Our Team


Zara Gemilyan

Director of Admissions

Zara has applied her cutting-edge supportive techniques, dedication, and years of personal experience in her role as director of admissions.


Max Chesnoff

Director of Human Resources

Max works with existing employees and new hires to help make West Valley Detox the program it is today.

Michael Evans

Director of Accounting

Michael is a certified CPA and handles all the accounting and financial aspects of West Valley Detox.


Jason Hymes, MD

Medical Director

Jason is the medical director at West Valley Detox.

Caryn Hirsch, LVN

Licensed Nurse

Caryn has provided care and medical support to individuals in recovery for more than 16 years.

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Bruce Rush

Clinical Director

Bruce is a recent addition to the team and oversees all our clinical treatments and directives.

Vanessa Acquistapace

Program Director

Vanessa ensures that our programs run smoothly by supervising our clinical and medical teams.

Gregory Walsh, CADC-III


Greg brings a background in dual-diagnosis treatment with over six years as substance abuse counselor.


Ara Gemilyan

Chief Executive Officer

Ara leverages his entrepreneurial spirit, diverse experience, and passion for helping people as the leader of West Valley Detox.

Vinsent Franke

Chief Operations Officer

Vinsent is a passionate advocate for sobriety and has been a prominent figure in the recovery community since 2004.

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