Sharon Sinclair is the clinical director at the Palm Beach Institute. Sharon has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s in counseling psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She has previously worked as a clinical director with Pathway to Hope, another Delphi facility and is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida.
Sharon has extensive experience in treating cases of co-occurring diagnosis, domestic violence, DUI counseling with the Palm Beach County Court, juvenile correction, family counseling, and adults with disabilities. Her concentration for the past 11 years has been on addiction and mental health. Sharon’s vision is to provide the best possible client care and to use evidence-based recovery methods to help clients live a life free from the past and reconnect with mind, body, and spirit in order to live their personal best in all areas of their lives.
Loren is a New York native who now lives in Palm Beach County with her five children and two dogs. Loren has been in the field of nursing for the past 15 years, with 10 of those being in the fields of mental health and substance abuse.
As the director of nursing for PBI, she focuses her expertise on leading a team of compassionate, caring nurses and establishing rapport with our clients built on trust. Whether you are in need of medical attention or a smile, you can always find it with Loren.
Chris began his work in the substance abuse field in 2014, at a nationally accredited substance abuse facility, and shortly thereafter found his home at the Palm Beach Institute. Native to New York, Chris has also lived in Columbus, Ohio where he attended Ohio State University, and Kumamoto, Japan where he briefly attended High School. As an active member of the recovery community, Chris has sought to fulfill PBI’s mission both inside and outside of the workplace. Ultimately, Chris seeks to incorporate experience from his personal journey & empower clients and help them find the confidence and tools needed to maintain long-term sobriety.
When she first got hired, Cecile was used to seeing the ugly results of addiction because she used to work as an ER/Critical Care EMT/Phlebotomist at JFK Hospital. She decided to stay at PBI full time when she developed a love and respect for this side of the health field. She is now a witness and an advocate for those who admit into treatment and fight every day for a better life, sacrificing everything they are “used too” or “comfortable” with, to get down to the root of all their problems and fears.
As a business manager, Cecile still carries out the company’s mission statement. She is a liaison between housing, staff, families, Insurances, and clients. She keeps up with all licensure needed for the facility to remain in compliance. She also contacts family members in the assistance of anything the client may need (hygienics, necessary equipment, tobacco products).
For this reason, Cecile cross-trained herself and utilizes all skills that she has acquired before and during her time here at PBI to assist in the driving focus that brings her to work every day with a genuine smile.