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
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

Samantha Davis, BA, RADT-1
Admissions Supervisor
Kristen Byrom
Professional Outreach Specialist

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
Mary Gibson, M.A., MFTi, CADC II
Therapist/Team Leader
Tina Collins, MA, MFTi, LAADC
Therapist
Judith Diaz, PNP/Med Tech
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
John Mendoza, MFTi
Therapist

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
Tanya Westcott, CADC II, Eagala Equine Certified
Sr. Case Manager/Certified Eagala Equine Therapist
Ishmael Robles, Jr., AS, CADC II, ICADC
Case Manager
Michael Clements, BA, CATC III
Case Manager
Anthony Gomez, CAADE
Case Manager
Jennifer Mendoza, CADC II
Case Manager
Larry Aragon, CADCII, ICADC
Case Manager

Residential & Transitional Living Support Team

Yvonne Spann Benchmark Transitions
Yvonne Spann
Resident Supervisor
Paul Ornelas Benchmark Transitions
Paul “Steve” Ornelas, USMC
Resident Advisor Manager (ACSTH Certified Life Coach)/Fitness Coordinator
Jeannette Brewer, LVN
Medical Technician/Lead LVN
Fernando Quiroz, RADT-II
Assistant Resident Supervisor
Michael Archie
Resident Advisor
Sheri Martin Benchmark Transitions
Sheri Martin
Resident Advisor (ACSTH Certified Life Coach)
Christine Mortensen Benchmark Transitions
Christine Mortensen
Resident Advisor/Program Associate
Victor Drake Benchmark Transitions
Victor Drake
Resident Advisor
Naomi Garnica Benchmark Transitions
Naomi Garnica
Resident Advisor
Debbie Nash
Resident Advisor
Kelly DeAngelis
Resident Advisor
John Paul De Vera
Resident Advisor
Soledad Arellano
Resident Advisor
Cynthia Peele
Resident Advisor
Leonard Hernandez
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 Brackins
Academic & Client Services 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
Michelle Mecca
Equine Specialist
Steve Vander Velden
Support Services/IT
Tom Skaggs
Facility Superintendent
Andrea Calzada
Facilities/Housekeeping
Nicholas Smith
Support Services/Chef
Ethan Drury
Support Services Associate
Rikki Abassi
Billing Administrative Assistant

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