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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.

 

Deb Lynskey-Lake, LCSW – Clinical 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, and as a clinical supervisor. 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.

 

Katie Jo Larkin, M.Ed., RMHCI – Director of Transitions and Intensive Outpatient

Katie Jo brings almost eight years of experience in the field to her role as Program Director of IOP and Transitions (TAO), our young men’s program designed to nurture early recovery and adapt basic life skills into sobriety. As a native Floridian, she obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from the UCF and her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from FAU. Katie Jo began her career with Origins as a counseling intern and was formerly a primary counselor on detox and also in TAO. She is passionate and dedicated to helping those struggling to recover from addiction, as well as eager to continue growing and learning in her field. Katie Jo recently completed Parts I & II of EMDR training, is a fur mama to her two dogs, Sadie and Marshall, plays in a coed softball league.

 

 

Dr. Adam Bianchini, M.D. – Medical Director

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brown University, Dr. Bianchini completed his Medical Doctorate training at Jefferson Medical College. His post-graduate education includes a General Surgery Internship at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and an Anesthesiology Residency at Hartford Hospital. Adam’s personal recovery experience led him to the field of addiction treatment where he has served in both medical and executive roles. His experience as a Director of Medicine spans a decade, and he brings that knowledge and expertise to Origins. In addition to both providing and overseeing the medical care to patients receiving addiction treatment, he has developed and facilitated both 12-Step and Christian recovery curricula that have impacted thousands of patients in their battle to restore their lives.

 

Dr. Raju Mangrola, M.D. – 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.

 

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

Hanley_006RIn 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.