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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Senior Leadership

Brad Lamm, CIP

President

Brad brings his knowledge and passion to Experience Recovery as an author, teacher, interventionist and expert on the impact of complex trauma on life.

Debora Hughes

Deb Hughes, CAS

CEO & Managing Partner

Deb’s efforts over the last 35+ years has been a dedicated mission in behavioral health, eating disorder and addiction treatment.

Steve Karp, DO, FACN

Chief Medical Officer

Steve Karp serves Experience Recovery’s as Chief Medical Officer, treating clients who struggle with eating disorders, substance use, and mental health issues.

Rafael Penunuri, M.D.

Dr. Penunuri has had an esteemed career as M.D. that dates back over 30 years. He is Certified by the American Board of Family Practice, National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, and The American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Kathleen Murphy, MA, LMFT, LPC

Executive Clinical Director

Kathleen Murphy’s career is built on more than 30 years of experience working with people suffering from substance abuse issues complicated by relational trauma.

Clinical

Kennia Torres, AMFT

Primary Therapist

Kennia has 10 years’ experience with DMH paperwork and HIPPA regulations. Her continuing goal is to work in mental health to assist clients in the community. She has worked as an Adult Outpatient Rehab Specialist/Therapist and as Family Facilitator in Family Based Services. 

Karol Kiriakos

Deborah Wilmoth-King, LCADC

Counselor

Deborah is a highly qualified drug and alcohol counselor with over 34 years of sobriety. She has an extensive background in management and supervising with a number of companies such as Boeing and Zodiac Aerospace.

Miriam Storch, CADCi

Counselor

Miriam Storch has worked at Polaris Teen Center, The Teen Project and Breathe Life Healing Centers. Her dedication to her professional growth is reflected in the completion of her CDAC counseling education.

Healthcare Technician Staff

Katie Swytak, CMA

Healthcare Tech

Katie has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business administration and her Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. 

Mercede Sadeghi, LPT

Healthcare Tech

Mercede has an associate degree in Science of Psychiatric Technology from Cypress College.

Ashley Van, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Ashley is always ready for her next adventure. She has a passion for getting clients the care that they need and is thrilled to be a part of the Experience team.

Miguel Calderon, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Miguel has been working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse for over 8 years. His career began as a mental health worker at Canyon Ridge Hospital.

Anthony Jimenez, LVN

Healthcare Tech

Anthony is a patient focused nurse with 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care to patients with mental, behavioral and poly substance disorders.

Community Management Operations

William Balbirnie

Operations Coordinator

William has over 13 years of experience in working at detox and treatment centers. As a certified addictions counselor, William has specialized in substance use and eating disorders.

Alexa Luker, RADT

Community Mentor

A graduate of Santiago Canyon College, Alexa is decidedly well rounded and passionate about the healthcare field. Alexa’s excellent work ethic and time management skills are a result of working in client relations for more than 6 years. 

Raven Sweeney

Community Mentor

A graduate of Boise State University, Raven is decidedly well rounded and driven. Raven’s strong sense of discipline, excellent work ethic and impeccable time management are a result of being a D1 student athlete in college.

Juan Sanchez

Community Mentor

Juan is a motivated individual, who for the past 10 years, has enjoyed working with adults and families in various roles. At Experience Recovery, Juan has provided case management and facilitated resources for those in need.

Chihiro Ito

Community Mentor

Chihiro’s experience as an Overnight Residential Detox Technician, Respite Worker, and Administrator have brought a wide range of skills to her work at Experience Recovery.

Wade Stephens, RADT

Community Mentor

Wade has spent most of his work experience in the restaurant industry which included being a host, busser, and server. He has also spent time volunteering to help people who struggle with addictions in residential treatment facilities. 

Steven Porter

Community Mentor

Steven comes to Experience Recovery with a wide range of skills. With a background in supervising and operations, his talent as a team player and keeping a level head under pressure are not to be overlooked. 

Eric Ortiz

Community Mentor

Eric is a Community Mentor at Experience who has worked in the recovery field for over six and a half years.

Adam Downer

Community Mentor

Adam Graduated from Crafton Hills College where he went on to earn his EMT certification from West Coast EMT in Riverside.

Kara Mullins

Community Mentor

Kara is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients and team. Her career in the healthcare field started with becoming a pharmacy aide at Stanton Pharmacy.

Daisy Torres

Community Mentor

Daisy is an amazing part of the Experience community. Her experience in case management and client relations only serves to build upon the uplifting community that she is joining.

Intake & Admissions

Karol Kiriakos

Cristina Meadows

Director of Intake/Admissions

Cristina Meadows has extensive experience in working in treatment, and helping families navigate recovery needs. In addition, to pursuing a degree in Addiction Studies.

Erin McCrossin

Admissions Counselor

Erin has worked at Beit T’Shuvah and other treatment programs previously. Her skillset in conducting intake assessments, supporting the admission process and acting as a liaison with outside entities to support clients care needs is a great team contribution.

Karol Kiriakos

Elaine Renee Hadley

Intake Coordinator

Renee is currently enrolled in the work to gain her CADC Certificate program and has experience as an intake advisor for substance use for years including with Promises.

Culinary

David Tan

Chef

David is a culinary wizard, with over ten years of culinary experience. Chef David never disappoints with attention to detail in every dish.