Treatment Center Staff

Jeff Smith – Executive Director

Jeff graduated from Keiser University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Jeff is also a Certified Addiction Professional, certified by the state of Florida. He has a passion for helping others find happiness and a new way of life through long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. Jeff has been with Pathway To Hope since the doors opened in 2012, helping build the program from the beginning. Throughout his years in the addiction treatment field, Jeff has served as a Program Director, Residential Manager, Substance Abuse Case Manager, Director of Administration, as well as multiple clinical positions, including Lead Therapist, at Pathway to Hope. As Executive Director, Jeff assures that the program continues to fulfill Pathway to Hope’s goal of recovery and health for the clients and families.

Tara Yombor – Clinical Director

Tara Yombor, LMHC, received her bachelor’s in psychology from Michigan State University and her master’s in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She has been working in the substance abuse field for over 10 years in various capacities. Tara began her career as an intern at a treatment center for pregnant women in Boulder, CO and is currently the clinical director of Pathway to Hope in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is passionate about seeing clients achieve long-term sobriety and working with the clinical team at Pathway to Hope. Tara loves spending time at the dog park with her chocolate lab and visiting family in Michigan any chance she can.

Tara Yombor