We’re pleased to introduce our team of caring professionals.

Executive Management Team

Jayne Longnecker-Harper Benchmark Transitions
Chief Executive Officer/ Founder & Executive Director
Chief Marketing Officer/ Admissions & Outreach Certified Parent Coach (ACSTH Certified Life Coach)
Dana Drury Benchmark Transitions
Chief Financial Officer/ Finance & Purchasing
Joelle Walters Benchmark Transitions
Chief Operating Officer/ Program & Operations Certified Life Coach (ACSTH Certified Life Coach)
Darren Longnecker Benchmark Transitions
Chief Information Officer/ Technology & Facilities

Admissions & Outreach Team

Samantha Davis, BA, CADC-CAS, GI
Outreach & Admissions Staff
Admissions Manager
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Andrew Morelli
Outreach & Admissions Staff
Admissions & Intake Coordinator
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Colleen Callahan, MA
Outreach & Admissions Staff
Clinical Outreach Specialist

Clinical & Therapeutic Services Team

Nicholaus Bond, M.S., LMFT
Clinical Director
J. Stephen Maurer, M.D.
Medical Director/Psychiatrist
Michael Valdez Benchmark Transitions
Michael Valdez, M.D.
Addictions Specialist
James Herndon, PAC
Physician's Assistant/Chemical Dependency
Judith Diaz, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lennert Qui, PNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Tina Collins, MA, LAADC, LMFT
Therapist
Mary Gibson, MA, LMFT, CADC II
Therapist
Tessa Cosand, MS, APCC
Therapist
Corey Thompson, MA, APCC
Therapist
Linda Stephens, MS, LMFT, RD
Therapist/Registered Dietitian
Anna Rios, MA, LMFT
Therapist

Programs & Operations Team

Barbara Kimberling
Program & Compliance Director
Michael Angel, Jr., CADC I
Case Manager
Anthony Gomez, CAADE
Case Manager
Kathleen Foute, CADC II
Recovery Specialist
Jeannette Brewer, LVN
Lead LVN/Med Tech

Client Advisor Support Team

Paul Ornelas Benchmark Transitions
Paul “Steve” Ornelas, USMC Ret.
Client Advisor, Supervisor/Certified Life Coach
Tammy Goulet Benchmark Transitions
Tammy Brackins
Client Advisor
Victor Drake Benchmark Transitions
Victor Drake
Client Adviser
Cynthia Peele, CRP
Client Advisor
Joseph Marthe
Client Adviser
Dellyna Ochoa, RADT-1
Client Adviser
Ariana Ochoa, EMT-B
Client Advisor
Tess Brinkerhoff, RADT-1
Client Advisor
Melissa Lopez, LVN
Med Technician/LVN
Anthony Vega, EMT
Client Adviser/EMT
Robtisha Brown, CNA
Client Adviser, CNA
Martel Hooker, EMT
Client Advisor/EMT
Julio Rivera, EMT
Client Advisor/EMT
Naomi Garnica Benchmark Transitions
Naomi Garnica, RADT-1
Client Adviser

Education & Careers Team

Tina Stumpf Benchmark Transitions
Tina Stumpf, CADC-I
Facilities & Nutrition Services Manager/ Culinary Arts Instructor
Benjamin Madison, M.A.T.
Education Coordinator
Destiny Owen
Yoga/Expressive Movement Instructor & Fitness Coach
Breanna Tate, B.S.
Animal Care & Horsemanship Instructor/Equine Trainer
Brittany Kollar
Equine Trainer/Horsemanship Instructor
Ronnie Armendarez Benchmark Transitions
Ronnie Armendarez
Client Advisor/Chef

Administrative & Support Services Team

Jenero Jordan
Business Manager
Amanda Beverly
Front Office Manager
Lavinia Lavai Benchmark Transitions
Lavinia Livai
Medical Biller
Steve Vander Velden
Support Services/IT
Tom Skaggs
Facility Superintendent
Donald Harper Benchmark Transitions
Donald J. Harper
Maintenance Support Staff
Mike Hererra
Insurance Claims Coordinator
Robert Wilson
Maintenance Support Staff

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