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Dr. Jorge Partida

PsyD, Director of Family Program

Dr. Jorge Partida is a Psychologist, Green Advocate, and Indigenous Healer. He was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to Chicago at nine years of age. Dr. Jorge has been a consultant on many national and international projects in the areas of education, health, diversity, and spirituality.  Dr. Jorge has worked with local and… Read More

Bob Forrest

Program Founder

Bob Forrest is perhaps best known as the straight talking, straight shooting counselor on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew. Bob had a long journey in his struggle with addiction, visiting rehab facilities 24 times before finding sobriety in 1996. He has spent the last 17 years being of service, becoming one of the foremost… Read More

Carson Winn

MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director

Carson Winn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has been since 2007. He holds an LCSW in both California and Florida. He received his Master’s Degree from Florida State University in 2004, and has additional post-graduate education in depth psychology and clinical supervision. He utilizes a variety of research based practices with his current… Read More

Dr. Meredith Sagan

MD, Consulting Addiction Psychiatrist

Meredith Sagan, MD is a UCLA Semel Institute trained Psychiatrist who is on the cutting edge of the integrative medicine movement.  For over 20 years, and in tandem with her mainstream career as a child, adolescent and adult Psychiatrist, Dr. Sagan developed her capacities as a medical intuitive by studying with shamans, spiritual leaders, and… Read More

Dr. Lisa Benya

DO, Consulting Internal Medicine Doctor

Dr. Lisa Benya is an internal medicine doctor servicing the Malibu community for many years. Her caring and compassionate approach has earned her a great reputation for being one of the area’s favorite doctors.  She is a board certified physician who as an internist broadened her scope to include more serious and chronic conditions including… Read More

Lyndsey Vroman

CADC II, Director of Operations

Lyndsey Vroman has worked in many different positions in the treatment industry since 2009, including case management, after-care, alumni services, clinical coordinator, human resources and now Alo House Recovery Centers is very lucky to have her as our Director of Operations! She found her true passion working in the treatment industry and describes herself as dedicated,… Read More

Chris Paulson

MA, LMFT, Program Director

Chris Paulson has been working in the substance abuse treatment field since 2005. With eleven years of experience, ranging from admissions, intake, operations, and administration, he decided to focus on one, if not the most important elements of the treatment experience – clinical work. Chris earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with Antioch University Los… Read More

Jodi Wagner

CATC, CSC, Director of Case Management

Jodi Wagner is a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor as well as Clinical Supervisor Credentialed and has worked in the recovery field since 1999! Jodi worked at Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health for co-occurring disorders with women as a Primary Counselor for over 6 years and from there was at Journey Out for 8 years, prior to coming to Alo House. Journey… Read More

Gary Stanis

Resident Manager

Gary Stanis found a new way of living through the 12-step process of recovery. Having battled with alcohol abuse throughout his adult life, Gary discovered a way of living free from the addiction that had became a hindrance to his ability to grow and function like those around him. Gary has been free from this battle for the last 11… Read More

Soraya Soto

CATC-I, Joint Commission Compliance Officer

Soraya Soto has been with Alo House Recovery Centers since 2014 and is incredibly passionate about helping others. She has finished her addiction studies program and is currently in school for her BS in Clinical Psych and Political Science. Once Soraya finishes that, she will be enrolling in Law School to focus on healthcare law. Soraya is the… Read More

Bob Howland

Director Of Admissions

Bob Howland comes to Alo House with over 15 years in Healthcare/ Medical industry experience, 25 years in business development and a bachelors degree from George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia. Bob has dedicated his life to helping others in the transition to recovery. Bob suffered a back injury when he was 18 years old… Read More

Lawrence “Larry” Williams

Residential Advisor

A recovering addict himself, Lawrence Williams understands and empathizes with what a struggling addict is experiencing when they first come into treatment. Larry began using drugs as a teenager, and the majority of his young adult life was spent in and out of correctional facilities. Sitting in his prison cell one day, he was struck with a… Read More

Sal Michael Federico

Residential Advisor

Sal Mike Federico didn’t take the usual path in life. He starting using alcohol and drugs at young age, and in the process, missed out on a normal childhood. After a lengthy 19 year battle with addiction, Mike now has over four years clean. It took an outpatient program and help from 12-step program to give… Read More

Alexis Haines

CDAAC Intern

Alexis Haines completed her schooling to become a chemical dependency counselor in October 2011. Since that time, she has worked at several treatment centers, and is currently completing her practicum hours. Alexis got sober at nineteen years old, after facing up to six years in the California State prison system due to her addiction to… Read More

Corey Cardenas

Equine Specialist

Corey Cardenas has been horse crazy for as long as she can remember. Regularly riding and being with horses since she was three, Corey has been well shaped and trained by the horse. She is continually learning the subtle art of body language and reading energy. With a genuine love of people, trust in the… Read More

Rachel Corbett

Director of Business Development, CADC-II, ICADC

Rachel Corbett is a Los Angeles native and recovering alcoholic who has been in the field of substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, mental health, relationship building, and integrated care recovery since 2005. For many years she fulfilled her desire to help others by dedicating her work to facilitating the linkage of all populations including LGBTQ, HIV +, and those… Read More

Evan Haines

MA, Co-Founder

Evan Haines is a Co-Founder of Alo House, and specializes in admissions, and marketing and business development.  An active participant in the recovery world, it felt natural for Evan to transition into the sober living business, and help others obtain and maintain sobriety.  In 2010, he and Jared founded Alo House, which, in less than… Read More

Jared Valentine


Jared Valentine is a Co-Founder of Alo House.  He is a Certified Developer and Operator of Sober Living Housing, and successfully operated Alo House sober living for a number of years before taking the company through the licensing process. Jared believed that it was time to offer a licensed substance use disorder and mental health program at… Read More

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