Our Staff Members

Dr. Pamela Tambini
CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Pamela Tambini is the Chief Medical Director for Better Tomorrow Treatment Center, and she is a board-certified Medical Internist. In addition to her role as our Chief Medical Director, Dr. Tambini continues to practice Internal Medicine at a prestigious hospital.Dr. Tambini graduated at the top of her class on the Dean’s List from Medical School. Upon graduation she was admitted into the highly selected, nationally renowned residency program at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center.Since 2013, Dr. Tambini has successfully helped patients from all over the world to optimize their health through better primary and preventive medicine. Dr. Tambini focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.Her specialization in anti-aging, prevention of the onset of disease, management of sports injuries, and optimal physical health and performance has been a great asset to Better Tomorrow Treatment Center.Dr. Tambini maintains an active lifestyle, Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Tambini studied pre-med and psychology. She received a full scholarship to play Division I basketball while in college and continues to be an avid crossfit participant.

Sauda Harris
Clinical Director

Sauda Harris is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor for Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Management from the University of Phoenix, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy) from Palm Beach Atlantic University and is a Doctoral Candidate in Counseling Studies at Capella University. She has held state certifications (Florida) in domestic violence, sexual abuse/rape, and child welfare.  Her professional experience includes working with diverse populations in an array of social services settings since 2003. She has worked alongside multiple substance abuse, mental health, child welfare, trauma, and domestic violence service providers in the South Florida region. Most recently, her professional focus has been working in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health sector, serving in various positions, including Clinical Director, Director of Operations, Executive Director, Chief Compliance Officer/Quality Assurance, Director of Human Resources, and Program Director. Sauda also serves as a Licensing & Accreditation Consultant for behavioral health agencies seeking licensing through the Department of Children and Families, accreditation by the Joint Commission, and/or certification by the Florida Association for Recovery Residences.   Prior to working in substance abuse, Sauda was employed by the lead community-based agency (PB County) under the Department of Children & Families, Inc. During her six-year tenure, Sauda served as a Case Manager, Permanency Specialist, Contract Manager, and was ultimately promoted to the Program Director for Case Management Services.  Subsequently, Sauda served as Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix for the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and School of Psychology and was selected to serve as the Campus Faculty Assessment Liaison (CFAL). In addition to facilitating various collegiate-level courses, she was also responsible for the assessment of course materials/assignments and development of student learning outcomes.   Sauda was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated with her family to the U.S. in 1985 at age 5. She is married with two children, and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and is extremely passionate about helping individuals work towards independency and self-sufficiency.

Stefanie Rico RMHCI
Therapist

Stefanie received her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from University at Albany (SUNY Albany) in 2015. Stefanie has gained years of experience working with clients from many populations including low socioeconomic status, children and adults with mental health diagnosis and maladaptive behavioral patterns, foster care system, LBGT, human services, education system, and substance abuse. Stefanie has experience utilizing crisis intervention strategies and collaborating with treatment team which at times incorporated different agencies. Stefanie uses an integrative approach with clients which combines several types of therapy that best suit client’s needs. Stefanie has experience combining many different therapeutic components such as, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, psychoeducation, dialectic behavioral therapy, client-centered, trauma-focused, and ACT therapy. Stefanie applied as a registered intern last year to advance her knowledge and become a licensed mental health counselor.

Gabrielle Bovarnick, MS
Therapist

Gabrielle received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Gabrielle also has a certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling, valid in the state of California, in which she earned at Centaur University. The combination of her educational background gives her a unique perspective in the field of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Gabrielle has a systemic perspective with her clients and aims to incorporate the entire family towards achieving wellness for all. Gabrielle takes a client-focused collaborative approach when working with clients. She believes each client has their own story and aims to identify how each person’s life experience has impacted them. Gabrielle’s goal with clients is to help create a new narrative that is more fulfilling. She utilizes various therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy, and MRI. 

Taylor
Executive Operations Admissions/Business Development

Taylor is originally from a small town in South Arkansas and moved down to South Florida in 2018 to start her journey in recovery. Taylor found recovery through a 12-step program and God. For a woman in recovery, it allows her to relate to anyone who walks through our doors on a more personal level, because she has been in their shoes before. Taylors ongoing mission is to help others in recovery find happiness, and hope in their own life. Taylor works hands on with the clients and their family members. Taylor is experienced in operations, case management, and admissions.