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Maria Alvarez

President & CEO

President and CEO Maria Alvarez brings more than 25 years of experience and skill to her work with Florida’s leadership team. Her outstanding performance in financial and organizational administration provides exceptional strategic and operational leadership as Phoenix House Florida prepares to meet the challenges of the future. Ms. Alvarez joined Phoenix House in 2007 as […]

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Dayle vanderWerff

Sr. VP & Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Sr. Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dayle is an accomplished executive business development professional with broad experience in business development, sales and marketing principles, methods, practices, and techniques. Her experience includes strategic planning, interactive marketing, creative development, public relations, and sales promotion. Dayle is the proud spouse of a retired Navy veteran and […]

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James Robert (“Rob”) Phillips, LMHC

VP & Chief Clinical Officer

Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, James Robert Phillips (Rob) completed his undergraduate degree in Counseling Psychology from Florida Christian College and his graduate degree from Webster University. Rob was raised in Ocala and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor whose background includes running outpatient programming, serving as director of clinical services for the CORE […]

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Kenneth M. Scott

Director of Finance and Administration

Director of Finance and Administration, Kenneth M. Scott is a certified public accountant with over 25 years of nonprofit accounting and finance experience. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, he worked in a variety of accounting and auditing capacities before returning to law school to obtain his Juris Doctor. […]

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Elizabeth Rolon

Human Resource Director

Human Resource Director, Elizabeth brings a wealth of HR knowledge and experience with over 20 years experience in the healthcare and social services industry.  Elizabeth has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pace University and a Master of Science in Labor Relations and Human Resource Management from the City University of New York/Cornell University.  […]

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Matt Rauch

Director of Outpatient Services

Outpatient Program Director (LMHC), Matt is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and received a Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi, then began his nearly 10-year career in behavioral health as a Chemical Dependency Clinician at a residential treatment center in Mississippi. From there, he transitioned into administrative work where he […]