Staff

Michael A. Gordon – Executive Director

Michael has been with Sunset House since 2000, and was the guiding force behind the transition from halfway house to state-licensed residential treatment facility that occurred in 2001. Since that time, he has overseen numerous improvements to the Sunset House program that include increased fundraising efforts, expansion of clinical services, and facility upgrades. Michael maintains contact with supporters, donors, and alumni both in the local area and throughout the country to continually improve the Sunset House Program.  With over 15 years of experience in the non-profit business sector, he is well equipped to manage such a unique institution.

You may email him at mgordon@sunsetrecovery.org

 

Bridgette S. Hampton, MD. - Medical Director

Dr. Hampton received her medical degree from University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine. She did her undergraduate training at University of Oklahoma in Norman Oklahoma. There she graduated with Honors in Microbiology. Dr. Hampton completed her Internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University Of Missouri at Kansas City in 1995. She has practiced here in Palm Beach County since then. Dr. Hampton was Board Certified in 2007, She is licensed in the state of Florida as a medical doctor. Over the years she has integrated some holistic modes of treatment with the traditional allopathic methods. She believes the doctor should help guide the patient to best treatment options and looks forward of being of service to her patients.

 

Ryan Potter, MCAP, LCSW - Clinical Director

Ryan Potter has worked in the field of addiction and mental health since 2005. In that time, Ryan has held a variety of positions within residential and outpatient treatment programs. Ryan received his master’s degree from Florida State University in clinical social work, and is credentialed as a Certified Addictions Professional in the state of Florida. Ryan utilizes evidence-based practices with his clients, providing them individualized treatment that has been proven to work.

 

Matthew Snyder, MSW - Program Director/Primary Therapist

Matthew has dedicated his time to our client's at Sunset House in developing useful tools for long term sobriety. Matthew has extensive background in substance abuse counseling and family therapy. He brings a unique set of tools as a clinician in fulfilling his role as program director. Matthew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Intern with the Board of Mental Health and is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Matthew is currently a board member for professional development at FAU Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work. Matthew utilizes out of the box treatment modalities to address substance abuse issues, which include; sand-tray therapy, experiential therapies, and eveidence based practices.

 

Jeffery Jaskiel – Outreach Coordinator

Jeffery has dedicated his efforts to Sunset House in aiding day-to-day operations between staff, peers, and other services contributing to our cause. Jeffery has three years of experience in helping others triumph through recovery, and has been a resource to new clients in our program. Jeffery’s help has connected our organization to other organizations eager to support us. Jeffery is currently studying Science to help himself contribute to helping others find ways to live a productive sober lifestyle.

 

Darren Platt, CRRA 

Darren Platt has been dedicated to those entering substance abuse treatment for over three years. Having held positions at many local treatment facilities, Darren continues to find innovative and personal ways to reach those who are attempting to better themselves. Darren's goal is bring a comprehensive and sound approach to treating drug and alcohol addiction.