Meet the Seaside Palm Beach Staff

Meet Our Luxury Rehab Staff

At Seaside Palm Beach, our Florida luxury rehab believes in putting our patients first. Our very dedicated, credentialed, and experienced medical and clinical team of caring doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists all work together to make each patient’s recovery a long-lasting reality. We understand that the addiction recovery process is a long journey that requires constant support and care both physically and mentally in order to be successful. Because addiction recovery can be so trying for our patients, we want to make sure that we are there for them every step of the way in whatever capacity they need.

The clinical Seaside Palm Beach staff is one of the best in the U.S. As experts in their respective fields, each of our luxury rehab staff members brings years of training and experience to those attending our facility and receiving treatment. Our staff members provide the latest clinical therapies and treatment programs to meet the needs of every patient. Not only are they well-qualified to handle their patient’s needs, but also they consistently go one step further by getting to know their patients on a deeper level. By connecting with their patients in this way, our Seaside Palm Beach rehab staff is able to guide patients through every step of their addiction treatment as well as acting as another form of support. So no matter if your loved one is seeking treatment for their drinking or you are looking for a holistic drug rehab in South Florida, our team will be there.

Dr. Tammy C. Malloy

Dr. Tammy C. Malloy
PhD, LCSW, CSAT

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Tammy Malloy holds her PhD from Barry University\’s School of Social work and is a licensed clinical social work. Tammy is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc., where she has been working for the past 9 years. As Chief Clinical Officer, Tammy works closely with staff on a supervisory level implementing clinical treatment protocols and therapeutic programming while growing clinical, nursing, and medical staff to meet the needs of the ever-changing addiction and mental health population. Tammy also holds her certification in sex addiction which has led to her most recent research in parental bonding; engagement is sexually explicit internet material in youth, and hypersexual behaviors in adult women who have a SUD diagnosis. Moreover; Tammy holds an executive director of research title where she conducts internal studies, with her research team, and external studies with Florida Atlantic and Barry University. Research studies include examining the benefits of mindfulness with SUD patients who also suffer from co-occurring disorders as well as treatment retention and outcome studies assessing specific treatment interventions. These research studies are shared across the Country at addiction and mental health conferences as well as scholarly publications. Tammy has also been featured on the Anderson Cooper Show, as an expert in the field, to assist in a live intervention as well as live radio shows and addiction magazines that focus on addiction.

Dr. David Hu

Dr. David Hu
MD

Medical Director

Dr. Hu holds a Bachelor of Arts from the New York University College of Arts and Sciences and a medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Hu completed his internship and residency at the University of Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital and has been practicing psychiatry for over ten years, specializing in substance abuse disorders. He is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) as well as the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Healthgrades Recognized Doctor.

Fredi-Ruth Levitt

Fredi-Ruth Levitt

Executive Director

LCSW

Fredi was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.  Before moving to Florida in 2014, she had lived in Boston, California, and Connecticut. She moved to Florida to help take care of her elderly parents. Fredi got her high school diploma at Longmeadow High school. She received her bachelor’s degree from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and her graduate degree at Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California. Fredi’s BA is in sociology with a minor in criminology and her master’s degree is in social work. She also has her clinical license both in Connecticut and Florida (LCSW).

Most of her career, Fredi has worked with dual diagnosed people, meaning they suffer from both mental health and substance abuse issues. She has been in the mental health/addiction field for over 20 years.

What makes Fredi passionate about what she does is that she’s a big believer in building relationships with people and in that, it allows for the person to heal and grow from almost anything that they are challenged with such as substance abuse, mental health, trauma, etc. She likes being a part of the healing process and seeing the patient being happy, healthy, and successful in life. Her favorite part of her position is building teams and empowering staff and being hands-on with the patients.  Fredi’s goal for her career at Banyan is that she wants to continue to grow and develop as a positive leader to the programs that she oversees and to Banyan as a whole and continue to make her programs be as successful as she can.  She would like for our facilities to be set apart from other treatment centers and to be the best of the best in the addiction and mental health treatment world! Fredi also would like to be part of a team to help create and grow other new programs, especially incorporating animal therapy.

Jenna Webber

Clinical Director Seaside

Jenna Weber was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to Florida when she was 18 to pursue a degree in Social Work at Florida Atlantic University and to be by the beach. She attended FAU from 2005-2009 and received a BSW in Social Work. She then completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at FAU and graduated in 2012. While in school, she completed a BSW internship at Wayside House for Women (residential addiction treatment center) in Delray Beach, FL and a graduate internship at Palm Beach State College.

She went into college knowing that she wanted to be a therapist. However, it was in her BSW internship at Wayside House for Women that she realized she wanted to specialize in addiction treatment. She was inspired by the strength and resilience the clients had to heal and gain recovery from their addictions and traumas. She was similarly inspired by the commitment and quality of care the treatment team provided to these women.

Jenna wholeheartedly believes in the process of change and recovery with the help of the right treatment and support. She has witnessed many clients come into treatment sick and hurting who are able to not only achieve sobriety, but connect to having a fulfilling life again. She has witnessed clients who didn’t think they needed treatment embrace recovery and change their lives. She has observed clients change their thought process, their behaviors and restore close relationships that were previously shattered.  It is this kind of strength, resilience and courage that gives her such a passion to help others to achieve and maintain recovery.  Jenna is in recovery from an eating disorder, and also has family members that have struggled with substance abuse and other mental health issues. This helps to fuel her passion for helping others to gain recovery and optimal mental health.

Her favorite part of her position as Clinical Director is supervising an amazing team that truly cares about each and every client. She loves to see our staff’s expertise, dedication and care help our clients achieve and maintain their recovery. Jenna’s goal for her career at Banyan is to help as many people as possible to get out of active addiction and into recovery.  She wants to lead Seaside’s Clinical team and continue to strengthen and improve our program.

Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Program Director Seaside

Chris Jones was a former record-holding wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles.  He was offered a five year, $15 million contract with the Eagles and achieved 158 catches, which remains top in the team’s history for a receiving team.  With a promising NFL career ahead of him, Chris seemed to have it all.  Tragedy struck, however, and Chris’ knee was badly injured while playing.  He became addicted to pain medication and struggled with alcohol.  The team believed that he could not come back from his injury and he lost his chance to continue playing football as a result of his addiction.

Chris’ story is all too common in America today.  Now, Chris has more than eight years of continuous sobriety.  Having found recovery from addiction,  he has changed his life for the better and now helps others to overcome the demons that he once faced.  He is the Program Director at Seaside Palm Beach, a reputable addiction treatment facility in Florida. Chris is still closely involved with the sports world and his main goal is helping others.

Jack Crowley

Jack Crowley

Trauma Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist

Willa Keel, RN

Director of Nursing

Willa was born in West Palm Beach and raised by her grandparents. She attended the Academy of Nursing and is pursuing a Master’s in Nurse Education at Chamberlain University. Willa was a Medical Assistant for 25 years and at age 43 returned to school to receive a nursing degree. BHOPB was her first nursing job. While Willa is not in recovery, she always wanted to be an addiction nurse because her parents had drug and alcohol addictions.

The positive outcomes make her passionate. Willa loves what she does because she knows that she is helping save lives, educating loved ones about addiction, and helping them with better understanding. Willa’s favorite part of her position is providing guidance to the nursing staff and working with others to help patients succeed. Her career goal is to help Banyan be the best treatment facility, continue to educate and provide excellent care to patients and staff, and to increase her professional knowledge and addiction training.