Interview With FHE Health CEO Sherief Abu-Moustafa

Sherief Abu-Moustafa’s passion for helping more Americans access effective treatment and achieve long-term recovery inspired him to found FHE Health, a behavioral health provider that has been providing quality services in South Florida since 2002. For over 25 years he’s worked tirelessly on the front lines of this important cause—both locally here within our community as well nationally at large!

Sherief Moustafa has been recognized for his achievements in the substance addiction and mental health treatment facility. He is still going strong with FHE Health, which provides long-term recovery opportunities to those seeking it across America!

How Did You Pave The Entrepreneurial Road For Yourself? Who Inspired You?

I have always been and continue to be inspired by the people around me who constantly battle their addictions or behavioral issues. If they can continue to fight for themselves there is no reason I should not wake up every morning willing to fight for them as well. That is why I started FHE, to give people every chance to overcome their problems and live a better life.

Did you always know you wanted to start your own healthcare business?

I have always had a passion for health care. During my time at Harvard Teaching Hospital and in nursing supervisory roles, I made it my mission to make high-quality behavioral healthcare both accessible and affordable. 

Where do you envision FHE Health in the next 10 years?

FHE health has been expanding since it was established 20 years ago in 2002 and we are passionate about the future of behavioral health treatment. For this reason, FHE is a teaching institution, so we not only provide quality care to the people we serve, but our goal is to train the next generation of healthcare workers to do the same. At FHE Health, we want to improve upon the commonly accepted modalities in the treatment of behavioral health disorders. We also create new and medically integrated approaches, diagnostics, and outcome systems that increase the success rate of those who complete our programs.

What advice would you give young entrepreneurs?

Find your niche and stick with it. Revolve your career around something that you are passionate about. Something that brings you joy. When you enjoy what you do, it will never feel like just another job.

Does Philanthropy really work, especially for healthcare?

Philanthropy and health care go hand in hand. When you work in healthcare you are constantly worried about the well-being of others. Philanthropy is the same. A Philanthropist and a Health Care Professional will both put your well-being before their own. Hours and hours are dedicated to everyone else, with little thought to yourself.

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

Maintaining a good work/life balance is extremely important as an entrepreneur. If you devote too much of your time to your job you will burn out. Life is meant to be enjoyed, so you have to make sure to take some time for yourself and your family.

What Three Tools (Apps, Books, Podcasts, Etc.) Would You Recommend To Anyone Trying To Start Her Own Business?

Podcasts. There are some great podcasts that can help to motivate you and get you in the right mindset for the day. I also recommend having a good calendar application to keep track of all of your meetings. When you first start out, it feels like there are so many meetings, and a good calendar app can help you keep track of it. Don’t forget to spend time reading self-help books. I know they’re not an instant favorite if you’re not used to reading them, but they will also help to keep you motivated and in the right mindset.