Our Staff


Jim Bryan


As the Director of The Beachcomber Family Center for Addiction Recovery, Jim Bryan is part of the second generation of the Bryan family holding leadership positions within the company. Jim served as the Director of the Boynton Beach office until he opened the Fort Lauderdale office in 2014. He has been gaining experience in the substance abuse field since he was a teenager while he accompanied his father in his rounds as Director of Therapy at Chit Chat Treatment Center. In Jim’s early career, he worked as a professional forester over most of the state of Florida. In that role, he spent time as a forest ranger fighting wildfires. Later, he served as the manager of all forest fighting crews in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard counties. Jim moved on to work for a private company where he was responsible for managing over 100,000 acres of forest land. In that capacity, Jim and his team planted over 50 million pine, cypress, and eucalyptus tree seedlings. As a professional forester, Jim received numerous awards, most notably National Field Forester of the Year by the Society of American Foresters. Jim received his Bachelor of Science from Florida State University and his Master of Science from Utah State University. As a lifetime surfer, Jim can be found during his off days on his board, waiting for the next wave.

Eric Bryan

Operations Director

Eric Bryan, grandson of our founder, is another third generation Bryan working at The Beachcomber. As a boy, he spent many of his summer months at The Beachcomber, playing shuffleboard, walking to the beach, or just spending time with his grandfather. Eric graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Sociology. Before joining The Beachcomber, Eric interned with four different substance abuse treatment centers, including an adolescent center and a primary mental health center. As the Assistant Operations Director, Eric works closely with the families and individuals who are considering The Beachcomber as their preferred treatment facility. He makes it his goal to ensure that his grandfather’s legacy continues to flourish. Born and raised in sunny Florida, Eric has a deep love for the ocean and spends much of his free time fishing, kayaking, and catching a few waves.

Michael A Flood

Operations Director

As the Assistant Director of the Boynton Beach facility, Michael is responsible for coordinating and providing transportation, housing, and care for all clients. This involves training and supervising the client coordinators and drivers, ensuring facility safety and maintenance, and organizing monthly barbeques in Ft. Lauderdale and Boynton Beach. Working only with FARR accredited sober living homes, Michael also assists clients in transitioning from our residential facility to IOP or sober living facilities. As a boy, Michael attended Monsignor McHugh Elementary School, Pocono Central Catholic High School, and graduated from Pocono Mountain High School. Michael attended Palm Beach State College and graduated from Gold Coast School to become a Real Estate and Mortgage Broker. He was also a Chairman of the Township of his home town, appointed to the Environmental Advisory Council and local Fire Department Board. Michael grew up in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys bike riding and gardening.

Andres Cobas

Chef de Cuisine

Andres Cobas was born in Medford, Oregon, but resided in South Florida for most of his youth. He joins The Beachcomber with nearly twenty years of culinary experience. Accomplished in food preparation across a wide range of ethnic and regional cooking, Andy established his reputation with “home-style” meals. Since our Beachcomber menus are best described in exactly such terms, he has quickly found popularity with residents, visitors, and employees. His willingness to accommodate patients with special dietary requirements and his broad knowledge of appealing dishes has further advanced this important aspect of residential treatment. Appealing menus at The Beachcomber are legendary and often a key to long-term health in recovery, according to former residents.

Stephanie Bryan


Stephanie Bryan was born and raised in Hialeah, Florida. She is a first generation Cuban American. Stephanie graduated from Florida State University with a major in psychology and minor in biology. She has a passion for the healthcare field and helping others. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and traveling.