Brandi Angeletti – Executive Director
Brandi is a lifelong Floridian, originally from Key West. After witnessing friends and family dealing with addiction firsthand, she was compelled to help those struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Brandi is a licensed RN and is currently studying to become a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN). As Executive Director at a previous Detox Facility, Brandi understands that it takes a special type of person to work with patients suffering from mental and behavioral health issues. Her years of experience in the Substance Abuse Treatment Industry has taught her to always be patient and open – you never know someone’s story. It’s important to never judge a book by its cover. Brandi adores working with her team and considers them family stating, “I love the camaraderie and dedication our team has for helping others.” The most rewarding part of her job is seeing patients come in at their lowest point and watching them transform during their stay. Helping patients develop respect for themselves and observing changes towards better health gives hope for a brighter future. In her free time, Brandi enjoys spending time with her family, watching football, walking her dog and bowling.
Laura Bonczek LCSW (Clinical Director)
Laura Bonczek serves as the Clinical Director of The Detox Center in Boca. She earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Central Connecticut State University in 2009 and her master’s degree in social work from The University of Connecticut in 2011. A Connecticut native, Laura made the decision to enhance her clinical skills when she relocated to South Florida in 2012. She pursued her licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida in 2016.
Over the course of the past 10 years, Laura has held various clinical positions at all levels of care, including detox, our residential treatment program, PHP, IOP, and outpatient. In addition to her comprehensive clinical skill set, Laura strives to teach and lead her colleagues and friends through her strong leadership qualities. She’s fulfilled many administrative/leadership roles within various communities and populations, specifically within the substance abuse treatment industry.
Laura oversees the clinical department to ensure individuals and their families receive the best and most quality patient care. Laura’s passion to help others and their families escape the grips of addiction and create a new way of living is evident in all areas of her life. She believes in treating clients with kindness, compassion, and love while building upon their strengths. Laura’s capabilities and skill set have been proven to assist others in finding their inner hope and strength to give life another chance.
While implementing innovative and evidence-based treatment interventions, she uses her energetic yet down-to-earth therapeutic approach to build a strong rapport with clients and their families. Laura’s strengths are evident in her clinical documentation and ability to connect with others.
Robin Jeffrey – Recovery Coach
Robin has worked with chemical dependency/mental health for over 20 years. She is a certified addiction counselor (CAC) and a certified behavioral health technician (CBHT). Further, Robin has worked with over 17 combined facilities to aid/assist clientele with chemical dependency and acute /chronic psychiatric diagnoses. Her skill set is relapse prevention, chronic relapses, and crisis prevention.
Robin also has a passion for motivational speaking and can often be found both in her community (as well as out) educating various populations who suffer from dual illnesses. When anyone asked Robin what her true passion is her response is “to be the best clinical professional that I can be and to let as many addicts with or without mental illnesses and their loved ones know that help/hope/change and miracles are obtainable because I’ve witnessed them for myself”. Robin is looking forward to her future growth with her T.D.C. family.
Steve Little – Director of Admissions
Steve brings dedication and passion along with years of experience in the field of recovery. He has held several roles at quality providers for substance use disorder treatment, including behavioral technician, patient advocate, and his current position. This range of experience has afforded him the awareness and knowledge necessary to be an important first point of contact for our clients and their families, ultimately providing them the resources and information required to make the best choices for their unique situation.
Kyle Allen – Director of Transportation
Kyle helps those struggling with substance abuse get the treatment they need. Kyle has worked in all aspects of the treatment industry for the past 6 years. This has allowed her to interact and build relationships with clients that help her to better function in her role as a client care coordinator. Kyle is in recovery herself and uses her own personal life experiences in order to give hope to the next sick and suffering addict. In Kyle’s free time she attends 12 step meetings regularly, goes to concerts, and enjoys photographing and exploring different parts of South Florida with close friends.
Justin Gelband – Operations Manager
Justin was born in New York and raised in South Florida since early childhood. He has a degree in psychology and is currently working towards his degree in social work at Florida Atlantic University. After being directly affected by the disease of addiction for many years, Justin made the decision to dedicate his life to helping individuals who suffer from substance use disorder. As Housing Supervisor at multiple facilities, Justin knows that clients in early recovery are coming in at a low point in their lives. He understands that it takes patience and love to teach individuals new to the recovery process, and to reach those who have struggled through numerous attempts at sobriety. Justin loves every aspect of his job stating, “It’s a blessing to come to work everyday with a passion and desire to help people, to actually enjoy suiting up and showing up, and to see the positive impact our work has on the lives of our clients. It’s a joy to see the light come back into their eyes after they realize they can make it through this, and they can have an extraordinary life.” Justin is newly married and enjoys spending time with his wife and their new puppy, going for a bike ride, and watching classic movies.
Kristy Killen – Director of Nursing
Kristy was born and raised in South Florida. She has been a nurse for 15 years and has worked in the Recovery and Mental Health field for the last 13 years. She understands that our patients are usually at their lowest upon coming to treatment and enjoys watching them grow from admission to discharge. She is ready for any challenge that may come her way and enjoys working with other nurses and staff to build a strong team. Kristy is married and has twin teenage boys. She enjoys spending her free time at the beach with family or on the football or baseball fields watching her sons play. She is excited to be starting a new “adventure” with the team at The Detox Center.