At Bayside Marin drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, we take pride in the expertise and dedication of our staff. Our therapists and counselors were carefully selected because of their skill level, passion for their field of expertise and their commitment to clinical excellence.
All of our staff is knowledgeable about recovery, and many have years of personal recovery themselves. Due to the varied background and extensive training of our team we are able to respond to the diverse challenges that our clients face.
Joe Tinervin, MSW
Joe is a Bay Area native who has been working in the behavioral health care field for 15 years. He holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago and has experience in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient, family therapy, crisis intervention, acute care, and residential mental health and addictions treatment.
Over the course of his career, Joe has served as the CEO/Executive Director of four residential treatment facilities in Indiana, Ohio, Hawaii and Tennessee. He joined Bayside Marin in 2011, drawn to the program’s commitment to helping others achieve lasting sobriety while addressing the behavioral and mood disorders that often cause relapse.
Pamela Alba, MA
Pamela has over 15 years of experience in multi-disciplinary treatment for addiction, mental health disorders, eating disorders and process addictions. She has a specialization in treating post-traumatic stress disorder and recently completed her first 200-hour yoga teacher training.
Pamela brings experience from some of the best addiction treatment centers in the country and loves the intimate setting that Bayside Marin provides, giving her team the opportunity to truly tailor treatment for an individual to a degree that is not possible in larger programs.
Leslie Arno, Psy.D. (PSB 35384)
Clinical Director, Residential
Dr. Arno was trained psychoanalytically through the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, where she received her MA and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She now incorporates contemporary psychoanalytic theory with mindfulness based techniques in her work with patients.
Dr. Arno has worked in the mental health industry since 1998. Prior to 1998, she directed after-school programs on the Peninsula, working directly with children, adolescents and families within the educational system. She then provided case management and clinical support to the youth population of Marin County for Big Brother’s Big Sisters of Marin for several years before her doctoral studies. During her scholastic pursuits, she received clinical training at community mental health agencies, college counseling centers, hospital’s and within the juvenile court system.
She completed her post-doctoral hours while working as a registered psychologist for Marin Services for Women, an agency providing inpatient and outpatient therapy to women with addiction, trauma and co-occurring disorders. She is presently in private practice in San Francisco and Marin, through the Association for Professionals Treating Eating Disorders, where she treats adults, adolescents and couples, specializing in the treatment of trauma, addiction and eating disorders.
Raymond Deutsch, MD
Director of Health Services
Dr. Deutsch is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a Certified Expert in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In addition to serving as Bayside Marin’s Medical Director, Dr. Deutsch maintains a private practice in Internal and Addiction Medicine in the Central and Northern California areas. He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and Europe on issues related to addiction medicine and the law.
Dr. Deutsch received his undergraduate medical degree at University of California Davis, and his medical degree at the University of California Irvine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the U.S. Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco. He completed additional training in Addiction Medicine at the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Center in San Francisco. He was the Medical Director of Substance Abuse Services and the Medical Director of the ARC (A Recovery Center for Chemical Dependencies) for Community Hospitals of Central California for 12 years.
Mark Schiller, MD
Dr. Schiller is the founder and Medical Director of Mind Therapy Clinic. Prior to this he was Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Schiller has worked in addiction psychiatry throughout his professional life. He is a graduate of The University of Chicago medical school and the Yale University psychiatric residency program, following which he completed a research fellowship at UCSF. Dr. Schiller has been a leader in the development of technologies that provide an objective and effective basis for guiding psychiatric medication treatment. He has continued his research involvement in his continuing role as Director of Medical Affairs of CNS Response, the developer of referenced-EEG. In addition to his work on electrophysiological technology, he also focuses on the medication treatment of a broad range of difficult to treat psychiatric disorders, including treatment-resistant depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, adult attention deficit disorder, and addiction.
Ron Mied, M.A., R.A.S
Director of Outpatient Services, Bayside Marin
Ron is a Chemical Dependency Counselor at Bayside Marin Outpatient where he conducts individual and group sessions and presents chemical dependency education classes in both day and evening outpatient programs. Ron grew up in Evanston, Illinois and attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate degree, followed by JFK University where he obtained his master’s degree in Counseling.
Ron is a Registered Addiction Specialist, and he has been in recovery since 1976. Ron is currently completing a book on recovery, has a passion for natural medicine and enjoys the ocean.
Tina M Galordi, Psy.D.
Therapist, Bayside Marin Outpatient
Tina has been working in the field of addiction for more than 15 years specializing in dual diagnosis integrative treatment. In 1993 she became certified as a Shiatsu Practitioner and began her pursuit of healing and transforming body, mind and spirit. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology in 2003 and her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in 2007 from Argosy University. Dr. Galordi has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health services for the severely mentally ill homeless population, school-based mental health services for at-risk and chemically dependent adolescents, family service agencies for at-risk families, private residential dual diagnosis programs, as well as in private practice in Marin County for individuals and families. Upon completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Galordi began an intensive training program in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, developed by Peter Levine and received her certification as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in 2010. She integrates her studies of meditation, depth psychology, personal growth, and spirituality into her sessions and believes that the innate wisdom of the body informs the process of healing and transformation.
Anicia A Williams, MS, MFT
Therapist, Bayside Marin Outpatient
Anicia A Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of addictions and trauma. Anicia received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her graduate degree from Dominican University of California in 2007, obtaining a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Anicia has 8 years of experience working with dually-diagnosed, chemically dependent clients as well as experience in psychoanalytic treatment and interventions and comprehensive dual-diagnosis assessment. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. She is experienced in a variety of therapy modalities and enjoys group facilitation. Before joining the Bayside Marin team, she was the Coordinator and Assessment Specialist for Recovery Connections Center, a program of Bay Area Community Resources, a Therapist at Family Service Agency of Marin and a Clinical Residential Case Manager at Marin Services for Women. As a Marin native, she is dedicated to increasing awareness around mental health other issues in Marin such as fulfilling a previous role in the Marin Mental Health Board’s Youth Committee and now as a commissioner on the court appointed Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission.
Mary Jo Ahlborn, MFT
Mary Jo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for both residential and outpatient programs at Bayside. Mary Jo conducts individual and group sessions, teaches classes, is a facilitator in our Family Program, and supervises interns. She received an MA in Clinical Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill. Ms. Ahlborn has a long standing private practice in Berkeley and Marin, supervised and taught at Crisis Support Services in Berkeley and Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, and worked as a supervisor and clinical specialist at Marin Services for Women in Greenbrae. “I am honored to be a member of the fine clinical team at Bayside Marin and to be of service to a population that is deeply engaged in changing their lives.” Prior to becoming a psychotherapist Ms. Ahlborn was a violist with the San Francisco Symphony for 25 years.
M. Maxwell Keller, MFT
Director of Outpatient Services, Bayside San Francisco
Maxwell started his career as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist after graduating from Springfield College in 1994. He became the family therapist for the youth program at Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after his move to San Francisco, he was hired as Director of the Family Program at the Mayflower Center.
Maxwell joined the Bayside team as one of the primary therapist at our residential campus as well as co-facilitator for the Family Program. He has a particular interest in helping families with an addicted love one find recovery and create healthy, meaningful ways of being in relationship.
Lynn McLeod, MA, MFT
Therapist, Bayside Marin RTC
Lynn is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has maintained a private practice for the past twenty years. She received her B.A. from Stanford University, her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, Ca. and is a graduate of the advanced psychodynamic post-graduate training program at The Psychotherapy Institute in Berkeley, Ca. Lynn comes to Bayside Marin with twenty years experience working in therapeutic residential programs. During the four years immediately prior to her arrival at Bayside Marin, Lynn was the Director of Residential Services at Marin Services for Women, a dual diagnosis, holistic program for women recovering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Earlier in her career, Lynn served as a clinical staff and Assistant Program Supervisor at Braun Place, a Residential Treatment Facility for severely emotionally disturbed adolescents, and as the Independent Living Skills Coordinator at Four Winds West, a transitional residential program for young adults with mental illness.
Amanda Morrison, M.A., MFT
Therapist, Bayside Marin
Amanda Morrison holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). She facilitates the Bayside Therapeutic Garden Program, helping clients apply the wisdom and healing power of nature to their recovery. Having been involved in organic gardening and farming for 10 years, she knows what an profound guide the natural world can be, and works with people to connect to this wisdom through activities that evoke a mindful, curious, and playful engagement with the garden. Amanda also counsels individuals and couples at the Holos Institute in San Francisco and facilitates group work with prisoners in the Insight Garden Program at San Quentin. Her work has been published in the book, Ecotherapy: Healing with Nature in Mind, as well as on various blogs and in magazines. In addition to her clinical work, she is an Assistant Professor at CIIS where she teaches Ecopsychology and other courses to undergraduate students. She is passionate about dance, music, and yoga as forms of self-expression and self-awareness.
Julia Egan, Psy.D.
Therapist, Bayside Marin
Julia is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a background in anxiety disorders, chronic mental illness and dual-diagnosis. Julia received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her doctoral degree from Alliant International University San Francisco. Julia previously worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, an acute inpatient hospital, and semi-residential treatment. She provided individual, group, couples and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults as well as psycho-diagnostic assessment and testing. Prior to joining Bayside Marin, Julia was an Associate Program Director at Hanbleceya Treatment Center, which provides long term semi-residential care for chronically mentally ill and dual-diagnosed clients. Julia enjoys incorporating unique approaches to connect with hard to reach clients, such as implementing a self-help cognitive-behaviorally based online program for those with Social Anxiety Disorder as well as integrating Improv Comedy into group therapy. Julia is passionate about working within a residential setting where there is opportunity for healing, growth and flexibility due to the intimate setting. In her spare time, Julia enjoys playing recreational soccer and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines.
David Gafford, PhD, CADC ll
Therapist, Bayside Marin Outpatient
David has been working in the addiction treatment field for well over 25 years. He has spent more than ten of those years in administration working in the roles of clinical director, program director and executive director. David’s real passion however is providing direct service to clients as a therapist. His strong suits are relapse prevention, dual diagnosis and trauma. At Bayside he facilitates group, provides education, and does assessments and individual counseling. David first joined Bayside Marin in Feb. of 2009 after working for many years at some of the top treatment centers in California. He has always preferred the multidisciplinary team approach to treatment. David loves his work. He is dedicated to helping others find the same freedom from addiction that he has found in his own recovery process.
Kenneth Perlmutter, PhD
Family Program Facilitator and Psychologist
Dr. Kenneth Perlmutter is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 25112) who specializes in family systems understanding and recovery. He brings 24 years of experience working with people struggling with complex psychological and behavioral healthcare difficulties including addiction. He is Founder of the Family Recovery Institute which offers family healing and communication workshops geared for parents and spouses of individuals requiring residential care. Dr. Perlmutter lectures around the country about systemic family disorders and recovery and trains other treatment professionals to deepen their understanding and skills. His private practice is based at MindTherapy? Clinic with locations in San Francisco and Marin County.
He has taught on the Graduate Faculty at SF State’s Counseling Dept. and as Associate Professor of Chemical Dependency Studies at CSU East Bay. He has served as Clinical Director, Family Program Director, and Admissions Director for several prominent California treatment centers. Father of two twenty-something year old sons, he makes his home here in Northern California with his wife, Jacqueline, of 29 years, a dog, a cat and a kayak.
“I have dedicated my career to improving the lives of individuals and families experiencing addiction and mental health difficulties and the economic, interpersonal, and spiritual impact upon all affected.”
Thomas Bourne, MA, CADC-I
Thomas received his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 1999 and completed his undergraduate education at Temple University. He has 17 years of experience working in mental health treatment programs, and 10 years of experience working with dually-diagnosed and chemically-dependent individuals.
Thomas has held the position of Lead Counselor at Bayside Marin since 2005. His personal and professional understanding of addiction and recovery allow Thomas to be highly effective in counseling individuals and their families through the early chemical dependency treatment and recovery processes.
Tracy Becker, MA, RRW
Director of Admissions and Care Management
Tracy has been working in addiction treatment programs since 2003, and has been with Bayside Marin since 2005. She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 1998 from the University of Minnesota.
Prior to her current position as Director of Admissions, Tracy worked as a Counselor at Bayside Marin’s residential addiction treatment program. Tracy’s clinical training, experience and professionalism make her highly skilled at assessing clients’ history and needs, making treatment recommendations, and guiding clients and their families through the admissions process.
Kim Mirza, MA, MFTI
Admissions/Care Management Specialist
Kim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara for her undergraduate degree and started her career as an elementary school teacher, which led her to realize that she wanted to work in the counseling field. She received a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco in 2010. Her counseling work includes individual and group therapy with adolescents, adults, and families. She has experience in the areas of attachment, trauma, addiction, and dual diagnosis. Prior to joining Bayside Marin, Kim worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center on their in-patient adolescent psychiatric unit, as well as at Marin Services for Women. She is currently gaining hours toward licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Kim’s clinical skills combined with her calm presence help to create space for clients to explore their path to recovery.
Jara Hoover, M.Ed.
Admissions/Care Management Specialist
Jara received her master’s degree in Counseling from DePaul University and her B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. Prior to joining Bayside, she counseled clients at the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brother’s Behavioral Health Hospital in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. She has experience supporting individuals, couples, and families and facilitating groups. Jara is dedicated to helping individuals and their families connect with recovery services and advocating for the needs of clients.
Jeannie Anderson, LAADC, CADC-II
Jeannie has worked in the Addiction and Recovery field since 1988, and is dynamic, inspirational and highly motivational. She has worked in residential, inpatient, outpatient and dual diagnosis settings. Jeannie is a counselor, a teacher, a trainer, an Interventionist, and a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist. In addition to substance abuse, she specializes in working with individuals with Eating Disorders and Sexual Addiction. Jeannie also works as a Professor at Cal State University teaching Relapse Prevention and Sexuality and Addiction.
Favorite Quote: “Sometimes people with the worst pasts end up creating the best futures.”
Linelle Cowan, RASi
Director of Alumni Services/Office Manager
Linelle has a passion for people and for recovery. She knows firsthand what residential drug treatment entails as she has 25 years in recovery. Linelle oversees alumni services, including Recovery Renewals at the Bayside Marin residential drug rehab program, a weekly alumni support group and alumni events. She also calls residential graduates periodically after discharge to see how they are doing and get them connected to resources as needed.
Elise R. Adams, L.Ac.
Elise graduated with a master’s degree in Oriental medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica with the highest honors. Her work at Cri-Help and the LA Free Clinic were instrumental in the development of protocols that she uses to treat withdrawal symptoms, curb cravings, and relieve pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression and stress.
Acupuncture treatments have profound healing and calming effects on the mind and body, and help make transitions from addiction through detoxification to recovery sustainable. Elise is able to discern the nature of acute and constitutional imbalances to create individualized treatments for clients. She also treats clients in a group setting using the NADA protocol, which focuses on five specific ear acupuncture points.
Lindsey Koelman, CMQ, MSOM, L.Ac
Lindsey discovered Qigong during her recovery from addiction and found it to be a powerful self-healing practice. Over the past decade she has taught Qigong at several recovery centers, clinics, and schools in California. Lindsey has an undergraduate degree in Human Development from UC San Diego and a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from AIMC Berkeley, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is also an assistant professor at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College.
Qigong is a form of movement meditation that combines gentle exercises, visualizations, and breath work with a focus on health and longevity. Qigong can support recovery by calming the nervous system, reducing cravings, alleviating triggers, helping with detoxification, training the mind to be still, improving will power, and facilitating a connection to the body and spirit. Lindsey designs her classes to be fun, easy-to-follow, relaxing, and applicable to the recovery journey.
Shannon Pedersen, MS, RD
Shannon earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology/Nutrition from University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in Nutrition from Simmons College. Since 2008, Shannon has lectured at Bayside Marin about the fundamentals of health and nutrition. She also provides private consultations for those who will benefit from more customized eating regimens.
Shannon’s overall philosophy integrates self-awareness, balance, knowledge and culinary enjoyment. She approaches each client with enthusiasm and realism, and she always promotes having a healthy relationship with food and one’s own body.
Dawn Angel Averitt, LMT, Chi Nei Tsang
Somatic Experiencing Trauma Healing
Dawn Angel combines her natural gifts for healing with extensive education spanning nine years. Her training includes Swedish and Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Chi Nei Tsang and Emotional Body Mapping. She also has 3 years of training at the Somatic Trauma Institute in Boulder, Colorado.
Drawing on Eastern and Western modalities, Dawn uses a compassionate approach to recovery. She gently guides her clients to let go of behaviors and thought process that no longer serve them. Dawn is passionate about working with recovering and chronic pain clients, helping to stabilize their nervous systems’ ability to handle stress, manage pain, and build the capacity to embody the good things in life. She restores a sense of aliveness, relaxation and wholeness to individuals who have had these precious gifts taken away.
Dawn is currently working at the following treatment centers, Allies for Change, Alta Mira and Bayside Marin.
Giving the soul a more comfortable place to live
Full Circle Addiction and Recovery Services
Kristina Wandzilak, CAS, BRI-II and co-founder has helped thousands of addicts and their families through her work as an international interventionist, author and television expert. In recovery herself since 1993, she brings a very personal understanding of addiction and recovery.
Anthony Serchia, RRW and co-founder brings a deep understanding of relapse and the complex psychological and environmental triggers that can cause relapse. Through his own personal experience, he guides and encourages clients through the challenges of early recovery.
Full Circle offers intensive recovery case management, sober transport and sober companionship for individuals and their families seeking a successful launch into long-term recovery. They provide professional management, guidance and support to clients as they transition from residential care. Every client’s plan is based on personal history, progress in treatment and their continuing care plan. Full Circle will work with the families intervening on codependent and enabling behaviors that splinter family systems and impede the health of all. Through education and support Full Circle guides the entire family through the complex issues of early recovery and transitioning from treatment into a life of wellness.