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Our Team

Our Team

Manny Llano, CEO, Ft. Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center

Manny Llano, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Manny Llano, CEO of Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center, has overseen behavioral health operations for more than 15 years and holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree in business administration and health care administration from Nova Southeastern.

Manny has over 33 years of hospital and financial management experience and has previously held the position of Regional COO and CFO for two major healthcare organizations. In his spare time, Manny enjoys working out and spending time with his family.

Greg Sizemore, Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Greg Sizemore became COO of Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center in August of 2017. He was previously the COO of Emerald Coast Behavioral Hospital and Windmoor Healthcare, and served as CEO and managing director of NDA Behavioral Health in Mount Dora, Florida and Behavioral Education Services in Brevard County. Greg has a master’s degree in special education from Nova Southeastern University.

Greg entered the behavioral health field at Devereux Children’s Hospital in Viera, Florida before joining the U.S. Airforce and being stationed in Germany for four years. In route to becoming CEO of Behavioral Education Services in 2008, he worked as a school teacher and school director. Greg has two sons with whom he enjoys golfing.

Maria Spingos, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Maria Spingos has worked in behavioral healthcare for ten years and holds a master’s degree in nursing leadership and administration. She is board certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing, a devoted advocate for mental health patients, and a proud officer in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps.

Sandra Samamé, Director of Clinical Services (DCS)

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Sandra Samamé moved to Florida to attend Nova Southeastern University where she graduated as a Bachelor of Science in psychology in 1995. She obtained her master’s degree in social work in 1999 from Barry University. Sandra became a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida in 2006 and a qualified clinical supervisor in the state of Florida in 2008.

During undergraduate and graduate school, Sandra volunteered with the Mental Health Association of Broward County and Nova Southeastern University’s senior program. In her 23 years of experience, she has worked with adolescents at the PACE Center for Girls in Broward County, elementary-age children at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County ‘s School Behavioral Health Program, and the Focus on Promise Program at the Children’s Home Society.

Sandra has also worked with adults and the elderly in private practice and at St. Mary’s Institute for Mental Health, where she worked as a social worker and then assistant director of clinical services for nine years before becoming DCS at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center. She is trained in solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and recently became a certified clinical trauma professional.

Varonica Oehl, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Varonica Oehl has over 26 years of healthcare experience and began her career as Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Center’s controller in 2007. She was promoted to CFO of Atlantic Shores Hospital in May 2011 and oversaw High Point Residential Treatment Center beginning in 2012.

In 2013, Varonica became the CFO of Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center. In her free time she enjoys singing, attending church with her immediate family, and boating. She is a proud grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren.

Kala Neilson, Director of Business Development (DBD)

Kala Neilson was born and raised in South Florida and proudly attended American Heritage High School in Plantation, Florida. Kala received a scholarship to play Division I soccer for Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She graduated from Cornell in 2010 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Kala has over ten years of experience in sales, marketing, and business development.

At 23 years old, Kala became the CEO of Neilson Enterprises, an outsourced sales firm for Verizon, where she managed over 30 employees in the North Jersey area. In her free time, Kala enjoys reading, kickboxing, and spending time with her dog Cookie.

Medical Team

Lance Amols
1601 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Krithika Iyer
1601 East Las Olas Blvd,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Daniel Melman
1601 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Jahanbaksh Nasserzare
1380 NE Miami Gardens Dr, Suite 215,
Miami, FL 33179

Shlomo Pascal
1741 NW 123rd Ave,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026

Patrick Pinchinat
18503 Pines Blvd, Suite 215,
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33029
954-392- 6099

Call Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center at 800.585.7527. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.