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

Dellyna Ochoa
Outreach & Admissions Staff
Admissions & Intake Coordinator
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Colleen Callahan, MA
Outreach & Admissions Staff
Clinical Outreach Specialist

Clinical & Incidental Medical 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
Mary Gibson, MA, LMFT, CADC II
Tessa Cosand, MS, APCC
Tamar Olmedo, AMFT
Jeannette Brewer, LVN
Lead LVN/Med Tech
Tina Collins, MA, LAADC, LMFT, EAGALA Certified
Equine Therapist
Linda Stephens, MS, LMFT, RD
Therapist/Registered Dietitian
Anna Rios, MA, LMFT

Programs & Operations Team

Barbara Kimberling
Program & Compliance Director
Anthony Gomez, CADC-I
Recovery Counselor
Tess Brinkerhoff, RADT-1
Recovery Counselor
Kathleen Foute, CADC II
Recovery Counselor
Kimberly McGuaran
Case Manager
Freddy Avila
Recovery Counselor

Client Advisor Support Team

Paul Ornelas Benchmark Transitions
Paul “Steve” Ornelas, USMC
Client Advisor Certified Life Coach
Tammy Goulet Benchmark Transitions
Tammy Brackins
Client Advisor
Victor Drake Benchmark Transitions
Victor Drake
Client Advisor
Ariana Ochoa, EMT-B
Client Advisor
Anthony Vega, EMT
Client Advisor/EMT
Marissa Partee
Client Advisor
Stephanie Guccione
Client Advisor
Larry Aragon
Client Advisor
Brittney Aubrey
Med Technician/Client Advisor
Julio Rivera, EMT
Client Advisor/EMT
Amanda Hernandez
Client Advisor
Mike Johnson
Client Advisor
James Brown
Client Advisor
Mike Guccione
Resident Advisor
Jason Rembold
Client Advisor

Education & Careers Team

Breanna Tate, B.S., Natural Lifemanship Trained
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

Lavinia Lavai Benchmark Transitions
Lavinia Livai
Medical Biller
Mike Hererra
Insurance Claims Coordinator
Jenero Jordan
Noah Wilson
Facilities and Maintenance Staff
Steve Vander Velden
Support Services/IT
Tom Skaggs
Facility Superintendent
Donald Harper Benchmark Transitions
Donald J. Harper
Maintenance Support Staff
Robert Wilson
Maintenance Support Staff
Gigi Ruiz
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