Individually We Are One Drop, Together We Are An Ocean

At Dream Center for Recovery, we know that each client is unique and special.  Utilizing a comprehensive array of highly effective substance abuse treatment therapies, we create a customized treatment plan around each client’s needs.  Our highly trained addiction specialists work closely with each client to determine their strengths and weaknesses while formulating a treatment plan tailored to each client’s specific needs as the means to help each individual achieve the dream of lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.

Christina Tucker : Founder/CEO

Christina Tucker

Founder/CEO

Thank you for visiting Dream Center for Recovery’s website.   It’s been said that it is nearly impossible to meet anyone that has not been touched by substance abuse and addiction in some way shape or form. My life is no exception.  My first experience of putting a loved one through drug and alcohol rehab treatment was many years ago.  That time period of my life really opened my eyes to the power and devastation that drug and alcohol addiction can inflict—not only on the addict but the entire family as well.    Moreover, it made me realize that while the vast majority of addicts dream of a life free from the chains of drug and alcohol addiction, for far too many it remains just that—a dream.

After hearing countless other stories similar to mine over the years, I ultimately made the decision to walk away from a successful career in the mortgage banking industry to dedicate myself full time to the pursuit of my vision/mission to create a world class substance abuse recovery center dedicated to helping people fully realize the dream of lifelong recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.    Thanks to the tireless help, dedication and passion of our Dream Team and other substance abuse treatment specialists,  I am extremely proud and confident to say that the Dream Center for Recovery is firmly committed and ideally equipped to help you or a loved one transform the dream of addiction free living into reality.

EDWARD MICHAEL ZAWADZKI, D.O. : FAPA FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST, MEDICAL DIRECTOR

EDWARD MICHAEL ZAWADZKI, D.O.

FAPA FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST, MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Edward Zawadzki is a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience treating substance abuse disorders.  He has worked in a variety of settings since beginning his training in New York City, from where he hails.  "Dr. Z,", as his patient know him, is board-certified in forensic psychiatry, having completed his residency at New York’s prestigious Mt. Sinai Hospital - Cabrini program, and at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He also holds a M.A. in clinical neuropsychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University.  He earned his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.  In his spare time, Dr. Z enjoys riding his softail Harley, and working on his classic muscle car.

Kimberly Wilson, LCSW : Clinical Director, Dream Center for Recovery IOP

Kimberly Wilson, LCSW

Clinical Director, Dream Center for Recovery IOP

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent the last 15 years in the mental health and substance abuse field.  Kimberly earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  Kimberly relocated to Florida in 2005 and began working as a family therapist in Palm Beach County.  During this time she was certified in Brief Strategic Family Therapy from the University of Miami and became a Certified Family Life Educator to better serve her clients and the community.  In 2008 Kimberly was awarded the Children’s Services Council (CSC) Extra-Mile Award for providing mental health services to the Palm Beach County residents.  Kimberly has previously held positions in the mental health field which include: Clinical Director of a Behavioral Health residential program for the Department of Juvenile Justice, outpatient individual and family therapist, inpatient dual diagnosis social worker and developed various addiction treatment programs for mental health agencies.

Matt Rambo : Chief Operating Officer

Matt Rambo

Chief Operating Officer

With over 25 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field, Matt brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and compassion to Dream Center.  As a former Professional Baseball player, Matt uses the same dedication, preparation, team spirit and work ethic that he brought to the baseball diamond to helping individuals realize the Dream of addiction free living—a Dream that Matt himself is realizing after suffering a baseball career ending injury that lead to subsequent battle with substance abuse.   Matt strives daily to foster within each Dream Center client a willingness, hope and understanding that lasting change is possible and that nothing compares to a life truly changed and saved.

Marisa Mele : Director of Admissions

Marisa Mele

Director of Admissions

Throughout the process that helped her get sober in 2011, Marisa discovered a desire and passion for helping others realize the Dream of addiction-free living.   With firsthand knowledge of the deep pain and anxiety that substance abuse can inflict, to the addict as well as their family and loved ones, Marisa is able to offer tremendous insight and compassion and to anyone seeking help for drug and alcohol addiction.      With many years of experience, Marisa simplifies the admission process and listens closely to your needs and answers all your questions so that your first step towards achieving the Dream of addiction-Free living is an easy one.

Marisa attended Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and is well known for her work throughout the local recovery community.

Dr. Bruce Hansbrough : Chiropractor

Dr. Bruce Hansbrough

Chiropractor

Doctor Bruce Hansbrough specializes in the care and treatment of substance addictions and compulsive disorders. Since 1993, Dr. Hansbrough has treated thousands of patients successfully by helping them overcome pain and discomfort associated with physical, chemical and emotional trauma. Doctor Hansbrough is board certified with the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders (ACACD) in Miami and performed his residency at the Exodus Treatment Center and Concept House. Doctor Hansbrough is a 1993 graduate of the Life University, in Marietta, Georgia and completed his occupational health residency in 1997 at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis and is board certified with the American Chiropractic Board of Occupational Health.

Parker Davis : Ranch Manager & Agricultural Skill Specialist

Parker Davis

Ranch Manager & Agricultural Skill Specialist

Whether it's growing citrus and tropical fruit, raising vegetable crops, feeding pigs or caring for fish and chickens, Dream Center's Ranch and Ag skills Specialist Parker Davis brings almost 40 years of Florida Agribusiness experience and knowledge to our Agricultural Skills Program. Parker was raised in Florida, received a Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida, became East Coast Area Manager for The Coca-Cola Co. Foods Div./Minute Maid Groves, later founding 2 Management Companies responsible for taking care of 20,000 acres of farm land, consulting in Florida, Brazil, Costa Rica, Bahamas, St. Maarten, & St Barths.  Clients will be able to participate in and observe our very own Newly Constructed Aquaponics and Hydroponics Educational Greenhouse. They will be able to grow there very own "Micro-Green Garden" from seed , partake in the daily care and harvest of the various crops that are in season, and enjoy the solitude, passion, and accomplishment of learning about and seeing things grow.

Joanna Ramirez : Office Manager & Director of First Impressions

Joanna Ramirez

Office Manager & Director of First Impressions

In addition to keeping Dream Center for Recovery’s clinical and corporate offices running smoothly and efficiently as Office Manager, Joanna is also fondly known as Director of First Impressions given the fact that she is the first person that visitors and clients alike see when they walk through the doors of Dream Center for Recovery.  Joanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Early Childhood Development.  After working extensively with Inner city youth in the Mid-West and managing a local Florida Restaurant for several years, Joanna joined Dream Center for Recovery the very first day we opened our doors in August of 2014 and is an invaluable member of our Dream Team.