Our Team

Recovery by the Sea employs a superb team of professionals from across the healthcare sector. Our committed staff consists of doctors, therapists, nurses, psychiatrists and behavioral health professionals working together to help shape a better future for our patients. Our entire staff, from the behavioral health technicians to clinical staff to upper management is carefully and meticulously selected and rigorously trained to truly provide an environment of care, compassion and well-being for our patients.

David Farache

CEO

David has a background in Business Administration with emphasis in behavioral health care. His personal experience with addiction coupled with his leadership, moral compass, operational know-how and compassion brings a unique style of management and delivers results to the facilities he operates. David co-founded our first facility Recovery In Tune in 2015 with Cecilia Plavnick, capitalizing on their dream to provide high-quality care to those suffering from the disease of addiction to communities across the country that desperately need these services. In his constant pursuit of providing nothing less than excellence in patient care, his leadership delivers hard work, dedication and constant involvement from all of the staff members at the facilities he operates.

Dr. David Kramer

Medical Director

Dr. David Kramer is a board-certified, licensed psychiatrist who joined the Recovery In Tune team over 2 years ago as Medical Director. Dr. Kramer brings his deep knowledge and experience in the fields of Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry to provide all Recovery In Tune clients with direct, high-quality medical consultations including psychiatric assessments and follow-up sessions, and medication management.

Matthew Beckwith

Regional Director of Outreach

Matt started his career out in the hospitality and guest services field in 2006 before moving to Florida in 2008 for the past five years he has work in the substance abuse field as a certified interventionist an Admissions director for some of the most prestigious treatment organizations in Florida some with locations nationwide. Matt joined the Recovery by the Sea team early 2017 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that we look for in all our staff members as we set the bar high he helps us raise it and continues to help set us apart from other treatment centers. He takes joy in helping not only the guest at our facilities but their entire family making sure everyone gets the help and guidance they need in what may be the most difficult times of their lives.

Marc Schettino

Director of Utilization Review

Since 2011 Marc has immersed himself in the Mental Health/Substance Abuse field, working in operations and admissions becoming an expert in every facet. Studying Electronic Media and Design at the University of Tampa, Marc felt unfulfilled with this career path.Always having a desire to help others, Marc found his true calling in assisting those who struggle with mental health and substance abuse. Marc’s passion for being of service to others and assisting families of those struggling with addiction, has made him an invaluable asset to Recovery By The Sea and to the Behavioral Healthcare and Addiction Professionals community as a whole.

Terry Hasselt-Zechman, LCSW, CAP

Clinical Director

Terry comes to us all the way from Westchester, NY (Bronxville). She attended Iona College as an English and Psychology Major and was awarded bachelor’s degrees in both. Her next stop was Columbia University where she studied to obtain a master’s in social work. Before joining the Harmony Recovery Group Family, Terry worked for Carp as Clinical Supervisor, Florida Center for Recovery as a Clinical Supervisor, and Program Director. When asked: “What do you like most about your job?” Terrys response was: “Fostering growth and health via teaching, provision of therapeutic support and leadership”. When she’s not working, she usually can be found with her family spending time at the beach, in the pool, shopping and spending time with friends.

Craig Devine

Operations Manager

Craig has lived in Florida for most of his life but is originally from Maryland. In school, he studied Land Surveying, Diesel Engines and was in the Marine Corp. After school, Craig went to work for Waters Edge Recovery as a BHT, Alumni Director, and BHT Supervisor. Part of this job he enjoys the most is the challenge of helping others and seeing the positive results of that. In his spare time, Craig is an avid fisherman.

Patricia Wilkison

Office Manager

Patricia is from Pittsburgh, PA and lives now in Port St. Lucie, FL. She went to school at Community College of Allegheny County where she studied Business Administration. Her previous roles were at Amerilife of Indian River County as an office manager and she also had her own residential cleaning business in PA. Patricia likes to see the patients transform and hearing their stories. She also enjoys working with a staff that truly cares about our clients, as well as each other, and knowing that we are part of their success story. In her free time, she likes to paint, dance and go to the beach, but most importantly, she enjoys spending time with her children.

Alexandra Cunningham

Case Manager

Originally from New Jersey, Lexi currently lives in Port St. Lucie, FL and loves to travel! Prior to joining us, she worked as a Case Manager / Supervisor and Assistant to Executive Director at Amethyst Recovery Center. The ability to help others is what Lexi likes most about her job.

David Muscaera

Therapist

David is a licensed Certified Addictions Counselor and serves with us as a Case Manager. Prior to joining us as Harmony, David worked for 12 Keys Rehab where he was an MHT and Primary Counselor. “Showing people how they can help themselves and grow, watching people change and find a better life without substance.” Is what David likes most about his job. Originally from Fort Pierce, FL, David likes to spend time outdoors, fishing, listening to music and hanging out with his family.

Sarah Edmonds

Group Facilitator

Sarah was born in Virginia Beach and raised right here in Martin County. Prior to joining us at Recovery By The Sea, she worked for 12 Keys Rehab as the Business Office Manager but wore many hats, including case management and group facilitation. Her experience and dedication to helping individuals heal and recover is what allows her to love her job and enjoy talking to clients about recovery. “I feel blessed that I have a job where I get to do what I love all day.” Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from IRSC and she is getting ready to start graduate school. In her free time, Sarah stays busy with her huge family and loves to be creative.

Michelle Gilbert

Group Facilitator & Therapist

Michelle comes to us all the way from Ohio and holds a Bachelor in Science in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is currently in a Master of Science program for Psychology and is a Doctoral Candidate. In her free time, she enjoys reading and studying and spending time in nature. She feels fortunate to have the ability to utilize her heritage and spirituality to reach others who are still sick and suffering. Michelle has 2 daughters Shelby and Monica and a son-in-law Trea. She will be a first-time grandma in January. She has dedicated her life to helping others grow their spirituality. She utilizes prayer and meditation to help those struggling with mental health issues as well as those struggling with substance use disorder using cognitive behavioral therapy.

Leigh Hollander, CAC

Group Facilitator

Leigh is uniquely positioned to help clients recover from the grip of substance abuse because he is a recovering addict himself. He has been in the substance abuse industry for 8 years. Leigh provides clients with a holistic, spiritual approach to a real, life-affirming recovery through the rediscovery of hope, love and inner peace.

Matt Krogh

Group Facilitator

Matt is from Los Angeles, CA and comes with a very extensive background in treatment. Previously, he was the Operations Director at New Life Treatment Center, a BHT at Treasure Cost Recovery and also a Group Facilitator at Sunny Days. He also worked at CMHC and Chiron Recovery Center. In his time working I the field, Matt has come to really love interacting with people and seeing growth in others. If not at work, Matt can be found reding, lifting weights, playing basketball and spending time with his daughters.

Jake Arntson

Intake Coordinator

Coming all the way from Anoka, MN, Jake is a passionate BHT who enjoys not only doing a great job, but also watching clients change their lives for the better. He worked previously for Amethyst Recovery Center as a BHT Supervisor. In his free time, Jake enjoys kayaking, wake boarding, tattoos and skateboarding.

Melanie Verbeeck

LPN

Bio coming soon!

La’Reese Felix

Medical Assistant

La’Reese is originally from Jacksonville, FL and graduated from St. Lucie West Centennial High. She then attended Indian River State College with a focus on Business Management. She previously worked as an Administrative Assistant at Coastal Detox and spent 4 years with the company. In my free time I tend to my family and our 7 kids, who as true Floridians, all love spending time at the beach. I'm also a Zumba instructor and have been teaching dance fitness for over 10 years now.

Jason Klinewski

BHT Assistant Supervisor

Jason comes to us from Winslow Township, NJ and currently lives in Stuart, FL. HE attended Camden County Emergency Services school for Fire Fighting. His entrance into Recovery was working for Watersedge Recovery as a Behavioral Heath Technician and Supervisor. “Watching a client come in feeling defeated and leaving with a good head on their shoulders” is what Jason likes most about his job. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, boating, and hunting and anything outdoors.

Chelsea Mohammed MSW, RCSWI

Primary Therapist

Chelsea is from Coconut Creek, FL. Since she was a child, she wanted to make a difference in others’ lives. Chelsea started her career in mental health while attending college at FSU. She quickly got involved in internships that served the community. Chelsea ran groups at a mental health center in addition to volunteering at the local Boys and Girls club. She then traveled on closer to home to attend graduate school in Miami, at Barry University. Shortly after she received her MSW, she moved to Port Saint Lucie, and quickly registered for her license with the state. Chelsea’s most recent career was with a local mental health center in which she served plenty of individuals from the substance community. Chelsea has received wonderful feedback from clients and shown her dedication to individuals in need of support. In her free time, she can likely be found trying new food spots.

Jessica Nelson

Primary Therapist

Jessica was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL. She started her career in the healthcare field and transitioned to the substance abuse field in 2016. Jessica’s personal experience with substance abuse drives her passion to help each client that crosses her path. She loves working in this field because there is no greater reward than seeing a client getting their life back and overcoming their battle with addiction. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Services: Addiction Studies from Indian River State College and is currently working towards her Masters Degree. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her family and her ‘zoo’ of animals.

Casey Stowe

Primary Therapist

Casey is a local to the area, from Jupiter, FL. She graduated Florida State University with a bachelor’s in science in Psychology and then went on to Nova Southeastern University to graduate with a Master in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to joining our team, Casey worked for Sober Life Recovery Center and Treasure Coast Recovery Center as a Primary Therapist at both. She enjoys watching the growth of the clients and loves helping people learn about themselves. In her free time, Casey volunteers at the food bank, and spends time with her family and dogs, reading and traveling.

Melissa Judge

Group Facilitator

Melissa comes to us with a strong background in the medical field and case management. Prior to joining us at Recovery in Tune, Melissa worked for Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL as Lead Neuro Surgical Technologist, and at Dr. Husammy Sport and Hand Center case manager. Upon joining the field of recovery, Melissa has enjoyed the rewards of coming to work. “Seeing someone’s life coming together makes every day worth it.”

Originally from Southfield, MI, she has lived in St. Lucie, FL for 24 years. Melissa earned her Associates Degree in Surgical Technology in 2010 from Kaiser University. She loves spending time with her family and dogs, enjoys the beach and nature, meditation, and music events. But most of all, Melissa loves to help others.

Mark Beers

BHT Supervisor

Prior to entering his own personal recovery, Mark was a student at Fulton Montgomery in New York, studying criminal law. He was a licensed and certified solar technician when he decided to head South. Upon moving to Florida to get sober and working at a call center and as a car salesman, he soon felt unfulfilled and decided to work in recovery. He wanted to help other people and accepted a position as an overnight tech at Recovery by the Sea. Marks passion, dedication and professionalism earned him the role of Second Shift Lead Tech at that facility, before coming to Recovery in Tune as our BHT Supervisor. Mark enjoys being able to sit and talk with clients about the struggles they have and teaching them ways to overcome addiction/mental health obstacles. In his free time, Mark enjoys paintball, video games, and spending time with his new-found Florida family.

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