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.
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.