QUALIFICATIONS
ERNESTO TANO
Ernesto Tano, M.D. supervises all psychiatric services at the Watershed. Dr. Tano is a graduate of The University of Miami School of Medicine's Psychiatric Residency Program. Dr. Tano has over 15 years of experience in treating patients afflicted with alcoholism and addiction even when complicated by psychiatric illness.

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VANDA MILMAN
Dr. Milman is the Vice President of the Clinical Operations at The Watershed. She has 15 years of experience in clinical and administrative services. Her clinical areas of interest and expertise include; Chemical Dependency, Cognitive Psychology, Women's Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Multicultural Issues.

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MICHAEL CHERNACK
Michael Chernak is the Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Watershed Treatment Programs. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Kent State University. Mr. Chernak then received his M.A. from The New School For Social Research, and a M.A. of Professional Studies in Human Relations from the New York Institute of Technology at Lynn University. He helped to found Satellite/Alternative High School for Troubled Youths in New York City, where he taught High School History and coached basketball during the late 1970's. Mr. Chernak is Certified by The National Board of Examiners as a Masters Addiction Counselor, and has more than a decade of experience in the addiction and psychiatric treatment field. He has worked in a variety of Psychiatric and Addiction Treatment Programs, and has previously founded two successful treatment programs. He has used this wealth of experience to found and grow The Watershed and build it into the center of excellence it is today.

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STEPHEN DEMARCO
Steve Demarco is a National Certified Addiction Counselor and has over 14 years of experience in Addiction and Psychiatric Treatment. He has worked as an Interventionist, Counselor, and Admissions Specialist in a variety of public and private treatment centers in Palm Beach County and nationally. He is the Clinical Supervisor of The Watershed Treatment Program's admissions Department where he is an invaluable resource to both the staff of the Watershed and to persons suffering from addictions and psychiatric illnesses as well as their families.

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CHRIS CROSBY
Christopher Crosby is the Vice President of Business Development and director of admissions for The Watershed Treatment Programs. One of the founders of the Watershed, Mr. Crosby has worked in the psychiatric and addiction treatment field in for the past 21 years. Chris has held positions in virtually all areas of treatment from crisis intervention counseling, detoxification and psychiatric nursing, group psychotherapy, and intervention. Chris currently oversees marketing, admissions, strategic business planning and the interface of business operations with clinical care to insure that the Watershed's patients receive the maximum amount of care available to them and that our business remains strong and able to service the community.

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TRISH BYARS
Ms. Byars received her MSW from Barry University, in 1999. Prior to that she received her B.A. in Social Work in 1997 from Florida Atlantic University. In 1995 she graduated from Palm Beach Community College and received an Associates in Science, Human Service Technology. Ms. Byars is Licensed and Certified From the Crises Prevention Institute, Inc, First Aid and CPR, and c.e.u in Domestic Violence Epidemic. She has 7 years experience as a primary therapist for addiction and psychiatric facilities; currently she is the Program Director for The Watersheds Extended Care Program.

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BILL RUSSELL
Bill Russell, MA is our Chief Operating Officer/Vice President. Bill is responsible for the facility, support services, licensure and accreditation, and other administrative areas. He has over 20 years experience in healthcare administration. Bill was formerly the Administrator of Fair Oaks Psychiatric Hospital.

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PATRICK KIRSE
Patrick Kirse is the Chief Financial Officer and a Certified Public Account (CPA) licensed in Missouri. As the CFO, Mr. Kirse is responsible for the oversight of the companies Business Office, Patient Accounts, Accounting and Finance Departments. Additionally, Mr. Kirse negotiates rates and contracts with Managed Care Providers and Insurance Companies.

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DR. SHERMAN
Dr. Sherman, M.D., PhD, holds a PhD from Harvard University and has 40 years experience in clinical psychology. Dr. Sherman consults with the Watershed on quality assurance and utilization review.

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