With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Tampa and a Registered Nurse Degree from Palm Beach State College, Barry Goldman has spent 25 years in the Behavioral Health Care industry. The first part of his clinical and nursing career had a concentration in medical and psychiatric environments; his past 15 professional years have been more focused in the technology arena as he develops electronic medical record systems, Business Intelligence platforms and computer-related solutions.
Barry’s diverse background allows him to communicate and understand the needs of his co-workers from both technological and therapeutic perspectives. Away from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, traveling, golfing, and cooking.
With a reputation for results and a relentless enthusiasm for working with those in recovery, Dan Lynch delivers a balanced and comprehensive approach to treating both the causes and effects of substance abuse. As a leader in the field of addiction, Dan brings more than three decades of both personal sobriety and professional expertise in addiction management, consulting, and public relations to his unique role as Origins Behavioral HealthCare’s National Treatment Advisor.
Dan uses his reach and ability to offer advocacy to those with substance use disorders and their families. As a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC-1), Dan is a member of the Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS), South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists, and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Dan is also an accomplished vocalist and guitarist who shares the gift of his musical talents to help support the work of those in early recovery.
In her capacity as both attorney and therapist, Madeleine Narvilas brings a unique combination of skill and experience to Origins by combining her love of clinical and legal advocacy on behalf of those suffering from addictions and co-occurring conditions. Her diverse roles of service as a clinician, clinical consultant and attorney for many years include holding such recent titles as Executive Director and Director respectively for two nationally renowned programs for addiction and related disorders. Additionally, Madeleine has served as clinical consultant/expert witness to a London-based residential care provider, representative to the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council, therapist to survivors and families of victims of the September 11 terrorist attack through the New York City Department of Mental Health, and Assistant District Attorney for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Madeleine received her MS from the Columbia University School of Social Work and her JD from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. She received additional clinical training in the Department of Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital and was certified as a breathwork practitioner at the London School of Rebirthing. She has enjoyed supervising clinical fieldwork placements for graduate students and has volunteered for several Lawyers’ Assistance Programs. Madeleine currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Crossroads Club in Delray Beach, Florida.
Kacy Ritter is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict who sobered up in the Texas Hill Country in 2009. Since her initial awakening to freedom, she has been blessed to work side-by-side with many men and women traveling the path to permanent sobriety. Having been rescued from the hopeless state of alcoholism and drug addiction, she is enthusiastic to share the solution that was so freely given to her. She is passionate about recovery and dedicated to providing guidance for the clients and alumni of Origins. Kacy is a an active member within respective 12-Step fellowships and is currently seeking a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling.
Maureen develops effective strategies and protocols as she maintains and increases referent relations while overseeing her talented staff. She has worked at premier treatment centers across the country and is a highly respected resource for professional and community education on the topic of addiction.
With over 12 years of experience in the treatment center industry and more than 21 years working in marketing and business development, her extensive career has included positions in marketing, outreach, and community relations with substance abuse treatment centers and hospital systems. In fact, her early professional ties with the Hanley Center date all the way back to 2004.
Maureen serves on a number of boards including: VP of Southeastern Institute on Chemical Dependency, Englewood Hospital Patient Safety Board, and the Women’s Group of Englewood Hospital. Maureen received a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in education with a minor in marketing from San Diego State University. She obtained advanced training in bereavement services as well as her teaching certificate from University of San Diego and began her career as a teacher.
Prior to becoming full time at Origins, Beverly was our Senior Nursing Consultant. She brings to us a wide range of experience and training. She completed her graduate work at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, earning a Master of Science in Nursing with a specialty in psychiatric nursing, mental health, and substance abuse.
She has over 24 years of dedication to nursing, with extensive experience in administration, leadership, and management. This includes 12 years in Behavioral Health/Addictive disorders involving detoxification and other inpatient and outpatient services for those with dual diagnosis. She served 17 years of this time at Valley Baptist Health System with her most recent experience being Director of Education. In addition to her work here at Origins, Beverly serves as Adjunct faculty for the Professional Nursing Program at Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, and has recently served 6 years on the Texas Board of Nursing Advisory Committee for Education. She continues this role as a nursing school survey consultant.
Beverly is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing as well as being the President of the Board of Directors for the Rio Grande Valley Council, a non-profit agency that provides substance abuse education, prevention and treatment services for schools and communities in South Texas. In her own words “Living on South Padre Island, working for the ultimate addictions treatment center, and working in the field I love the most is my life’s dream that has become reality.” Beverly loves walking on the beautiful South Padre Island beaches, boating, and spending time with her family.
Brad has been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse addiction for the better part of the last decade. He has a Master’s in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Florida Atlantic University. Brad’s personal as well as professional ambitions have been centered on providing support to individuals who are suffering from an addiction to drugs and alcohol. In recovery since he was a teenager, he is passionate about spirituality and the 12-Steps. His interests include spending time with his wife and two young children, fishing and sports. Call Brad Directly at – 561-841-1230