Meet the Team

At Banyan, we stand as a leader in providing growth through recovery by having only the most qualified team behind the mission. Our highly experienced staff know exactly how to treat each and every client because several key members of the Banyan clinical team have gone through their own personal trials of addiction and recovery. The Banyan tree not only stands as a symbol for us, but it is a philosophy. You are able to grow through your recovery process with a strong community set in place from our team here at all of our nationwide facilities.

Banyan Stuart Team

Catherine Manley, LMHC

Executive Director
Catherine Manley, LMHC

Executive Director

Catherine Manley is the Executive Director at Banyan Treatment Pompano and Banyan Detox facilities. She earned her Master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University in Mental Health Counseling and is licensed in the State of Florida. Working in the field of substance abuse treatment, Catherine has led staff in multiple roles as Primary Therapist, Detox Supervisor, and Clinical Director. In addition to her experience in human services, Catherine received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Florida International University in 2003. She has a background in marketing, advertising and project management. Catherine brings a great balance of education, compassion, and business acumen to the Banyan family. The driving force behind her ambition is centered on helping individuals struggling with alcoholism and addiction.

Caleb Bogard

Family Services Coordinator
Caleb Bogard

Family Services Coordinator

Caleb was born in Louisville, Kentucky and played football at Lindsey Wilson College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Communication. Like many others in America today, Caleb suffered an injury on the field that resulted in the use of prescription pain medication, which eventually led him down the dark road of addiction. He sought treatment at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, now a Banyan facility, more than four years ago and has been sober ever since. Caleb began his career at Banyan as an Admissions Coordinator and went on to receive several promotions within the organization. He now acts as a National Business Development Representative for the state of Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and son. Caleb is passionate about his position and being able to continue his career at Banyan in his home state, saying that he feels honored to be able to help those in his community who struggle with the same issues he once faced. He has made is his main goal to help anyone seeking treatment to get the help they need.

Juan R. Garcia, LCSW

Clinical Director
Juan R. Garcia, LCSW

Clinical Director

Juan Garcia serves as the Clinical Director at Banyan Stuart. Born in Mexico City and raised in Guanajuato till age 8, Juan moved to Florida in 1993. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Master of Social Work in May 2009. In 2007, Juan began his career at the High/Maximum Risk Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Facility. Juan’s position focused on Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Treatment for adolescents and young adult male delinquents who were committed to the correctional setting for rehabilitation.

Juan joined the Banyan Team in 2019 as a Residential Clinical Supervisor and was promoted to the Clinical Director role in 2020, overseeing the entire clinical team at our Stuart location. Juan’s favorite part of his job is being able to guide a team that is truly making a difference in people’s lives. Juan began working in this field because of his desire to help others. He wanted to have a direct impact on the lives of those suffering from addiction and mental health disorders and has found that at Banyan. His goal is to continue helping others in their journey to recovery by ensuring quality care.

Danielle Menendez

Director of Nursing
Danielle Menendez

Director of Nursing

Danielle Menendez is a Florida native, born and raised in Miami. Danielle moved to the Martin County area in 1997. Danielle’s career began as a BHT (Behavioral Health Technician) in an all male mental health prison. It was there that Danielle found her passion for helping people, especially those with dual diagnosis. She decided to obtain her nursing license in order to further her education to combat the substance abuse epidemic. After obtaining her L.P.N. Danielle began working for a detox facility. A year later Danielle decided to become an R.N.

Danielle began her career with Banyan in Downtown Stuart as the Director of Nursing for our Detox. She has built a dynamic nursing department with nurses from various medical backgrounds, from the ER to mental health specialties. To offer our clients the most caring and knowledgeable nursing staff possible.

Danielle plans to continue her schooling in the near future. She plans on obtaining her masters degree in nursing and becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Lauren Connolly

National Director of Patient Accounts
Lauren Connolly

National Director of Patient Accounts

Lauren was born and raised on Long Island in New York. She attended community college, as well as business school and majored in Business Administration. Lauren began her career in New York City in 1994 where she worked as a Financial Analyst for two of the largest NY Direct Marketing agencies for over 20 years.

In 2013, Lauren relocated to Wellington, FL and pursued a career in the treatment industry. Since 2015, Lauren has been the Director of Finance at Banyan Treatment. Lauren works with the clients and their families to help create affordable payment plans for treatment. She assists with cash or self pay clients and helps families navigate through the financial process to ensure they understand their payment options and what is best depending on their situation.

Ebony Perkins

Detox Therapist
Ebony Perkins

Detox Therapist

Ebony Perkins was born and raised in New Jersey and relocated to Florida 15 years ago. Ebony comes from a long line of family members who suffered from the disease of addiction and unfortunately were unable to escape the grips of the disease. As a Therapist, Ebony has a unique perspective that she brings to the table; that being the impact of addiction on the family. Ebony has earned a BS in Human Services: Addictions Studies.

Ebony has made a commitment to put 100% of her effort into changing lives so that her loved ones suffering will not have been in vein. She aspires to become a LCSW and plans to start a graduate program in the coming year.

Jordyn Knott

Intake Coordinator
Jordyn Knott

Intake Coordinator

Jordyn first came to Banyan Treatment Center as a Behavioral Health Technician. After showing hard work and dedication she was promoted to Intake Coordinator, helping every patient upon admission. Jordyn received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Addiction Studies at Indian River State College in 2017 and is furthering her education at Nova Southeastern University to receive her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Jordyn is passionate about helping those individuals struggling with addiction and mental health disorders.

Alicia Girard

Alumni Coordinator
Alicia Girard

Alumni Coordinator

Alicia is the alumni coordinator for both Banyan Boca and Banyan Stuart. Her journey with Banyan started on April 20, 2018 as an overnight Behavioral Health Technician. Alicia quickly proved her worth and was shortly thereafter promoted to a Lead Technician for the weekends. Her experience in active addiction and in sobriety is what gave her a passion for this field. Today that passion has turned into using the tools she learned to helped others in our Alumni community.

Lauren Roberts

Residential Therapist
Lauren Roberts

Residential Therapist

Lauren Roberts currently serves as a therapist with over 25 years of experience. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Illinois University and remains a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Illinois. Lauren has diverse experience in both the mental health and substance abuse fields serving adolescents and adults. Lauren’s strengths include working within trauma-informed systems of care with specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She aspires to continue her work with substance use disorders largely in part because of the belief she has that anyone can obtain recovery with honesty and hope.

Jessica Schmidt

Residential PHP Supervisor
Jessica Schmidt

Residential PHP Supervisor

Jessica always had a passion for helping others, and she earned a BA in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College to pursue that dream. After graduating, she relocated to Florida where she began work as a youth care worker a juvenile residential facility for intensive mental health teenage girls. This population allowed Jessica to work with several stages of addiction and mental health issues. Her passions and interests continued to grow as she became a case manager, trainer, and finished her time there as the Director of Case Management. During that period, Jessica returned to school to further pursue her ability to help others and obtained her Master’s in Human Service Counseling from Liberty University.

Banyan Stuart Outreach Team

Lori Ginsberg

Director of Mental Health Business Development
Lori Ginsberg

Director of Mental Health Business Development

Corey Cortez

Director of Business Development FL
Corey Cortez

Director of Business Development FL

Megan Leach

Business Development Representative
Megan Leach

Business Development Representative

Chris Kaufteil

Business Development Representative
Chris Kaufteil

Business Development Representative