COMPASSIONATE Clinicians

Our Staff2018-08-16T14:04:23+00:00

Boca Detox Center Staff

Joshua Scott

CEO

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.

Dr. Daphne Dorce, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Daphne Dorce is a board certified psychiatrist in general psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. She brings 17 years of clinical expertise evaluating and treating patients with mental health disorders including substance use disorders.

Dr. Dorce has provided psychiatric care in various settings including: community mental health; rural health; corrections; inpatient psychiatric hospitals; inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and private practice.

Her educational background consists of a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, general psychiatry training at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine and forensic psychiatry training at the Columbia/Cornell Psychiatry and Law Program.

Dr. Dorce works diligently with her patients, empowering them to take control of their lives through the management of their mental health. Her background comes by way of extensive psychodynamic and pharmacological training.

Presently, Dr. Dorce is committed to enhancing mental health awareness, providing psychiatric services in an inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation setting.

Tommy Mcgee

Clinical Director, LMHC

Tommy has more than 16 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field working in supportive, clinical and administrative roles. He has experience working with clients from various ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds. He has worked with clients with co-occurring disorders, both adult and adolescent persons, Native American groups, and in programs with a focus on treating clients of ultra high net worth. He also has worked as an educator with the Palm Beach State College, teaching both in class and online, general psychology, and crisis Intervention. Tommy has also facilitated courses for professionals seeking certification with the state of Florida in addictions as an instructor for The Academy for Addiction Professionals. He has taught treatment planning, psychopharmacology, and clinical evaluation. Tommy holds a Bachelor of Science (Ministry) and Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology (with a specialization in mental health and marriage of family) from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional.

Dr. Celeste Boyd DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Boyd received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) from the University of Miami. She is dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She possesses a Master of Arts in Developmental Psychology from Gallaudet University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Florida State University. She currently practices and specializes in psychiatry, sleep medicine, and substance abuse/addiction rehabilitation in both private and public sectors. As a clinician, Dr. Boyd believes that mental health is fundamental for overall physiological health and wellness. She promotes mental health awareness to reduce stigmatization and empower those suffering and struggling with mental illness. Dr. Boyd practices the Mental Health Recovery Model, which allows individuals to go through an active process of change, being in control, strengthening, and empowering themselves to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Charrisse Clarke-Smith, RN

Director of Nursing

Charisse is a cherished member of the Boca Detox Staff. With more than 17 years of experience as a nurse, Charrisse leads by example with passion and conviction. Charrisse is a member of ASAM, SAMSHA, ANA and FNA while continuing her education and training through CEU’s, workshops, trainings, ANCC, seminars and college with a focus on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Timothy Bumgardner

General Manager

Timothy “TJ” Bumgardner is a devoted healthcare professional who has extensive experience in supervising and managing the day to day operations of healthcare facilities, specializing in treatment for individuals suffering from alcohol and drug dependence. TJ began his healthcare career in 2013, working at an entry level position for one of Florida’s premier treatment facilities. A native of South Florida, TJ enjoys extreme sports, is a professional musician, and regularly contributes his time back into the community.

Angela Smith

Case Management

Angela is originally from Pennsylvania. She relocated to South Florida 17 years. ago and is currently employed at Boca Detox since 2015. She has worked in the Addictions Field for the past 3 years. Angela specialize’s in aftercare planning, assisting patients in developing healthy coping skills, completing assessments and engaging with families. Prior to working in substance abuse treatment, Angela worked in the preventative healthcare field for 7 years. Angela is passionate about providing clients with case management and emotional support. Angela resides in Delray Beach with her family.

Kevin Creighton, BS

Director of Business Development

Kevin is originally from Falmouth, Massachusetts, where he was active and excelled in athletics through his childhood. Kevin attended Plymouth State University, where he obtained a bachelors of science in business administration. After a personal battle with addiction, Kevin moved to Florida in 2009 and began his career working directly with individuals in early recovery. Kevin has a sincere aspiration to spread the message of recovery to those families who need it. Firmly rooted in purity of the recovery experience, Kevin is often the initial contact for new members of the Guardian Recovery Network community. Kevin is a father, a professional, and a compassionate mentor to those in sobriety.

Ryan Newman

Admissions Coordinator

Ryan is originally from Massachusetts, and has been living and working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2016. After successfully completing two combat deployments as a member of the United States Marine Core, Ryan’s personal experience both in and out of sobriety have allowed him the ability to become an effective asset within the Guardian Family. Ryan is on the front lines of addiction, being a member of the admissions team. Ryan is responsible for properly and appropriately admitting new clients into adequate centers which best suit their needs.

Patrick Murray

Admissions

Born and raised in New Jersey, Patrick moved to South Florida with hopes of changing his life after battling years of addition. Upon achieving sobriety, he became a recovery advocate, working diligently to support the sober community. Building relationships is a crucial part of Patrick’s job as he’s responsible for greeting incoming patients and following up with past patients. Patrick’s nurturing personality and passion for his work make him an invaluable asset to the guardian recovery Network family. He is giving back what was given to him – love, support and a helping hand. Patrick’s goal is to positively influence as many people as possible.

Rudy Arcara

Alumni Director

Rudy Arcara is originally from Westchester, New York. He decided to change his life for the better and moved down to South Florida in 2014 to start his journey. Rudy played football at Iona College, earning a degree in Criminal Justice, and later pursued a masters degree in Physical Education and Health at Manhattanville College. The reason he got into teaching/coaching is the same reason he chose to work in the field of Substance abuse, to help others. Currently, he is our Director of Alumni and works closely with clients to help them achieve sobriety.

William Labar

Behavioral Health Technician

William “Billy” is originally from upstate New York. He decided it was time to better his life and made the decision to move to Florida in 2010. Billy started working in the recovery field managing sober living houses in Ft Lauderdale in 2011. Since then, he has gained knowledge working in treatment programs both inpatient and outpatient. Billy joined our team in February of 2016 as a Behavioral Health Technician and eventually transitioned to Tech Supervisor. Billy brings his professional experience and well as his own personal experience, strength and hope.

Carlos Vasquez

Behavioral Health Technician

Carlos is originally from New York City, and has been working within the behavioral healthcare field since 2009. He has made it his mission to make himself available to our clients for the duration of their treatment in our facility. If a patient has a problem Carlos can provide essential feedback out of his own personal and professional experiences and serve as an intermediary between clients and staff.

Shana Daryanani

Behavioral Health Technician

Shana has been working in the behavioral healthcare industry since 2015 where she began at Mandala as a shift supervisor and lead tech. She has extensive experience with multiple addictions. As a woman in recovery, she knew this was her calling to help people that struggle with addiction. Shana lives locally with her husband. Also she enjoys the gym, spending time with her family and volunteering at the animal shelters.

Jessica Moretti

Human Resources

Jessica Moretti joined the team in 2015, and assumed the role of HR Manager in 2016. Jessica is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, where she received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Business.

Justin Williams

CFO

Justin is responsible for the design and implementation of business strategies, plans, and procedures to meet objectives for company growth. Justin earned degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland RH Smith School of Business. He adds 10 years of business operations expertise to the executive team, with experience in the Public Accounting, IT, Legal, and Health Care industries. Justin also serves as the Financial Controller for Guardian Recovery Network, Boca Detox Center, and Immersion Recovery Center.

Mary Gelliarth

Quality Assurance

Mary is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Cleveland State University and Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital School of Nursing. Her professional career includes positions in Ohio, Georgia, and Florida. Although Mary’s plan was to specialize in orthopedics, she quickly gravitated to Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health (ADM) positions in publicly and privately run sectors. To maintain medical nursing skills as well as behavioral health, Mary worked in an Urgent Care Center off hours. Mary’s relevant positions include being a Department Director for an Adult Psychiatric Unit in Atlanta, Mental Health/Chemical Dependency nurse at Lake and Glenbeigh Hospitals, Chemical Dependency Nurse at Hanley – Hazelden, Director of Utilization Review and Quality Management for Mandala Healing Center, and Alternatives in Treatment. Mary also has managed care experience as a Quality Management Supervisor at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County / Personal Health Plan and was the behavioral health liaison between those organizations and Agency for Health Care Administration Area 9 mental health providers. She has experience at the payee and payor aspect of insurance, and understands the balance of advocating for clients to utilize available insurance benefits – as well as the insurance rules governing administration of those benefits. Components of Mary’s mission include the concepts of instructing and supporting staff on quality models. The goal is not improvement, it is sustained improvement over consecutive re-measurement periods. Although the mission is challenging, the positive effects are quite exciting.

Rosalind Joseph

Billing and Collections

Rosalind is the Director of Billing and Collections. Rosalind began her career in 2010, and gained experience in the health care industry in settings such as in billing offices, insurance carriers and provider’s offices. Within those settings, Rosalind’s responsibilities included billing, coding, collections, medical records reviewer, insurance reimbursement and at the facility level, and billing and collections. Rosalind received her Associates in Billing and Coding and her Bachelor in Health Administration from City College. She currently working on an MBA in Health Care Management.

Jose Ochoa

Chef

Jose is extremely passionate about cooking and making amazing creations that everyone enjoys. He started cooking when he was in high school. His passion and experience as a chef has stemmed from his continuous travels across Europe, the Caribbean, and South and Central America. While in Europe, he cooked at multiple five star restaurants. Jose is constantly gaining more techniques and ideas on making his dishes even better than before. He has been an executive Chef for the past 20 plus years, and has had the pleasure of serving some of our finest politicians and celebrities. Jose has also worked in several treatment centers before he transitioned to Boca Detox.

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