Keystone Halls has a diverse and knowledgeable staff who are ready to help you and your loved ones begin the process of permanent recovery from the cycle of addiction.
To reach any of our staff, individually, please use their direct email addresses as listed below.
Ron Malec, Founder & Executive Director
A retired U.S. Navy Supply Corps officer, Ron joined Alcoholic Anonymous in 1987 and has been an active member ever since. AA’s 12-Step programs are the basic guides for Keystone Halls residents.
Keystone Halls’ claim to fame includes a large number of life-long drug and alcohol users who have embraced the program and have over five years of sobriety. At the weekly community dinner, cooked and served by Ron, himself, alumni tell their stories and encourage newcomers to “join the club.” Current Keystoners are happy to see so many people who have spent years living on the streets who are now productive members of society, living in their own apartments.
Keystone Halls has received several awards as a result of Ron’s guidance:
- Community Foundation of Broward’s first “For Good, For Ever”
- Broward County’s “Recovery Person of the Year”
- Hands On Broward’s “Non-Profit Partner of the Year”
Georgina Kasparian, Office Manager
Georgina is the first person a client will meet upon entering the Keystone Halls offices. She is the one who fields all the calls, interviews newcomers and attends to new clients’ needs.
For over six years, she has worked daily with each house manager’s reports, attending to the physical needs of each particular house as well as taking any necessary action required when a client violates Keystone’s rules. She is the first in line dealing with general maintenance issues for all the houses and apartments.
As office manager, she has many duties, but Georgina is never too busy to help a newcomer with any needs they may have, write a letter for someone’s special needs or refer a client to someone who can solve a particular problem.
She is the proverbial “iron hand in a velvet glove.” Georgina is not in recovery, but she is always aware of the special needs of our clientele.
Responsibilities include ensuring accurate information being entered into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), intake support, outreach, and case management for the Transition in Place (TIP) program..