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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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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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Matt Rauch, LMHC

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 […]

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Dr. Kathleen Pracht, NCC, LMHC

Director of Residential Services

Kathy Pracht has a doctorate in social and behavioral sciences from Walden University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida. Throughout her career, Dr. Pracht has used her expertise to build systems of care that promote […]