Our Dedicated Staff
Lucy Weiss, MA, CHRM
Chief Operating Officer
Lucy Weiss comes to The Haven Detox as an experienced professional with comprehensive skills in facility compliance for licensing and accreditation, operational management, strategic planning and implementation.
Lucy’s philosophy is that as long as the client remains the priority the organization will always strive. She leads with Ethics and Rights as her primary focus and has been instrumental in growth of each agency she has worked with.
Lucy has worked in the substance abuse industry for over a decade in various capacities such as Human Resource Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer to a 300+ bed facility. Lucy relocated to Florida in 2003 and has been an active member of the Drug Advisory Council in Palm Beach County. Lucy worked with the Department of Children and Families as a peer support specialist with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Division. Lucy was an advocate for consumer’s who were receiving services in Palm Beach County. Lucy was the co-founder of the Miracles Club which is a not for profit community center that hosts 12 step meetings as well as outreach services to the community.
She is very pleased that she has joined The Haven Detox where she can continue to preserve and improve their mission which perfectly aligns with her philosophy.
Crystal Miller, MS, LMHC
Crystal is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Bachelors in psychology with a minor in sociology from Florida Atlantic University. She then went to the University of Florida where she completed a post bach program studying frontal lobe development and decision making across the lifespan. Crystal received her master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Crystal has also completed training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
She has been working in the field of addiction for many years and understands the importance of working with people struggling from addiction as well as working with their families. Crystal understands the shame involved in the disease of addiction and the strength it takes to ask for help. As a therapist she utilizes an eclectic approach focused on meeting each individual’s needs. She understands the importance of compassion but also firm boundaries when working with people in early recovery. Crystal has learned not only from working in the field of recovery but from own life experiences, which has led to a passion for helping others.
Michael Lella, MSW
Michael Lella earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida, then his Master of Social Work (MSW) from Florida Atlantic University as a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society. Mr. Lella is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), completed the Certificate Program in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, passed the Association of Social Work Boards, and on track to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2019.
He is being trained to use evidence-based approaches for clients struggling with addiction, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, depression, and anxiety, while offering the 12-step method as an integrated approach when appropriate. Improving how people feel about themselves is his primary focus by providing unconditional, positive support.
Director of Nursing
Stacy Riordan , RN
Stacy has worked in the Substance Abuse Field for over a decade.
Stacy currently leads a team of Nurses working at The Haven Detox. As a nurse leader Stacy’s passion is transformation and leading strong teams of caring nursing staff focused on the patient’s well-being while always having the patient’s best interest as top priority.
Stacy has a deep appreciation and commitment to working with substance abuse as well as mental health.
Scott George is the Facility Manager and Safety officer for The Haven Detox.
He was an All-star baseball player for Seminole Ridge High school where he was the starting pitcher for the team. Unfortunately, in 2005 he was in a car accident and suffered a career ending shoulder injury. Which lead him down a dark path of depression and drug abuse.
In 2015, he turned his life around for the better. He decided to do this because he was sick and tired of the destruction he was causing to himself and his loved ones. After seeking treatment and taking suggestions, he now has been sober since.
Scott uses his past to connect to the clients who are experiencing similar struggles and encourages all Haven employees to share the same level of compassion.
While working at The Haven, he is also pursuing his Bachelor’s degree at Palm Beach State College, majoring in Project management. He plans to utilize his advanced degree to continue his growth within the Executive Management Team at The Haven Detox. His career goal is to be The Chief Operating Officer.
Kathy Maenza MSW, CAP, NCACll
Kathy is a Clinical Therapist at The Haven Detox, with a broad range of experience in detox, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Her experience for the last 29 years has also included providing therapeutic services to patients suffering from substance abuse and dual diagnosis disorders.
Kathy holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Barry University’s school of Social Work. Kathy was named a Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) by the Florida Certification Board and is recognized as a National Certified Addictions Counselor Level 11. No matter what group she serves, Kathy follows a non-judgmental approach, without regard for age, race, belief system or sexual orientation. Being solution-focused in her approach, Kathy believes in empowering clients to take control of their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling the world with her son.