As Executive Director, Kerry brings almost 20 years of behavioral health experience to Hanley Center at Origins to provide leadership and management to a multidisciplinary team. Kerry has gained significant and relevant long-term experience as she transitioned through roles as a family consultant, primary therapist, various leadership positions and now Executive Director. Her experience with, and passion for 12 Step based treatment aligns well with the treatment model and philosophy of Origins.
Kerry has a passion for helping others. She obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and she has committed her professional pursuits to focus on improving systems in behavioral health care.
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.
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.
John’s multi-faceted experience and leadership in the addiction field underscores Hanley Center’s focus on holistic substance abuse treatment. John brings the remarkable skill set of pastor, counselor, clinical manager, teacher and respected expert to his position as Clinical Director.
John began his career as an ordained minister in a traditional church setting. He went on to work in community-based mental health and wellness fields which included therapeutic and administrative positions with Boys Town USA.
His leadership is reflected in national presentations on a broad range of addiction, spirituality, and related topics. He is an adjunct faculty member at Palm Beach State College and a faculty member of the Addiction Professionals Training Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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.