Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

At Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park, we know that successful residential rehab for women in Tampa requires an expert team to provide the necessary care for all patients. At our rehab facility for women in Tampa, we are proud to work with a team of top therapists, counselors, nursing directors, and clinical professionals. Our team understands the struggles that women face in recovery, and we are all committed to helping patients achieve their goals. Here is more about what sets our Banyan Hyde Park team apart.

Addiction Specialists in Tampa Helping Women find Sobriety

At our women’s drug treatment center, we focus on the philosophy that all women need respect, support, and guidance in their recovery journey. There are many pressures that women face today, and these pressures are especially overwhelming when a woman is working on getting sober. Our entire team understands that every patient needs genuine support to find successful sobriety. We provide effective drug and alcohol rehab for patients from all walks of life. If you are ready to get sober, we are here to help you achieve this goal.

Our team works with many different therapies and approaches to treatment. This includes partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient programs. We also offer alumni support for our patients to stay successful in continued sobriety. From start to finish, our team at Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park is here to support your recovery.

Leading Service for Recovery

At Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park, we work with treatment professionals who understand the complexities of successful treatment. They are respected in their fields for their expertise and patient dedication, bringing these and many other vital qualities to our facility.

Whether you choose to live in rehab or you choose our outpatient services, you will be impressed by the knowledge and dedication of our Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park team of addiction specialists in Tampa. Our treatment professionals are committed to helping women become the best version of themselves at every juncture of treatment. We achieve this goal by providing individualized support for all patients in a caring and encouraging environment.

Meet Our Team at Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park

Below, you’ll find photos and information about our executive team and our Hyde Park team. If you’d like to make an appointment to meet our team in person, do not hesitate to contact our admissions counselors for a tour of our facility. Whether you’re searching for alcoholism detox, narcotics rehab, or other treatment services, you can count on our team at Banyan Treatment Center Hyde Park. Our entire team of addiction specialists in Tampa is committed to each patient’s success. You are not alone in your recovery; our supportive community and therapists are standing by to help you achieve sobriety.


Lisa Richardson, MS, CAP, CRRA

Executive Director
Lisa Richardson, MS, CAP, CRRA

Executive Director

Originally from Pennsylvania, Lisa left home at 18 years old to attend Evangel University in Springfield, MO where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She later went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Business at Missouri State University. Lisa has been a manager in social services for 20 years, and has been responsible for several start-ups, acquisitions, and expansions within the addiction field. Lisa was also an adjunct instructor at a State University, where she taught leadership skills to graduating seniors.
When asked why Lisa chose to work in the addiction treatment industry, she says she didn’t choose this field, it chose her. Being a first generation college graduate who grew up around addiction, Lisa understands how families can be impacted by generational habits, addictions, and patterns. She recognizes that one transformed life has the power to impact generations of families, children, and communities to come, giving her life and purpose.

Valerie Deacy, RN

Nursing Director
Valerie Deacy, RN

Nursing Director

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Valerie lived in Key West in her 20s and has been in Tampa, FL for the past 4 years. She obtained her AAS in Nursing from Kingsborough Community College and is currently pursuing her APRN at Chamberlain University. Working in the field of behavioral health and psychiatric nursing, it was a natural transition for Valerie to begin her work in the field of addiction treatment. Before coming to Banyan Hyde Park, Valerie worked as a staff nurse at another treatment facility. She was soon promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing, a position she held for 2 years. Valerie has always loved her work as a nurse, but finds addiction treatment especially rewarding. She says the greatest gift is seeing the spark return to someone’s eyes and watching their lives transform.

Heather D’Andrea

Office Manager
Heather D’Andrea

Office Manager

Heather was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and began working in the addiction field in 2012. Working for a non-profit organization, she knew immediately that this is what she was supposed to be doing. Heather finds this work to be extremely fulfilling and loves watching the change that happens in the women that come to Hyde Park. She believes having a strong support system is vital to ongoing recovery, and is grateful to play a small part in such an important time in these women’s lives.

Liz Hall, MS, LMHC

Clinical Director
Liz Hall, MS, LMHC

Clinical Director

Growing up, Liz lived in upstate New York, central Florida, and Puerto Rico. She attended Walden University where she obtained her MS in Mental Health Counseling. Liz brings vast knowledge and expertise to the Banyan Hyde Park team, as she has experience in various sectors of social services. Liz worked in the foster care system and soon after became a certified adoption specialist, helping families in the process of adoption. Additionally, Liz worked in the corrections field, helping men and women who struggled with co-occurring diagnoses. Working in the corrections system, Liz was exposed to a population of individuals that had not received the necessary care and services for substance use and mental health disorders. This experience led Liz to want to work with individuals who were at risk of being in similar positions. Liz is motivated by the belief that she can be a blessing to someone in need and enjoys seeing the growth in each woman that comes to Hyde Park.

Dawn Pacheco, MS

Admissions Director
Dawn Pacheco, MS

Admissions Director

Dawn was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, and has been working in the addiction field for over 5 years. She began her career with a local nonprofit behavioral health agency before coming to Banyan Hyde Park. Dawn attended Springfield College, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership. Although Dawn has not personally struggled with addiction, she understands the impact it can have on individuals and their families, as her father struggled with addiction for the majority of his life. He unfortunately lost his battle to addiction in December 2009. At Banyan Hyde Park, Dawn hopes to be a support not only for the clients, but also for the families while the loved ones are in our care.