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Boca Detox Center Staff

Medical Director: Dr. Michael Schmidt, MD

Dr. Michael Schmidt joins Boca Detox Center with more than 25 years of private practice, administrative medicine, and emergency room experience. He was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, and graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was the Chief Resident of Family Practice. Dr. Schmidt believes that continuity of care is essential to helping those early in recovery, and he is dedicated to knowing all the clients individually. Dr. Schmidt has been living in Florida since 1992 and is the father of six children. He is an avid outdoorsman and a former United States Marine.


CEO: Joshua Scott, CNDAI, CAC

Joshua Scott is an experienced healthcare executive who has a proven record of designing and implementing intervention and treatment strategies for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug dependence, as well as eating disorders. Joshua is the founder of Boca Detox Center and is an active member of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force. Joshua has assembled a dynamic team of therapists, clinicians, and medical professionals to help addicts and alcoholics through all phases of the recovery process. Residing in South Florida with his wife and three children, he travels and works throughout the United States.


Clinical Director: Sean Ryan, LCSW, CAP

Sean Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Addiction Professional who has practiced in Florida for more than nine years. He received his Master's Degree from Barry University. Sean believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most critical aspect of care and believes that therapists should always see the client before the pathology. Sean was formerly the Clinical Director of The Center for Modern Adult Recovery at Hanley in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Director of Admissions: Danielle Poll, MS

Danielle has a Master’s degree in clinical counseling, specializing in mental health and addiction counseling, and is currently pursuing her PhD in addiction psychology. She has more than four years of experience working in the field of residential substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment and is currently working towards Florida licensure. Danielle has worked with adults of all ages and has held positions as mental health tech, lead case manager, and therapist. Danielle believes that unconditional support in the early days of recovery is essential to sustaining sobriety.


Program Director: Debra Resendez, LPN

Debra comes to Boca Detox with 16 years of emergency room nursing experience here in South Florida. She has held multiple positions in the field of substance abuse over the past eight years including utilization review, admissions director, and detox nursing. Debra is passionate about helping individuals in the early stages of recovery. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations here at Boca Detox.

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