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THE AGAPE TEAM

George J. Mavrookas

Founder, CEO

George J. Mavrookas

Founder, CEO

George’s strong experience in business development, organizational leadership, human resource development, operations, project management, marketing, and customer service is invaluable as the CEO of Agape Treatment Center's vision and mission. George is working diligently to change the paradigm in what we expect in a Behavioral Health Company and improving the overall quality of life with clients by truly taking a human interest in each individual client. George is a seasoned business leader with the unique ability to lead, motivate and inspire excellence in multiple facets of business & life. His proven success with revitalizing multiple businesses & spearheading start-up ventures has made him a highly regarded entrepreneur in the hospitality, real estate, and marketing sectors for more than 15 years. George graduated from Lynn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & Finance and a Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing. George’s passion for serving others and aiding them through education and opportunities to achieve success for themselves is what sets him apart as a leader in the community.

Stephanie Robilio, L.C.S.W.

Clinical Director

Stephanie Robilio, L.C.S.W.

Clinical Director

Stephanie Robilio graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelors in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology. She earned her Master of Social Work from Florida Atlantic University. Shortly after completing her master’s degree, Stephanie went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Florida. Stephanie’s work has included being a Personal Development Author, Public Speaker, Wellness Expert, and host of The Mindful Living Podcast. Stephanie actively participates in ongoing continued education and specific trauma trainings and has over ten years of experience in the fields of Child Welfare, Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use. In addition to serving as the Clinical Director at Agape Treatment Center, she’s also the founder of Mindful Living, a community that empowers individuals on their journey of healing, recovery, and wellness. Stephanie has four published books to date: WellNow, Mindful Makeover, Painted Soul, and Bonafide Spirit. 

Stephanie is committed to holding a safe space for individuals as they begin or continue their journey of returning to the truth of who they are and rediscover themselves. She believes everyone has the answers within, and she is inspired to help individuals identify and heal underlying core issues so that they can move forward in their life, turn their dreams into reality, and live life with purpose, on purpose. Stephanie believes when we heal our trauma, we heal our addiction and mental health. Her approach is loving and empowering allowing individuals to connect to their inner power as they identify and overcome the barriers, blocks, and/or beliefs that have kept them from being able to heal, recover, and create a life of optimal wellness in mind, body, and spirit.

Katy Lund

Program Director

Katy Lund

Program Director

In the year of 2010, Katy started her own personal recovery journey and has remained sober ever since. It was during that time that Katy discovered her dream of helping other fellow addicts and alcoholics. Katy started working in the field as an Office Manager in 2012. While being an office manager, it was placed on her heart to open up a womens sober living facility. Since then she has excelled in the recovery industry. Katy has grown at Agape from being a Business Development Representative to the Director of Human Resources, and now the Program Director. Katy Lund plays a huge role at Agape and commits herself to leading a healthy lifestyle in order for Agape to have the same. Her heart and soul are always in the right place, she cares for others the same she cares for herself which is why she is continuously successful.

Joseph Giuliano

Director of Housing

Joseph Giuliano

Director of Housing

Steven Church

Financial Manager

Steven Church

Financial Manager

Patrick Borgman

Director of Admissions

Patrick Borgman

Director of Admissions

Neha Royal

Director of Public Relations

Neha Royal

Director of Public Relations

Michael Burke

Wellness Advisor

Michael Burke

Wellness Advisor

Kimberly Eades

LPN

Kimberly Eades

LPN

Natalie Urquiza-Manzano

Primary Therapist

Natalie Urquiza-Manzano

Primary Therapist

Natalia discovered her passion for helping others at a young age and pursued an undergraduate degree in religious studies and psychology at Florida International University. This inspired and motivated her to complete the master’s program for mental health counseling at Nova Southeastern University. It was during her internship at Susan B. Anthony’s Women’s Recovery Center that she discovered her passion for helping others struggling with substance use and other co-occurring disorders. Natalia is a registered mental health counselor intern and has been providing support and care in the substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment for over four years. Natalia considers herself to be an eclectic therapist and does not stick to one modality when working with her clients. She utilizes CBT, DBT, Gestalt therapy, and Client-Centered techniques, and she enjoys getting to know each client individually before deciding the right intervention to utilize. Natalia is also a Level II Reiki practitioner and incorporates energy healing when appropriate. Natalia believes in each and every one of her clients, making sure to meet them where they are on their recovery journey. Natalia assists her clients in developing a trusting relationship with themselves and encourages them to dive in to the process of self-exploration and discovery. She inspires others to find their true self while discovering their life’s purpose and immense potential.

Kellie Batson

Director of Alumni

Kellie Batson

Director of Alumni

Ken Goodrich

Ken Goodrich

Lauren Budano

Medical Office Manager

Lauren Budano

Medical Office Manager

Sarah Sanders

Mental Health Ambassador

Sarah Sanders

Mental Health Ambassador

Michael Garrison

Case Manager

Michael Garrison

Case Manager

Shane McFalls

Director of Housing

Shane McFalls

Director of Housing

Shane has been working in the recovery field for over 3+ years and has grown the ladder at Agape from Behavioral Health Tech to the BHT Supervisor. Shane has been a dedicated employee at Agape. He enjoys helping others and always steps in when he is needed. Shane has become a pillar of the community and someone all the clients look up to.

Hunter Mackey

Admissions Coordinator

Hunter Mackey

Admissions Coordinator

Kaitlyn Mechling

Admissions Coordinator

Kaitlyn Mechling

Admissions Coordinator

Desiree Demaio

Admissions Specialist

Desiree Demaio

Admissions Specialist

Desiree has been working in the treatment industry for over 8 years. She, herself, is in recovery and finds a greater purpose helping others. She takes pride in her work because she knows that helping another struggling addict helps her. Desiree continues to guide each client through their treatment process and aftercare.

Chef Theodoris Lambidis

Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Services

Chef Theodoris Lambidis

Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Services

Chanse Steinert

Admissions Specialist, Alumni Coordinator

Chanse Steinert

Admissions Specialist, Alumni Coordinator

I work in treatment because I believe as a recovering addict myself we all serve a bigger purpose and I want to be able to help our clients at Agape find that purpose too.

Christopher Patrick

Primary Therapist

Christopher Patrick

Primary Therapist

Christopher has been in working in the substance abuse and mental health field since 2019. He began his career in substance abuse and mental health as a Behavioral Health Technician at Agape Treatment Center. Christopher will be completing his Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the end of the year.

Cheryl Nunn, CRSS, CAC, ICADC, NCFAC, NCNRC

Primary Therapist

Cheryl Nunn, CRSS, CAC, ICADC, NCFAC, NCNRC

Primary Therapist

Cheryl has over 8 years of experience in the addiction/mental health field, working with adults who have substance use and mental health diagnosis. She is a caring and compassionate therapist that focuses on her client's strengths to empower and support them to make their own positive and healthy lifestyle choices. She is dedicated to helping her clients and their families through their journey of recovery. She has 10 1/2 years sober as well. She is a certified recovery support specialist (CRSS) Certified addiction counselor (CAC), Internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor (ICADC) and nationally certified food addiction coach (NCFAC), Nationally Certified Nutritional Recovery Coach (NCNRC), and Nationally Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP).

Diego Giraldo

Outreach Coordinator

Diego Giraldo

Outreach Coordinator

Born in Colombia, Diego migrated to South Florida at the age of 12. He quickly found himself living a fast, destructive lifestyle that left him hopeless and broken. In 2015, he was able to start to recover, through his own journey in substance abuse treatment and a 12-step fellowship. After a year in recovery, Diego decided his passion for helping people would be best used to help those that are like him. He prides himself on his integrity and his ability to serve his community, in and outside of his recovery.