Our Management Team
Austin Jerani, Ph.D
Director, Behavioral Health Service
Dr. Jerani came to Camillus House in 2006 and became the Director of Behavioral Health Services in 2015. He currently oversees the daily operation of several residential treatment programs, such as the substance use and mental health treatment program (ISPA), jail diversion and Veteran’s Treatment Court program as well as Project Phoenix, which serves adult-female survivors of human trafficking. He was also the project director for two SAMHSA grants as well conducted a research study utilizing Camillus House clients in 2010 and presented his results at the American Psychological Association’s (APA) annual conference in San Diego, CA.
Prior to joining Camillus House, Dr. Jerani was Site Director for FIU’s Youth Development Program where he supervised students providing group and individual treatment to alternative high school students.
Dr. Jerani is a member of the National Honors Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) and was awarded onto the National Dean’s List in 2002, 2003, and 2006 and FIU’s Dean’s List in 2004.
Dr. Jerani, who resides in Miami, is a clinical psychologist who received a Doctorate of Psychology from Carlos Albizu University in Clinical Psychology. He earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Florida International University and a Master of Clinical Psychology from Carlos Albizu University. Dr. Jerani is also licensed in the State of Florida as both a Psychologist and a Mental Health Counselor.