Meet the Recovery in Tune Team

Our facility is staffed with an incredible team of professionals and role models in the recovery community working together to help shape a better future for our clients.

Our entire staff, from the behavioral health technicians to clinical staff to upper management and ownership, is carefully and meticulously selected and rigorously trained to truly provide an environment of care, compassion and well-being for our clients.

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Cecilia Plavnick, LMHC, CAP

Co-Founder / CEO / Clinical Director

Two words describe Cecilia Plavnick: dedicated and passionate, especially when it comes to her work in the field of addiction treatment. Cecilia has extensive experience and knowledge, which she brings to her role as CEO of Recovery In Tune. She has dedicated more than 10 years to managing top-notch clinical teams in the substance abuse field and is regarded as a natural leader and role model by her staff.

What sets Cecilia apart from the rest is both her ability to create an environment that is optimal for successful clinical interventions as well as her ability to inspire trust and continual growth among her team. Cecilia’s approach is unique because she isn’t afraid to jump in at any level of care–from the admission process to the discharge procedure–because she is a firm believer that good clinical care is an ongoing process that requires daily tweaking and maintenance. Cecilia is dedicated to her profession and to the individuals with whom she works and serves. She is always open to feedback and suggestions from staff as well as clients in order to continue growing, expanding and improving services.

Cecilia believes that a client-centered approach in which an individual’s needs are constantly being met is essential to their success.

David Farache

Co-Founder / CFO / Managing Partner

David has a background in Business Administration with emphasis in behavioral health care. His personal experience with addiction coupled with his leadership, operational know-how and compassion brings a unique style of management and delivers results to the facilities he operates. David co-founded Recovery In Tune in 2015 with Cecilia Plavnick, capitalizing on their dream to provide high-quality care to those suffering from the disease of addiction to our community that so desperately need these services. In his constant pursuit of providing nothing less than excellence in client care, his leadership delivers hard work, dedication and a constant caring involvement from all of the staff members.

Dr. David Kramer, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. David Kramer is a board-certified, licensed psychiatrist who joined the Recovery In Tune team over 2 years ago as Medical Director. Dr. Kramer brings his deep knowledge and experience in the fields of Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry to provide all Recovery In Tune clients with direct, high-quality medical consultations including psychiatric assessments and follow-up sessions, and medication management.

Suzette Griffith, R.N.

Primary Nurse / Medical Director Assistant

Suzette Griffith is a Registered Nurse and primary nurse at Recovery in Tune, where she is responsible for coordinating appointments between the doctor and our clients, managing medications / orders, and other medical and nursing tasks such as completing nursing assessments, dispensing medications and taking vitals. Suzette facilitates a safe environment for our clients to express concerns and ask questions about their psychiatric or medical diagnosis while providing education about prescribed medications, expected outcomes as well any possible adverse reactions and how to manage them in order to promote positive outcomes.

Suzette holds a nursing degree from Southeastern college in Miami Lakes FL and has experience in various levels of care in substance abuse and mental health, this includes acute psychiatric, Detox, PHP and IOP. To continue her growth and knowledge in providing current evidence-based nursing care Suzette is currently studying to be a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN).

One of Suzette’s favorite quotes by Audrey Hepburn is “Nothing is impossible, even the word itself says I’m possible.”

Johanna Linares, MS, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Johanna Linares is currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her graduate degree in Mental Health Counseling from Carlos Albuzi University. Johanna has over 6 years of experience in the mental health field, working with adolescents and adults who have substance use and mental health diagnosis in a variety of settings; inpatient psych, detox, residential, PHP, and IOP. Johanna is a caring and compassionate therapist that focuses on her clients strengths to empower and support them to make their own positive and healthy lifestyle choices. She is dedicated to helping her clients and their families through their journey of recovery.

Justin Denenberg

Outreach Coordinator

Justin was born and raised in NJ before moving to South Florida. After struggling with drug addiction beginning at the age of 15 and being in and out of countless detox and treatment centers, Justin got clean in 2012. He has always had a passion for helping others and shortly after getting clean he started working in the field as an admissions coordinator at Ocean Breeze Recovery. After almost 4 years of working at Ocean Breeze Justin found his home at Recovery in Tune. Justin now works as a Outreach Coordinator which gives him a hands on approach with each client that comes through the door. He is now able to share his experience with other clients who have been through the same struggles.

Mark Brown

Fleet Supervisor

Mark is originally from Pennsylvania but relocated to Florida three years ago to seek recovery himself. After eight years of employment as an auto mechanic and one year sober, Mark decided to give back to his peers and begin working in behavioral health sciences.

Mark began in the field as a behavioral health technician at a PHP program in Miami where, with strong work ethic and dedication, he quickly rose to the position of lead behavioral health technician.

Mark is now leading Recovery In Tune as fleet supervisor, with the same dedication and client-care focus. Mark oversees that Recovery In Tune clients are promptly and safely transported to respective destinations in south Florida. He also organizes timing and logistics for clients to make their service requirements and individual sessions with therapists to better serve each client we care for.

Elle McGeary

BHT Supervisor

Ellee was born and raised in Melbourne, Florida. Ellee grew up in a large loving family and knew she wanted to help people from a very early age. The compassion and patience that was shown to her growing up, helped her to realize that everyone should be treated as such. Ellee began her journey as a behavioral health technician almost two years ago. Immediately after starting this career path, she realized she had found what truly makes her happy. Through her personal experiences with addiction, she is able to be the special kind of person to give recovering addicts the care they need in an open and respectful manner. Ellee has an eye for psychological detail and a unique understanding of what an addict goes through on a daily basis. She has ability to connect and work hand and hand with all walks of life. Ellee was able to grow quickly with the company and is always looking for new ways to improve her connection with the coworkers and clients she works with. Ellee has been in the shoes of those she cares for and works hard to make sure their successful road to recovery is attainable.

Rodney Joseph

Lead BHT

Rodney has been in the addiction field for about 3 years and joined the Recovery In Tune team as a BHT in early 2017 after working in similar positions in other facilities. Though he’s not in recovery himself, addiction and mental health hits close to home as he has lost many friends the disease and has family battling alcoholism. Rodney’s motto is “Never give up on an addict” because continuing support goes a long way. Rodney believes communication and support is key when dealing with addicts, and that our ultimate goal in life is to help others who are down and out in the midst of finding ourselves. Rodney brings his compassion and experience into his new role as Lead BHT at Recovery In Tune with great enthusiasm and work ethic. As lead BHT, Rodney leads the BHT staff during his shifts and ensures smooth and efficient supervision of all Recovery In Tune clients.

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