Meet our Team

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Dominique Baker

Program Director

Dominique is a motivated individual with nine years of experience in the mental health and addiction field. Her work history includes working with adults and adolescent individuals across the spectrum in inpatient and outpatient settings. She is dedicated and experienced in operating and directing facilities and is able to motivate people to perform at their best in providing excellence in individuals.

Dominique is close to completing her CADAC II, and her long-term goal is to become a therapist and open her own detox center. She enjoys dancing, meditation, and spending time with friends and family. Client care is of the utmost importance to her, and she thrives off of healing with laughter.


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Dr. Sanjoy Sathpathy


Dr. Sathpathy is a board-certified Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist with over a decade of experience in private practice. After completing his residency at Brookdale University Medical Center in New York, and his visiting fellowship at Columbia University, Dr. Sathpathy founded So Cal Psychiatric Care in San Diego, CA, and served as the Clinical Director of the Mesa Vista Hospital Inpatient Unit.

Specializing in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), and Psychotherapeutic Intervention, Dr. Sathpathy makes every effort to empower patients, instill confidence, and provide support through the healing process.

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Mark Paladini

Director of Education

Mark Paladini brings 12 years of experience teaching at the university level where he was celebrated for his curriculum design and lesson planning for undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to heading the undergraduate program that he co-created at Regent University, he also developed and ran a highly successful online master’s program for high school teachers. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Teaching Fellows Program. Mr. Paladini also served on the recruitment team during his time at the university which gives him a unique advantage to help students prepare for what is needed to get into college.

Prior to teaching at the university level, Mr. Paladini taught and developed courses for UCLA Extension, taught middle school English for LAUSD, and mentored students at a National Blue Ribbon Elementary School in Los Angeles. He also has extensive experience in the entertainment industry (Fun Fact: Mark Paladini is an award winning Casting Director!) and brings his theatre skills into the classroom to create an engaging atmosphere where students enjoy the process of learning.


Christopher Clavel

Primary Therapist

Christopher Clavel, an associate Marriage and Family Therapist, received his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Linfield College. Christopher began his career working with at-risk youth in a school-based intervention and mentorship program. He then transitioned to working in community mental health for wrap focusing on children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems. Christopher also has five years of experience with behavioral therapy, working on emotional regulation, mindfulness, impulse control, and skills acquisition.



Janasha Austin

Office Manager

Janasha “Jay” is a dedicated professional with 20 years of leadership and management experience. She demonstrates excellent communication and coaching skills to create a motivating environment where clients and employees can excel. Day to day, Jay handles a wide range of administrative, technical, and executive support tasks with a goal-oriented mind and is dedicated to high levels of client satisfaction. Not only is Jay honest and hard-working, but she also specializes in problem-solving, adaptability, and interpersonal skills. Jay’s goal within the next five years is to advance in Mental Health and make a difference in the lives of those who are in need of assistance.



Ramona Loza


Ramona Loza was previously the Program Director at Beachside and other facilities for several years. Having experience in the field beyond here, being a member the Groupe Home Administrator at California Hispanic Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. She completed a Bachelor’s in Social Work at the California State University, Los Angeles.



Kyle Craft

Executive Chef

Chef Kyle Craft has always loved food and the culinary arts, a talent he inherited from his family, who already succeeded in the restaurant business. He graduated from Orange Coast Culinary and has over a decade of professional experience managing restaurants and his own kitchen. He specializes in Italian American cuisine and is always excited to serve you food with a smile. He spends his off time baking, being outdoors, and spending time with his family.


Rey Carungcong NSSIA-Cert

Clinical Staff

Rey Carungcong majored in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology at California State University Northridge, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Working as a Certified Music Therapist, as well as a Behavioral Therapist with individuals with special needs since 1995, Rey gained extensive experience in the Behavioral and Mental Health Fields. He also obtained certification as a NSSIA Master Level Surf Instructor.

Rey has been facilitating Adaptive Skills Surf & Social Skills groups since 1997, and officially opened Shaka Surf Club in 2006. As a co-founder, Rey brings his impeccable educational and clinical background in Psychology, ABA, and Music Therapy to the Club. Over the years, Rey developed a unique experiential therapy program in Surf Therapy that utilizes and blends the modalities and theories of Neurophysiology, Kinesiology, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Sensory Integration Theory, Cognitive Development Theory, and Social Development Theory.

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Daniel Durant

Media Expressive Group Facilitator

Daniel Durant is an artist and producer who specializes in audio and visual media. He has created music, films, and podcasts for himself and various other artists and agencies throughout Southern California. His goal is to create honest and creative pieces of media that capture the essence of the individuals who participate.

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