Barbara Woods, LCSW (TX), ACSW

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Woods, LCSW (TX), ACSW, has worked in the field of mental health for 35 years. She has specialized in the field of substance dependence and co-occurring disorders having served… Read More


Robert Bradley Sanders, DO

Medical Director

With over twenty years of experience as a Psychiatrist, Dr. Sanders serves as the Medical Director for Casa Palmera. Dr. Sanders completed his Psychiatric Residency training at the University of… Read More


Bruce Figuered, PhD

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Figuered is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 18 years of clinical and supervisory experience. After completing an undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas in Psychology, Dr…. Read More


Anne Zaliti, RN, MBA, MSN

Director of Nursing

Anne Zaliti is an RN with a BSBA, an MBA, and an MSN with 12 years DON experience as well as Supervisory and Director of Staff Development experience. Anne recently… Read More

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Edel C. Mahdavifar

Director of Human Resources

With a BS in Accounting, Edel began her career working for a CPA firm in Guam. She also spent time with a tuna purse seine company as well as with… Read More


Jeff Johnson

Director of Operations

Serving as both Dietary Service Supervisor and Certified Activity Director, Jeff Johnson has a variety of oversight duties for Casa Palmera. He is in charge of daily operations, which includes… Read More


Anissa Bell, LMFT

Director of Admissions

Anissa Bell is licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Prior to coming to Casa Palmera, Anissa has previous experience working with adolescent residential programs,… Read More


Dr. Jan Wagman, PhD, MFT

Primary Care Coordinator

Dr. Jan Wagman, a mental health industry veteran of twenty-three years, is licensed in the state of California as a Marriage Family Therapist and holds a California Life Time Single… Read More


Curt Moothart, LCSW

Primary Care Coordinator

Curt Moothart is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), in addition to being a certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADC II). He began his pursuit of a profession in… Read More


Doug Smith, MA

Outpatient Services and Family Program Coordinator

Prior to coming to Casa Palmera, Doug Smith has previous experience working with adolescent residential programs, as well as several years in business management. After going back to school and… Read More


Ashley Azin, MA, MFTI

Primary Care Coordinator

Ashley Azin is a registered marriage and family therapist intern who received a Master’s Degree in Counseling from San Diego State University and a second Master’s Degree in Marriage and… Read More


Diana L. Boyer


Diana Boyer has worked in the field of addiction for sixteen years, serving both adolescents and adults in multiple capacities, including that of Admission’s Director, Family Resource Director, Family Coordinator,… Read More


Mae D. Casanova, PsyD, MS

Admissions Coordinator

Dr. Mae D. Casanova is a Clinical Psychologist who finished her doctorate program in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Irvine. She received her Master’s Degree… Read More

Desirae Petree

Desirae Petree, RN

Admissions Coordinator

Desirae is a Registered Nurse with our Admissions team at Casa Palmera. Desirae received her Diploma in Nursing from Abington Memorial Hospital’s Dixon School of Nursing in Willow Grove, PA… Read More


Michelle Martin, MHA

Regulatory Affairs Officer

Michelle has a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration as well as degrees in Graphic Design, Marketing and Multimedia. Her experience includes marketing, social media, website and grant writing as well… Read More


Tammy Eurick

Eastern Region Marketing Coordinator

With nine years in the Addictions & Behavioral Health Industry, Tammy Eurick has logged many hours in such roles as Resident Manager, Admissions Director, Director of Marketing and Outreach Coordinator,… Read More


Johnny Blackburn, MA, CN

Clinical Nutritionist

Johnny Blackburn combines degrees in both nutrition and psychology to offer a more comprehensive approach to nutrition. He emphasizes the importance of integrating the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions… Read More

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Katie Blake

Scheduling Coordinator

Katie Blake has worked in the social services field for over 18 years. Her previous experience includes working in youth and adolescent residential programs, domestic violence centers and recovery/addiction programs… Read More


Dmitri Sivtsov, MD


Dr. Dmitri Sivtsov joined Casa Palmera’sresidential treatment program in 2010 as attending physician. Dr. Sivtsov received his M.D. from the St. Petersburg State Pavlov Medical University, Russia in 1995. Following… Read More

Camellia Clark

Camellia Pratt Clark, MD


Dr. Clark graduated Magna Cum Laude in Bioengineering at Texas A & M University, then graduated with her M.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston). She completed her… Read More

Jessica Sperber

Jessica Sperber, MD


Dr. Sperber graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular cell biology with special emphasis in neurobiology. She then went on to pursue her medical degree (M.D.) at UC… Read More


A.J Foster, MD


A.J. Foster, MD, has been a Family Practitioner for thirty years. He is Board Certified by the American board of Family Practice and Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine… Read More


Roberto Enriquez

Director of Environmental Services

As a long-time valued Casa Palmera team member, Roberto Enriquez has widespread responsibility for the smooth operations of daily life at the residential treatment center. Roberto’s twenty-four-year commitment to Casa… Read More


Joanne Schmidt, LVN

Director of Staff Development/Infection Control Nurse

Joanne Schmidt has been a licensed vocational nurse for 38 years and has been with Casa Palmera since it opened as a treatment center in 2005. Prior to Casa Palmera,… Read More


Kellie Delli Colli, PhD

Primary Care Coordinator

Dr. Kellie Delli Colli is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who graduated with her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is BCIA board certified in neurofeedback and she… Read More


David Grey, LMFT, CADCII

Primary Care Coordinator

David Grey has worked in the recovery services field for more than 20 years. He is a certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, CADCll, with the California Association of Alcoholism… Read More

Jana Overbey

Jana Overbey

Utilization Review and Performance Improvement Manager

With over twenty years in the field of Behavioral Health, Jana Overbey holds an MA in Counseling Psychology, as well as her Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, and Certified Employee Assistance… Read More

Kayla Siracusa

Kayla Rillie, RD


Kayla is a Registered Dietitian who graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and Minor in Psychology from San Diego State University. She completed her accredited dietetic internship through… Read More


Ernest Georggin

Western Region Marketing Coordinator

“Casa Palmera has given me the opportunity to provide the highest level of hope and care to individuals and families in need of treatment for chemical dependency and co-occurring behavioral… Read More


Philip M. Van Guilder

Central Region Marketing Coordinator

He joined Casa Palmera with many years of executive sales and marketing experience. Past positions include Vice President Pandatel, Vice President MDB Systems (A Lockheed Company), and many other high… Read More


Catherine Falter, LAc


Catherine Falter is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has a wide variety of experience treating Chemical Dependency and Eating Disorders, internal medicine and acute and chronic pain disorders. Catherine… Read More

LIz Hoffman

Liz Hoffman, YRT

Yoga Instructor

Liz Hoffmann YRT has been practicing yoga since 1997 and is a Core Power Yoga certified yoga instructor. Her training is in Ashtanga Power Vinyasa flow, Sculpt, and she also… Read More


Laurie Guy

Fitness Instructor

For more than 25 years Laurie Guy has been involved with helping people of all ages achieve their personal and fitness goals. As an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified… Read More


Michelle York, MFTI


Michelle York is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpenteria, CA. Michelle has worked in the… Read More

Pamela Ritz

Pamela Ritz, MSW

Discharge Planner

Pamela Ritz, MSW, brings years of experience to Casa Palmera where she has been a Discharge Planner since 2013. She is also the Alumni Coordinator and maintains ongoing alumni engagement…. Read More