Director of Finance
Lauren was born and raised on Long Island in New York. She attended community college, as well as business school and majored in Business Administration. Lauren began her career in New York City in 1994 where she worked as a Financial Analyst for two of the largest NY Direct Marketing agencies for over 20 years.
In 2013, Lauren relocated to Wellington, FL and pursued a career in the treatment industry. Since 2015, Lauren has been the Director of Finance at Banyan Treatment. Lauren works with the clients and their families to help create affordable payment plans for treatment. She assists with cash or self pay clients and helps families navigate through the financial process to ensure they understand their payment options and what is best depending on their situation.
Catherine Manley, LMHC
Catherine Manley is the Executive Director at Banyan Treatment Pompano and Banyan Detox facilities. She earned her Master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University in Mental Health Counseling and is licensed in the State of Florida. Working in the field of substance abuse treatment, Catherine has led staff in multiple roles as Primary Therapist, Detox Supervisor, and Clinical Director. In addition to her experience in human services, Catherine received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Florida International University in 2003. She has a background in marketing, advertising and project management. Catherine brings a great balance of education, compassion, and business acumen to the Banyan family. The driving force behind her ambition is centered on helping individuals struggling with alcoholism and addiction.
Lisa Molyneaux, LCSW, ACSW
Lisa Molyneaux, LCSW, ACSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with more than 20 years of experience working with troubled youth. She has specialized in dealing with family issues, substance abuse, as well as physical, sexual and emotional abuse. She has been a Clinical Supervisor for over 10 years and also worked in a private practice. She has received praise for high standards and ethical practices when working with her clients. Ms. Molyneaux received her Bachelor of Social Work from Florida State University and furthered her education at Case Western Reserve University, where she received her Masters of Social Service Administration.
Director of Nursing
Danielle Menendez is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami. Danielle moved to the Martin County area in 1997. Danielle’s career began as a BHT (Behavioral Health Technician) in an all male mental health prison. It was there that Danielle found her passion for helping people, especially those with dual diagnosis. She decided to obtain her nursing license in order to further her education to combat the substance abuse epidemic. After obtaining her L.P.N. Danielle began working for a detox facility. A year later Danielle decided to become an R.N.
Danielle began her career with Banyan in Downtown Stuart as the Director of Nursing for our Detox. She has built a dynamic nursing department with nurses from various medical backgrounds, from the ER to mental health specialties. To offer our clients the most caring and knowledgeable nursing staff possible.
Danielle plans to continue her schooling in the near future. She plans on obtaining her masters degree in nursing and becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
Behavioral Health Tech Supervisor
Kevin Shaffer is a former heroin and cocaine addict from Ft. Pierce Florida. When Kevin was 18 years old he lost his father in a car accident in which drugs and alcohol were involved. Kevin spent most of his 20’s in and out of multiple institutions while battling his own addiction. At the age of 28 after sleeping on the streets for 2 nights Kevin checked himself into a local detox and moved on from there into a local halfway house with nothing. He used this time to become grounded in his recovery and build an amazing support group. He spent the first year working as a day laborer and at Denny’s. After saving enough money for his driver’s license and a vehicle Kevin had an overwhelming appetite to give back to other addicts the same way that others had given back to him. He started working in the substance abuse field as a Behavioral Health Tech and was promoted to a supervisor after 90 days in the field. He now has almost 5 years clean and sober and 4 years of supervisor experience in the substance abuse field. He brings with him the unique ability to get through to addicts and alcoholics that the rest of the world has deemed as hopeless.
Kevin has the aspirations of becoming a certified addiction counselor and plans to start school next year. He is involved in the local recovery community and still attends 12 step meetings to nourish his own personal growth and recovery.
Ebony Perkins was born and raised in New Jersey and relocated to Florida 15 years ago. Ebony has a long line of family members who suffered from the disease of addiction and unfortunately were unable to escape the grips of the disease. As a Therapist, Ebony has a unique perspective that she brings to the table; that being the impact of addiction on the family. Ebony has earned a BS in Human Services: Addictions Studies.
Ebony has made a commitment to put 100% of her efforts into changing lives so that her loved ones suffering will not have been in vein. She aspires to become a LCSW and plans to start a graduate program in the coming year.
Kristine Di Martino
Kristine Di Martino is a Florida state registered mental health counselor, a Florida Supreme Court mediator for circuit for the 15th circuit courts with specialty certification in parent coordination in order to assist high conflict situations. Kristine holds a Master of Science in Mental Health with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Directing. As a former theatre educator for Miami Dade School for the Arts, Kristine is passionate about implementing expressive activities into the art of mental health. Formerly, a creative art and activity therapist at Sandy Pines Behavioral Health Hospital and AMI kids, Kristine was a facilitator of all expressive art mediums (visual art, music, dance & drama therapy) , R.O.P.E.S wilderness program (certification currently expired), and paddleboard therapy. Kristine holds certifications in DBT to assist in Impulsivity issues using improvisation techniques to foster mood elevation improve critical thinking skills in a humorous way. Other credentials include: EMDR therapy training for Trauma , and DCF CFARS for children, SAMA(anger de-escalation), and CPR. Kristine is currently the residential therapist at Banyan Treatment Center, the Artist in Resident at the Maltz Jupiter theatre, and an active partner for the Healing and Creative Arts of the Palm Beaches.
Angili Hamilton was born in Chicago Illinois May 06, 1979 but she grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, in a small town called Snellville. Angili grew up in a family of 8 brothers and sisters and witnessed her Uncle struggle with addiction. Although Angili’s sisters were on schedule with getting their college degrees, Angili decided to put her education on hold and married at the age of 16 years old, soon to become a young mother shortly there after. After 12 years of marriage and 3 children in 2010 Angili decided to relocate with her family to Florida there she would continue her education. Angili was especially interested in addictions, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, and is currently attaining her Graduate degree as an MSW. One of Angili’s strongest assets as an addiction s therapist is her ability to show congruence while meeting with her clients, which in return she is able to gain her clients trust, and build a strong trusting relationship with them.
Kimberly was born and raised in New Jersey. She relocated to Florida in 2004. Kimberly initially began in the medical field in 2004 as a Medical Assistant working in Corrections where she returned to school to complete a Practical Nursing program in 2010. After working in Corrections for 9 years she realized how many individuals were incarcerated due to their drug or alcohol use and wanted to help people before they got to that point. She has been working in Substance Abuse for the last 3 years.
Gloria was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. In 2010, she began working as a nurse at St. Joseph’s hospital in Long Island, New York. Working in telemetry, ICU, CCU and Stroke Unite allowed her to attain vast nursing skills and knowledge. In 2013, she relocated to Dallas, Texas where she worked at Parkland Hospital. She worked in the Multi-Specialty Clinic serving the indigent population of Dallas County and the inmates of the Dallas County Jail. Here she was able to expand her nursing skills by working with burn victims, surgery trauma patient, assisting with MOHS repair Dermatologist and with amputee patients. Working with this demographic made her passion for nursing that much greater. Being able to help people who were truly in need, gave her a great sense of satisfaction and pride. In 2014, her love of children made her decide to turn her care towards pediatrics. She worked for Cook Children’s Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas. In 2016, her and her family decided to make the move to Florida, where she was once again given the opportunity to help individuals in dire need. Gloria feels that all her years of experience have lead her here, so she can assist clients in achieving a positive change in their lives
Amy was born and raised in a small town just south of Chicago IL. She has 17 years of healthcare experience. Most of her career life has been in long term care. Her work in long term care gave her the opportunity to learn about and experience a wide range of disorders. In 2010, she moved to Port St Lucie FL to attend nursing school. That same year Amy lost her younger sister to Alcohol abuse. For the past 5 years Amy has worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse. With her professional background and personal loss she knows the impact that substance abuse and illness has on an individual and their families. She is able to empathize with everyday struggles and loss. In her free time Amy enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors in the beautiful Florida sun, and she would like nothing more than seeing her Chicago Cubs win the World Series. In the future Amy seeks to obtain her Masters in Science degree so that she is able to teach the field that she has grown to love.