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Clinical Team

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Each discipline within the Hannah’s House team works in tandem with one another. There is constant communication between clinical and medical professionals, and we address each patient’s individual needs on a daily basis.

We adhere to established codes of ethics and standards. We promote and protect patients’ rights by strictly upholding federal, state and agency regulations regarding addiction treatment and health care privacy.

Deborah-Kuzmin

Deb Kuzmin

LCSW – VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL SERVICES FOR ORIGINS

Since 1996, Deb has dedicated her entire career to the study and treatment of substance use and mental health issues affecting people of all ages. She is a certified addiction specialist who has worked as a crisis hotline volunteer, discharge planner, therapist, director of case management, clinical supervisor, and as clinical director. Deb received her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College and trained at The Harvard School of Medicine’s Division on Addiction. Deb served as Substance Use Director at one of the largest behavioral health agencies in Florida before coming to Origins.

Jennifer Pinkerton

LMSW, LCDC — Program Director, Hannah’s House

Prior to beginning her current role as Program Director, Jennifer Pinkerton served as a Primary Counselor for Origins on South Padre Island for over two years. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from St. Mary’s University and her Master of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. Jennifer is currently in the process of becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a certified practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). Surrounded by addiction most of her life including her own recovery with eating disorders, Jennifer has seen many of her friends battle with – and recover from – the disease of addiction. She enjoys spending time with her four talented sons and supportive husband, exercising, meditating, reading, and finding a variety of ways to incorporate self-care into her life.

 

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Dr. Raju Mangrola

M.D. – Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. Mangrola is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Mangrola has worked in various prestigious programs as medical director where he served the needs of individuals with addiction and various psychiatric issues. Through his extensive work with addictive and co-occurring disorders, he brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluation and treatment. He has also been active in speaking forums addressing the issues related to addiction and the opiate crisis.

Alexandra Brotzman

MSN, APRN, FNP-C – Family Nurse Practitioner

As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with extensive experience in dual diagnoses associated with substance abuse and psychiatric medicine, Alexandra Brotzman has been part of the Origins family since 2011, serving initially as a Nurse Manager prior to assuming her current role in 2015 as Family Nurse Practitioner in residential care. She provides a broad range of advanced practice nursing services including holistic evaluation, diagnosis, and management of both acute and chronic medical conditions and says its especially rewarding to see the entire process of change occur in our patients from admission to discharge. She plans on returning to school to become board certified as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She’s an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Outside of work, she stays busy with the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Special Events Committee of South Padre Island.

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Cara O’Neill

MS, RMHCI – CORPORATE DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI SERVICES

Cara completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and earned her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University. She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (LMHCI) and currently working on attaining her Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Cara has held several positions during her tenure at Hanley Center, including Recovery Advocate, Admissions Specialist, Continuing Care Coordinator, Alumni Services, and Primary Counselor. She was a patient at Hanley in 2005 and credited Hanley Center as the “place that saved my life” and “the reason I walked back in the door as an employee.” In her free time she likes to watch Gator Football and perform in Improv shows.

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Meghan Brooks

Director of Admissions

Meghan started working with Origins in 2016 as an Admissions Specialist, seven years after beginning her own personal journey as a patient. With a firsthand understanding of the unique struggles that patients and their families endure prior to reaching out for help, Meghan knows that the initial phone call can potentially shape an individual’s outlook and willingness to seek and sustain treatment. Meghan received her bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Central Florida. She loves working in the recovery community, especially when she can assist other women to get the expert help they need. She is grateful for the opportunity to lead a talented Origins team that is on the front lines of healing in a company fully dedicated to advancements in treatment.

 

Our admissions team is available 24/7. Call us at 844.321.1003.

Hannah’s House: Most Insurance Accepted

Aetna, UnitedHealthCare, Beacon, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (details)

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4405 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597

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