Our Team

Britt Bonner

Dir., Admissions & Outreach

Britt is an industry giant with expertise in scaling and growth in the behavioral health industry.

Kim Staples

Admissions & Outreach Manager

Kim is our admissions and outreach manager.


Bethanie Franke

Dir., Administrative Services

Beth oversees our admin and financial teams, handling payroll, billing, and providing important clerical support.


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.

Shannon Hall, CATC-II

Clinical Services Coordinator

Shannon has years of experience in mental health and is an asset to our clinical services.

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.

Zara Gemilyan

Chief Marketing Officer

Zara has applied her cutting-edge support techniques, dedication, and years of experience in marketing to her role.

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