Our Staff

Dr. Audrey La Noce, DO

Dr. Audrey La Noce, DO

Medical Director

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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.

James Hausler, MS, LMHC

James Hausler, MS, LMHC

Clinical Director & Director of Neurofeedback

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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.

Will Grayson M.S., M.H.C.A.P., C.I.P., C.A.I.

Will Grayson M.S., M.H.C.A.P., C.I.P., C.A.I.

Primary Therapist and Group Facilitator

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His positive input and change is fueled by Will’s extensive experience and knowledge. Spiritual values, Compassion and drive for helping others.

Dr. Andrea de Aguayo PSYD, LMHC

Dr. Andrea de Aguayo PSYD, LMHC

Primary Therapist

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Rev. Charlotte Day B.M., CAP

Rev. Charlotte Day B.M., CAP

Christian Program Director & Primary Therapist

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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.

Van Jones

Van Jones

Program Director

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Gerard Jones

Gerard Jones

Director of Admissions

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Bill Young

Bill Young

Music Outreach

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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.

Yancey Taylor Jr.

Director of Music Therapy

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Producer/Singer/Songwriter/Vocal Coach

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.

Kristin Cappiello

Kristin Cappiello

Music Therapy

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Kristin believes creativity is the key to helping others feel less alone in whatever struggle or emotion they may be dealing with.

“Self-expression is the route that unlocks the soul”

The unique mission of Kristin’s therapy is to assist clients in tapping into their own creative ability and to heal through both music and art.

Kristin specializes in working with clients in substance abuse rehabilitation, and has worked with highly stressed individuals in corporate settings, and children with special needs.

Presently, Kristin is conducting group and individual music/songwriting sessions at AGAPE AIM Treatment Center

“Sing out with joy”

Chef Hamid Dergham

Chef Hamid Dergham

Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Services

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Chef Theodoros “Akis” Lampiris is an award winning innovate chef with an exceptional record of service and international experience.   With over 14 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Chef Akis has mastered all facets of cooking and management. He has worked with three star restaurants, four diamond hotels and managed multiple private parties and functions.

Chef Akis is member of the James Beard Foundation.  From performance & expense management, to quality assurance to catering services , Chef Akis  has proven to be one of the finest chef’s in the industry.

Cherish Lemieux

Cherish Lemieux

Director of Utilization Review

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Cherish Lemieux is a very hard working individual who strives to work with integrity and live by principals that always serve a purpose for growth and achievement. She has worked in the substance abuse industry for 7 years.

She started her career path with billing, furthering her goals to Utilization Management to better maximize her skills and expertise. Ms. Lemieux has worked in admissions, handling VOB’s (Verification of Benefits), Intakes, Assessments, and at times assisted the clinical team in Bio-Psycho Socials. Previously, She was the Director of Utilization Review for an organization where her responsibilities included: working with Admission’s to coordinate client’s to have their Assessments for the preparation of the Pre-Authorizations. Acquired Pre-Authorizations for patients, as well as maintaining financial in house charts and obtaining Concurrent/Continued Stay Reviews for clients. Supervision of staff, coordination of patient data with CEO and Executive Assistant for claims to be sent to the billing company, reviewed clinical charts for the particular patient that is need of either the Pre-cert or the Concurrent Review. She performed full chart audits requested by the insurance companies which included analyzing and comparing billing with the dates of service, that coincide to the clinical services that were provided. Worked closely with Clinical Director on patient diagnosis, progress, admission, discharge, and data. She is a team player who is approachable and willing to help others.

Ms. Lemieux strives to always excel and do what is in the best interest of the patient.  She has a passion and a drive to be successful for the benefit of the organization and its clients.

Ariel Li

Ariel Li

Case Manager

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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.

Diego Giraldo

Diego Giraldo

Community Outreach Coordinator

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Diego Giraldo was born in the country of Colombia in South America and migrated to the United States at the age of 12. As he journeyed through life in the U.S. Diego went down the wrong road which led him on a destructive path of alcoholism and drug abuse.

Diego was able to overcome his demons through Substance abuse treatment and then followed road influenced by the 12-step fellowship program. Diego has dedicated his life to helping others suffering from the disease of addiction and has become a respected advocate for recovery. Diego continues to bring the message of Hope through his speaking engagements throughout south florida and other parts of the country. Diego is on a lifetime mission to make sure every addict gets the help that they deserve.

Diego serves the Addict and the Recovery community with his heart and passion to save and change lives.

Rob Keiser

Rob Keiser

Director of Business Development

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Joseph Zappoli

Joseph Zappoli

VP of Business Development

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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

Joseph Zappoli III

Chief Operating Officer

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