Principles Recovery Center

About Us

Joanie Donahue

Chief Executive Officer

It is Joanie's personal mission to use her 15 years + experience in recovery to ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and treatment while at Principles Recovery Center.  Joanie's understands that each client’s situation is unique and she strives to meet everyone’s needs on a case-by-case basis. In Joanie's current role, she works to ensure that the agency’s facilities remain at maximum occupancy offering treatment to as many individuals suffering from substance abuse as possible. At Principles Recovery Center, we know that the road to recovery is one filled with many potholes. It is Joanie's mission to ensure that we don’t allow anyone to fall through the cracks.

Danny Donahue

Chief Operating Officer

Danny has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals suffering from addiction. Danny’s mother was one of the pioneers of sober hosing in Florida opening one of the first in Miami Dade county. Danny himself has worked with sober housing for over 20 years and has brought that experience to Principles Recovery Center. Danny has helped over 5,000 individuals in his career and brings that experience each and every day to help assist our clients in any way he can.

Dr. Jesus Perez Psy.D

Clinical Director
Jesus Perez, Psy.D. is licensed as a psychologist in Florida.  Dr. Perez has experience working with mental health as well as substance use disorders for over 15 years.  His prior experiences includes supervising clinicians as well as delivering clinical services.  He has treated adolescents and adults on both mental health and substance abuse in his career while presenting on numerous topics of treatment at conventions across the country. 

Jilynne Tapia

Chief Financial Officer
Jill has over 10 years of experience in high-level, Corporate Financial roles with a degree in Accounting.  Having experienced life as the child of
an addict, and understanding the far reaching affects that addiction can have on those surrounding that person, she made the decision to join her Mother and the Principles Team in their quest to break that cycle and give families back their loved ones.  Her main focus is in the development of a strong infra-structure to allow the extremely talented, tireless, & passionate Clinical Team and Staff reach and help as many of those suffering with addiction as possible.  

Anny Smulevich

Admissions Director

Anny puts her clients first.  They come from everywhere around the world and she is a beacon of light who helps anyone and everyone who wants to find their way to living a life without the use of drugs or alcohol.  She found that way for herself more than thirteen years ago and has been living clean and in recovery since.  Anny has owned her own business and has managed businesses.  She is smart, bilingual and completely dedicated to making sure that whether it is helping someone find a room or a job or a meeting, Anny reaches out to her vast network of friends and contacts around the country to help that person who is in need.  She helps her clients achieve a clean and better life for themselves.


Frank Cilurso

VP Marketing and Operations

Frank has over 8 years’ experience in Marketing since graduating from Florida State University. Growing up he was surrounding by addiction an early age it has been his goal to find a way to help those who are suffering from addiction. He oversees Principles Recovery’s marketing, business development team, and overall operations of the team and facility. If you see any errors on the website you can blame this guy. Frank also helps keep our clients and employees safe with  using weekly sweeps on the facility. 

Ryan Quigley

National Outreach Director

Ryan lived a life on drugs starting at age 2 due to severe medical issues resulting in 31 major surgeries and countless procedures and test. By the time he was 5 he was physically addicted to opiate pain medications. With all the odds against him first medically and then drug abuse, he found a way to overcome these obstacles. He has over 6 years working in the industry of substance abuse with his main focus helping addicts and alcoholics see that there is a light at the end of some of the darkest tunnels. As National Outreach Director Ryan works along with the clinical team to identify clients and organizations that truly need help in our community. 

Scott Hastings

Operations/Lead Behavioral Health Tech

Scott has over 6 years of experience in the drug and alcohol treatment field as a technician, supervisor and business development coordinator. He grew up in Dallas, Texas where he started to abuse drugs and alcohol as a teenager. At the age of 23, he relocated to South Florida to get sober, and soon after decided to devote his life to helping others achieve the same happiness and success that he has found in sobriety. He manages our team of technicians, facilitates the day-to-day of our clients, and ensures their overall safety and well-being. He also assists with operations on our business development team.