Jun 02 2020

Dr. Stephen Odom

Dr. Stephen Odom is a notable healthcare and addiction treatment professional with more than 30 years of expertise in the field. He is the founder and Chief Clinical Officer of First Responder Wellness by Simple Recovery. He possesses an educational background in organizational behavior, clinical psychology and healthcare administration. This valuable combination allows him to…

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Jun 02 2020

Dr. Alva

Dr. Alva is the Medical Director for First Responder Wellness. Dr. Alva is also the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. A single specialty medical group which focuses not only on psychiatric disorders but also on dual diagnosis conditions, which include alcohol and chemical dependence. Prior to become the Medical Director for First…

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Jun 02 2020

Devin O’Day

Devin is the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for the strategic direction of our program. He formulates both short and long term goals to further the overall mission of our organization. Devin comes to us with a tremendous amount of experience in the behavioral health field after founding and serving as Chief Marketing Officer…

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Jun 02 2020

Tiffany Atalla

Tiffany Atalla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of professional experience. Her extensive background makes her a culturally competent clinician for First Responders. Tiffany’s role at First Responder Wellness is to provide trauma treatment and education providing EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Training and Equine Assisted…

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Jun 02 2020

Michael C. Koch

Michael C. Koch is a former police officer/narcotics detective of 19 years and began working at First Responder Wellness in 2020 as a Case Manager. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University in Criminal Justice Administration, is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), Level II, and holds the rare…

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Jun 02 2020

Chris Logan

Chris joined the Simple Recovery team in 2014, and is currently a First Responder program specialist, a position that focuses exclusively on First Responder education, counseling interventions, and facilitating the First Responder Family Program. Chris has worked with adolescents, adults, military veterans, first responders and families and held positions as a case manager, counselor, crisis interventionist, and program…

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Jun 02 2020

Matt Fiorenza

Matt Fiorenza is an Outreach Specialist for First Responder Wellness. Matt is also employed as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Anaheim, California where he has worked for the last 19 years. Matt’s journey started when he moved back to California from Wisconsin, his passion to become a Firefighter was unrelenting. His schedule was arduous…

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Jul 01 2020

Shannon Davis

Shannon Davis comes to First Responder Wellness with almost 10 years of working in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment. She has spent the last 7 years working with clients and families on the national level navigating the waters of behavioral health. Shannon brings her passion for wellness to those who struggle with substance…

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Jun 02 2020

Brandi Burts

In 2011 Brandi was given an opportunity to dramatically change her life. Since then she has been heavily involved in the recovery community and joined the field to work professionally a few years later. Brandi is the backbone of the admissions team and provides support over the phone to our clients and safely walks them…

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Jun 02 2020

Hannah Baris

Hannah Baris has been working in the recovery field in 2014. She has worked her way up and held positions as an Operations Manager and is now the Program Coordinator for First Responder Wellness. Having her own experience being in Recovery, she knew she wanted a career with a purpose to which she had passion…

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Jun 02 2020

Nicole Johnston

After establishing her own foundation of recovery, Nicole began her career in the behavioral health field in 2016. She began as Support Staff and quickly moved her way up to Client Care Coordinator. As Client Care Coordinator Nicole’s responsibilities include working as the liaison between our Medical Providers and Clinicians, analyzing toxicology reports, and conducting…

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Jun 02 2020

Akira Tokumoto

Akira Tokumoto is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and completed the nursing program at Stanbridge University. As a nurse at First Responder Wellness, Akira works with our patients and assists staff members on a daily basis to ensure our client’s comfort and recovery. In her free time, Akira enjoys going indoor bouldering, trying out new…

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Jun 02 2020

Daphne Okoreeh

As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, Daphne brings years of experience to First Responder Wellness. Daphne has worked in multiple behavioral health and substance abuse treatment facilities, which lead to her join our team. Daphne successfully completed the nursing program at North-West College. Certifications and Licenses: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Intravenous Blood Withdrawal and Phlebotomy, Trach and Vent Care,…

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Jun 02 2020

RJ Flores

RJ is a Licensed Vocational Nurse with a background specializing in pain management, detox care, and regulation of treatment for patients addicted to drugs, alcohol, and other substances. With addiction being both a mental and physical disease, RJ is trained in both general medicine and mental health disorders with expertise in a variety of traditional…

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Jul 10 2020

Sandra Barela

Sandra Barela has worked as a licensed vocational nurse in substance abuse and behavioral health since 2013. Sandra’s first job was working in a Detox then later working at a pediatric behavioral health unit before coming to First Responder Wellness.

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Jun 02 2020

Lola

Although lacking actual clinical qualifications, Lola more than makes up for it with her pure joyous heart and gift of being happy to see absolutely everyone that she meets. Lola comes from a long line of very good sitters and prides herself with exceptional sitting and shaking capabilities. When Lola is not busy at work roaming…

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Jun 02 2020

Bey

Bey is a Canine Companions expertly trained facility dog, that works with Tiffany Atalla MFT at First Responder Wellness. She has been trained in over 40 commands designed to motivate and inspire clients and support their treatment. Bey is a source of calm, unconditional love, and attention. She loves belly rubs, high fives and shaking…

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