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Meet The Staff

Valley Recovery Center’s caring and dedicated staff is here to help you and answer any questions that you may have. Please contact us anytime at (888) 989-9690.

David Burke - LAADC, SAP, Professional Interventionist - Valley Recovery of california Fresno - outpatient drug rehab - fresno iop - fresno drug rehab

David Burke, LAADC-CA, IS

National Clinical Outreach

David Burke is committed to the process of recovery and shares his passion for the field by connecting a variety of people within the community. Mr. Burke strives on ensuring that all people receive the most appropriate care in the best possible setting for them. Mr. Burke has strong community relationships and works with others to build bridges for people needing help. He works with larger organizations, such as insurance companies and hospitals, as well as smaller referral sources such as private practitioners and family members. David ensures excellent communication with the entire team and approaches each situation as unique.

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Fresno

Sara Caldwell - Administrative Assistant - Financial Liaison - Valley Recovery Center - Fresno Intensive Outpatient Program IOP - alcohol and drug treatment

Sara Caldwell, B.S.

Administrative Assistant / Financial Liaison

Sara comes to us with a myriad of experience that allows her to create a warm, welcoming environment for our clients. Sara received her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science from CSU Fresno. Sara was a member of the Fresno State Marching Band, and continues to invest in her musical passion by serving as a long time percussion instructor for Fresno Unified School District.

Sara has extensive background in the medical field as well as retail management, and she prides herself on her passion for service and providing an environment of quality, dignified care. Clients will work with Sara throughout the admission process while utilizing her as their point person for all scheduling and financial service needs. Outside of work, Sara can be found spending time with her fur children (one dog and one cat), enjoying live music, and attending sporting events.


Tiffany Vasquez - Outpatient Clinician - Valley Recovery Center - Fresno Intensive Outpatient Program IOP - alcohol and drug treatment

Tiffany Vasquez, M.S., IMF

Outpatient Clinician

Tiffany graduated from CSU Fresno where she earned her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a registered clinician with the Board of Behavioral Sciences, and is currently in the final stages of completing her Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential. Tiffany attended UC Riverside where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. While in Southern California, Tiffany also served as a board member for a non-profit organization that empowered women and youth. She supplemented this by volunteering at a runaway shelter for teens, and it was through this challenging and rewarding work that Tiffany found her passion in the human services industry.

Tiffany was born and raised in Fresno and has a strong passion for this community. Because of this, she decided to take everything she learned in her studies and returned to Fresno to complete her graduate work. While broadening her clinical experience, she has assisted children, families, individuals and couples in therapeutic setting. She has additional specialized experience in co-parenting and anger management groups, as well as varied experience in the educational setting.

When not broadening her experience in the field where she has found her passion, Tiffany spends time engaging in her love for sports or watching movies.

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Sacramento

Chris Meyer, MBA - Executive Director of Valley Recovery Center, Sacramento

Chris Meyer, MBA

Executive Director

Chris holds oversight for the daily operations at Valley Recovery. He holds degrees as a respiratory care practitioner, a bachelor of science in healthcare administration and performed studies at The George Washington where he worked towards his MBA with an emphasis in healthcare administration. He comes to Valley Recovery with extensive expertise across the full healthcare continuum ranging from Level I trauma experience as both a clinician and the director of cardiopulmonary where he was responsible for clinical operations at a 365-bed facility and multiple departments. Over the last decade, Chris has held various senior level positions ranging from area director with Kindred Health, where he oversaw seven facilities and three levels of care in Seattle, WA; Sr. Director of Strategy and Development at Swedish Health Services in Seattle, where he was responsible for the Neuroscience Institute; and Sutter Health where he held the position of Sr. Director of Strategy and Development with direct oversight of the Central Valley, which included several hospitals and outpatient clinics. Recently, Chris completed his Chief Executive Fellowship with Encompass Health where he underwent extensive training in hospital operations. He enjoys spending time with his young daughter and wife as well as outdoor activities and being an active participant in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Jovon Beck, AOD, CATC - Clinician - Valley Recovery Center of California - drug and alcohol rehab - addiction detox center

Jovon Beck, AOD, CATC

Clinician

Jovon has been providing services to Sacramento area children, teens and families since 2003. Jovon strives to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.

He enjoys spending time with his family and has a dog named Peter, who keeps him busy. He enjoys traveling to various places like Lake Tahoe and Hawaii.


Eileen Javed, RN, BSN - Valley Recovery Center of California - drug and alcohol detoxification facility - alcohol rehab - addiction treatment center

Eileen Javed, RN, BSN

Eileen provides oversight for nursing staff and mental health technicians at Valley Recovery Center. Eileen joined Valley Recovery Center in 2017. She is passionate about whole person care, patient safety, quality of care and the patient experience. Eileen is responsible for championing frontline improvement efforts within the nursing department and is a dedicated advocate of excellence in patient care. Eileen received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Vermont in 2007 and is currently completing her master of science in healthcare administration and leadership from the University of California San Francisco.


Stephanie Kvasager, LCSW - Clinical Director - Valley Recovery Center - alcohol detox - drug rehab facility - addiction treatment center

Stephanie Kvasager, LCSW

Clinical Director

Stephanie oversees the direction of the clinical team in service of client care, leads program development, and co-directs staff training at Valley Recovery Center of California’s Residential Treatment facility. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from Sacramento State University of California. She has a wealth of diverse clinical experience, including 12 years of treating adults and children with a range of acute psychiatric disorders in both residential and outpatient settings. Stephanie is passionate about breaking down socially constructed barriers that keep people from accessing treatment, collaborating with and advocating for oppressed groups, and the development of clinical staff.


Glenn Parker, LADCC - Valley Recovery Center - California drug rehab center

Glenn Parker, LADCC

Glenn has worked in the addictions field since 2002. Glenn has always had a passion for working with others. He has held positions of lead counselor, program director and has also been an instructor and lecturer in substance abuse education as well as substance abuse counselor training. He currently holds the credentials of licensed advanced alcohol and drug counselor in the state of California .


Stacey Johnson, CATC

Outpatient Program Manager

Stacey has been with Valley Recovery since July 2016 and has been working in the field of addiction for four years. Prior to that, Stacey worked in business development and management, counseling and Waldorf Education. She is a graduate of the first cohort in Anthroposophical Psychology in North America. Stacey has a passion for helping people change their lives and become the person they aspire to be. Outside of work, Stacey enjoys spending time with her husband, two rescue dogs and a cat, reading, working with pastels, interior and landscape design, writing, and is an avid gardener.


Cicily Naef M.S., CATC IV - Director of Admissions & Outpatient Services - Valley Recovery Center - Intensive outpatient program IOP - outpatient drug rehab center

Cicily Naef M.S., CATC IV

Director of Admissions & Outpatient Services

Cicily comes to us with experience and knowledge that contributes to her providing a warm, welcoming, and compassionate experience for our potential clients and their family members. Cicily received her Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Chemical Dependency and Compulsive Disorders from California Southern University. She obtained her CATC IV certification shortly thereafter. She strives to ensure that clients and their families feel like they are being heard and cared for. She has a passion for helping others and tries to create a safe and supportive environment in order to meet the client where they are at and to get to the root of their addiction. She comes from a strengths-based approach and tries to collaborate with the client in order to meet their needs and address opportunities for growth.

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Reno

Bertrand Ithurralde, MSW - Clinic Director - Valley Recovery Center of Reno, Nevada - alcohol and drug rehab center - intensive outpatient program

Bertrand Ithurralde, MSW

Clinic Director

Bertrand has been working in Northern Nevada in the mental health and addictions field for over 18 years. An avid Wolf Pack fan, he attended UNR as an undergrad and received his bachelor of arts degree in history. He would also later attend graduate school at UNR and obtain a masters of social work degree. He has worked at both the local and state levels in residential, inpatient, and outpatient programs. He loves taking part in program building to both strengthen his local community and empower his clients.


Kelly Kitson - Therapist - Valley Recovery Center of Reno, Nevada - Intensive outpatient program - drug and alcohol rehab iop

Kelly Kitson

Therapist

Kelly joins the Valley Recovery team in Reno to provide clinical consultation on substance use treatment issues. Kelly has worked with a variety of clients including those struggling with co-occurring disorders, eating disorders, chronic illness, and trauma recovery.

After more than 20 years in the counseling services field, Kelly focuses on helping clients make changes in life that hold personal importance to them.


Leah Boe, Therapist at Valley Recovery Center - Reno Nevada Outpatient Program - Reno iop - drug and alcohol treatment center

Leah Boe

Therapist

Leah has worked in all facets of mental health and substance abuse in the Reno area for 30 years. Her specialty includes marriage and family therapy, substance abuse (including groups, couples and individual therapy), and domestic violence counseling.

Leah’s goals with therapy are to assist the clients with identifying and implementing their desire for growth and change. She is a strong supporter of rescuing abandoned and homeless animals.

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