Meet Our Team

Our compassionate, expert staff members, many of whom are also in long-term recovery, are chosen for their ability to provide you with the most advanced care possible and their dedication to delivering an extraordinary treatment experience. We look forward to welcoming you.

Ian D. Wolds, PsyD

Ian D. Wolds, PsyD

Executive Director

Steven L. Batki, MD

Steven L. Batki, MD

Consulting Physician: Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine

David Smith, MD

David Smith, MD

Chair of Addiction Medicine

Helen “Py” Driscoll, MD

Helen “Py” Driscoll, MD

Consulting Physician: Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine

Laura Natta, PhD

Laura Natta, PhD

Director of Neuropsychological Assessment

Sharif Ali, LMFT

Sharif Ali, LMFT

Primary Therapist, Recovery Support Coordinator

Tara Daylami, MA, LMFT

Tara Daylami, MA, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Peter Curtin, ASW

Peter Curtin, ASW

Primary Therapist, Intensive Outpatient Program

Lori Sparrow, MA, LMFT

Lori Sparrow, MA, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Lauren Isaacson, MA, LMFT

Lauren Isaacson, MA, LMFT

Primary Therapist

John Oppenheimer, MA, MFT

John Oppenheimer, MA, MFT

Group Facilitator

Dr. Jim Tracy

Dr. Jim Tracy

Family Program Director

Anicia Williams, LMFT

Anicia Williams, LMFT

Director of Outpatient Services

Alan J. Massey, MA, LISAC

Alan J. Massey, MA, LISAC

Family Program Consultant

Janina Fisher, PhD

Janina Fisher, PhD

Trauma Workshop Facilitator

Kelley Callahan, PhD

Kelley Callahan, PhD

Trauma Workshop Facilitator

Gigi Veasey, LCSW, LISAC

Gigi Veasey, LCSW, LISAC

Grief & Loss Workshop Facilitator

Ann Foster, LCPC

Ann Foster, LCPC

Rising Strong™ Workshop Facilitator

Melissa K. Hammel, CFP®, NCC LPC/MHSP

Melissa K. Hammel, CFP®, NCC LPC/MHSP

Money Workshop Facilitator

Brigitte Lank, PhD

Brigitte Lank, PhD

Process Addiction Specialist

Nico Fitzgerald

Nico Fitzgerald

Experiential Program Manager

Cherlyne Short Majors, PhD

Cherlyne Short Majors, PhD

Senior Strategic Advisor

Brie Ciraulo Rosenfield, LMFT

Brie Ciraulo Rosenfield, LMFT

Director of Clinical Development

Shelby Swartz, MA

Shelby Swartz, MA

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern California & Pacific Northwest

Jude Weber, MA, CPLC

Jude Weber, MA, CPLC

Clinical Outreach Representative, Los Angeles Region

Stephanie Klindt, MS, LMFT

Stephanie Klindt, MS, LMFT

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northern California

Carla Chludzinski, LCSW

Carla Chludzinski, LCSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Midwest USA

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Amanda E. Lehrer, MSW

Clinical Outreach Representative, Northeast United States

Vickye Key, LCDC

Vickye Key, LCDC

Clinical Outreach Representative, Southern Region

Amy Arnett, CAADAC

Amy Arnett, CAADAC

Recovery Assistant Manager

Minor Hamilton

Minor Hamilton

Senior Overnight Recovery Assistant

Natasha Marcy, LMT

Natasha Marcy, LMT

Medical Qigong And Massage Therapist

Lucille Heaney

Lucille Heaney

Program Coordinator

Jonathan West

Jonathan West

Human Resources Manager

Stephen Cook

Stephen Cook

Executive Chef

Marvin Johnson

Marvin Johnson

Cook

Deanna Brolly

Deanna Brolly

Certified Personal Trainer & Health Coach

At Alta Mira, we know that client interactions with staff highly influence the results of our program. From the moment you arrive at Alta Mira, our team works to make sure you feel welcome, safe, respected, and comfortable.

Because we understand just how important our staff is to the client’s experience at Alta Mira, we are highly selective in choosing team members. Each staff member is chosen based on their ability to provide clients with the most advanced care possible, while ensuring clients feel secure and understood. Many members of our staff are also in long-term recovery, and have first-hand experience as clients in treatment. The perspectives of staff who have “been there” are highly valued, because they help increase understanding and empathy across our whole team.

Our team members are passionate about helping others on their journey to recovery and are grateful for the opportunity to welcome new clients. Please contact us now to find out more information about how we can help you or someone you know.