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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.


Deb Kuzmin

LCSW – Executive 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, clinical supervisor, and as clinical director. 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.


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.


Dr. Anna Lisa De Lima

Ph.D., LHMC, QS, NCC – Executive Clinical Director

Anna Lisa completed her Ph.D. 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.


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.


Dr. Stacy Grossman

Psy.D. – Director of 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.


Dr. Sandra Betancourt

PhD, MCAP, ICADC, CMHP – Clinical Director – Older Adult Recovery

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.


Tommy C. McGee

LMHC, CAP – Clinical Director of Hanley Center Counseling

Tommy originally joined our Origins’ family in March 2015 as a primary and family therapist for Headwaters at Origins. He returned in March 2022 to his current role at Hanley Center Counseling. Tommy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with specializations in Mental Health and Family Dynamics from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

From 2011 to 2022, he served as an adjunct professor teaching general psychology at Palm Beach State College. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Tommy’s other past professional roles include serving as a clinical director at another local recovery center, the prevention and aftercare program administrator for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and a primary therapist. Tommy lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Laura Golden

LMHC – Program Director – Men’s Recovery

Laura has been involved in the treatment industry since 2016 and has been working with the Hanley Center since 2019. Laura began her career working closely with children and adolescents who experienced severe emotional disturbances, trauma, abuse, and neglect. This experience led her into the world of substance use, where she found her purpose and a passion for helping those fighting and overcoming the disease of addiction. Laura came to Hanley Center working as a primary therapist on the Older Adult Unit and has recently taken on a leadership role as the Program Director for the Men’s Unit. In her work as a clinician, Laura utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectal Behavior Therapy. Laura is a licensed Mental Health Counselor who completed her M.A. degree at South University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a member of the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach, Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, and the American Counseling Association.


Stephanie Avery

LMHC – Program Director – Women’s Recovery

Stephanie is from New York, where she completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Canisius College and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Women, and Gender Studies at The College at Brockport. Before joining Origins, Stephanie worked as the program director for an outpatient mental health clinic and as a behavioral health clinician and chemical dependency counselor. Stephanie has completed additional professional training in a trauma-informed family approach, suicide prevention, impaired driving evaluation, motivational interviewing, and the schema therapy approach for use in treating personality disorders and when patients fail to respond or relapse after other therapies.


Vanessa Brenner

LMHC, QS – Director of Family Services

Vanessa has worked 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 of Family Services, she was Program Director for the Center for Men’s Recovery. In her current role, she implements programming that helps patients and their loved ones improve healthy communication and mutual understanding. She facilitates the week-long Family Education Program, which allows her to serve family members and patients throughout Hanley Center and Headwaters. Vanessa earned her bachelor’s at Florida State University and her Master’s of Science in Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University.


Cara O’Neill

MS, MCAP, RMHCI – CORPORATE 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.


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.



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.


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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