OUR TEAM

A medical facility can only be as great as as its staff. Fortunately, West Valley Detox & Residential is home to world-class caregivers, thought leaders, and skilled professionals, each of whom bring a breadth of experience and a deep well of passion to our mission.

Take a moment to meet the talented individuals who allow us to provide those in need with an unparalleled recovery experience.

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, CADC-III
Chief Operations Officer

Vinsent is a proud Los Angeles native, passionate advocate, and prominent figure in the recovery community since 2004.

Zara Gemilyan, MBA
Chief MARKETING Officer

Zara brings cutting-edge support techniques, dedication, and years of experience to her role at West Valley Detox.

Dan Aronow, MD
Medical Director

Dan is a 20-year veteran caregiver whose deep medical knowledge ensures the highest-quality care for our clients.

Vanessa Acquistapace
Program Director

As Program Director, Vanessa acts as liaison to our medical and administrative staff to help facilitate our programming.

Beth Franke, Director of Administrative Services
Bethanie Franke
Director, Administrative Services

Beth oversees our administrative team, making her a real asset at West Valley Detox.

Darin Bennett, Clinical Director
Darin Bennett, LMFT
Clinical Director
Britt Bonner
Director, Admissions & Outreach
Shannon Hall, CADC-II
Clinical Services Coordinator
Etiennette Sneed, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Etiennette has more than 20 years of experience in psychiatry and over 10 years of experience in nursing.

Joey Keenan, CADC-II
Counselor
Caryn Hirsch, LVN
Licensed Vocational Nurse

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

Greg Walsh, CADC II
Gregory Walsh, CADC-3
Counselor

Greg has a background in dual-diagnosis treatment, combined with over six years of experience as a substance abuse counselor.

Vince Amado, Case Manager
Vince Amado
Case Manager
Cathy Kasper, Outreach Coordinator
Cathy Kasper
Admissions/OUTREACH Manager

Cathy is committed to helping those suffering from addiction to regain their health and independence.

West Valley Detox Treatment, Rehabilitation, Tarzana, CA
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