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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David Farache

Co-Founder / CEO

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.

Rebecca Siwanowicz, LCSW, MCAP

Clinical Director

Originally from South Florida, Rebecca began her career as a Behavioral Health Technician in the mental health field while perusing her MSW at Florida Atlantic University. She is currently licensed through the state of Florida, is a Master’s Addiction Professional, and an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. Rebecca has extensive experience and knowledge pertaining to both the mental health and substance abuse field, and has maintained several positions which have led to up her recent position as Clinical Director at Recovery in Tune. Rebecca has participated in the development and improvement of clinical programming through her recent position as Clinical Supervisor at Banyan Treatment Center. Rebecca understands the importance of community and empowering clients to develop leadership skills, independence and decision-making skills. She has a strong passion for the code of ethics and believes that quality patient care is directly correlated to the level of integrity and transparency practiced by the clinical team.

Frank Slocum

Director of Operations

Frank is a US Army Combat Veteran with several years of recovery treatment experience. Starting as a Lead Tech at Foundations Wellness, he went on to work for 12 Keys Rehab before joining the Harmony Family as a Group Facilitator at Recovery by the Sea. He is originally from Danbury, CT and is enrolled full time at IRSC, studying to obtain a bachelor’s degree in social work. Franks goal is to become a Primary Therapist and when he is not at school or work, he loves spending time with his family watching his children grow. He also enjoys taking his dogs to the beach and shopping.

Sherril Wallace

Office Manager

Sherril started her career in recovery with Treatment Alternatives/Awakenings for Women where she worked for twelve years. Starting off in accounts payable she worked her way up to become the Operations Manager for the company. Sherril enjoys the diversity of work that the field offers because “There are no two days that are alike. Having diversity gives me new challenges every day.” Originally from Long Island, New York, She has made Florida her home since 1990. When she isn’t working, Sherril enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, and is a passionate about crafting, scrapbooking and making handmade greeting cards.

Mark Beers

BHT Supervisor

Prior to entering his own personal recovery, Mark was a student at Fulton Montgomery in New York, studying criminal law. He was a licensed and certified solar technician when he decided to head South. Upon moving to Florida to get sober and working at a call center and as a car salesman, he soon felt unfulfilled and decided to work in recovery. He wanted to help other people and accepted a position as an overnight tech at Recovery by the Sea. Marks passion, dedication and professionalism earned him the role of Second Shift Lead Tech at that facility, before coming to Recovery in Tune as our BHT Supervisor. Mark enjoys being able to sit and talk with clients about the struggles they have and teaching them ways to overcome addiction/mental health obstacles. In his free time, Mark enjoys paintball, video games, and spending time with his new-found Florida family.

Melissa Judge

Case Manager

Melissa comes to us with a strong background in the medical field and case management. Prior to joining us at Recovery in Tune, Melissa worked for Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, FL as Lead Neuro Surgical Technologist, and at Dr. Husammy Sport and Hand Center case manager. Upon joining the field of recovery, Melissa has enjoyed the rewards of coming to work. “Seeing someone’s life coming together makes every day worth it.”

Originally from Southfield, MI, she has lived in St. Lucie, FL for 24 years. Melissa earned her Associates Degree in Surgical Technology in 2010 from Kaiser University. She loves spending time with her family and dogs, enjoys the beach and nature, meditation, and music events. But most of all, Melissa loves to help others.

Jessica Bailey

Primary Therapist

Jessica is a Florida Native and has an extensive background in therapy and counseling. Graduating from NSU with a Master in Mental Health Counseling, Jessica went straight to work, treating couples and individuals, children, and families. She provides Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Psychoeducation. In her previous roles, she held titles such as Counselor, Team Leader and Family Strengthening Supervisor. What she likes most about her job is helping others to learn, grow and realize their potential. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family.

Christopher Valls, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Chris, a Miami native, comes to us with a strong background in Mental Health Treatment. With a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University, his training and expertise are highly esteemed in the community. Chris previously worked as a Primary Therapist at Treatment Solutions and Community Youth Counselor at Memorial Hospital, Community Youth Services department, Ft. Lauderdale Hospital. In his free time, Chris enjoys watching football and basketball, fishing, biking, long walks on the beach and pillow fights.

Sarah Pastor, RMHCI

Primary Therapist

Sarah was born in Miami-Dade and is a second-generation Latina, with parents from Honduras and Cuba. She graduated Nova Southeastern University with a Master in Mental Health Counseling and went to work as an intern for South Florida Therapeutic Solutions. There, she provided therapeutic services to individuals within the department of corrections and Broward Sherriff’s Office.

From there, she went on to work as a Primary Therapist at House of Hope, where she treated individuals within the department of corrections as well. When asked what she likes most about her job, Sarah’s response was “I love the fact that every day is different, rarely a dull moment, and I truly enjoy working in a field where I feel like I am giving back to my community”

In her spare time, Sarah loves going to the beach, playing video games, going out with friends, and reading anything interesting.

Rossana A. Wallenburg, CAS

Group Therapist

Rossana, originally from Chile, is a graduate of the University of Miami, majoring in Addiction Studies. She served as the Program Director at the Lotus House, a homeless shelter outreach program for women. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and lives by her passion as she helps not only flowers, but patients, to bloom. “Accompany another person on a path of Healing” – Rossana

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.

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