Laureen Pagel is the CEO at Starting Point Behavioral Healthcare a community-based behavioral health treatment agency in Northeast Florida, where she has worked for more than 24 years. Dr. Pagel earned her Doctorate in Health Care Administration in 2007, is a Master’s Certified Addiction Professional, a Certified Mental Health Professional and Certified Prevention Professional. Dr Pagel currently serves as an Executive Board member for Florida Behavioral Health Association, has been a Board member of the Florida Certification Board since 2008 and was recently re-elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Mental Health Corporation of America. Dr. Pagel also began serving on the Nassau Chamber of Commerce Board in January 2022 and is a member of the Greater Nassau Rotary Club. Laureen is active in her community and works closely with other non-profit community partners to address the issues of mental health and substance use disorders impacting her local area. Dr. Pagel has worked in the behavioral health field for over 30 years.