Ms. Cynthia Bellino – Executive Director
Cindy has 20 years of experience in the field of substance abuse. She founded, developed and operated two programs: Serenity House, a women’s halfway house in Jensen Beach, Florida, and the creation of a not-for-profit program, A Pocket Full Of H.O.P.E., Inc. established in 2007 in Pennsylvania that provides housing and support for recovering addicts and their families.
She is a driven and compassionate professional with 20 years of hands-on experience in the addictions field. She is consistently accountable and responsible. She is a strong decision maker who understands the importance of compassion and patience. Just Believe Recovery Center fulfills her life-long dream of finding a way to help addicts and alcoholics find their way into recovery!
Joe Lucas – Corporate Chief Operations Officer
Joe Lucas has extensive experience working in the healthcare field as well as in the field of addiction. He began working in the field as a residential manager and worked his way up to Operations supervisor. Joe has joined Just Believe Recovery as our Director of Operations.
He is responsible for assuring that the daily functions of the facilities run smoothly. Joe is also the medical and psychiatric liaison, helping to assure that our clients receive all necessary medical and psychiatric services to help conquer their addiction.
Sandra Palmer – Corporate Chief Clinical Officer
Sandra is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with 22 years of counseling experience. Her diverse areas of counseling include addiction, trauma, family of origin issues, mediation, and child and adolescent counseling. Sandra employs a variety of highly-effective modalities, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), RET (Rational Emotive Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, and experiential, art and music therapies.
Sandra’s involvement in the substance abuse field began back in 2002, when she served as Director for Stand Down, a rehab program for homeless veterans with addictions. Since that time, she has developed and implemented curricula for a number of other rehab programs.
Sandra received both her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Jean-Claude – Clinical Director For The Outpatient Program
Jean-Claude was awarded a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with highest honors of Summa Cum Laude from Springfield College of Massachusetts (Tampa Bay Campus). He is also a member of the oldest and preeminent international honor society in the social sciences Pi Gamma Mu. Jean-Claude’s counseling experience includes both addiction and mental health counseling. Jean-Claude is EMDR trained and currently integrates his Chaplaincy and Recovery Coach training during his daily routine. He currently serves as the Clinical Director for the outpatient program where he promotes excellence in human behavior with unparalleled standards and innovative concepts.