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Andrew James, Wellness Resource Center

Andrew James

Interim CEO

Andrew James brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of behavioral healthcare to his role as Chief Executive Officer of Wellness Resource Center. During his tenure at Wellness Resource Center, Andrew has served in a number of leadership roles on both the clinical and operational side of our program. Andrew began his career at Wellness over seven years ago, as a support counselor and case manager, helping clients successfully navigate life in early recovery. Andrew quickly became relied upon by the clinical team for operational and tactical support. From there, Andrew was promoted to Clinical Tech Supervisor, overseeing the behavioral health support staff. Due to Andrew’s innate ability to implement and streamline systems, he was quickly promoted to Director of Patient Services, where he managed all operational and logistical aspects related to the client community at Wellness, working seamlessly with leadership.

Andrew later assumed the role of Director of Admissions at Wellness Resource Center, managing a growing admissions team, assessing prospective patients to ensure clinical appropriateness, directing the overall admission process, and providing a seamless transition for new clients entering our facility. In his Director of Admissions role, Andrew became a respected presence and resource in the behavioral health community in South Florida and nationally. Most recently, Andrew was recognized for his leadership and was promoted to Director of Operations, managing the day-to-day operations of the program and working hand-in-hand with Acadia’s Treatment Placement Specialists across the country. Finally, Andrew was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer of Wellness Resource Center in May of 2021.

With the wide variety of roles Andrew has taken on at Wellness, he possesses a deep understanding of every facet of our program and executes needed change to assure that Wellness Resource Center remains a vibrant and relevant resource to the behavioral health community. Finally, as a proud alumnus of Wellness Resource Center, Andrew is active in our local recovery community and is passionate about helping others who experience substance use and mental health disorders. During his free time, Andrew plays golf and a variety of other sports.

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Marks of Excellence
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Delray Beach Drug Task Force
  • Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
  • Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR)
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • The Jason Foundation
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