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Executive Team

Peter Harrigan

CEO

Peter A. Harrigan is the Chief Executive Officer of Palm Healthcare Company. He is a leading Behavioral Health...

Peter A. Harrigan is the Chief Executive Officer of Palm Healthcare Company. He is a leading Behavioral Health Care provider. Peter is a respected addiction industry leader and noted dual diagnosis rehabilitation expert. Peter has been committed to research based holistic treatment and provides state of the art holistic treatment services in his network of centers.

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Michael Ricozzi

CFO

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer at Palm Healthcare Company. He has more than twenty-five years of...

Michael is the Chief Financial Officer at Palm Healthcare Company. He has more than twenty-five years of progressive P&L, financial management, operations, strategic planning, and human resources responsibilities. Michael brings a solid record of delivering results and exceeding expectations for a variety of organizations.

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Jim Hayes

Director of Corporate Compliance

Dr Thomas Beley

Clinical Director

Thomas G. Beley, PhD, LCSW has over twenty five years of experience in the field of addictions and mental health...

Thomas G. Beley, PhD, LCSW has over twenty five years of experience in the field of addictions and mental health where he has excelled both as an expert clinician and an organizational leader. He has been responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of innovative treatment programs specializing in substance use and mental health disorders. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Albany, his MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and his PhD from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL. He also has extensive post-graduate training in systems theory and therapy from the Georgetown Family Center in Washington, D.C., currently known as the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. His area of expertise has focused on program development addressing the integration of neurobiology, behavior, and healing into the recovery process regardless of the disorder.

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Dr. Rick Seely

Medical Director

Dr. Seely has been practicing psychiatry since 1980. Educated at Princeton University and Jefferson Medical...

Dr. Seely has been practicing psychiatry since 1980. Educated at Princeton University and Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Seely is Board-certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, ABAM-certified in Addiction Medicine, Board-certified in Forensic Psychiatry and Board-certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He also serves as a consultant to the Florida’s Impaired Professionals Programs. Dr. Seely’s greatest asset is perhaps his ability to empathize with his patients and provide clear, consistent and compassionate guidance in their early recovery efforts. A brilliant and humorous educator, Dr. Seely is able to impart his knowledge in a manner consistent with humility and dedication to spreading the message of recovery.

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Stephanie Harrigan

Detox Manager

Stephanie Harrigan has always been passionate about helping those who are struggling with mental health and...

Stephanie Harrigan has always been passionate about helping those who are struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues. She has been working with Palm Partners for the past 10 years, and loves being part of a staff committed to going above and beyond to assist patients and their families through such difficult times. The first day an individual walks through the Palm Partners detox doors, Stephanie and her team are there to guide them every step of the way on their new start to a happier life.

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Christopher Bates

Director of Admissions

Chris Bates joined the Palm Healthcare team in June of 2017 as the Director of Admissions. Chris was selected...

Chris Bates joined the Palm Healthcare team in June of 2017 as the Director of Admissions. Chris was selected from outside of the Substance Abuse treatment community to help bring a fresh perspective to the Admissions team. Prior to joining the Palm Healthcare team Chris led the sales and operations team for the largest fixed wing air ambulance operator in the world, REVA Air Ambulance. Chris’s experience handling the insurance and guest care aspect of a global medical provider has helped to elevate the guest experience here at Palm Healthcare. Chris was born and raised here in South Florida and has family members who suffer from the disease of addiction, helping him to understand how we can best serve our guests. He is dedicated to lead his team with one goal in mind “to provide the best possible guest experience in an industry where exceptional guest care has become scarce”.

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Benita Johnson

Utilization Review Director

With nearly two decades of experience in the substance use treatment industry, Benita has developed an expertise...

With nearly two decades of experience in the substance use treatment industry, Benita has developed an expertise in clinically crafted protocols and measures for establishing medical necessity for the ever-changing guidelines and expectations of the insurance industry while, at the same time, not comprising the quality of client care or the compassion of clinical providers. More importantly, Benita’s expertise has developed a recognized successful collaborative bridge between insurers and providers leading to more successful treatment outcomes. Benita is an outstanding trainer and educator in all aspects of utilization review and is a respected member of the clinical team.

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Robert Murdorf

Quality Improvement/Medical Records Manager

Robert L. Murdorf is a Certified Addictions Counselor and an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor...

Robert L. Murdorf is a Certified Addictions Counselor and an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been part of Palm Partners Recovery Center for over 9 years. He is in charge of maintaining the highest standards of quality care for Palm Partners by making sure all client charts are up-to-date and accurate, maintaining medical records, and working closely with D.C.F. Robert Murdorf is committed to ensuring that Palm Partners goes above and beyond the best practices as an industry leader in addiction treatment services, and is grateful to make sure our program is always improving, to better serve our clients and our community.

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Clinical Team

Jerry Egan

Director of Clinical Training and Supervision

Joy Patricia

Senior Clinician

Joy Patriarca, MSW has been working in the field of addiction for the past 15 years as a primary therapist. Joy earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in 2003 and her Master’s Degree in 2004 while in the Advanced Standing program. While at her first internship in a treatment center Joy made a decision to pursue a career in addictions. Having spent the last 9 years at Palm Partners Recovery Center, Joy's dedication and determination with providing the client's with the best possible care continues. Joy's spiritual journey continues to encompass her personal life experiences with addiction, and recovery.

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