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
Mary Gibson, MA, LMFT, CADC II
Tessa Cosand, MS, APCC
Corey Thompson, MA, APCC
Linda Stephens, MS, LMFT, RD
Therapist/Registered Dietitian
Anna Rios, MA, LMFT

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
Kimberly Stewart, M.A., CADC III-ICADC
Case Manager

Residential & Transitional Living Support Team

Paul Ornelas Benchmark Transitions
Paul “Steve” Ornelas, USMC
Resident Supervisor/Certified Life Coach
Tammy Goulet Benchmark Transitions
Tammy Brackins
Resident Advisor
Victor Drake Benchmark Transitions
Victor Drake
Resident Adviser
Cynthia Peele, CRP
Resident Advisor
Joseph Marthe
Resident Adviser
Dellyna Ochoa, RADT-1
Resident Adviser
Ariana Ochoa, EMT-B
Resident Advisor
Tess Brinkerhoff, RADT-1
Resident Advisor
Melissa Lopez, LVN
Resident Advisor/LVN
Anthony Vega, EMT
Resident Adviser/EMT
Robtisha Brown, CNA
Resident Adviser, CNA
Eduardo “Eddie” Baez, CNA
Resident Advisor, CNA
Martel Hooker, EMT
Resident Advisor/EMT
Julio Rivera, EMT
Resident Advisor/EMT
Naomi Garnica Benchmark Transitions
Naomi Garnica, RADT-1
Resident 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
Megan Brittingham
Animal Care & Horsemanship Instructor/Equine Trainer
Brittany Kollar
Equine Trainer/Horsemanship Instructor

Administrative & Support Services Team

Dawn Tardiff
Business Manager
Amanda Beverly
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
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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