Palm Health Foundation's
Brain Health Advisory Council

 

Palm Health Foundation's Brain Health Advisory Council is a group of national and local experts on brain health created to inform our funding decisions; explore new technologies and treatments; recommend resources and educational tools; and advocate for those with mental health conditions.

 

Alina Alonso, M.D.
Director, Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County
Palm Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors - Chair

 

Dr. Alina Alonso, Florida Department of Health – Palm Beach County, has been serving the medically underserved in Palm Beach County through the Health Department since 1989. As the Director she oversees the operations of one of the largest county health departments in the state. Its 900 plus employees provide a full range of primary and preventive services to seven health centers located throughout Palm Beach County. Its numerous other Public Health services, including Environmental Engineering, Nutrition, School Health and Community Health and Education, make it a nationally recognized organization in a class by itself.

Dr. Alonso has trained in Bio-Chemical Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction since 1997. She has the experience of handling the clinical operations of first case of inhalation Anthrax in the United States in the last twenty-five years. She has extensive training in communicable and emergent diseases.

Dr. Alonso graduated from Barry University in 1978 with a Major in Biology, a double Minor in Chemistry and Mathematics and a BS degree. She pursued her medical career as a 1984 graduate of the foreign medical school, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. In New York, she served as Chief Resident in the three-year Family Practice Residency Program at St. Joseph Medical Center from 1985 to 1988. After returning home, she finished a second residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 1992 at the Palm Beach County Health Department. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society.

Dr. Alonso serves on the faculty for Nova Southeastern University, Health Professions Division as Clinical Assistant Professor and remains very active in the Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program at the Palm Beach County Health Department training future leaders.

In addition to her Public Health responsibilities, Dr. Alonso combines her Cuban heritage and her experience and training in Mexico and Central America to stay active in minority health issues, patient’s rights advocacy, cultural diversity and tolerance training. Her favorite pastime is snorkeling or scuba diving off the Florida Keys and the Bahamas Islands with her sons Gabriel and Alex.


 

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
Executive Director, FAU Brain Institute
Professor, Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

Randy D. Blakely, a native of Columbus, Georgia, received his B.A. in Philosophy summa cum laude from Emory University, followed by a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he pursued studies of brain peptides with Dr. Joseph T. Coyle. Following his graduate work, Dr. Blakely pursued postdoctoral training at the Yale/HHMI Center for Molecular Neuroscience with Dr. Susan Amara, research that identified the genes encoding targets of widely used antidepressant medications and psychostimulants, including cocaine and amphetamines. As an independent investigator (Emory University, 1990-1995; Vanderbilt University, Allan D. Bass Chair, 1995-2016, Florida Atlantic University, 2016-present), Dr. Blakely has pursued studies of the genetics, structure, regulation and pathophysiology of synaptic transporters, work that appears in more than 300 research articles and scholarly reviews. In recent years, his work has focused on the identification of transporter mutations that alter neurotransmitter inactivation and/or drug recognition, leading to the generation of animal models of multiple neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism, OCD, ADHD and Major Depression. A committed mentor to junior scientists, Dr. Blakely has trained nearly 100 undergraduate, Masters, Ph.D. and M.D. students through his laboratory, as well as nearly 40 post-doctoral fellows, many of hold independent, leadership positions in academia or industry.

Dr. Blakely’s research and mentorship have garnered multiple honors including the Daniel Efron Award from the ACNP, two Distinguished Investigator Awards from the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation, a MERIT Award from the NIMH, a Zenith Award from the Alzheimer’s Association and both the Astellas Award in Translational Pharmacology and the Julius Axelrod Award from ASPET. As Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Neuroscience, he formed the Vanderbilt Neuroscience Ph.D. Program in 1996 and served as the director of the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Training Program in Functional Neurogenomics until his departure for FAU in 2016. From 2008-2016, he led the NIMH-sponsored Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Blakely is responsible for a dozen patents related to his gene discoveries and attempts to translate his findings into novel animal models and therapies. In 2009, Dr. Blakely was elected a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. In 2015, he received the Delores C. Shockley Partnership Award in recognition of minority trainee mentorship. In 2017, Dr. Blakely was elected to serve on the Council for the National Institute of Mental Health.

In 2016, Dr. Blakely moved to Florida Atlantic University as Professor of Biomedical Sciences in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and as the inaugural Executive Director of the FAU Brain Institute. In his role as Executive Director, Dr. Blakely sets institute priorities for research, education and outreach, oversees the development and acquisition of research infrastructure, leads recruitment efforts for Brain Institute Investigators, and leads efforts to encourage translation of neuroscience discoveries.


 

Denise Bober
Vice President – Human Resources, The Breakers Palm Beach, Inc.
Palm Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors – Vice Chair

Denise Bober brings more than three decades of human resources and benefits management expertise to the work of the foundation.  As Vice President of Human Resources, she has fused her favorite disciplines, HR and the hotel business, into a successful 29 year career at The Breakers Palm Beach, Inc., one of America's most successful hotel companies and Palm Beach County's largest private employer.

Bober's responsibilities encompass recruitment, staff performance and development, well-being and social impact. She helped build an enduring workforce of 2,000 team members in tandem with the company's focus on employee fulfillment, driving up guest satisfaction, profitability and exceptional retention rates (one of the industry's highest). Her people strategy: hire good people, find the best role that suits their talents and competencies, help them to achieve a life well lived.

Upon her promotion to Director of Human Recourses (1997), Bober began transforming the Human Resources department to have far-reaching influence throughout the organization, while heightening The Breakers' commitment to social responsibility, something she strives to instill in all team members. She serves on the Board of Palm Healthcare Foundation and its Executive Committee, the Advisory Committee of the Rinker School of Business for Palm Beach Atlantic University, Executive Women's Association of the Palm Beaches, and served as President of the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Bober serves as a committee member on the Social Impact Initiative for the Global Wellness Institute. Her leadership in wellness led to The Breakers hosting the 2017 Global Wellness Summit.

Bober holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Nova Southeastern University and a Master's in Organizational Development from Palm Beach Atlantic University.


 

Phillip M. Boiselle, M.D.
Dean and Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Phillip M. Boiselle is Professor and Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He previously served as Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Boiselle completed his residency at Yale University followed by a fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical career has focused on thoracic imaging, an area in which he is recognized as an international expert. As Director of Thoracic Imaging at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, he developed and led a nationally recognized section that was also highly valued locally for its emphasis on quality and safety. This emphasis led to his subsequent appointment as Vice Chair for Quality and Safety.

Dr. Boiselle’s educational leadership experience has been fostered by formal training as a Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He has held a variety of local, regional and national educational leadership roles, including Director of Pre-Clinical Radiology Education, Radiology Residency Program Co-Director, Thoracic Imaging Fellowship Director, President of the New England Roentgen Ray Society, and President of the Society of Thoracic Radiology, among others.

Dr. Boiselle’s research career has been primarily devoted to multidisciplinary, translational research involving the role of non-invasive imaging for enhancing the diagnosis and care of patients with a variety of airway disorders. An NIH-funded investigator, his study of tracheal dynamics led to the recognition of tracheomalacia as a distinct phenotype of COPD with therapeutic implications. Dr. Boiselle has also served as an investigator for the NCI-funded National Lung Screening Trial, a randomized control trial that was the first to demonstrate the ability of CT screening to reduce lung cancer mortality. Since the completion of this trial, he has played a national role in guiding the successful implementation of high-quality lung cancer screening in community and academic settings. Dr. Boiselle’s scholarly publications include >250 original research articles, review articles, editorials, book chapters, and books. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging since 2011.

Dr. Boiselle is a dynamic leader and a champion for diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving institutional excellence. His leadership experiences have been reinforced by leadership studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation and the American Association of Medical Colleges. 


 

M. Mclean Bolton, Ph.D.
Research Group Leader - Disorders of Neural Circuit Function, Chair of Graduate Studies, Max Planck Florida Institute

Dr. M. McLean Bolton started her research program at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience as an independent Research Group Leader focusing on disorders of neural circuitry in January of 2011. Prior to this appointment, she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology at Duke University Medical Center (2008-2010).

Dr. Bolton’s early postgraduate career was in ion channel drug discovery and developing high content screening platforms for neurological disorders (2000-2008). Before returning to basic research in 2008, she worked as a Research Scholar for the Duke Drug Discovery Center, a Senior Scientist at Icagen, Inc., a Scientist II at Amphora Discovery Corporation, and an Investigator at Cogent Neuroscience, Inc.

She received her PhD in Neurobiology at Duke University in 2000 for her work on the regulation of excitatory and inhibitory synaptic transmission in hippocampal cultures by brain-derived neurotrophic factor. Her thesis work was supported by an individual National Research Service Award.

Research Overview:  Dr. Bolton’s research focuses on understanding how brain circuitry is altered by genetic disorders and injury. The brain is composed of hundreds of distinct types of neurons arranged in highly specialized areas with specific patterns of synaptic connections and unique intrinsic properties that determine their functional properties. In disorders such as Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Autism, and Epilepsy, synaptic connections and intrinsic properties of specific populations of neurons are altered leading to circuit imbalances and functional deficits. Research in Dr. Bolton’s lab employs electrophysiological and imaging techniques to study alterations in circuit structure and function in mouse models of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Understanding these changes and the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie them holds the promise of new therapeutic advances.


 

Gus Castellanos, M.D.
Retired Neurologist and Mindfulness Intervention & Program Teacher

Gus Castellanos, M.D., graduated from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 1980 and practiced Neurology and Sleep Medicine in Palm Beach County until retiring in 2006. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1998 and teaching mindfulness programs, workshops and classes since 2009. He is trained by the University of Massachusetts Center For Mindfulness and University of Miami’s Neuroscience Lab. He currently teaches at a variety of facilities, including Sari Center for Integrative Cancer Care, Mindful Kids Miami, FIU College of Medicine, UM's UMindfulness Initiative, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue,  UHealth Fitness center and has facilitated programs for The Mindful Path, the Hanley Treatment Center, Jupiter Police Dept., U.S. Army, and Hospice of Palm Beach County, to name a few. He designed a Mindfulness Based program for a local prison in 2011 and continues to provide monthly mindfulness sessions there. He serves as adviser to the UMass CFM's outreach MBSR program at Jupiter Medical Center. He lectures widely and writes a bimonthly South Florida Mindfulness newsletter. He founded a local mindfulness teacher sangha in 2011.


 

Sarah Crane
Executive Director, HOW Foundation

Sarah Crane serves as the Executive Director of the Help Our Wounded (HOW) Foundation – a 501c3 nonprofit that helps people who have post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries get access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. She has held this position since its inception in 2014. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Sarah has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the HOW Foundation staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission to improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by advocating for and providing access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy. To date, the Foundation has a 97% success rate with significantly improving the quality of life for their patients, many of who also show significant improvements to their physical health (in addition to their mental health).

Prior to her appointment at the HOW Foundation, Sarah completed an MS in Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, where she studied developmental psychopathology, with an emphasis on sociological, biological, and genetic factor interactions. She continued in academia for several years at Birkbeck College, following obtaining her degree. After she returned to Florida and started working for the HOW Foundation, Sarah also acquired an MBA at Florida Atlantic University.

When she is not at the Foundation, Sarah serves on the Executive Committee for the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, where she generates, organizes, and implements Board Development projects. This year, she joined Old School Square’s Board of Directors. For the past two years, she has also chaired the Education grants committee for Impact 100 of Southern Palm Beach County. This position involves overseeing and implementing the Impact 100 grant application process by acting as a liaison to both committee members and nonprofit applicants, coordinating and leading thought-provoking conversation. Additionally, Sarah serves on the grants committee for the Ohrstrom Foundation – a nonprofit that is charged with dispensing $1,000,000 in grants each year.

Sarah is a firm believer in the power of collective impact, particularly in the physical, mental, and behavioral health sectors. She is also passionate about improving the interconnectedness of nonprofits in South Florida. To that end, she is the past Chair of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Council and has served as a judge for the Broward 211 Nonprofit Awards.


 

Wesley E. Hawkins, Ph.D., MSW
Dean and Professor, College for Design and Social Inquiry, Florida Atlantic University

Wesley Hawkins earned his MSW from Catholic University, Washington, D.C. His Ph.D. is in Community Health Education from Southern Illinois University. Prior to FAU, he has held faculty and research positions at The Johns Hopkins University, the Clinical Trials Division at the National Institute of Drug Abuse, and the University of Oregon. His research areas include adolescent depression, substance use disorders, and the collegiate recovery movement. Dr. Hawkins has also served as an Assistant and Associate Provost at FAU.


 

Amishi Jha, Ph.D.
Neuroscientist, Researcher and Associate Professor, University of Miami, Department of Psychology
Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative

Dr. Amishi Jha is neuroscientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the UMindfulness Initiative, prior to which she was an Assistant Professor at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania. She received her PhD from the University of California-Davis in 1998, and received her post-doctoral training at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University in functional neuroimaging. She studies the neural bases of attention and the effects of mindfulness-based training programs on cognition, emotion, and resilience. With grants from the Department of Defense, and several private foundations, she has been systematically investigating the potential applications of mindfulness training in education, sports, business, and the military. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Emotion, and PLoSOne and she serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, and Frontiers in Cognition. She has received several awards for teaching and innovation in science, including selection as a Poptech Science and Public Leadership Fellow in 2010. She is an internationally recognized speaker who has lectured at the World Economic Forum, Aspen Institute, Pentagon, and NY Academy of Sciences as well as many other forums on topics such as optimizing attention, building brain fitness, mindfulness and other forms of contemplative training, and how to protect the brain from stress and aging. She has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and NBC, as well as in the NY Times, New Yorker, Washington Post, LA Times, Time Magazine, GQ, Newsweek, and Scientific American.

 


 

Eric M. Kelly
President, Quantum Foundation

Eric Kelly has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Florida State University and a Masters of Nonprofit Management from Florida Atlantic University.  

He is the President of Quantum Foundation—a West Palm Beach-based health corporation—and is responsible for directing a multi-million dollar community investment fund and overseeing all administrative duties of the organization. Eric is a community leader who works across the business, not-for-profit, and public sectors to ensure community improvement initiatives are sustainable and offer systemic solutions. Eric often challenges the historical philanthropic assumption of “doing charity” in an effort to create effective drivers for change. He has led efforts in partnership with state, regional, and local stakeholders to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Palm Beach County.

Prior to his current role, Eric served as Executive Vice President for Quantum Foundation.  His career also includes roles as Director of Agency Relations at the United Way of Palm Beach County and the Regional Vice President of Allegany Franciscan Foundation.

As a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, Eric has also honed his business acumen as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, ensuring that business thrives in the County and that entrepreneurship is encouraged. He is also a strong proponent of harnessing technology & innovation in the advancement of community wellness and has a particular interest in creating opportunities for young people from traditionally under-represented groups in healthcare.

Eric’s work demonstrates his deeply-held belief that only the symbiotic partnership between healthcare and health education can produce effective and sustainable outcomes for individuals and communities.

Eric Kelly lives in West Palm Beach with his wife and four children.


 

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., MACP
Professor of Medicine and Regional Dean for Medical Education,
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Palm Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors – Trustee

Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D. is currently Professor of Medicine and Regional Dean for Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) Regional Medical Campus in Palm Beach County. In his current role, Dr. Lichtstein oversees third and fourth year  medical students from UMMSM in Palm Beach County as well as residency programs in the Internal Medicine and General Surgery and fellowship programs in Cardiology and Hospice/Palliative Care Medicine on the regional campus.

Prior to joining UM full-time in 1996, Dr. Lichtstein was in private practice in internal medicine in West Palm Beach for 18 years. He graduated from Michigan State University (BS) in 1970, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (MD) in 1974, and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine in 1978 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. He and his wife Shirley have lived in Palm Beach County since 1978, and have two children and six grandchildren. 


 

Naelys Luna, Ph.D.
Director and Professor, Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work, Florida Atlantic University

Naelys Luna earned her MSW and Ph.D. in Social Work from Fordham University in New York and her BA from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She is a Licensed Social Worker (NY and NJ). She helped develop ADHD and PTSD programs in a child and adolescent outpatient psychiatric hospital. Dr. Luna has provided clinical social work services to children, adolescents, and their families in outpatient units, partial care programs, and private practice. She has worked in several research projects at the New York Psychiatric Institute and Lehman College. Dr. Luna’s research interests and publications are in the areas of substance use disorders, mood disorders, spirituality, parental roles, mental health outcomes in minorities (especially Hispanics), and psychosocial functioning.


 

Marsha Martino
Executive Director, The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County

Marsha Martino assumed the role of Executive Director for NAMI of Palm Beach County (NAMI/PBC) in August of 2015.  Prior to becoming Executive Director, Marsha served on NAMI/PBC’s Board of Directors and as an instructor of NAMI/PBC’s educational programs for four years.  Previously, Marsha worked at Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, overseeing programs for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages including adults with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, individuals returning to the community from incarceration, and at risk youth.  Prior to moving to Florida in 2008, Marsha devoted 25 years to developing and administrating clinical and residential services for adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological issues.  Marsha worked extensively with the state of Maine Bureau of Medical Services and the Maine State Legislature to help develop regulations and funding resources for individuals with neurological issues.  Marsha and her husband are the parents of a son who has serious mental illness.  Her passion is developing resources for individuals who have multiple diagnoses and complex needs.


 

Patrick J. McNamara
President & CEO, Palm Health Foundation

Patrick McNamara joined Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. as President and CEO in March of 2017. He previously held the position of President and CEO at Community Partners (Housing Partnership, Inc. and Parent-Child Center) in Riviera Beach, where he worked since 1999. Patrick is licensed in Clinical Social Work, holds a Master of Social Work from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Franciscan University, and attended Georgetown University for three years. He completed an executive fellowship at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

He currently serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Florida Community Loan Fund; he previously served on the Board of the National NeighborWorks Association, and the Health and Community Development Advisory Committee for NeighborWorks America. Patrick is an Alumnus of Leadership Palm Beach County and received its 2013 Leadership Excellence Award, as well as the Alumni Citizenship Award from Franciscan University in 2014. 

Having spent most of his professional career in cross-sector work to improve communities, Patrick has designed and implemented initiatives in behavioral health, housing, family services, health, and non-profit leadership. He is a lifelong learner and is passionate about applying results-based, performance-driven change in complex environments for vulnerable populations. He has become increasingly focused on the intersection of health and community development, including innovation for better results on the determinants of health.  A native of New Orleans, McNamara and his wife Ana are the proud parents of three children.


 

Courtney Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute

Courtney Miller, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. She began studying the role of memory in addiction while earning her PhD at the University of California. The primary focus of Dr. Miller’s lab at Scripps Florida is developing therapeutics for memory disorders, including addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Miller’s scientific efforts have been recognized in a variety of ways. She has been invited to speak at national and international conferences, was selected to participate in the Kauffman Foundation Venture Capital Program, was named the 2015 Scripps Outstanding Mentor of the Year and was awarded the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which was presented to her by President Obama at the White House in 2016. Her research has been highlighted by such news organizations as The Economist, The Washington Post, TIME Magazine, CBS and Discovery. Dr. Miller also has a passion for advancing women in science and, in 2007, co-founded the Professional Women’s Nexus, a 400+ member group with a mission to improve the advancement rate of women in academia and industry. When Dr. Miller isn’t in the lab, she can be found at the beach with her husband and colleague, Dr. Gavin Rumbaugh, and their four year old son.


 

Tanya Palmer
Chief Program Officer, Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

Tanya Palmer is Chief Program Officer at Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County (FL). Ms. Palmer leads the Program Division, which is responsible for planning, funding and evaluating programs for the children and families in Palm Beach County.  Annually, over $100 million is invested in primary prevention and early intervention programs as well as scholarships for child care and afterschool programming.   

Ms. Palmer joined Children’s Services Council in 2004 as the Director of Maternal Child Health (now known as Healthy Beginnings).  In her tenure with the Council, she has held a number of positions in the areas of performance measurement, systems integration and business information system before rejoining program services. Ms. Palmer holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning, with a specialty in Health and Aging from Florida State University.

 


 

Courtney Rowling, MD
Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Director of Behavioral Health, C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics

Courtney Rowling, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience in Addiction Psychiatry. She is the Director of Behavioral Health for the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics (Federally Qualified Health Centers) in Florida and oversees behavioral health as well as the Medication Assisted Treatment program. Within general psychiatry, Dr. Rowling worked in many settings including inpatient, outpatient, consults, psychiatric emergency medicine, community mental health, psychotherapy, and integrated care. With substance use disorders, she has experience with Medication Assisted Treatment for alcohol and opioid use disorders (including buprenorphine maintenance, methadone, and naltrexone), detoxification, dual diagnosis, and abstinence- based treatment.   Dr. Rowling attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her internship and residency in general adult psychiatry at the University of Michigan Health System/VA Ann Arbor. Dr. Rowling is certified in General Adult Psychiatry (ABPN) and is Board eligible for addiction medicine.  She is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association. Her areas of professional interest include dual diagnosis, Medication Assisted Treatment, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and integrative care. 

The Brumback Clinics provide medical and dental care for adult and pediatric patients with or without insurance at nine locations throughout Palm Beach County.  The Brumback Clinics also operate a technologically-advanced Mobile Health Clinic staffed by a team that delivers medical and behavioral health services to the county’s chronically homeless and other underserved adult patients.    


 

Joyce and Dusty Sang
Co-Founders, The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation

The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation was co-founded by Joyce and Dusty Sang in memory of their son, Ryan Licht Sang, who was diagnosed with early-onset Bipolar Disorder and passed away at the age of 24.  Since founding of The Foundation in the fall of 2004, Joyce and Dusty have been on a “Quest for the Test,” funding research aimed at finding an empirical test for Bipolar Disorder so that early detection becomes a reality and helping to erase the terrible stigma associated with Bipolar Disease.


 

Lauren Zuchman, LCSW
Senior Director, Healthier Delray Beach

Lauren Zuchman is the Senior Director for Healthier Delray Beach and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has more than 19 years of experience developing programs and working with youth, adults and families in specialization areas of mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and crisis management.  She is a national trainer for Wraparound and Motivational Interviewing and has provided clinical supervision and training for professionals across the social services field.  Currently, her passion is working with the Delray Beach community and Palm Beach County to spread behavioral health awareness, encourage acceptance and develop a comprehensive system of care to meet all resident needs.