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Meet our Team

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Christine Tonoli

MBA, BSHCA, AS, CDA

Executive Director

Christine Tonoli brings a wealth of expertise and a profound dedication to the organization’s values, which include empathy, empowerment, diversity, and inclusivity. She believes every adolescent deserves the opportunity to thrive, and her professional accomplishments within leadership reflect this commitment.

Combining strong academic rigor, MBA, BSHCA, AS, and CDA, with a deep understanding of real-world challenges, Christine ensures that the program continues to excel and provide life-changing support to young individuals.

In addition to her professional achievements, Christine maintains a personal passion for emotional wellness. These interests, whether meditation or outside recreation, are directly tied into her work by promoting holistic mindfulness and presence for adolescents and reinforcing the importance of self-care and creative expression in mental health.

As the Executive Director, Christine Tonoli remains at the forefront of adolescent mental health advocacy and continues to push boundaries, ensuring that the division remains a beacon of hope and transformation for adolescents in need.

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Dr. Sanjoy Sathpathy

Psychiatrist

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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Sammi Dube, LCSW #95525

Clinical Director

Sammi is an interactive, solution focused therapist with over 9 years of experience in the mental health field.  As a licensed clinical social worker, her work history consists of working with individuals across the age spectrum in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Applying various evidenced based approaches, she encourages family involvement as a major part in the recovery process. A firm believer in systems theory, she sees the family unit as complex and ever changing. Thereby challenging and empowering families to grow and thrive in order to meet demands of the family unit.

Specializing in treating adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. Sammi takes an action oriented, collaborative approach to promote change in both individuals and their families.  Along with compassion and understanding, Sammi utilizes the therapeutic relationship to explore the underlying causes of behavior in order to successfully move through pain and trauma to develop healthy coping skills.

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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.

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Christopher Clavel, AFMT #130799

Primary Therapist

Christopher Clavel is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with two years of dedicated service to the Centered Health team. He earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, following his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Linfield College.

With a deep-seated passion for empowering youth, Christopher embarked on his career journey five years ago, initially engaging with at-risk youth through a school-based intervention and mentorship program. Transitioning seamlessly into community mental health, he specialized in supporting children and adolescents navigating behavioral and emotional challenges.

Christopher’s professional focus centers on behavioral therapy techniques, honing skills in emotional regulation, mindfulness, impulse control, and fostering skill acquisition to facilitate positive growth and development in his clients.

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Brooke Bruneman, AMFT #137650

Primary Therapist

Brooke is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Brooke’s passion for serving younger generations grew during her teaching experience with underserved students in San Francisco. Her integrative and holistic approach aims to empower clients in navigating obstacles, fostering resilience, and realizing their full potential. At the core of her practice are values centered around creating secure and inclusive spaces where clients feel truly heard, validated, and supported.

 

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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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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.

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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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Janasha Austin

Facility 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.

 

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Jasmine Vargas

Assistant Facility Manager

Jasmine, with 6 years of hands-on experience in the mental health field, is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of clients. Passionate about her work, she finds joy in witnessing the transformative journey of individuals during their treatment. Jasmine’s ultimate goal is to advance her career in the mental health sector and establish a group home for children whose parents are battling drug addiction and mental health challenges. In her leisure time, she finds joy in attending concerts, cherishing the company of friends and family, and creating lasting memories with her beloved dogs.

 

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Tonda Williams

Director of Admissions

As a Director of Admissions, Tonda brings over twenty years of experience in the Mental Health and Substance Abuse industry. Her passion has always been to be a guiding light for those on their path of healing. Tonda’s experience provides compassion and reassurance for the client and their loved ones during this difficult time. Tonda has unique and extensive skills for developing and managing admissions teams by bringing a valued perspective to always reflect best in class. Over the years, Tonda has established herself as a trusted and respected leader in the behavioral health community.

Throughout her extensive tenure, Tonda has honed a unique blend of compassion, insight, and strategic acumen, offering invaluable support and reassurance to clients and their families navigating the challenging terrain of behavioral health. Her exceptional ability to cultivate and lead admissions teams reflects a deep-seated understanding of the nuances inherent in admissions processes, consistently striving for excellence and setting unparalleled standards in the field.

Driven by the belief that “reassuring hope is the most treasured gift you can ever give to someone,” Tonda remains steadfast in her mission to empower individuals on their journey towards recovery, leaving an indelible mark on the lives she touches and embodying the essence of compassionate leadership in every endeavor she undertakes.

When not fulfilling her passion, Tonda finds solace and joy in the company of her family. She enjoys nature through skiing, fishing, and hiking in Mammoth Lakes, California. Additionally, she cherishes moments with sunset walks along the beach, rejuvenating her spirit.

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Katie Gregory

VP of Business Development

Katie Gregory is a proven leader in business development and driving growth. She brings over 30 years of experience in the mental health and chemical dependency field, having held executive management roles in both national and international companies, including Executive Director, Bridges to Recovery; Co-Owner, Insight Adolescent Treatment Programs; Owner, Psychiatric Supportive Living; creating and building, Solara Mental Health, San Diego. Her track record includes successful management and revenue generation, notably contributing to the acquisition of Bridges to Recovery by Constellation Behavioral Health and their global expansion as Senior International Strategic Advisor.

Katie is thrilled to lead business development and leverage her network to expand Centered Health’s reach and further its goal of delivering transformative care to those in need. In her free time, Katie can be found in Topanga, California working on her passion project creating and designing living spaces and making art through pottery and photography influenced by Mexican cultures. She also enjoys hiking with her movie-worthy Mexican street dog, Mango.

 

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