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Florida Team

Brad Sylvain, MPA, CAP – Executive Director

Brad brings nearly a decade of mental health and substance use disorder treatment experience to his role as Executive Director of Hanley Center. As the former Corporate Director of Admissions, he was responsible for most appropriately placing patients in treatment programs, either within the Origins’ continuum or with another provider. 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.


Edward Barias, MD – Medical Director

In his role as Medical Director for Hanley Center, Dr. Barias is responsible for patient medical care on all Florida campuses, as well as overseeing a team of nurse practitioners. He is a medical doctor who specializes in Addiction Psychiatry and General Adult Psychiatry, with expertise in dual diagnosis. Using his in-depth knowledge and understanding of substance use disorders, Dr. Barias tends to his patients in an attentive, responsive and considerate manner to ensure their safety and well-being. Dr. Barias completed his General Adult Psychiatric Residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center, and his Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital and James J. Peters VA Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).


Steve Canterbury – Director of Plant Operations

Steve is in charge of Maintenance, Housekeeping and Transportation. He is a Certified Professional Locksmith and a Certified Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician. Married to his high school sweetheart for more than 30 years, Steve has been a part of the Hanley Center family for the last 16 of those. He is an avid football and baseball fan and has helped coach high school baseball.

Amber Church – Program Director of Gate Lodge

Amber received both her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Counseling and her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas. The Dallas native is a certified addiction professional, a licensed chemical dependency counselor, and an EMDR therapist. Amber has worked in many areas of recovery including trauma, crisis intervention, and inpatient and gender specific settings. Since 2013, Amber has worked at Hannah’s House, Hanley Center and the Family Program. She also enjoys working with psycho-educational groups and clients who have tested positive for HIV/AIDS.

As Program Director of Gate Lodge, Amber oversees daily staff and client activities, refines the program schedule, manages the entire facility, oversees clinical issues, collaborates with marketing, and schedules outings to help the clients connect with nature. Sober since August 2005, she loves teaching yoga, helping people, and making the world a better place through volunteerism with Unite to Face Addiction, environmental protection and recycling efforts, beach cleanups, and sea turtle conservation projects.

Carla Davis, LMHC, CAP – Director of Residential Services

As Director of Residential Services for Hanley Center, Carla oversees each patient’s treatment team to ensure consistent and excellent care. She empowers her staff to work efficiently and effectively to promote the health, safety and welfare of patients. Carla has experience in a variety of professional environments, including substance abuse treatment facilities, child welfare settings, hospitals and community mental health agencies. She holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University. Carla has received awards and recognition for her exemplary leadership and engagement skills with families. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) International and Reciprocity Consortium. Carla is also a Florida Board Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counselor Interns.

Kellye DeBerry, MA – Alumni Coordinator

Kellye DeBerry began working with Hanley Center at Origins as a volunteer with the Alumni Services department, growing to become the Alumni Coordinator in 2017. Experienced in working with adolescents struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, as well as having managed a local women’s halfway house, Kellye is knowledgeable in substance use disorders. Actively working a personal program of recovery, she brings her passion for 12 Steps to the multidisciplinary team at Hanley Center. She engages patients during and after their treatment and stays connected through support groups, services and activities to promote long-term recovery. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Kelly completed her undergraduate degree and her Clinical and Counseling Psychology Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University. Kellye is a Pilates enthusiast and has earned her greenbelt in Kick Boxing.

Connie Motley – Clinical Director

In her role as Clinical Director, Connie provides clinical leadership and administrative oversight to the substance use disorder treatment programs at Hanley Center. Having previously spent five years at Origins in South Padre Island, Connie is well versed in Origins’ treatment modalities and its commitment to the 12-Step philosophy. Connie’s extensive industry knowledge and leadership experience helps her to integrate the best therapies and techniques into patient programming. Connie has worked in private practice, in operations and management, and has served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Substance Abuse Services Alliance. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. Connie enjoys music, nature and spending time with her family.

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.


Marianne Wehen, PHR – Human Resources Manager

Marianne brings nearly a decade of human resources experience to her role as Human Resources Manager for Hanley Center at Origins.  Marianne is skilled at employee relations, as well as aligning Origins’ core values, business goals and culture with internal initiatives.   She believes that teamwork is the key to success.  With broad international business experience, Marianne has expertise in recruiting, training, benefits administration and performance management, all which contribute to the employee experience.  Marianne is PHR certified and has a Business Administration and Hospitality Management degree from a European university.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, travelling and spending time outdoors.