Panel: Mental Health 5/24/18

Join 850 WFTL’s Karen Curtis and a panel of mental health experts on Facebook live Thursday, May 24th at 9:00 a.m. as we discuss America’s growing mental health crisis and what we can do to better solve it. Brought to you by Family Center for Recovery

Panel Guests

Dr. Robert A. Moran

Family Center for Recovery provides all levels of care for adolescent and adult patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Medical Director and CEO, Dr. Robert A. Moran, is quadruple Board Certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a clinical instructor of psychiatry at Cornell University, a psychiatric resident instructor, and a volunteer faculty member for almost 50 medical education institutions around the United States, including the University of Miami, the University of Ohio, the University of Florida, among others. Since 1993, Dr. Moran has dedicated his life to the study and treatment of psychiatric disorders, being at the forefront of substance use disorder treatment.

Stuart Kaplan 

Stuart N. Kaplan is a former FBI agent from Palm Beach Gardens and the founding partner of Kaplan & Sconzo, P. A. He focuses on the areas of state and federal criminal defense litigation as well as complex civil litigation. He has been involved in some of the most complex legal issues in the U.S. courts throughout the country.



Katherine Murphy
Director of Programs at NAMI Palm Beach County. She conducts community presentations on mental health, and teaches teens throughout Palm Beach County to recognize the early warning signs of mental health conditions and helps them to overcome the stigma of mental illness through NAMI’s Ending the Silence program.  She obtained a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at The Evergreen State College in Olympia
Lauren Zuchman


Senior Director for Healthier Delray Beach and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has more than 19 years of experience developing programs and working with youth, adults and families in specialization areas of mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and crisis management.  She is a national trainer for Wraparound and Motivational Interviewing and has provided clinical supervision and training for professionals across the social services field. Currently, her passion is community organizing. She is working with the Delray Beach community and Palm Beach County to spread behavioral health awareness, encourage equitable practices, and support residents to reach their full health potential. 

Chief Deputy Michael E. Gauger

MSW serves as the Senior Executive Staff Officer for the Department of Law Enforcement Operations and Corrections.  As Chief Deputy he is responsible for an annual budget of $594 million, with a staff composition of 1,576 sworn and 1,550 non-sworn personnel; and, a Corrections’ budget of $154 million, with a staff of 619 sworn personnel and 289 non-sworn personnel. He is also an advocate for the mentally ill and substance abuse community and was past chairman of the Palm Beach County’s Board of County Commissioner’s County Advisory Committee for Health & Human Services. In addition, he also served as the chairman for the Southeast Florida Behavior Health Network, tasked with distributing funds for mental health and substance abuse treatment in a five county region.


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