Kelly Stephenson, Chief Executive Officer of Cliffside Malibu, began her career in 2002 working in the health and human services field with mentally ill and substance dependent women.

In 2007, after studying Business Administration at Ferris State University, Ms. Stephenson made the decision to move from Michigan to California to pursue a career in an industry she was passionate about. She has worked in Substance Use Disorder field for over 15 years, helping clients achieve long term sobriety and ensuring best practices and highest standards are met in all areas of the client care.

Ms. Stephenson’s, passion and life’s work are in sync. She has a career she loves, leading staff and working with clients, all while increasing Cliffside Malibu’s national presence. She has been with Cliffside Malibu since 2015, starting as the COO and transitioning to CEO in July 2018. She thoroughly enjoys her role and is excited for the future of Cliffside and its Clients.