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.
Dr. Francisco U Cruz
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.
MSPA, PA-C, CAQ-Psych
Kathleen Simervil, a board certified physician assistant has been practicing in psychiatric and addiction medicine since graduating PA school in 2018. She is credentialed with a certification of added qualifications in psychiatric medicine for which she is able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of mental health and substance use disorders. Kathleen has worked in many different settings ranging from outpatient, detox, inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient. Her goal is to provide patients with an empathetic and caring approach for healing and recovery.
Elodie Santoro LMHC
Elodie completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and was a member of the Broward Psychological Association. Elodie has completed professional trainings and certifications in several fields; LGBTQI, domestic violence, eating disorders and trauma.
Elodie completed her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in 2016. She is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician with a professional background in working with diverse populations. Elodie has provided services to children and adolescents in the foster care system, adults and families in substance abuse, mental health and trauma.
Elodie is eclectic and uses a blend of Cognitive Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Reality Based, and psycho-education to individuals. A holistic approach is utilized by exploring with and educating clients about how mind, spirit and body are interconnected. Her theory is that when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts,
beliefs, and attitudes, people are free to experience change. Elodie has been working with Harmony Healing Center since May 2019 as a primary therapist
until she was promoted as the Clinical Director in August of 2020 and she has been supervising the clinical program. Finally Elodie was offered the CEO position of Harmony Healing Center and has been fulfilling the position since January 2021.
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.
Joaquin has made it his life’s passion to help those that are struggling with addiction. 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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