Our Team

Medical


Dr. Emilio Duboy
Psychiatrist; Medical Director

Dr. Emilio Duboy has more than 25 years of experience in practicing psychiatry. He is Board Certified and has a special interest in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Duboy has extensive experience in treating co-occurring psychiatric disorders. He completed his psychiatric residency training at Cabrini Medical Center / New York Medical College in New York City.

In addition, Dr. Duboy completed a fellowship with New York University at Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Duboy understands the disease model of alcoholism and addiction and treats all of his patients with dignity and respect. It is of paramount importance to Dr. Duboy that all clients have a positive experience and that begins with great medical care.

Stacy Riordan
Director of Nursing
RN

Stacy has worked in the Substance Abuse Field for over a decade.

Stacy currently leads a team of Nurses working at The Haven Detox. As a nurse leader Stacy’s passion is transformation and leading strong teams of caring nursing staff focused on the patient’s well-being while always having the patient’s best interest as top priority.

Stacy has a deep appreciation and commitment to working with substance abuse as well as mental health.

Clinical


Cassandra Sierra
Chief Clinical Officer
M.S., LMHC, CAP ICADC

Cassandra was the Founder/Chief Clinical Officer of Wellington Counseling and Associates, and New Options of Royal Palm Beach, Inc. which opened its doors in August 2005. WCA rebranded to Elevations Health, LLC., in 2016. Elevations Health was located in Wellington, FL, Coral Springs, FL, and Austin, TX. Cassandra sold Elevations Health in February 2018. Effective October 2018, she became the Director of Mental Health Services of the Recovery Team Behavioral Health in Palm Beach County. RTBH provides primary mental health services to persons affected with mental health illness. Our goal is to re-integrate our patients back into society and provide them with coping mechanism to manage their disability. Cassandra also provides training classes and CEU’s for mental health and substance abuse professionals. She works with many agencies in Palm Beach County as a consultant and corporate trainer. In addition, as a Life and Business Coach/Consultant, she has assisted many entrepreneurs to established and manage new business ventures in substance abuse treatment industry in Florida and in several states around the country.

Cassandra Sierra was employed by the Palm Beach County Health Department for 19 years. She served as the Staff Development and Training Manager and provided training for over 1,100 employees. She trained clerks, paraprofessionals, nurses, doctors, managers and senior management. She facilitated various training programs, (e.g. Executive Leadership Customer Service, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Cultural Competency). Her work included consulting, designing, coaching, coordinating, facilitating, monitoring and evaluating behavior modification and competency base training programs.

Cassandra is also a Certified Addiction Professional, International Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist and a Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator and Assessor and Business and Life Coach. Cassandra has a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Studies and a double Master’s degree in Human Resource Development and Administration from Barry University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College in Tampa, FL. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She served on the Domestic Violence Council of Palm Beach County and served on the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board for two years. She is the co-founder of the Miracles Club, Inc., which opened its doors in 2001. The clubhouse serves the recovery community by providing 12 step recovery meetings and other community education programs to alcoholics, addicts and their family members.

She is married with two children, grandchildren and one great grandchild. Cassandra is committed to health and safety of the citizens of Florida and across the United States.

James Snow
Clinical Director
M.Ed.,LMHC, QS, CAP

James is an expert mental health and addictions professional with more than 30 years of experience providing care and treatment to individuals suffering from addiction, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma. James has a degree of insight, understanding and compassion that is unparalleled. His primary focus is helping clients live a life free from the sorrow, stress and anguish of the past. The power of present-centered living and mind-body-spirit connection are accessed, allowing people to live their personal best in all areas of their lives. James creates an atmosphere that is judgement-free and is safe to explore all issues. This produces catharses, a new perspective of self and life, promoting incorporation of new tools and resources to heal and enrich one’s life.

James received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, PA. This is the home of the Steeler’s spring training camp and home to the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media James completed his Master’s Degree in Counselor Education at The Pennsylvania State University. James has served multiple internships and post-graduate trainings, including an internship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.

James has trained with some of the most brilliant leaders in the helping profession, including Stephanie Covington, Daniel Griffin, Melody Beaty, Ann Smith – Break Through at Caron Treatment Centers, Pia Mellody, Lisa Najavits – Seeking Safety, and others. James has trained and worked with Caron Treatment Centers, Hazelden Treatment Centers, Mercy Behavioral Health, and at the community level with such facilities as CARP – West Palm Beach and Western County Mental Health Center.

Tracie Duich
Vice President of Marketing
A.S., CRC, CIP

Tracie Duich, Vice President of Marketing for The Recovery Team located in Lake Park, Florida, has over 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, management and training, with companies such as Sun Financial Group, Motorola, Chevrolet, and Estee Lauder.

Ms. Duich has brought her talent and expertise in branding and launching new treatment programs to The Recovery Team/EMBRACE Mental Health, Meridian Treatment Solutions/The Bridge Mental Health Program, and Cornerstone Recovery Center Mental Health Program.

Having studied Marketing and Psychology at the University of Florida, Ms. Duich has worked in the field of alcohol and drug treatment for over a dozen years, helping families and loved ones of those that are afflicted with alcohol, drugs, or mental health disorders, through coaching and ARISE Interventions. Ms. Duich currently sits on the Advisory Board of the “Treatment Center Executive & Marketing Retreat.”

Jeannie Saros
Trauma Therapist
LMHC, CAP, NCC

Jeannie has been in the substance abuse and mental health field since 1982. She has been part of The Recovery Team since 2000. She presently runs the trauma track and facilitates Experiential Groups for our patients and leads the Family Weekend.

Jeannie is a licensed mental health counselor who holds national certification. She is an approved continuing education provider by the Florida board of addiction professionals and an approved supervisor for registered mental health interns. Jeannie is trained in gestalt, trauma, completed her EMDR training and is a certified diplomat in clinical hypnotherapy.

She has received national recognition from the New York Times and Vanity Fair magazine and was locally a recipient of the Peter Fairclogh memorial award for her contribution to the field of substance abuse and mental health.

Tami Oommen
Clinical Therapist
MS, LMHC

Diane Dinkens
Primary Therapist/DUI Program Director
BSW, CAP

Diane began her career in substance abuse counseling with The Recovery Team in June 2002. During this time, she worked numerous aspect of the company including supervision of Behavioral Health Technician, DUI evaluator, and in 2005 became DUI Program Director.

She earned a Bachelor of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, Certified Addiction Professional and International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium from the Florida Certification Board. Currently, as a Primary Therapist, not only does she bring her expertise in counseling, but also her personal experiences with recovery.

Diane uses many types of therapy, including employing compassion, mindfulness and empathy. Since her first day with the company, she has been a strong team player, dedicated to helping all clients recover from a hopeless state of mind and body.

Deborah Mouw
Primary Therapist
MS, CACII

Deborah joined The Recovery Team as a Primary Therapist in January 2017. Her passion and work in the addiction field began in 2011 at Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, Georgia. It was there that she gained incomparable experience working not only as an Inpatient Counselor, but also working directly in both an intensive women's long- term residence and the intensive outpatient setting.

She holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Exceptional Student Education from Nova University and is a Certified Addiction Counselor Level II (CACII).

Prior to a career in substance abuse counseling, Deborah worked as a public school educator for The Palm Beach County School Board from 1987-2006. Her approach to therapy is Mindfulness, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing as modalities to help clients better understand their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.

Deborah credits her arts-focused education and years of classroom teaching for the creative therapeutic approach she brings to her position. An array of experience and an authentic desire to encourage others to embrace recovery and the healing gifts available to all who embrace it, is what is at the core of her valued therapeutic work.

Jose Soler
Primary Therapist
MA

Jose Soler has been a mental health and substance abuse counselor since 2004. Jose received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida in 1999 and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Temple University in 2004.

Since 2011 he has been helping individuals in South Florida heal from emotional wounds that have contributed to self-destructive patterns and behaviors. Jose believes in an individualized approach to treatment and honors the inherent wholeness and completeness of the individual.

Using a compassionate and client-centered approach, he works with clients to strengthen an understanding and appreciation to the present moment, become willing to accept the full-range of feelings and emotions that are part of the human experience, and live a more meaningful and connected life. Jose believes that only when we can accept life as it really is, can we really begin to change. DBT, Mindfulness, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are among the approaches that Jose uses to help individuals fulfill the potential that already exists within.

Zane Morris
Primary Therapist
RMHCI

Zane Morris started his journey with The Recovery Team in May 2017. Zane received a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. In 2005 he made the decision to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology/ Mental Health Counseling at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Zane graduated, completing the Mental Health, Substance abuse and Marriage and Family track. Zane is a highly dedicated, caring, and serious – minded, professional.

His demonstrated strengths include: sound leadership, highly effective communication skills, team player and compassion for others.

Zane started his career working with children and families, providing families with counseling, connecting them with the social resources available in the community. While in his career, he noticed there was a great need for providing social services for the homeless, especially homeless veterans. Needless to say, he began a career working with homeless veterans in Palm Beach County, connecting them to social services in the community, services at the VA. Zane also helped veterans with finding affordable housing. While working with the veteran community he noticed two of the biggest issues veterans struggled with were mental health and substance abuse.

Zane eventually found himself working in the substance abuse arena. Now, 10 years later he still is working with people who suffer from the disease of addiction. Zane’s passion for his job stems from the negative impact substance abuse has had on himself and his family.

Lauren Meyers
Case Manager

Lauren Meyers is a Case Manager/ Admissions Coordinator for The Recovery Team. She has been with The Recovery Team since June 2016 and has worked in the field of substance abuse since 2011.

Having personally experienced addiction and recovery she possesses a unique knowledge of how the recovery process works not only for the recovering addict but for the families as well.

Lauren believes that with a positive clinical setting and a strong support network achieving long term sobriety is possible for anyone struggling with addiction. Lauren is originally from Pennsylvania and attended Temple University to pursue her B.A. She moved to Florida in 2010 to begin her new way of life in recovery. She is currently working towards her C.A.C. as well as her A.S.

Operations


Austin Thomas
Alumni Director

Born and Raised in Palm Beach County, Austin began his journey in Recovery in February of 2015 and found a new way of life. Austin’s passion is to help fellow alcoholics and addicts with their journey in recovery. Austin works hand on with the clients daily, facilitating groups weekly, as well as, welcoming new admissions to The Recovery Team.

As the Director of the Alumni Program for The Recovery Team, Austin has dedicated his life to the clients of our program. Austin began his journey in substance abuse treatment with The Recovery Team in August of 2015. He is in constant contact with Alumni every step of their journey in Recovery, bridging the gap with job opportunities, meeting commitments and connecting clients with local Alumni to create a seamless transition into our IOP levels of care. Austin also coordinates activities and annual holiday dinners for Alumni to reconnect with the clinical team and fellow Alumni.

James Samuels
Director of Client Services

James Samuels is dedicated to the operations of the company as well as the safety and well-being of all of the clients. James brings his impeccable work ethic and leadership skills to The Recovery Team.

James main focus is to make sure that the level of care that the clients receive is never compromised. He works tirelessly with his staff of behavior health technicians to make sure that each and every client at The Recovery Team has a positive experience.

James is a natural leader and uses his personal experience with recovery to ensure that all clients feel supported and comfortable as they embark on their new journey. He is an active member of his church and a proud husband and father to his one year old son, James junior.