Cliffside Malibu Staff

Welcome to Cliffside Malibu! Each and every member of our staff is dedicated to assisting each resident on their own unique path to sobriety. From our resident advisors to our program director, we all view residents as the individuals they are, and offer them our greatest care. Our mission, as a staff, is to offer residents suffering from substance dependence the opportunity to develop a strong foundation in recovery from which they can build a life free of alcohol and drugs.

Directors

Kelly Stephenson COO
Kelly Stephenson

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Craig Smith
Dr. Craig Smith

Medical Director

On-Site Medical Staff

Natalie Shorten LVN-Lead Resident Health Advisor
Natalie Shorten

LVN – Lead Resident Health Advisor

Chelsea McElwain LVN-Lead Resident Health Advisor
Chelsea McElwain

LVN – Lead Resident Health Advisor

Tara Bordonaro LVN Medication Manager
Tara Bordonaro

LVN – Medication Manager

Leanne Thomas LVN - Resident Health Advisor
Leanne Thomas

LVN – Resident Health Advisor

Kelsea Shorten LVN-Resident Health Advisor
Kelsea Shorten

LVN – Resident Health Advisor

Michelle Jones RN-Resident Health Advisor
Michelle Jones

RN – Resident Health Advisor

Yadera Lopez LVN Resident Health Advisor
Yadera Lopez

LVN – Resident Health Advisor

Karen Stewart LVN Resident Health Advisor
Karen Stewart

LVN – Resident Health Advisor

Clinical

Karen Rubenstein LMFT - Clinical Program Director
Karen Rubenstein

LMFT – Clinical Program Director

Britney Stearns AMFT
Britney Stearns

AMFT – Asst. to Clinical Program Director

Michelle Brady Clinical Coordinator
Michelle Brady

CADC-II – Clinical Coordinator

Britney Elyse LMFT - Program Therapist
Britney Elyse

LMFT – Program Therapist

Alexandra Wucetich LMFT
Alexandra Wucetich

LMFT – Program Therapist

Darrin Kagele LMFT - Program Therapist
Darrin Kagele

LMFT – Program Therapist

Nika Kalili LMFT
Nika Kalili

LMFT – Program Therapist

Jacek Wysocki LMFT
Jacek Wysocki

LMFT – Program Therapist

Jonathan Mozenter LMFT
Jonathan Mozenter

LFMT – Program Therapist

Tracy Gottbetter LMFT
Tracy Gottbetter

LMFT – Program Therapist

Ashley Ramstead Registered Associate MFT
Ashley Ramstead

Registered Associate MFT – Program Therapist

Kimberly Adams Registered Associate MFT
Kimberly Adams

Registered Associate MFT – Program Therapist

Administrative

Juniper Lusk Milieu Manager
Juniper Lusk

Milieu Manager

David Vaknin Facilities Manager
David Vaknin

Facilities Manager

Steve Oh Administrative Director
Steve Oh

Director of Outpatient Services

Dane Fisher CADC-I - Manager of Client Operations
Dane Fisher

CADC-I – Manager of Client Operations

Courtney Burge VP Admissions
Courtney Burge

VP Admissions

Dan Csolak Hospitality Manager
Dan Csolak

Hospitality Manager

Peter Hoang Admissions Coordinator
Peter Hoang

Admissions Coordinator

Shannon Powell Admissions Coordinator
Shannon Powell

Admissions Coordinator

Brenna Nelson Admissions Assistant
Brenna Nelson

Admissions Assitant

Therapeutic

Sarah Brodsky Massage Therapist
Sarah Brodsky

Massage Therapist

Bryan Hyman Yoga Instructor
Bryan Hyman

Yoga Instructor

Keli Vargo Massage Therapist
Kelli Vargo

Massage Therapist

Corey West Personal Trainer
Corey West

Personal Fitness Trainer

Vinda Montalvo Reiki Master
Vinda Montalvo

Reiki Master

Adam Greenburg Acupuncturist
Adam Greenberg

Acupuncturist

Residental

Mathew Malloy Sr. Lead RA
Mathew Malloy

Sr. Lead Resident Advisor

Jordan Payton-Fearnley Lead RA
Jordan Payton-Fearnley

Lead Resident Advisor

Jeremiah Hernandez Lead RA
Jeremiah Hernadez

Lead Resident Advisor

Megan Sharkey Resident Advisor
Megan Sharkey

Resident Advisor

Jonathan Kim Lead RA
Jonathan Kim

Residential Counselor

Parrish Gillett Lead RA
Parrish Gillett

Lead Resident Advisor

Stefanie Kosha Lead RA
Stefanie Kosha

Lead Resident Advisor

Alex Cresswell Lead RA
Alex Cresswell

Lead Resident Advisor

Antoinette Williams CADC-II-Lead - RA
Antoinette Williams

CADC-II – Lead Resident Advisor

Ben Hinkle RA
Ben Hinkle

Lead Resident Advisor

Alex Hernandez Resident Advisor
Alex Hernandez

Resident Advisor

Roxie Konis RA
Roxie Konis

Resident Advisor

Mike Evans RA
Mike Evans

Resident Advisor

Client Care

Jackie Brown Client Care Asst.
Jackie Brown

Client Care Asst.

All physicians are independent contractors and contract individually with their particular clients to provide the most comfortable medically assisted detox and or medication management possible.

We contract with talented group facilitators with a range of expertise to provide our clients with a full, robust experience through a variety of interventions to insure a complete, holistic experience.