In September of 2009, Frank Cid vowed to change the face of the substance abuse treatment industry. In an area of healthcare where quality care was not the standard, he began opening expertly staffed, state of the art facilities where those seeking recovery could heal and transform their lives with dignity. In 2010, he began expanding his endeavor to change the experience of treatment and recovery merging all of his facilities together thus creating Royal Life Centers which you can find in Florida, Arizona, Washington, and Indiana. It is here that guests can receive a comprehensive treatment program at every level of care…detox, residential treatment, inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, aftercare, extended care, and sober living. Each of the Royal Life Centers facilities are based upon honesty, respect, and treating people with humanity. The guests and their care are always the top priority. Royal Life Centers takes no shortcuts when it comes to providing activities, resources, amenities, or any other type of support for our guests. They come first. They will always come first.
Shannon Cid has her Bachelor’s in Zoology, and was a Pre-Med student at North Carolina State University. Shannon has her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Education. She has over 13 years of substance abuse and mental health treatment experience. Her accreditations include being a Florida State Department of Health Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Florida Certification Board Certified Recovery Support Specialist, a Florida Certification Board Certified Certified Recovery Support Specialist, a Board Certified Professional Counselor, an International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a member of the American Counseling Association. She is a highly decorated leader, and is passionate about helping others. Shannon has hands on experience in nearly every department of the Royal Life corporate structure, including Individual & Group Therapy, Human Resources, Utilization Management and Clinical Direction.
Lisa Tomsak has served as the exclusive Medical Director for the Royal Life Centers family since 2016 – a trait that is rare in the industry, as many medical directors take seats at multiple facilities. Dr. Tomsak works only with the Royal Families brand of companies. Board certified in both internal and addiction medicine, Dr. Tomsak earned her D.O. from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Wilkes Barre University. She has an unwavering passion for the field of substance abuse and her commitment is unwavering.
When Kristie Slinskey moved to Florida in 2008 and saw the pain that substance use disorder was causing so many families, she decided she wanted to be part of the solution. After earning her master’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University, Kristie went on to become a licensed clinical social worker. She joined the Royal Life Centers family in 2015 and has enjoyed the emphasis RLC places on applying the newest and most innovative research to all of our programs. Kristie is currently pursuing her doctorate in social work.
Joseph Ferrance grew up in Washington state, served six years in the armed forces, and attended the University of Washington School of Medicine for training. He has been a Physician Assistant for 17 years and has found his true passion in serving those suffering from substance use disorder. His promise to guests is to meet them where they are in life, walk with them, and make mutual decisions for their best course. At Royal Life Centers at the Haven, Joseph protects and advocates for guests through the duration of their stay, making them feel as comfortable as possible.
Marc Anthony is a New York native who traveled to South Florida to find sobriety and is extremely proud to call himself one of Royal Life Center’s first alumni. He has been working in the substance abuse field for five years and is truly dedicated to helping anyone whose life has been bound by substance use disorder. He is a critical part of the Royal Life family, and often the source of joviality for both employees and guests. Marc’s business acumen has been critical to the continued growth of the Royal Life brand.
After moving to South Florida, Gina Charneco became an active member of the recovery community. An alumni of Royal Life Centers, Gina has been a devoted employee since 2012 and remains one of our most trusted and exemplary staff members. Clients and staff alike describe Gina as a driven and caring individual, always going one step further to ensure the people around her are happy and well taken care of in every situation.
Yolin Tapia holds key experience in case management and providing vital support to guests, assessing needs, recommending best next steps, and counseling on significant transitions. Her expertise lies in successfully developing and implementing improvements in productivity, efficiency, and performance. Yolin’s proven dedication in case management, complemented by her ability to provide critical assistance to guests in need, contributes immensely to the success of Royal Life Centers at the Haven.
Michael Taylor has over ten years of expert experience in controller and finance management and five years experience in banking. Michael oversees all Royal Life Centers finance and accounting practices, including but not limited to, directing financial strategy, accounting departments, preparing budgets, financial reports, and tax and audit functions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida International University and is an integral member of the Royal Life team.
Teresa Rorie has been working in the chemical dependency field since 2008. As Program Director, Teresa’s passion and commitment to the substance abuse field are unwavering. She has profoundly excelled in school and in her professional career in the last decade, and she sees her life as a testament to those she helps. Teresa inspires Royal Life Centers’ guests and is a key motivator when it comes to encouraging them on their journeys into sobriety and recovery. She is dependable, aspirational, and highly organized, ensuring all programs run seamlessly from start to finish.
Maria Mollica has been a crucial part of the Royal Life Centers team for ten years. With a BS in Criminal Justice from St. John’s University in Queens, NY, she has grown with RLC— from our early days of sober living to the multi-level, national agency we are today— and become an invaluable part of our operation, continually putting in the same level of drive into every project. Maria’s enthusiasm comes from a dedication to watching our guests flourish in sobriety. This quality of service and care is what makes Royal Life Centers the brand it is.
Erycka Tucker is a dedicated and crucial member of the human resources team at Royal Life Centers. After years of struggling with substance use disorder, she has three years clean and sober, which helps her to connect with guests and work with others. Erycka has worked with RLC for over two years, and prides herself on working in the recovery community and pursuing her passion of helping others find their way in sobriety.
Kelsey Kulick is the executive assistant to the owner and CEO, Frank Cid, at Royal Life Centers. She provides high-level administrative support for the company and its top executives on a daily basis. Kelsey began working at Royal Life Centers nearly eight years ago as one of our very first employees and has witnessed the company’s exponential growth and unwavering client-centered focus.
Dominic Henry was born and raised in New York City, eventually moving to Florida to get those suffering from substance use problems the help and guidance that they need. With almost five years at Royal Life Centers, he is an expert at determining the level of care that a patient requires. A happy and proud husband who spends most of his free time enjoying life with his two children, Dominic is an essential part of the RLC admissions team. His experience and candor lend well to helping guests take their first steps in beginning their recovery journey.