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

Executive Management Team

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

Admissions & Outreach Team

Kristen Brassfield Benchmark Transitions
Kristin Brassfield
Director of Admissions & Outreach
Samantha Davis, BA, RADT-1
Admissions Supervisor
Kristen Byrom
Outreach Specalist

Clinical & Therapeutic Services Team

Jim Powell Benchmark Transitions
Jim Powell, Ph.D.
Clinical Director
James Stephen Maurer, M.D.
Medical Director/Psychiatrist
Michael Valdez Benchmark Transitions
Michael Valdez, M.D.
Addictions Medicine/Detoxification Services
Amanda Reyes, M.A., LMFT
Assistant Clinical Director
Tina Collins, MA, MFTi, LAADC
Mary Gibson, M.A., MFTi, CADC II
Therapist/Team Leader
Cassandra Barth, M.A., MFTI
Substance Use Disorders Counselor
Judith Diaz, PNP/Med Tech
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Tiffany Atalla, LMFT

Programs & Operations Team

LaToya (Toii) S. Boone, B.A., CPC, RADT-1
Program Operations Manager
Mario Trujillo Benchmark Transitions
Mario Trujillo, M.S., CATC IV
Senior Case Manager
Ishmael Robles, Jr., AS, CADC II, ICADC
Case Manager
Michael Clements, BA, CATC III
Case Manager
Gerald Peters Benchmark Transitions
Gerald Peters, CADC I
Case Manager
Jennifer Mendoza, CADC II
Case Manager
Kelly Liebel, CATC-1
Case Manager
Larry Aragon, CADCII, ICADC
Case Manager

Residential & Transitional Living Support Team

Paul Ornelas Benchmark Transitions
Paul “Steve” Ornelas, USMC
Resident Advisor Manager (ACSTH Certified Life Coach)/Fitness Coordinator
Yvonne Spann Benchmark Transitions
Yvonne Spann
Resident Supervisor
Fernando Quiroz, RADT-II
Assistant Resident Supervisor
Cherie Mitchell
Assistant Resident Supervisor
Michael Archie
Resident Advisor
Sheri Martin Benchmark Transitions
Sheri Martin
Resident Advisor (ACSTH Certified Life Coach)
Margo Brandon Benchmark Transitions
Margo Brandon, CATC I
Resident Advisor
Victor Drake Benchmark Transitions
Victor Drake
Resident Advisor
Naomi Garnica Benchmark Transitions
Naomi Garnica
Resident Advisor
Kelly DeAngelis
Resident Advisor
Nicholas Spaniak
Resident Advisor
Soledad Arellano
Resident Advisor
Cathy Carroll, LVN
Health Care Technician
Bhavin Shah, LVN/Med Tech
Health Care Technician
Lupe Larrito
Resident Advisor

Education & Careers Team

Stephanie Horn, M.Ed.
Education Coordinator
Donald Harper Benchmark Transitions
Donald J. Harper
Manager of Work Education
Tina Stumpf Benchmark Transitions
Tina Stumpf, CADC-I
Food Service & Facilities Manager
Ronnie Armendarez
Job Coach
Tammy Goulet Benchmark Transitions
Tammy Goulet
Academic Aide

Administrative & Support Services Team

Dawn Tardiff
Business Manager
Dianna Randles
Front Office Manager
Tina Jacob Benchmark Transitions
Tina Jacob
Senior Accountant
Rachelle Tang
Utilization Review
Patti Rudolf
Utilization Review
Lavinia Lavai Benchmark Transitions
Lavinia Livai
Medical Biller
Valerie Anderson
Administrative Assistant
Katie Jolley
Equine Specialist
Christine Mortensen Benchmark Transitions
Christine Mortensen
Program Associate
Steve Vander Velden
Support Services/IT
Tom Skaggs
Facility Superintendent
Tammy Asevedo
Facilities / Housekeeper
Andrea Calzada
Nicholas Smith
Support Services/Chef
Ethan Drury
Support Services Associate
Rikki Abassi
Billing Administrative Assistant

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