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Recovery House of Central Florida Board of Directors

The Recovery House of Central Floridas’ Board of Directors is an esteemed group of individuals who work tirelessly to help fulfill our mission and provide professional guidance. Their input is invaluable for the growth and continued development of our organization. We wish to thank them for all their contribution and support.

Rick Vaughn


Professional Real Estate Company, Broker

Rick Vaughn is the Broker/Owner of Professional Real Estate in Sanford, with a heart for issues in the community.  He is a Rotary member and past president of the Sanford Rotary Breakfast club as well as Leadership Seminole Executive Council member.

Arthur Goncalves


Lead Pastor, Restoration Church 

Arthur Gonçalves is the founder of Pray For Sanford, and the lead pastor of Restoration Church of Sanford. Pastor Arthur has a huge heart for the down and out, the marginalized, and the overlooked. Arthur holds a weekly Thursday night service that incorporates men at the Recovery House that not only meets spiritual needs in our community but physical needs. Pastor Arthur cares deeply about taking men who are battling with addiction through biblical discipleship. Arthur meets regularly with our men to guide them and shepherd them through the scriptures and prayer towards an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ that will reap genuine transformation and ultimately restoration.

Kip Beacham


Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Captain

As Captain at the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Beacham has over 27 years of experience in Law Enforcement both with Juveniles and Adults. He serves on many non-profit boards and is a tremendous asset to Recovery House and the community.

Brandyn Seiferth


Nex Horizon, Technology Consultant

Originally from Council Bluffs, Iowa, Brandyn graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an AA degree in Arts & Science.  She then continued her education at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kansas, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.  She moved to Central Florida in 1998. Brandyn works at Florida Hospital in Health Performance Strategies as a Strategic Account Representative.  She provides health and wellness programs to not only address workforce health risks and related costs but also help to improve workforce morale, lower employee turnover, and improve productivity. She is dedicated to improving our community, serves on several boards, and is involved in community outreach projects.

Chris Johnson


Holy Cross of Lake Mary, Pastor

Chris Johnson is a Pastor at Holy Cross Church in Lake Mary. He has met and counseled many people with substance abuse issues and has also worked with Kids House and The Sharing Center. He also serves on the CancerBank.org Board.

Tony Burns


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Originally from Long Island, New York, Tony graduated from Boone High School and then went on the University of Central Florida. After graduating from UCF Tony started his career and Charles Schwab as an investment advisor. He worked there for 7 years before moving over to the world of banking in 2004. He started with Wachovia and he has also worked at Fairwinds Credit Union, Seacoast Bank and presently with Valley Bank as a Market Manager. Tony is a former board member of the South Lake Chamber and Kiwanis Club. In his spare time he is an avid sports fan and car enthusiast.

Tom Burkley


Retired/Director of Dental Services, ADX Prison 

Tom recently retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2021 from the federal correctional complex in Florence, Colorado. He was a Director of Dental Services at the ADX prison known as the infamous Supermax penitentiary. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force being stationed at Homestead AFB with the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing for 5 years. He is married to his wife Eleanor and lives in the Longwood area.

Derrick Thomas


Sanford based Realtor focusing on sales and property management in Seminole, Volusia, and Orange counties. I have been in the business of real estate since 2016 and I am employed by Porzig Realty in Sanford, Florida. My strengths include excellent customer service, deep knowledge about housing options, and a winning attitude. I love helping people get to where they need to be, and this passion has fueled my career for many years and many more years to come. I enjoy all things related to health and fitness, community support/volunteering, and collecting art. I live by this motto: “People First. Whom Shall I Serve Next?”

J. Wallace Shoettelkotte


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