Professional Leaders

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Dr. Victor Balta


Dr. Balta has 20 plus years of experience in Psychiatry and Addiction. He is a bilingual practitioner, Board Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is certified in Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis. Dr. Balta has directed state and federal licensure and certification requirements for freestanding psychiatric facilities in Florida. He developed an integrated model of care incorporating 12 step principles, psychodynamic and pharmacological interventions. He has directed the appropriation of major grants for substance abuse and mental health programs in New York and Florida. Dr. Balta is a compassionate and invested professional dedicated to the field of recovery.

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Dr. Maria Pilar Marull-Balta


Dr. Balta has 20 plus years of experience in medicine. She is a bilingual practitioner, Board Certified physician and opiate treatment specialist. She has served as Medical Director for adolescent residential treatment facilities in New York as well as developed and directed a network of successful primary clinics in New York. She is the Associate Medical Director at Balta Psychiatric Consultation in charge of toxicology reviews and medical record compliance. Dr. Balta is passionate about the field of recovery and dedicated to providing clients with the utmost in quality care.

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Nathan Fears

CEO, MA, CAC lll, Certified Recovery Coach

Phone: 612-600-8391


Nathan Fears is a certified therapist, interventionist, consultant, recovery coach, speaker and trainer with more than 30 years experience working in the addiction treatment field. He developed the first dual diagnosis treatment program for adolescents in the country while serving as program director for Fairview hospital in Minneapolis, MN. He has successfully completed hundreds of interventions for adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues, including substance abuse, eating disorders, behavioral disorders, self-harm behaviors, gang behavior, satanic worship, and sexual offending. Mr. Fears has served as CEO for reputable behavioral health hospitals such as Fair Oaks in New Jersey and The Family Treatment Program in Sunrise, FL. He has developed and implemented numerous treatment programs for adults and adolescents throughout the United States. He has co-authored numerous books and articles in USA Today, Ebony and Jet magazines and served as a consultant for a TV movie starring Ed Asner. Mr. Fears is a dedicated, highly competent, experienced professional who has dedicated his life to helping those trapped in the clutches of addiction.

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Niurka Sotolongo

Clinical Director

Phone: 954-624-6016


Ms. Sotolongo is a competent seasoned professional with more than 13 years experience in the substance abuse-mental health field. She is bilingual and sensitive to diverse cultures and populations and their distinct needs. Her ability to work with insurance companies representing clients needs is unparalleled. Her commitment to the clients is founded in her compassion, integrity and dedication.


Mark Davis

Community Relations/Program Manager

Phone: 305-587-6380


Mark comes to Fallen leaves Recovery with over 10 years experience in the health care field. Mark’s work tenure began in Somerset, New Jersey and has continued throughout S. Florida. Mark believes that every addict is capable of recovery and deserves the respect, care and competence that Fallen Leaves has to offer. Mark has played a critical role in the supervision and management of partial hospitalization, detoxification and residential therapy. Mark’s primary goal is providing knowledgeable and compassionate crisis intervention and a safe living environment.

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Dexter Green

Primary Therapist/Clinical Supervisor


Dexter Green, Clinical Supervisor, comes to Fallen Leaves Recovery with extensive experience in substance use and co-occurring disorders. Originally from New York and New Jersey, he has lived and worked in South Florida for the past five years. He started his career in Human Services and Counseling in 1999. Dexter graduated with a Master of Arts in Education in 2005 from New Jersey City University. He also furthered his education and gained extensive experience in behavior modification, dual diagnosis, and substance abuse through the counseling of adult incarcerated offenders. Dexter is also a Master Level Addiction Professional (MCAP), Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP), Certified Criminal Justice Addiction Professional (CCJAP), Behavioral Health Technician (CBHT) and Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (ICADC).

Dexter promotes a holistic approach to treatment and places the client as the central point of focus. “The client is bigger than the addiction and is not defined by the addictive behavior in the recovery process.” For the last five years his counseling has been focused on addiction, relapse prevention, and trauma to assist people with addictions to maintain a successful life of recovery.

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Domingo Ceballos

Director of Admissions, Compliance and Human Resources

Domingo Ceballos has been involved in the Healthcare industry for over sixteen years, specializing in substance abuse and mental health operations. His involvement revolves around clinical supervision, program operations management, counseling clinical documentation, administration, utilization management, compliance, business development, project planning, marketing and consulting.

In recent years, his experience has elevated into the world of Electronic Health Records, telemedicine services and data analytics, impacting the evolution of patient care. He continues to be a pioneer of change focusing on the enhancement of client care and the adoption of best practices thus producing the highest levels of care. His focus is consistent with his commitment to the field, where he strives to leave a legacy that believes in its future.

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Jehan Mateus

Executive Assistant

Jehan Mateus serves as the Executive Assistant at Fallen Leaves Recovery. She brings over 7 years of administrative experience in scheduling, correspondence, and providing quality customer service. Jehan’s advanced proficiency in computers and ability to grasp new technologies make her an invaluable asset to the company. Her computer and technical savviness, however, are merely the digital tools through which she displays her real shining light – her people skills. Jehan’s initiative, organized approach and ability to prioritize tasks will allow the company as a whole to reach its objectives.