Sharon Burns-Carter has extensive experience working with individuals and families suffering from substance use and related disorders. Her focus is on innovative transitional protocols for clients throughout the continuum of care, as well as ongoing guidance for family members as they heal. In addition to her skilled approach to recovery management, Sharon has extensive experience in program and staff development, serving as an officer and member with advocacy and humanitarian boards focused on recovery from substance use issues.
Currently, Sharon is the Substance Use Outreach Coordinator at Rales Jewish Family Services, raising awareness for the Jewish community in South Palm Beach County. Sharon is also the Experiential Group Facilitator and Recovery Planning Group Facilitator, consulting for Wellness Resource Center in Boca Raton, FL, which she cofounded in 1998.
Sharon received her Certification in Addictions Counseling from Marymount Manhattan College and was trained in Experiential Therapy at On Site Institute. She is a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator in the State of Florida.
On a personal note, Sharon Burns-Carter is a woman in long term recovery and the proud mom of two sons in long term recovery. Sharon believes that peer support, community and service is at the heart of sustained recovery and a fulfilled life.
Boisvert earned her bachelors and master’s degrees with honors from Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a Florida Board-Certified Addictions Professional (CAP); Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC); Certified Recovery Residence Administrator (CRRA). Boisvert provided leadership and development for two recovery residence programs and was managing director and assistant vice president for a large southwest Florida residential addiction treatment center. As program director she partnered with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) on many research studies and several publications related to the projects. Boisvert is also an adjunct professor at FGCU. Currently Boisvert is retired and works as a consultant for a recovery residence.
Lyle, a third generation native of Miami, Florida, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Psychology degree from Liberty University. He is a Florida Board-Certified Addictions Professional (CAP); Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC); member in good standing of a member of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions (AAS) and the International Substance Abuse & Addiction Coalition (ISAAC); an Approved Training Provider through the Florida Certification Board; and a member, Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals. He has served as a Consultant & Licensure Specialist to numerous facilities and has served as a Drug Court Panel member. Lyle also served as a Primary Therapist in high-end facilities as well as in homeless shelters.
Lyle currently works in Professional Relations at the Transformations Treatment Center, where he also has a clinical role. Lyle previously worked as CEO of The Shores Treatment & Recovery and has previous experience as the Executive Director and Clinical Director of several residential substance abuse treatment centers in Florida and has served on the board of several homeless coalitions and other community organizations.
Lyle has extensive experience helping substance abuse treatment centers become state-licensed and improve programs and services. As a part of his consulting work, Lyle works closely with local government agencies and officials to help create a positive image for the recovery community and resolve zoning, fire, health & safety issues to create a mutually beneficial relationship between the municipalities and the recovery community.
He has worked extensively in social services with the homeless, the addicted, the mentally ill, and persons with disabilities.
Civic activities include the following: President, Rotary Club of Okeechobee, FL; 2011-2012; International Projects Chair, Rotary District 6930, 2012-2013; Former Life Groups/Small Groups Director, Calvary Chapel, Port Saint Lucie; Vice President, Florida’s Heartland Rural Consortia for the Homeless, Inc.; Board Member, Heart-For-Haiti Foundation; Board Member, Diversified Intervention Group; Founding Member, Mental Health Action Team (MHAT) of South Dade; Member, Miami Homeless Coalition; Member, Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless; Founding Member/Board of Directors, Kings Way Community Church; Ordained Minister of Christ; Board Member, Mont Sinai Ministries, Bayonnais/Gonaives, Haiti.
Lyle also has worked on international projects providing a variety of services to those most in need; most recently in Haiti where he has been traveling to help locals receive and education, clean drinking water, and medical assistance. There, he has been helping to develop self-sustaining villages and supporting education and orphanages since early 2010. He has served as President of his previous Rotary club and as the Rotary District 6930 International Chair for 2012-2013. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and an ordained pastor. He remains passionate to help others obtain a better life for themselves.
John moved to Florida from New Jersey in 2013 for a new start. Since that time John has devoted his life to improving himself and being active in the recovery community. John started his career in substance abuse treatment working as a manager for a sober living residence in West Palm Beach. He later went on to work as the Director of Operations at Bright Futures Treatment Center in Boynton Beach. Currently, John is the CRRA with Recovery Corner, an all-male sober living residence, in Lake Worth.
John and his wife, Alison, have been married 3 years. Together they have an 18-month-old son, a dog, and pig. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, watching football, going to the gym, and spending time with his family and friends.
John was invited to participate on the Compliance Committee due to his strong ethical character, a robust understanding of NARR Standards and the practical application of them in recovery residences over varies levels of support.
Susan Ramsey is both an attorney and a (retired) Registered Nurse. Ms. Ramsey’s professional experience began as an RN in the Intensive Care Unit at Yale New Haven Hospital. While pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree, she was a counselor with the New Haven Rape Crisis Program. During her time with the Program, Ms. Ramsey counseled sexual assault survivors and performed seminars for local police departments, universities, and high schools. During her time working as a registered nurse, Ms. Ramsey decided to attend law school. Ms. Ramsey graduated from CUNY Law School, and has practiced law in several different State and Federal Courts. She is a Florida Heath Care Risk Manager and a member of the Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force. Susan is Pro Bono Counsel for the Florida Association of Recovery Residences.
Ms. Ramsey actively litigates cases involving catastrophic injuries and wrongful death on behalf of survivors, cases include injuries suffered by victims of professional product liability and medical negligence.