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RACHEL PAPPERT DOCEKAL, MBA, Ed.D.

Chief Executive Officer

For more than two decades, Dr. Rachel Docekal has built a career focused on shifting from what is present to what is possible. Under this mantra, Dr. Docekal founded the Lyrae Group, a firm providing consultative services focused on philanthropy, where she served as its Managing Director until 2023. Currently, she co-chairs two policy committees as a board member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County and serves as chair-elect of Palm Beach County’s Criminal Justice Commission. She is also a member of Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone XXXVI Class and Leadership Palm Beach County Focus. Previously, Dr. Docekal served as chairman of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Mounts Botanical Garden Board of Directors. She has also held senior leadership roles at Nova Southeastern University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the South Florida Science Museum.

Dr. Docekal comes to Hanley Foundation with the unique experience of having previously served as the organization’s CEO, a role she skillfully fulfilled from 2010 to 2015. With familiarity and deep experience, Dr. Docekal will oversee board and donor relations for Hanley, while creating strategies to support the organization’s lifesaving programs and expansion initiatives.

Dr. Docekal holds a Bachelor of Arts from Chatham College; a Master of Business Administration from The Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh; and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and was named one of South Florida Business Journal’s 25 Most Influential Women in 2012.

TURNER BENOIT

Chief Philanthropy Officer

In his role of Chief Philanthropy Officer at Hanley Foundation, Turner directs all major fundraising efforts, overseeing management of millions of dollars annually. Turner also oversees the Foundation’s Lifesaver Fund, earmarked to assist those who might not otherwise be able to afford access to quality addiction treatment. In his tenure, this program has grown from helping a handful of individuals a year to providing treatment scholarships for upwards of 500 people annually.

Turner Benoit is a native of Palm Beach who joined Hanley Foundation in 2016 as Chief Development Officer. In this role, Turner helped promote the development and success of the organization and its initiatives through fundraising and financial planning.

Turner previously worked at MAP Health Management as a regional business development and marketing associate, specializing in revenue cycle management and MAP Software. His experience also includes work as a clinical liaison for Hanley Center and Caron Foundation, helping guide individuals and families into treatment.

As someone living his own personal journey of recovery, Turner feels it is his life path to do what he can to give back to those still suffering from the disease of addiction—whether it is raising money for those who cannot afford treatment or bringing prevention services to schools to stop addiction before it starts.

In addition to his work as Chief Philanthropy Officer, Turner is a member of the State’s Attorney’s Addiction Recovery Task Force and has served with a number of local charitable organizations, including Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and lives in Jupiter with his wife, CJ, and their two children. When he’s not working, Turner loves spending time with his family in the great outdoors as a “true Floridian,” fishing, spearfishing, and hunting.

LILLY DAVENPORT

Chief Financial Officer

Lilly Davenport has worked in nonprofit and healthcare accounting for almost 20 years, with a career featuring extensive experience in the healthcare field, having served as the CFO for several medical and counseling practices, as well as a national peer recovery support provider based in over 30 states.  Lilly also brings with her deep experience with acquisitions and multi-state programming, which will add value as Hanley Foundation continues to expand its services.

Lilly rejoined the Hanley Foundation team in February 2023 as CFO, after a nearly 9-year hiatus.  Her first interaction with Hanley Foundation was as Hanley’s auditor while working for a local accounting firm.  Shortly thereafter, in late 2009, Lilly was hired as the foundation’s financial director.

In June 2014, Lilly went on to work for a national substance use behavioral health provider headquartered in Austin, Texas, where she would gain extensive experience in accounting and financial management with a specialized focus in multi-state and multi-entity consolidation.

Lilly was in the 4th class of women to attend the USAF Academy. She earned her Masters in Accountancy from Nova Southeastern University and became a CPA in 2011.  She is the daughter of Spanish and German immigrants, an avid gardener, mother to three children, and grandmother to a growing number of grandchildren.

JENNIFER LEE

Chief Operating Officer

A native Floridian, Jennifer Lee has 30 years of experience in behavioral healthcare. She has spent more than 20 of those years in the nonprofit sector, focusing much of her career on compliance and administration.

Prior to joining Hanley Foundation, Jennifer served as Corporate Director of Compliance with Origins Behavioral HealthCare where served as the primary point of contact for all corporate compliance issues, while developing and implementing the agency’s corporate compliance plan. She also briefly served as Director of Social Services at the Joseph L. Morse Geriatric Center, and spent 14 years as the Program Support Services Coordinator for Father Flanagan’s Boys Town Florida.

Jennifer’s extensive background in regulatory compliance, contracts and grants, and human services coupled with her strong interpersonal and organizational skills complement the rest of the talented Hanley Foundation team, helping her provide key organizational oversight and guidance that allows the organization to fulfill its mission.

Jennifer holds training certificates as corporate trainer for essential trainings and has continued her drive for compliance as a surveyor for Commissions on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitative Services and Master of Science in Rehabilitative Counseling from Florida State University.

Brad Williams

J. BRAD WILLIAMS

Executive Director

Brad’s professional expertise throughout his journey to sobriety has been extensive and varied, showcasing his many talents. Before joining the Hanley family early in 2019 after getting sober, Brad spent 15 years in professional services as a technology expert, helping clients in massive litigation, regulatory, and fraud matters. As a partner at two global consulting firms, he managed teams servicing clients worldwide from New York, Boston, and Chicago. Brad graduated with honors from Northeastern University with a bachelor’s in business administration, focusing on management information systems.

As Executive Director at Hanley Center, Brad leverages his journey of sobriety and extensive professional experience within large organizations to provide key insights, guiding Hanley to deliver exceptional patient care in a safe, healthy community for staff to work and patients to heal and grow.

LINDSEY WHITE, CFRE

Chief Advancement Officer

A second-generation West Palm Beach native, Lindsey White has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience with an emphasis on annual and capital campaigns, donor engagement, special events, planned giving, corporate philanthropy, and strategic collaboration in support of the greater good.

Prior to joining Hanley Foundation, Lindsey held positions with United Way of Palm Beach County, Society of the Four Arts, and the Norton Museum, where she fulfilled various leadership roles dedicated to supporting giving initiatives and furthering the missions of the nonprofits.

Lindsey earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University. She also holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, and served as a board member for the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Palm Beach County chapter. She is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, serves as a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and is a member of Executive Women of Palm Beach County.

In addition to her important work for Hanley Foundation, Lindsey is passionate about giving back to the community, volunteering with a number of local charity organizations.

Dr. Dyben

DR. JOHN DYBEN, DHSC, MCAP, CMHP

Chief of Research and Innovation

In his role as Chief of Research and Innovation, John provides support to treatment leadership through research and consultation. John continually builds upon his academic expertise through research and nationwide speaking engagements on health science, spirituality, clinical ethics, and related topics.

John’s academic training includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Conflict Management, a Master of Science in Management, a Doctor of Health Science, and postgraduate studies in psychology, philosophy, and religion. John is a Master Certified Addictions Professional and a Certified Mental Health Professional in the State of Florida. He is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Substance Abuse Professional meeting all Federal DOT qualifications. John is a musician, writer, and a private pilot, and he enjoys spending time with his family.

Dr. Thomas

DR. KAISHA A. THOMAS, Ph.D., LMFT, LHMC, QS, NCC, CCMHC, SAP

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Thomas’ extensive clinical and teaching experience spans more than two decades, and her numerous professional certifications and licensures reflect her expertise in the field of addiction. After obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from The Julliard School and her Master of Science in dance/movement therapy from the Hunter College of the City University of New York, she earned a post-master’s certificate in mental health and aging. She also earned a Master of Science in mental health counseling, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy in marriage and family therapy from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Mangrola

DR. RAJU MANGROLA, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mangrola is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine, and is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Mangrola has worked in various prestigious programs as medical director where he served the needs of individuals with addiction and various psychiatric issues. Through his extensive work with addictive and co-occurring disorders, he brings a wealth of knowledge in evaluation and treatment. He has also been active in speaking forums addressing the issues related to addiction and the opiate crisis.

Brad Fitch

BRAD FITCH

Vice President of People

Brad Fitch joins Hanley Foundation as a seasoned professional in human resources and organizational development with more than two decades of experience in servant leadership. Brad has played a pivotal role in structuring and enhancing HR operations, systems, and programs. Prior to joining the Hanley family of organizations in 2018, Brad served as the Senior Director of Human Resources at a popular water park and resort, where he was instrumental in restructuring the HR department and cultivating an open-door culture. Brad's early career also includes time as an international flight attendant for a major airline, a role that allowed him to travel extensively and gain a profound understanding of cultural diversity.

Brad’s professional philosophy centers on the fundamental principle that HR is intrinsically about people. He enjoys pairing the right people with the right companies in the right roles, driven by his firm belief in win-win compromises and mutually beneficial outcomes. Brad is committed to using positive dialogue and engagement to promote a healthy company culture, leveraging his expertise in organizational leadership, recruitment and retention, onboarding, and training. As Vice President of People, Brad applies his wealth of knowledge across a range of human resource functions, driving cultural excellence and supporting the Foundation’s vision and growth.

Aside from his professional accomplishments, Brad is known for his warm, approachable personality and his passion for bringing out the best in others. He enjoys taking his dog to the beach, practicing yoga, cooking for family and friends, and hiking in his spare time.

Amanda Burke

AMANDA BURKE

Executive Cabinet Coordinator

As Executive Cabinet Coordinator at Hanley Foundation, Amanda Burke brings a rich diversity of experience from various customer service and administrative roles across healthcare, hospitality, banking, and more. Amanda’s extensive background has helped her develop an innate sense of service, which she has proudly put into action at every stage of her career.

Prior to joining Hanley Foundation in June 2022, Amanda spent seven years working at Hanley Center, one of Hanley Foundation’s renowned treatment facilities. For five of those years at the center, Amanda served as an executive-level administrator, providing daily support to the leadership team. Working in the substance use treatment industry opened Amanda’s eyes to the disease model of addiction, and she has grown passionate about helping those in recovery. Seeing the daily struggles walking into treatment and the miracles walking out motivated her to continue working in the field, providing key support and services to those who need it most.

In her role as Executive Cabinet Coordinator at Hanley Foundation, Amanda provides crucial support to the CEO and Executive Cabinet, acting as a primary contact for all Board members. She also masterfully manages the coordination of Board and Committee meetings, ensuring seamless collaboration and administrative excellence.

A Florida native, Amanda enjoys her rural life in Loxahatchee, where she finds joy in spending time with family, two beloved pit bulls, and a flock of chickens.

Ingrid VanAlstyne

INGRID VANALSTYNE, MBA, LMHC, MCAP

Vice President of Learning and Culture

Ingrid possesses a genuine passion for fostering high-functioning teams within healthy work environments where employees can truly flourish. With an extensive background in key leadership positions, including executive and HR roles, Ingrid brings over 20 years of experience in leadership and organizational development specifically within the behavioral health field.

In terms of education, Ingrid holds a Master's degree in Mental Health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Furthermore, she is a licensed clinician (LMHC) and a Master Level Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP). Demonstrating her commitment to continuous learning and professional growth, she recently earned her MBA from The University of Florida in 2020.

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Ingrid is happily married with two daughters. During her leisure time, she finds solace outdoors by engaging in activities such as gardening and caring for her collection of plants.

Danielle Hanson, CFRE

Vice President of Development

Driven by a profound respect for philanthropy and the transformative impact it has on the world, Danielle Hanson serves as the Vice President of Development for Hanley Foundation. Since 1995, Danielle has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector, where she specializes in bridging philanthropic individuals and organizations with nonprofits that strive to make substantial positive changes in the world. Danielle has held esteemed leadership roles in higher education, disability service organizations, and initiatives aimed at hunger relief.

Originally from Chicago, Danielle has been a resident of Palm Beach County since 2006, where she actively engages with the local community as a member of the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County and Executive Women of the Palm Beaches. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University and is distinguished as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

In her role at Hanley Foundation, Danielle’s passion and expertise coalesce, enabling meaningful connections conducive to growth and altruism. She remains inspired by the power of good work and is committed to propelling the vision of the foundation forward.

Beyond her professional work, Danielle finds joy in playing basketball, hiking, and engaging in other high-adrenaline sports. She values her personal life greatly and takes immense pride in being the wife of Dr. Craig Hanson and the mother to Paul Hanson.

Fran Marcone

Fran Marcone

Vice President of Professional Relations

Fran Marcone is originally from Pittsburgh but has called West Palm Beach home for over 20 years. After previously serving as Director of Marketing and Special Events for Hanley Center and Hanley Foundation from 2013 to 2015, she returned to the Hanley family as a Professional Relations Officer in 2018. Now as Regional Vice President of Professional Relations, Fran brings strong project management, strategic development, and organizational skills.

Fran’s extensive experience includes working in substance use disorder treatment and the broadcasting, entertainment, and advertising industries. She is highly skilled at developing and leading successful marketing and event promotion and product and business branding teams. Fran is also an accomplished marketing executive with keen presentation and communication abilities. Her past roles include serving as Director of Marketing and Special Events for other nationally known addiction treatment centers, general sales manager for major broadcast companies in Pennsylvania and Florida, and marketing director for a Florida advertising agency.

Holly Blazer

Holly Blazar

Corporate Director of Revenue

Since 2019, Holly Blazar has served Hanley Foundation as a Director of Revenue, leading operations across a multitude of revenue responsibilities, including benefits, authorizations, and payments. Today, as Corporate Director of Revenue, she oversees several departments within the organization, including Verification of Benefits, Utilization Review, Billing, and Collections teams, focusing on both self-pay and insurance revenue activities.

Holly's educational background is in addiction counseling. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, in addition to several professional certifications. She is also a certified addiction specialist in the state of California and holds a certification as a Certified Revenue Cycle Representative from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

Prior to joining Hanley Foundation, Holly had a diverse career in the treatment and recovery industry. She served as the Director of Quality and Compliance for treatment centers in California, following an early-career internship at the Cleveland Clinic Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center. Her professional experience includes roles as a treatment specialist at an adolescent facility in Ohio and a clinical technician at Bayside Marin in California. This breadth of experience has given her a unique perspective that drives her passion for helping others through her work.

Holly loves life with her family, enjoying quality time with her husband and their two dogs. A proud Cleveland, Ohio native, she cherishes her roots and everything related to her hometown. Holly also brings her passion and pride to her work in treatment and recovery and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part, however small, of someone’s recovery and wellness journey. Alongside the revenue cycle team who tirelessly work to obtain authorizations and payments, Holly is incredibly proud of the work they do to alleviate the financial burdens of treatment patients and their families face.

Mary Coleman

Director of Special Events

Mary Coleman brings more than 30 years of diverse management, marketing, event planning, and fundraising experience to the Hanley Foundation.

Prior to joining Hanley Foundation, Mary held positions at the Norton Museum of Art, Trustbridge, Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County and the Fuller Center. While at TrustBridge, she created the Country Club Chef Showdown, a new sustainable signature fundraising event. During her time with the Boys and Girls Club, Mary supervised The Winter Ball, the organization's flagship annual gala. Under her leadership, the gala netted its first $1 million event in history, a milestone she helped consistently meet in the following years. The Winter Ball was also awarded Best Decor by Palm Beach Illustrated magazine and earned a feature in the 2017 – 2018 Palm Beach Charity Register.

Mary is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Boca Raton.

Mary is passionate about the Hanley Foundation’s Zero Suicide Initiative program, having personally experienced the loss of friends due to suicide.

MJ Demetriades, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Manager

MJ, a seasoned Human Resources professional, brings over a decade of experience to her role at Hanley Foundation, which she joined in 2019. She holds a master’s degree in Education from the University of Bridgeport and began her career as an educator, initially specializing in environmental education before transitioning to elementary school teaching. Before her tenure at Hanley Foundation, MJ spent 13 years with the South Florida Water Management District.
Committed to excellence in service, MJ prides herself on delivering unparalleled customer service to staff, fueled by a deep passion for assisting others. She has an authentic passion for helping people and continually seeks out learning opportunities, not only to grow as a professional but also to enhance the services she provides.
Her diverse background and steadfast commitment to personal and professional growth make her a valued asset to Hanley Foundation, where she continues to drive the mission forward by enriching the organizational environment.
MJ lives in West Palm Beach with her husband and two dogs. She is an animal and nature lover. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, and gardening.

Amy Gottlieb

Director of Development

Amy is a dedicated professional with a career that has bridged both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Her journey commenced in the hospitality industry, where she excelled as a sales executive, mastering the art of customer relations and business development.
Amy’s passion for making a meaningful impact led her to the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, where she held crucial roles contributing significantly to the organization’s mission of saving lives through bone marrow donations. Following her work at the Gift of Life, Amy transitioned into the Clinical Research industry, where she assumed leadership roles as Director of Development and Director of Marketing and Patient Engagement. In these positions, she continued to demonstrate her commitment to excellence and her dedication to improving healthcare.

Since 2020, Amy has been the Director of Development at Hanley Foundation, where she plays a pivotal role in expanding services and resources to south Palm Beach Community. She shares Hanley’s commitment and passion for stopping addiction before it starts, helping provide financial scholarships to those in need of quality treatment for substance use disorders.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Amy is an avid advocate for her community. She has been an active volunteer in the Palm Beach County school system and served as President of the PTO at a private school. Today, she continues her commitment to community service, serving as a graduate of the Leadership Boca program and volunteering in various capacities.

Amy is an active member of the Rotary Club of Boca Raton, the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, the Planned Giving Council of Palm Beach County, and the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication extends to her role on the Board of Directors of the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC.

Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware. She has called Palm Beach County home for 34 years.

Outside of her professional and community commitments, Amy enjoys Peloton, traveling and spending time with her family. She resides in Boca Raton with her husband, Jon.

Diamond Howard-Stevens, MHC

Corporate Director of Prevention

Diamond Howard is a dedicated prevention professional with more than a decade of experience, half of which has been spent in the field of substance abuse prevention and education. Her passion for working with youth was ignited through her volunteer efforts at the Boys and Girls Club of Miami and further developed as a Master's Practicum Intern with Accelerated Learning Solutions (ALS), where she taught interpersonal skills to adolescents and coordinated various exploration activities for high school students.

Since joining Hanley Foundation in August 2015, Diamond has played a vital role in bringing evidence-based prevention education programs to Palm Beach and Broward counties, collaborating with district and school administrators to serve both public and private schools. She takes great pride in being a role model, guiding youth toward making healthier choices and driving media literacy.

With her unwavering passion for prevention and empowering youth, Diamond continues to build strong, long-lasting relationships with schools, community partners, and agencies, making a lasting impact through her presentations and community involvement.

Diamond actively participates in the United Way of Broward County's Commission on Behavioral Health and Drug Prevention, contributing to its Youth Action Task Force, Committee for Surveillance, and Community Response Team. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master's in Mental Health Counseling from St. Thomas University. As a National Trainer of Botvin LifeSkills Training and CATCH My Breath, Diamond's expertise extends to various community organizations, including Kappa Gamma Pi National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society, and Psi-Chi International Honor Society for Psychology.

Alli Jimenez, MS, MHC

Corporate Director of Programs

As Corporate Director of Programs at Hanley Foundation, Allison leads a dedicated team of 12 professionals and manages seven crucial initiatives: The Zero Suicide Initiative, The Safe Prescribing Initiative, The Hendry, Okeechobee, and Glades Opioid Consortium (HOGOC), Project COPE, Project HOPE, and the Mental Health and Teen Court implementation grants for Hendry, Glades, and Dixie counties. She is a prominent representative of Hanley Foundation in media campaigns and panel discussions, emphasizing the critical work initiatives the foundation leads in substance abuse prevention and mental health. Allison is passionate about eliminating access barriers by offering multilingual training and materials and bringing a multitude of services to resource-scarce rural communities.

In addition to her work with Hanley Foundation, Allison serves on the Community Alliance of Palm Beach County Board and chairs the fundraising for the Palm Beach County Youth Summit. Her extensive career includes more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit, finance, and compliance sectors, working on a wide range of community-focused programs.

Before joining Hanley Foundation, Allison was a Program Director focused on addressing issues of teen parenting, poverty, substance use, and incarceration. She also managed and supported over 50 local youth mentoring programs as an Initiative Manager. In this role, she played a key part in starting a project in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families and the 15th Circuit Department of Juvenile Justice to reduce the rates of youth recidivism and improve prosocial outcomes for youth in the dependency system.

Allison also brings with her a wealth of certifications and professional achievements. Allison has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from Florida International University. She is also a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern specializing in Trauma and Crisis Intervention and a certified Mindfulness, Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR and QPRT, and Trauma-Informed Care Practitioner. She is a recipient of the Palm Healthcare Foundation Scholarship for Behavioral and Mental Health Scholars, a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and a Notary Public.

With her experience and expertise in mental health, trauma, and crisis intervention, Allison is excited to drive evidence-based prevention and education efforts, supporting families and youth-serving professionals across the Hanley footprint.

Paola Medina, Esq.

Corporate Director of Organizational Operations

Paola Medina, Corporate Director of Organizational Operations, joined the Hanley Foundation team in November 2022. A distinguished graduate of St. Thomas University College of Law, Paola swiftly passed the Florida Bar Exam on her first attempt and began her career within the Coral Springs City Attorney’s Office. By late 2022, choosing to forge her own path, she found a fitting platform at Hanley Foundation, where she could use her legal acumen to support Hanley Foundation’s compliance needs and various legal initiatives.

In this important role, Paola monitors the foundation’s compliance with specific requirements across all federal, state, and local grants awarded to the organization. She oversees all contract monitoring validations and the organization’s licenses, acting as the crucial conduit between the Programs and Finance departments.

Paola enjoys learning about Hanley’s organizational operations and is passionate about making a positive and lasting impact with her work. Known for her quick adaptability and strategic insight, Paola has been instrumental in refining the organization’s compliance processes, notably spearheading the integration of Prevention Systems into Salesforce. Through her role, Paola continues to foster an environment of compliance integrity and support Hanley Foundation’s important mission.

Emily Nichols

Marketing Director

West Palm Beach native Emily Nichols is an accomplished marketing professional who has been with Hanley Foundation since April 2020. In her role as Marketing Director, Emily focuses on connecting people to causes, using creativity and truth to drive maximum impact through dynamic storytelling.

She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her role, building her early career in nonprofit marketing and event management. Before joining Hanley, Emily served as Communications and Events Coordinator at the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce while serving as staff liaison for the Chamber’s Women in Business Council. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Oklahoma.

Under her guidance, the Hanley Foundation has recently undergone a transformative rebrand and website redesign that reimagines its online presence and bolsters its organizational identity. Today, her initiatives and strategies continue to elevate the organization’s mission and outreach.

Emily is not only committed to professional excellence but also to her community, one of the many passions she brings to her role at Hanley Foundation. In her spare time, she serves on the Young Friends of Ballet Palm Beach committee.

Cara Webster, MAcc

Vice President of Finance

Cara Webster joined Hanley Foundation as Vice President of Finance in September 2023 as a seasoned leader specializing in finance and accounting. In this role, Cara oversees financial operations, building and guiding the execution of strategies to support the foundation’s mission and vision. Cara brings an extensive portfolio of work within the nonprofit sector of Palm Beach County, where she has served in various leadership roles since 2016, most recently on the executive team at the Arc of Palm Beach County.

Throughout her leadership career, Cara has been responsible for elevating organizations and helping them achieve excellence through the development, execution, and management of financial operations and reporting. Through this work, she has gained extensive proficiency with grants, audits, and organizational budgets.

In addition to her dedication to nonprofit work, Cara has a passion for the arts and entrepreneurial spirit. In 2008, she founded her own music and art studio, which she managed until 2011.

Cara holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Religion and a minor in Music from Florida State University. A Palm Beach County native, Cara actively participates in her synagogue and is a devoted mother to William and Bayla.

Tara Paparo, CAC, ICADC

Director of Alumni

Tara is a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC). Tara came to Hanley in 2008 as a volunteer with a passion for helping people and their families recover from substance use disorders. Tara became an employee and worked in many departments over the years, such as Admissions, Continuing Care, Human Resources, Family Program, and Executive Assistant to our Executives and Clinical Director. She encourages each person preparing for discharge to attend the many support groups that are offered weekly, in person or virtual. Tara and her team stay in contact with all alumni via phone, email, and text. Tara loves spending time with her family, husband, children, grandchildren, and dogs.