Our Staff

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Executive Director- Denise Klein, MSW

Denise Klein, MSW,  Executive Director of Milestones Ranch Malibu, one of the nation’s premier dual diagnosis treatment centers, graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master’s Degree in[…]

Consulting Board Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Dr. Judy Ho

Dr. Judy Ho is a board licensed clinical psychologist, a two-time board diplomate of American Board of Professional Psychology and the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, and a tenured Associate[…]

Primary Therapist- Justin Leitstein, LMFT

Justin Leitstein is a licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has an established reputation amongst many treatment professionals for providing instrumental therapeutic results for a wide range of challenges. He[…]

Primary Therapist- Debbie Briem, LMFT

Debbie Briem, MA, LMFT holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is licensed by the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has training in chemical[…]

Cognitive Rehabilitation Counselor- Celeste Racicot M.Ed.,CRC,CVE

Celeste Racicot was the 2011 recipient of The Stork Award, Brain Injury Center of Ventura County, for commitment to going above and beyond to better the lives of brain injury[…]

Certified Hypnotherapist- Joe Tabbanella, C.HT

Joe Tabbanella is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Motivational Speaker. He is certified as an instructor of Neuro-Linguistic Programming  (NLP) and MER (Mental and Emotional Release). Joe graduated with honors from[…]

EMDR Therapist- Debbie Cohen, LMFT

Debbie Cohen has a double master’s degree in psychology and art therapy.  She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working both in private practice and in residential treatment. Her long history of working in residential[…]

EMDR Therapist- Anita Kaplan, LCSW

Anita Kaplan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker  and has been licensed since 2005.  After graduating with Honors from The University of Arizona, she earned her Master’s Degree in Social[…]

Group Facilitator- Ron Borczon, MT-BC

Ron Borczon, MT-BC, founded the Music Therapy Department at Cal State Northridge in 1984. After more than 20 years, Ron remains Director of the program, one of only three in[…]

Group Facilitator- Jessica Martindale, AMFT

For over 15 years, Jessica Martindale has been studying, researching, and helping humans find emotional freedom, through working to increase their connection to themselves and others. After receiving her Bachelors[…]

Group Facilitator- Sara Daoud, M.A., CHWC

Sara has a sincere passion and gift for listening and providing healing to those suffering from all walks of life. She is a Wellcoaches certified Personal Health and Wellness coach[…]

Jennifer Katz, CNC

Certified Nutritional Consultant- Jennifer Katz, CNC

Jennifer is a Certified Nutrition Consultant (and RADT) working in Recovery for over 15 years. Her background is in Nursing and Psychology and her focus is Functional Nutritional care for[…]

Director of Admissions- Savannah Ganje, LCSW

Savannah Ganje completed her Bachelor’s degree in social work at Colorado State University. While completing her Bachelor’s degree, Savannah worked with pre-school aged children in the head start system as[…]

Admissions Coordinator- Carolyn Hamilton

Carolyn Hamilton has over 25 years of experience in the insurance and healthcare field. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. She managed a[…]

Hiking Guide- Randy Heuser

Randy grew up hiking in the hills of Malibu. He attended California State Polytechnic University School of Architecture. After spending a number of years in architecture, he transitioned into the[…]

Personal Trainer- Kareen Oliveri

Kareen is passionate about helping people effectively achieve their individual fitness goals; whether it is with one-on-one training or in a group setting. She is certified through the National Academy[…]

Executive Chef- Rodolfo Reyes

Cooking has always been Chef Rodolfo’s passion.  He enjoys cooking all kinds of popular dishes as well as creating his own. He is a very strong believer in using home[…]

Executive Chef- Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts runs her kitchen on a variety of philosophical principles. “Food is medicine,” she states as her primary understanding of her work. She has been nourishing people for nearly[…]

Housekeeping Manager- Vilma Gomez

Vilma Gomez has been with Calamigos Ranch for almost 30 years. She began working at Milestones 17 years ago and is the manager of housekeeping. She enjoys working and she[…]