Francisco U Cruz, M.D. is board certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He has been practicing psychiatry for over 15 years and has extensive experience treating mental illness and substance use disorders in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and detox levels of care. Dr. Cruz believes in a holistic approach to mental illness incorporating bio-psycho-social-spiritual elements to help patients achieve emotional stability and true inner peace. He strives to provide excellent client centered care and use new treatment modalities to improve the quality of life and overall health of his patients.
Chief Executive Officer
Jeannie’s passion to help others struggling with the disease of addiction and mental health stems from her spouse having an addiction and his return to health through helping others. Jeannie has also mentored spouses of those in addiction providing resources and coping skills during their difficult time. When asked why she believes in treatment Jeannie states, “I believe in treatment because I saw how it helped my family and I know it works, and not just for the addict but for the family as well. I want Mastermind care to provide all we have into our clients; because we cannot take tomorrow for granted”. Jeannie embraces each client and family member of Mastermind Care as her own. She explains “the philosophy at Mastermind Care is that addiction is a three-fold disease of mind, body, and spirit and that those in recovery should be presented the opportunity to be given resources such as education, nutritional and spiritual guidance and have a safe atmosphere where holistic approaches are available.” Outside of the office, Jeannie is a full-time mother to her handsome sons and beautiful daughter. She can also be found volunteering with her family in food drives for her community.
MSW, CAC, ICADC
Kathryn started her career in substance abuse over 13 years ago as Behavioral Health Technician. Since then, she was promoted rapidly to various positions, including Case Manager, Admissions Coordinator, Family Program Coordinator, Clinical Coordinator, Program Director and Executive Director. Kathryn obtained her certified addictions counselor, (CAC), and international certified addictions counselor, (ICADC) certification in 2013. Kathryn’s passion to explore mental health resulted in obtaining her master’s degree in Social Work, (MSW) from Florida Atlantic University. Her extensive working experience and education in the field includes Kathryn leading her team through Joint Commission Accreditation and assisting in the developing of Detoxification and Residential programs. Kathryn joined the team at Mastermind Care and currently serves in the role of Executive Director. In her free time, Kathryn can often be found consulting with other agencies in the area of compliance or mentoring young women in the community. Kathryn states that what she enjoys the most in her free time is time spent with family.
Human Resource Manager
Sandi Perchy has been with Mastermind Recovery Center for the past six months. She was born in Colombia and raised inQueens, New York, and attended high school with a focus on Business Administration. Sandi worked for the Airline Industry for 20 years starting in New York City, she then transferred to South Florida in 1996 where she worked as the Regional Human Resources Manager at the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Airports.
In 2012, Sandi continued her career at Royal Caribbean and traveled the World as the Onboard Human Resources Manager for 5 ½ years.
In 2021, Sandi had a career change due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, so she joined the team at MasterMind Care Recovery Center as the Human Resources Manager. Sandi enjoys being able to work with clients with whom she could connect and support each day due to her extensive HR career, loving character, and high spirits. She enjoys her new position very much because it allows her to see the rewards with the excellent recovery program at MasterMind Care.
Noga Behar attained her Bachelor degree in Psychology at Florida International University and continued pursuing her career by obtaining a Masters degree in Mental Health from Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL. She is currently licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, having over 10 years of experience in the field of substance abuse, she has worked with a variety of populations and modalities including adults, Adolescents, dually diagnosed, and HIV+. Her experience encompasses work in detox, hospital-based partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, from profit to non-profit organizations. Noga began working with homeless children and adolescence in 2009 and continued her journey helping suffering individuals from the disease of addiction. Actively working in the health care field enlightened her to the true strength of the human spirit. She has witnessed and helped individuals alter perspectives with the goal of transforming from despair to discovering the strength and wisdom within themselves. Noga Behar therapeutic modalities include individual, family, and group therapies and specializes in applying program designs utilizing evidenced based interventions with Cognitive behavioral therapy or Solution focused approaches at Mastermind Care.
Business Development Manager
Joaquin has made it his life’s passion to help those that are struggling with addiction. In 2020, he co-founded Mastermind Care. His pursuit to help people started 8 years ago when he reached sobriety and continues to stay sober.
Clinical Tech Supervisor/Safety Compliance
Yorjan grew up in South Florida and received his BS in Operations Management from the University of Florida. He has worked in the field of addiction since 2019 and having had his own personal struggles with alcoholism and addiction, has decided to dedicate his professional career to helping others find a new way of life in recovery. Being in recovery himself, Yorjan understands the stresses that arise through the admissions process and aims in delivering a pleasant and seamless transition into treatment.
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