Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ara leverages his entrepreneurial spirit,
diverse experience, and passion for helping people as the leader of West Valley Detox & Treatment.
Co-Founder & Director of Business Development
Zara applies her cutting-edge strategy, dedication, and years of corporate experience in her role as director of business development.
Lucille Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas received her medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Neda Javaherian, MD
Dr. Javaherian specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders through medication management. She completed her training at the University of Southern California Medical Center.
Jane Alt, LMFT
Jane has worked at the detox, residential, PHP and IOP levels of care. She integrates a variety of therapeutic techniques including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Twelve Steps. Jane received her Masters in Marriage and Family therapy from Pepperdine Graduate School.
Elise has provided care and client support at numerous levels of treatment, making her a well-rounded leader. She believes that given the proper tools and support, anyone is capable of change.
Lead RA (Case Manager)
Leilani is passionate about helping clients suffering from substance abuse disorders. She applies her strong communication skills to help clients navigate next steps.
OPERATIONAL / ADMINISTRATIVE
Director of Admissions
Personable, knowledgeable, and caring; Luana heads our admissions department. She works tirelessly to ensure a seamless experience for clients coming into treatment.
Director of Human Resources
Max comes equipped with an extensive background in human resources, operations, and administration. He offers a tremendous amount of organizational support and knowledge.
Sarah Vick, LMT, CADC II
Sarah specializes in mindfulness, meditation, somatic trauma resolution, and creates space for her clients to access their own personal spiritually.
Licensed Spiritual Practitioner + Sober VIP Mentor
Greg speaks speaks the language of Spiritual Recovery with over 1,000 hours of coaching, facilitating and speaking, his dynamic energy is both captivating and inspiring; transforming lives.
Dustin Mesick, RDN
Dietitian + Nutritionist
Dustin is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist (RDN) with strong clinical experience. He uses a client-centered approach based on individual lifestyle goals.
Dedicated, caring, and a strong advocate for our clients; Brittany brings a wealth of experience to her role at West Valley. She is currently completing her doctorate at Pepperdine University.
Lindsay Kaye, CPT
Group Facilitator + Fitness Trainer
Lindsay is a group facilitator and Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) for IOP, detox and sober living in the L.A. and Ventura areas. She has helped to keep people sober for over six years, and has been a trainer for 13+ years.