Our people belong to the three-part, Beach House formula for freedom from addiction (people, purpose and passion). That means that our clients receive care from only the most highly trained and experienced therapists well grounded in evidence-based treatment practices. Our therapists are not just good at what they do and highly accredited and certified. Our therapists are also passionate about what they do and consider it only a great honor and joy to help you find freedom from a drug and/or alcohol addiction. “People” — the right people — come first in the Beach House formula for freedom from drug or alcohol addictions. We firmly believe that the right people will help you unlock your own life purpose and passion, so that you can be liberated from the grip of substance abuse. That’s also why we’ve spent so much time and energy building a team whose purpose and passion are contagious, and whose experience in the field of addiction and recovery is unrivaled. And we want you to meet them:
As both Founder and CEO of Beach House, Glenn draws on more than 30 years of diversified leadership experience spanning multiple industries, from real estate and law to business development and more recently, social entrepreneurialism (in starting our rehab center as a beacon of addiction recovery). Glenn has a knack for building businesses and watching them quickly grow and flourish, thanks to the bold business strategies he brings to the table as an innovator and entrepreneur. The tactical oversight he provides to Beach House ensures that we are constantly at the top of our game when it comes to providing the best quality of substance abuse care in the nation. Glenn, who coined our formula for freedom from addiction, (“People. Purpose. Passion”), counts it a great honor and privilege to serve the clients and families who come through our doors. That enthusiasm to serve our clients sets the tone for all that we do here at Beach House.
As Executive Director, Linda oversees and manages the daily operations of our treatment center including clinical, nursing, medical, utilization review, maintenance, and client care. Her role is to keep our programs running smoothly and effectively on behalf of our clients. Linda brings to this position over 20 years of management experience in the human services and fitness industries, where her expertise has been in staff and program development and compliance. She is also a seasoned clinician with specialization in addiction and trauma, having served as a clinical director and lead counselor in previous roles. Linda was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. What most excites her about her work is “empowering my team to best serve hurting people who have trusted us to guide them on the road to reclaiming their lives.”
Edward Michael Zawadzki, D.O.
“Dr. Z.,” as his patients affectionately call him, is nationally respected in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has won multiple awards in honor of his contributions to the field, both in patient care and in neuropsychological research. He has also authored numerous publications in respected academic journals. Dr. Z is board-certified in forensic psychiatry, having completed his residency at New York’s esteemed St. Vincent’s Hospital. He also holds a M.A. in clinical neuropsychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University. He earned his medical degree at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has been helping patients with addictions and co-occurring disorders get well for roughly a decade. These results and Dr. Z’s winning bedside manner are why our clients love him.
Candice Rasa, LCSW, IET
With over 10 years’ experience in the mental health and substance abuse arena, Candice supports healing in the clients she serves from a perspective of spirituality and alternative Eastern methods. She has specialized training and education in meditation, movement and dance therapy, integrated energy healing, trauma, and art therapy. Candice believes in solution focused, strengths-based client care. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Florida International University in 2007 and was licensed as an addiction treatment professional in 2009. She also completed a work study at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2010 and has engaged in teaching and research supporting the value of spirituality and self-love in treating addictive disorders.
A long career in marketing and public relations precedes Susan’s current tenure as the executive vice president of marketing and strategy for Beach House. Prior to Beach House, Susan developed a strong reputation for helping providers in the addiction treatment industry take their business from sheer infancy to nationally recognized prominence, thanks to the robust marketing and public relations strategies implemented under her watch. Today Susan serves as the Chair of the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition’s Prescription Drug Task Force and is active as an author and speaker on issues related to substance abuse, addiction treatment and domestic violence. She attributes her life-long passion for serving those with addictions, eating disorders and trauma to previous work directing a not-for-profit crisis center. In her current role, what makes Susan most excited is the chance to expand access to treatment to the millions of people across this country in need of it.
As Director of Admissions, Rian leads a team that shares the Beach House vision of love and connection with our clients and their families over the phone. Rian has extensive experience in call centers, healthcare, marketing and insurance. With an educational background in Social Anthropology and Sociology, she brings a socially and culturally-conscious approach to everything she does. As a Certified Advanced Salesforce Administrator, Rian is an advocate for innovation through technology. With these combined interests and experiences, she constantly seeks to evolve technical processes and procedures and improve interpersonal communication, striving to a set standard far above the industry. Rian takes great pride in the personal growth she and her teams experience together as they compassionately guide our clients towards their first step into recovery.
Robert Parkinson, MSW
Starting with his first job at the New York-based treatment center, Conifer Park, where he served as a senior therapist assigned to adolescent care, Robert has been treating addiction in both clinical and supervisory roles for decades now. Prior to Beach House, he worked as Substance Licensing Specialist with the Florida Department of Children and Family Services, where he was responsible for licensing and regulating over 150 treatment programs in South Florida. Before that, as a therapist with Phoenix House in New York, Robert helped bring the Phoenix House program into New York’s Department of Corrections — notably, the first such therapeutic community established within the prison system in the state of New York. Robert is an Anger Management counselor and widely recognized in South Florida for the anger management program he created, with its strong spirituality component. He is also certified in Rapid Trauma Resolution and aggression control. Additionally, 20 years of sobriety give Robert the ability to connect at a deeper and more compassionate level with our clients and in ways they have come to appreciate.