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
Kristina Tamer
Outreach & Admissions Staff
Alumni Outreach Coordinator

Clinical & Therapeutic Services Team

J. Stephen Maurer, M.D.
Medical Director/Psychiatrist
Leslie Becker, M.Ed., LMFT,
Clinical Director, Primal Therapist/Equine Therapist (EAGALA MH/ES)
Linda Stephens, MS, LMFT, RD
Therapist/Registered Dietitian
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
Anna Rios, MA, LMFT
Tina Collins, MA, LAADC, LMFT
Mary Gibson, MA, AMFT, CADC II
Tessa Cosand, MS, APCC
Corey Thompson, MA, APCC
Jim Powell Benchmark Transitions
James Powell, Ph.D., In Memory
February 16, 1952 - January 24, 2019

Programs & Operations Team

Barbara Kimberling
Program & Compliance Director
LaToya (Toii) S. Boone, BA, CPC
Program Operations Manager
Jennifer Mendoza, CADC II
Case Manager
Anthony Gomez, CAADE
Case Manager
Michael Angel, Jr., CADC I
Case Manager
Ryan Elias, CADC-I
Case Manager
Kathleen Foute, CADC II
Recovery Specialist

Residential & Transitional Living Support Team

Paul Ornelas Benchmark Transitions
Paul “Steve” Ornelas, USMC
Resident Supervisor/Certified Life Coach
Jeannette Brewer, LVN
Lead LVN/Med Tech
Amanda Molina
Resident Adviser
Ariana Ochoa, EMT-B
Resident Advisor
Connie Rivas
Resident Advisor
Victor Drake Benchmark Transitions
Victor Drake
Resident Adviser
Naomi Garnica Benchmark Transitions
Naomi Garnica
Resident Adviser
Dellyna Ochoa
Resident Adviser
Rudy Sandoval, RADT-1
Resident Advisor
Joseph Marthe
Resident Adviser
Natali Ocampo
Resident Advisor/EMT

Education & Careers Team

Tina Stumpf Benchmark Transitions
Tina Stumpf, CADC-I
Facilities & Nutrition Services Manager/ Culinary Arts Instructor
Jeanne Andrews
Yoga/Expressive Movement Instructor
Tammy Goulet Benchmark Transitions
Tammy Brackins
Academic & Client Services Aide
Heather Morgan
Horsemanship Instructor
Megan Brittingham
Equine Trainer

Administrative & Support Services Team

Dawn Tardiff
Business Manager
Dianna Randles
Front Office Manager
Patti Rudolf
Utilization Review
Lavinia Lavai Benchmark Transitions
Lavinia Livai
Medical Biller
Valerie Anderson
Administrative Assistant
Steve Vander Velden
Support Services/IT
Cynthia Peele
Sous Chef/Culinary Arts Instructor
Tom Skaggs
Facility Superintendent
Donald Harper Benchmark Transitions
Donald J. Harper
Maintenance Support Staff
Mike Hererra
Insurance Claims Coordinator
Robert Wilson
Maintenance Support Staff
Patricia Mason
Housekeeper/Facilities Support

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