ABOUT US

Meet the Executive Staff

Manuel E. Menendez, III
Executive Director

Mr. Menendez serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Chrysalis Health and is responsible for running all facets of business operations in Florida. Mr. Menendez is an accomplished behavioral healthcare executive with over 30 years of leadership in the behavioral healthcare industry.  Since the early 1990’s Manuel has owned and operated businesses and is know for developing effective, high-quality mental health and substance abuse programs. Prior to assuming CEO position, Mr. Menendez served as Executive Director and Board Member of Crawford Center d/b/a The Chrysalis Center, a non-profit from 1999 until becoming for profit in 2006 as Chrysalis Health.

Dr. Angel L. Junquera Psy.D.
Executive Vice President

Dr. Junquera holds a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and has years of experience treating clients with mental health and substance abuse disorders. His experience includes program development and consultation; mental health assessment and treatment; outpatient and residential programming; child, adolescent, adult, and family services; administration; operations; policy development; risk management; marketing and public relations. He also serves on and chairs various mental health committees and boards. Go Gators!!

Eduardo Lacasa, Esq.
Chief Operations Officer

Mr. Lacasa has a Juris Doctorate and many years of experience in litigation, healthcare, administrative and corporate law with the firm of Ruden McClosky. Today he owns and operates multiple companies throughout South Florida, serves as chairperson for the state’s Boxing Commission and has served on numerous boards throughout Florida. Mr. Lacasa is experienced in contract development, negotiations, policy development, regulatory compliance, litigation and risk management.

Leslie Lynch, M.S.
Administrative Director

Ms. Lynch obtained her Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling in 1997 from St. Thomas University and has extensive experience treating mental health disorders and substance abuse. Her qualifications include expertise in program development and consultation; mental health assessment and treatment; outpatient and residential programming; child, adolescent, adult, and family services; administration; billing; records compliance, monitoring and auditing. Currently she serves on several committees throughout South Florida.

Vivian Demille, Esq. Director
Business Strategy & Corporate Compliance Officer

Ms. Demille is an experienced businesswoman and attorney with many years of experience as an executive for a wide variety of mental health, social service and criminal justice programs. She is highly qualified in the areas of financial planning and management, contract development and negotiations, policy development, human resources, quality improvement, regulatory compliance and risk management. Additionally, she operated her own law practice in South Florida.