Agape Aim Staff
Jacqueline Boutrouille, M.D.
Dr. Jacqueline Boutrouille has been board certified in psychiatry and addiction for more than 20 years. Along with her devotion and commitment to the field of addiction, Dr. Boutrouille has gained long experience in providing care for detoxification and relapse prevention. She has also been recognized and honored in Broward County for her dual diagnosis skills. For the past 6 years, Dr. Boutrouille has been assisting professors for PGCME courses in West Palm Beach. When she is not working at her private practice, she enjoys working with young physicians and sharing her knowledge and expertise about substance abuse.
Dr. Audrey La Noce, DO
Dr. Audrey La Noce is a fourth-year psychiatry resident based out of University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac who will soon be graduating in June 2017. She has been under the expert training of Dr. Jacqueline Boutrouille for the last four years in the field of addiction medicine and will be joining her practice after graduation.
Dr. La Noce has experience treating patients at all levels of care and is well versed in a mutli modal treatment approach that includes medications as well as education, therapy and compassionate care. She is very passionate about teaching and believes that patients will be more engaged in their recovery when they feel that they have a good understanding of the addiction and recovery process. Having undergone more than 10,000 hours of Osteopathic Medical training in New York as a part of her medical training, she is well rounded in the idea of treating patients as whole person.
Dr. La Noce has been described as a “ball of energy” in her residency program, delivering multiple case presentations in the field of addiction at conferences across the country, and consistently ranking in the top percentile in the US amongst her peers on psychiatric exams.
Kerry Little, M.S., L.M.H.C.
Kerry Little does not have a job. He has a mission. “I’m out to change the world.” He is content to make those changes one person at a time and in small ways. He often paraphrases Mother Teresa, “I don’t do great things. I do small things with great love.” He has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor since 2004 and serves as Clinical Director. “Even the creative integrative program at Agape, must maintain clinical integrity.” He explains. “It must be clinically sound. That’s where I come in.”
A seasoned profession, his career has spanned over three decades and has included work in the church, community mental health, higher education, juvenile corrections, private practice (both in South Florida and in the Bahamas) and the recovery community. As an expert on family dynamics, he is listed in the acknowledgements and cited as a source in The Raising of a President, authored by former White House aide and Presidential historian, Doug Wead. Wead writes, “No one knows the American family as does Kerry Little.” He is a well-respected clinician, a popular educator and highly sought speaker.
Kerry was educated at a Christian university and has provided Christian programming to other treatment centers. “Both AA and NA describe themselves as ‘spiritual programs’ and their spiritual solution is very consistent with the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament. Spiritual recovery connects one with God, with other people and with service. That is the focus in everything I do.”
Kerry moved from Indiana “too many years ago to count.” Living in South Florida for over 30 years, he considers himself an “adopted native.” He and his wife have four children (three living), a daughter-in-law, a very clumsy dog and a cat that does not
Ariel Li is a visionary, healer and life coach. Born in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Ariel migrated to the U.S. in 2007 and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012 at Florida International University. Currently enrolled in the Certified Addiction Counselor program and Master of Social Work at F.I.U, Ariel aspires to pursue a life long career in mental health counseling and treatment.
Ariel demonstrates strong Christian characteristics and Is diverse in biblical teaching, support group management, discipleship and servant leadership. Her desire for individual success has enabled her to excel in treatment planning, collaboration and referral. She believes that continuity of care, accessibility, accountability and efficiency will assist clients in long term recovery.
Apart from recovery, Ariel has established a lifestyle brand called “Kingdom Livin ” that promote radical Christianity through community outreach.
Liz Hall, CPT, CGT, CYT
Liz Hall (CPT, CGT, CYT) is the owner of Strides On Site, a company dedicated to on-site fitness solutions. Originally from Michigan, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in marketing, Liz believes that wellness encompasses much more than simply working out. Her personal journey included losing over 100 pounds and educating herself on the importance of nutrition. Liz will be overseeing the wellness piece of the programming including fitness and nutrition education. Liz works in various medical facilities and with different groups to customize for each individual, encourage, motivate and inspire a healthier lifestyle.
James Hausler, MS, LMHC
Jim Hausler is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is registered with the BCIA, Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Jim holds a Dual Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Family, Couples Counseling & Therapy. He has worked in Dual Diagnosis Treatment settings (Mental Health and Addiction) including his own private practice and psychiatric hospitals, having worked in all levels of care from inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient since 2002.
Jim appreciates working with clients in helping them to develop their strengths and find balance. He also has an appreciation for bringing the technology of Neurofeedback into the addiction community to further assist clients to achieve their goals. Jim provides qEEG LORETA Neurofeedback and Mental Health Counseling and he is excited to offer different therapeutic modalities to his clients to best serve their needs at Agape A.I.M.
Sandra Ramirez, MS, RDN, LDN
Sandra Ramirez, MS, RDN, LDN graduated Cum Laude from the Masters in Health and Nutrition Program at Hawthorn University. Sandra also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Food Science and Human Nutrition. She has over ten year of experience working as a Registered, Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and health coach. Sandra prefers a naturopathic approach to healing when appropriate. As way to further support her clients achieve their health goals, Sandra took on additional training in holistic health. Sandra is a Level II Reiki practitioner and a Kundalini yoga teacher. Sandra facilitates workshops on a variety of health topics such as the importance of eating whole foods, cardiovascular health, and the negative health consequences of eating sugary foods. She does kitchen makeovers, menu plans, and private nutrition consultations as she is passionate about enhancing people’s lives through adequate nutrition. Sandra is a firm believer in how the foods that we consume affects the way we feel today and in the future. Sandra works well one-on-one with clients, families, and older adults for a variety of issues that include weight loss, healthy eating and lifestyle, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, IBS, food intolerance, disordered eating and many more. She is committed to inspire clients to create sustainable practices that will help them achieve their health goals.
Tony Ray is a lyrical life coach who has over 20 years experience in the music Industry, and over 3,000 hours as a group facilitator in the addiction treatment center Industry.
Tony has found a unique way to seamlessly stitch together the fabric of hip-hop lyrical freestyle, and addiction therapy to create a new method (Rap Therapy) to engage clients, and assist them in the process of changing their perception of their lives from a negative to a positive.
Bill Young brings more than 25 years of industry experience, including 15 years at MCI / Sony Pro Audio and 10 Years as Vice President of Living Color Enterprises, featured on the hit TV show Fish Tank Kings.
Yancey Taylor Jr.
Born Yancey Taylor Jr. into an already musically cultivating environment, his parents instilled all the necessary characteristics early in YANCEY’S life to nurture his creative potential while living in Long Island. Since childhood YANCEY not only excelled in singing, but as a dancer mastering modern, jazz, and tap. Besides his family’s musical background, YANCEY also found outside musical influences from the likes of the immaculate Michael Jackson, James Brown, David Ruffin, and Usher. Talents such as these would soon help feed YANCEY’S professional desires to become a singer.
YANCEY has made appearances in commercials, television programs, secured starring roles off-Broadway, and became a regular performer during halftime shows at many NBA games in Madison Square Garden. YANCEY received his first major opportunity when, as the lead singer of the young R&B group Engage, got signed to MCA.
Yancey, now known as NUMERO UNO has continued to sharpen his skills as a singer, performer, and producer.
Rev. Charlotte Day B.M, CAP
Charlotte Day is a dedicated woman with a passion to serve God and help other people recover from the disease of addiction. She serves as a Certified Addiction Professional who takes a hands-on approach by working with others in the recovery community.
She has been able to create and develop Christian substance abuse programs and has organized large Christian outreaches for the community including Christian Recovery Concerts and convocations to promote recovery in the community. She has been a featured speaker at numerous largely attended events and retreats. Charlotte facilitates a successful Women’s healing ministry in the local area, and has the privilege of serving as a guest associate pastor for Pratt Memorial Holy Spirit Church. Charlotte has appeared on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and has directed and performed in several videos pertaining to Christianity and the twelve steps.
Charlotte has a music degree and was a successful performer in the entertainment business until she heard the call for a higher purpose. Music and the arts are a powerful way to help people heal from the ravages of addiction. Music speaks to the heart and can promote healing to the soul. My mission is to bring healing and God’s love to people who are hurting and looking for a better way of life. I owe everything to the one who I love, Jesus.
Tatiana Green is a business professional with over 5 years of experience in providing support to various organizations in terms of the impact of addiction on the community, sober coaching, clinical interventions, counseling, hypnosis, mentoring and community outreach. Tatiana’s personal triumph over the effects that drugs, alcohol and mental illness had on her life have given her insight in to the mind of the addicted individual and the ability to create a background of relatedness. She is trained through CPRR as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor Trainee, certified as a hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and certified as a recovery coach through the New York Certification Board.
As an entrepreneur and business executive she lives a life of service and is a stand for integrity and contribution. Most importantly she is a free woman today as she states on her interviews with the media. She was recently featured on the News12 “Heroin Diaries” series and in the “Combat Heroin” campaign with nationwide television commercials launched by the commissioner of OASAS. Tatiana’s life purpose is to use her story as a force to inspire others struggling with addiction, alcoholism and mental illness to positively transform their lives and fulfill on what’s important to them.
Companies such as Samaritan Village, Ambrosia Treatment Centers, Aion Recovery have utilized her skills and expertise. Dedicated to making a difference she currently works as Vice President of Business Development at Agape Aim where she lives out her mission reaching the community at large and enrolls people into the treatment process every day.
In addition, she is on the advisory committee for F.I.S.T (Families in Support of Treatment), a non-profit organization that connects families and creates public awareness events about addiction. She is heavily involved with the Department of Education and has implemented workshops in high schools for adolescents struggling to graduate, with topics such as recovery; bullying, trauma and leadership through a non-profit she has developed called “The Natalie Foundation”
Tatiana’s impeccable communication skills, motivational interviewing skills and coaching abilities enable her to connect with her clients on a deep level empowering each person to discover what’s possible for them. The people she works with begin their journey in fear and pain. She works with each person or family on an individual basis developing a recovery, intervention, treatment or continuing care plan so they may breakthrough this pain and fear. Standing for each client’s recovery even when they cannot see it for themselves, is what makes her effective as a coach. Everyone she believes, including herself needs a coach. She lives by the phrase…“Onward Forever…Backward Never!”
Education & Training
- LaGuardia Community College (CPRR)
- National Guild of Hypnotists
- New York Certification Board
- New York State Oasas
- Samaritan Village
- Ambrosia Treatment Centers
- The Natalie Foundation
- Sober Companion NYC
- Families in Support of Treatment
- Aion Recovery
- Agape Aim
Joseph Zappoli is a nationally-known public speaker and consultant for sales, marketing, and consumer credit. His book, B4 The Sale, was released in early 2015.
Joseph has lectured for professional associations nationwide, teaching them his winning, time-tested strategies. He is a recognized authority in the consumer credit industry, having acted as a consultant and trainer for individuals and groups on a regular basis.
Some cynics say, “Those who can’t do, teach!” Nothing could be further from the truth in Joseph Zappoli’s case! He is a highly successful entrepreneur who founded Josef Anthony Designs, an interior design firm, 30 years ago. He has owned and operated three retail flower shops; opened The Interior Connection, a private art gallery featuring his one-of-a-kind sculptures; bought and sold over 5000 acres of land; and he has been directly involved in hundreds of residential real estate transactions. Real estate investors frequently consult with Joseph for their high-end residential real estate projects that require his creative design abilities.
Joseph has served for more than 15 years on the board of directors for Gateway Community Outreach, which feeds more than 40,000 people in Broward County Florida every year.
Joseph has presented workshops and seminars for organizations such as Wells Fargo, TD Bank, Regions Bank, Keller Williams, Remax, Century 21, and a number of credit unions and automobile dealers. He continues to collect a rich portfolio of success stories from those who embrace his proven methodology and creative, out-of-the-box tactics. Joseph has trained more than 100 consultants and has been hired to build more than 20 consumer credit law firms and credit-related companies throughout America.
Give Joseph the platform, and he will energize, motivate, and teach sales teams how to boost profits. His energetic, unorthodox teaching style challenges participants to step outside their comfort zone and passionately pursue success. The best way to prepare for his teaching is to show up willing to be stretched, to change, and to embrace new ideas.
Joseph Zappoli III