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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.

J. Brad Williams

J. Brad Williams

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brad’s professional expertise throughout his journey to sobriety has been extensive and varied, showcasing his many talents. Before joining the Hanley family early in 2019 after getting sober, Brad spent 15 years in professional services as a technology expert, helping clients in massive litigation, regulatory, and fraud matters. As a partner at two global consulting firms, he managed teams servicing clients worldwide from New York, Boston, and Chicago. Brad graduated with honors from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s in business administration, focusing on management information systems.

As Executive Director at Hanley Center, Brad leverages his journey of sobriety and extensive professional experience within large organizations to provide key insights, guiding Hanley to deliver exceptional patient care in a safe, healthy community for staff to work and patients to heal and grow.

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Dr. Kaisha A. Thomas

PH.D., LMFT, LHMC, QS, NCC, CCMHC, SAP – CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER

Dr. Thomas’ extensive clinical and teaching experience spans more than two decades, and her numerous professional certifications and licensures reflect her expertise in the field of addiction. After obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The Julliard School and her Master of Science in dance/movement therapy from the Hunter College of the City University of New York, she earned a post-master’s certificate in mental health and aging. She also earned a Master of Science in mental health counseling, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.

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Dr. Raju Mangrola

M.D. – Chief Medical Officer

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. John Dyben

DHSc, MCAP, CMHP –CHIEF OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

In his role as Chief of Research and Innovation, John provides support to treatment leadership through research and consultation. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on health science, spirituality, clinical ethics, 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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Dr. Sandra Betancourt

PhD, MCAP, ICADC, CMHP – Clinical Director

Dr. Sandra Betancourt began her work in substance abuse and mental health in a small rural Connecticut community where she saw the need to develop a treatment track for monolingual Spanish patients. Today she is a member of the American Psychological Association, having been in substance use disorders and mental health for 25 years.

Dr. Betancourt, a PhD. in psychology, is a Florida Board Certified Mental Health Professional and a Board Certified Addiction Counselor. She worked for Dr. David Powell, at E.T.P. (Education and Training Programs,) she has vast experience with co-occurring disorders, and led the development of a treatment track for chronic mentally ill patients with substance use disorders at the Veterans Memorial Hospital. She has extensive knowledge and training in program development and supervision, and in the use of evidenced-based/research-proven practices.

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Dr. Stacy Grossman

Psy.D. – Assistant Clinical Director

Prior to joining Hanley 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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Ursula Avilus

DNP, PMHNP-BC – Director of Medical Services

Ursula received her nursing degree from Excelsior College in Albany, New York, and her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner license from Rivier University in New Hampshire. In addition, Ursula received a Bachelor of Social Work and a 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.

Barbara Parchment

Barbara Parchment

LMHC – PROGRAM DIRECTOR – HANLEY CENTER COUNSELING

Barbara worked as the Lead Primary Counselor at Hanley Center beginning in June 2021 before taking the position of Program Director at Hanley Center Counseling. She started her career as a Masters Level Clinical Therapist providing individual, group, and family counseling to children and adults in various settings. She completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. In her work as a clinician, Barbara utilizes a variety of evidence-based protocols and trauma-informed interventions to treat substance use and mental health disorders, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Brainspotting. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

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Suzanne Sherwood

MS, LMHC – PROGRAM DIRECTOR – RESIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH

Suzanne has worked as a Primary Counselor at Hanley Center since March 2021 before taking the position of Program Director. She began her career as a Korean Linguist in the U.S. Air Force. Suzanne is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. She completed her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University with a concentration in student affairs and higher education. Witnessing the military population’s difficulty in reaching out for help with mental health concerns in a high-stress environment was a catalyst for Suzanne’s career change into counseling. In her work as a clinician, Suzanne utilizes a variety of evidence-based protocols and trauma-informed interventions in the treatment of mental health disorders, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Narrative Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

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