There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter - Mother Teresa

Darryl Clardy
Primary Therapist

Darryl has worked in human services for over twenty years. Darryl’s experience includes DCF, substance abuse treatment centers, and also large not-for-profit agencies like United Way of Broward County and Daily Bread Food Bank.

Patrice Balfour
Operations Manager

Patrice oversees the daily flow of business within the facility, ensuring synchronicity between the clinical and administrative functions. She became interested in the field of recovery after losing a friend to addiction.

Meegan Pitts
Clinical Supervisor

Meegan’s experience includes 8 years working adolescents and adults suffering from addiction, anxiety disorders, anger management problems, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress, depression and those struggling to adjust to the various stresses life can bring.

Jasmine Vicente
Behavioral Health Tech

Jasmine is experienced in medical and health administration and a certified behavioral health technician and certified in CPR and HIV awareness. She demonstrates a strong desire for helping those who suffer from mental health and substance abuse.

Cara Federici
Executive Assistant

Cara is a dedicated profesional with over 10 years of experience in medical management along with multiple years of teaching in the Broward County Public School System.  A Graduate of FAU, Cara shares our urgency and desire to help those afflicted with mental health and substance use disorders.

David Lam
Executive Director

David is a lifelong entrepreneur with multiple startups to his credit.  A former Marine veteran coping with PTSD, he is dedicating his time and energy in helping to bring the diseases of addiction and mental health out of darkness and into the light of acceptance.


Marcus Hilaire
Behavioral Health Tech

Marcus is a behavioral health technician and safety officer. Marcus has worked in behavioral health rehabilitation for the past 5 years. He enjoys working with teenagers and adults to help them overcome addiction in the face of adversity.

Paola Restrepo
Community Outreach Director

Following multiple years in the client relations and real estate field, Paola has found her true calling as a “Hope Dealer” helping others battling mental health and substance abuse.  Her mission is to help educate the Hispanic community about the disease of addiction and to eradicate its stigma.

Vincent Telford
Group Facilitator

Vincent is an experienced and dynamic Group Facilitator with years of experience in inspiring and motivating clients seeking change in the recovery community.  A former Navy veteran, Vincent is a passionate professional whose mission is to uplift those struggling with substance abuse and mental health.

Raul Fridman
Director of Spanish Outreach

Born in Argentina, Raul retired to Florida in 1985 after a long career in finance. His penchant for community involvement and helping people led him to his current position at Spark of Hope. He is also a photographer and donates his time to several community organizations.

Christina Eubanks
Primary Therapist

Christina has a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from FIU and has formal experience working with the youth, adolescent and adult populations struggling with varying forms of mental health disorders including ADHD, ODD, MDD, GAD, schizoprenia, and trauma.  Her eclectic interests coupled with her passion for helping others have propelled her into a career of service caring for those struggling with behavioral health disorders. Christina enjoys writing, editing, traveling and is a Girl Scout leader providing valuable mentorship for young girls in her community.

Shekeila Lindsey
Human Resources Manager

Shekeila Lindsey has over ten years experience as an administrative assistant and Office work.  Her passion is customer service and in helping people, particularly those confronting challenges in their daily lives.  Shekeila has extraordinary office skills, with an impeccable attention to detail, HR fundementals and holds a Human Resources Certification. Shekeila is a Florida Certified Workforce Professional since 2011 and a proud member of the Hope Team.


Faith Montgomery

           Director – Cindi McCue Initiative – First Responders Recovery Program

Faith is an eighteen year law enforcement veteran and a close friend of Cindi McCue.  Following Cindi’s passing, Faith was determined to find a way to honor her memory while help fellow first responders cope with the issues of trauma, mental health and substance abuse.  As the Director of the Cindi McCue Initiative, Faith hopes to nationalize Spark of Hope’s First Responder’s Recovery Program where acceptance replaces stigma and hope replaces despair for our heroes seeking help.