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.
Burt Harris, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Burt Harris has over 30 years of healthcare experience. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Phoenix. He began his career at Provo Canyon School (Residential Treatment Center) in Provo Utah. In 2005 he became the Controller at Canyon Ridge Hospital in Chino, California and in 2010 was promoted to CFO.
In June 2019, Burt became the CFO of Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center. Burt is married with 4 grown children and 11 grandchildren. Burt loves to read and spend time with family and friends exploring the beautiful state of Florida.
Jared Gaines, Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Dr. Jared Gaines is a native South Floridian, born at Broward General Hospital. He completed his undergraduate and medical training from the University of Florida. Dr. Gaines is board certified in General Psychiatry, and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UF as well as a fellowship in ECT (Electro-convulsive Therapy) at Emory University. He was also recently certified in TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in 2019. Dr. Gaines served previously as the Medical Director for Orange Park Medical Center in Jacksonville, Medical Director for West Palm Hospital, and is now the Chief Medical Officer at Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center. Dr. Gaines is happily married with 2 kids and takes pride in the accomplishments of knowing the best times to plan for Disney Parks and get fast passes, assistant flag football coaching, and weekend tutoring for advanced science and math. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor sports, skiing, and scuba diving.
Cynthia Sanquini, Director of Outpatient Services
Cynthia Sanquini is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychology from Trinity International University in 2013. She is currently enrolled in graduate school at Florida Atlantic University where she is working towards her Master’s degree in Business Administration. Cynthia started her journey in the field as a program coordinator for a local community mentoring program, where she found a passion for helping adolescents work through trauma. Cynthia has experience working with adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients in inpatient and outpatient settings. Cynthia came to Fort Lauderdale Behavioral Health Center as a Clinical Supervisor for the inpatient units and now serves as the Director of Outpatient Services.