CEO and Executive Director
Joe Bryan began working at the Beachcomber in 1980, shortly after the Beachcomber opened. He followed in the path of his father, James Bryan, who founded the facility in 1976 and whose career spanned decades of leadership in the field of alcoholism and addiction treatment. Joe has held all positions at The Beachcomber and is now the owner and CEO. Joe has a degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University and is currently in school pursuing a degree in Nursing. His expected graduation date is 09/2019.
Joe has been an active advocate for the recovery community and has organized numerous functions to better the community and bring awareness to the horrendous affliction that addiction has on individuals, families and the community. Joe believes treatment centers have a responsibility to do more than just treat patients; they need to be a positive part of the community and start taking leadership roles. Joe has had numerous positions in the recovery community beginning as treasurer for the local chapter of South Florida Employee Assistant Program in 2001-2002. He also held numerous positions at the Employee Behavioral Health Network of Florida (also known as EAP of Florida) including acting President for 2007–2009 and President from 2009 – 2011. Currently, Joe serves as the Vice-President. Joe started a non-profit FATC to help those who have addiction problems and promote the best treatment centers in Florida. Most recently, Joe has offered support by serving on the board of the Care Hope College of Nursing.
Joe has been awarded for his tireless effort to support the recovery community. He received the prestigious Clinician of the Year Award in 2011 for Palm Beach County bestowed by Bob Bozzone, Executive Director of CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs). In January 2019, Joe was awarded the FMHCA award for outstanding community service.