Dr. Stacy Grossman

Psy.D. – Psychologist, Center for Brain Recovery

Prior to joining Origins in 2013, Stacy earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida. Her experience in the substance use disorder arena is vast and includes mental health, substance abuse treatment, and psychological testing; private practice providing mental health and testing services to adults and kids; and outpatient adult mental health clinic, teaching and training professionals in the following areas: addiction treatment in the LGBTQ+ community, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, and psychopathology. Her personal philosophy and that of Hanley Center were perfectly aligned with the belief that the whole person must be treated—mind, body, spirit—using resources and tools that are evidenced-based and accessible to all people.

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Dr. Anna Lisa De Lima

Ph.D., LHMC, NCC – Program Director – Women’s Recovery

Anna Lisa completed her Ph.D. at Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in trauma and crisis. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC). In her work as a clinician, Anna Lisa utilizes a variety of evidenced based protocols in the treatment of mental health disorders, SUDs, and trauma. These protocols include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other trauma-informed interventions. Anna Lisa has worked with first responders from a variety of backgrounds and specialties in her work as a clinician. Having worked closely with first responders in a variety of roles, and through her years of research on this population, Anna Lisa is well-versed in the unique concerns that this population faces. Anna Lisa has also presented extensively on this topic around the country.

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Venessa Brenner

LMHC, QS – Program Director – Men’s Recovery

Vanessa has been working in the treatment industry since 2011 and says with certainty that this is the best team she has worked alongside. As a valuable part of the Hanley family since October 2016, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Qualified Supervisor (QS). Prior to her current role as Director for the Center for Men’s Recovery, Vanessa served three years as a Family Services Counselor where she was a huge advocate for family participation in the treatment process. In her current role, she implements gender-specific programming that creates the peer-based environment men need to participate in experiential and evidence-based therapies, psychological interventions, and group therapies where they learn to lean on other men for support and accountability. Vanessa earned her bachelor’s at Florida State University and her Master of Science in Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Originally from New Jersey, she enjoys working out and spending time with her young daughter.

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Mark St. John

LSCW, CAP, ICADC, NAADAC – Program Director – Older Adult Recovery

Mark is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, KS with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Washburn University with an emphasis on social policy. Mark has worked in the treatment industry for 19 years in various positions that include primary counselor, clinical director, executive director and a consult for various treatment programs. Mark has extensive training in trauma (EMDR certified), relapse prevention, personality disorders, cognitive therapy, psychoanalysis and gestalt. Mark has worked both in the non-profit and private treatment sectors over his 19 year career. Mark has held Addiction certifications in both national and international governing bodies (Florida Board Certified Addiction Professional (CAP), ICADC certification (International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), and NAADAC (National Certified Addiction Counselor). A native of San-Diego, California, Mark has three grown children and enjoys working out and playing golf.

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Brad Sylvain

MPA, CAP – Vice President of Operations

Brad brings nearly a decade of mental health and substance use disorder treatment experience to his role as Vice President of Operations. Brad is skilled at managing and collaborating with organizational teams, as well as providing administrative and operational oversight. Brad holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and is a Certified Addiction Professional. Brad and his family have been personally affected by drug and alcohol addiction; he is passionate about helping others who have also been affected by this disease. In Brad’s personal journey of recovery, he lives by the driving forces of spirituality and the 12 Steps. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and playing golf, and Brad is artistically skilled at cooking barbeque.

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Meghan Brooks

Director of Admissions

Meghan started working with Origins in 2016 as an Admissions Specialist, seven years after beginning her own personal journey as a Hanley Center patient. With a firsthand understanding of the unique struggles that patients and their families endure prior to reaching out for help, Meghan knows that the initial phone call can potentially shape an individual’s outlook and willingness to seek and sustain treatment. Meghan received her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Central Florida. She loves working in the recovery community, especially when she can assist other women to get the expert help they need. She is grateful for the opportunity to lead a talented Origins team that is on the front lines of healing in a company fully dedicated to advancements in treatment.

 

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Cara O’Neill

MS, RMHCI – Director of Alumni Services

Cara completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (LMHCI) and currently working on attaining her Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Cara has held several positions during her tenure at Hanley Center, including Recovery Advocate, Admissions Specialist, Continuing Care Coordinator, Alumni Services, and Primary Counselor. She was a patient at Hanley in 2005 and credited Hanley Center as the “place that saved my life” and “the reason I walked back in the door as an employee.” In her free time she likes to watch Gator Football and perform in Improv shows.

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Ursula Avilus

MSN, RN – Nurse Manager

Ursula received her nursing certificate from Excelsior College in Albany, New York and her Bachelor of Social Work and Masters in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. During her Master’s degree studies, she had a concentration in Administrative and Financial Leadership. Ursula has extensive experience in psychiatric nursing and nursing leadership. She is passionate about serving patients with mental illness and addictions and is committed to providing quality patient care. Before transitioning to the Hanley Center, Ursula worked for the State Hospital System in Florida and served civil and forensic psychiatric patients in Texas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

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Timothy Pearce

Executive Chef

In 1987, Chef Timothy Pearce began his culinary training in England. During the ’90s he apprenticed for three Michelin Starred Chefs and was working on staff when one British restaurant received the highest Michelin rating. On another exciting evening, he had the opportunity to cater to the Queen of England at Windsor Castle during the Cartier Polo Dinner. From England, Timothy traveled and cooked extensively through Australia, Southeast Asia, India, Laos and Bali. He joined the Hanley Center staff in 2009.

Chef Pearce takes great pride in creating menus that are nutrient-dense and high in antioxidants and omega-3s to help assist individuals in recovery. In addition to spending time with his young son, Timothy enjoys traveling, cycling and photography.

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