Paul Moen

Paul Moen

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Moen is the Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Recovery and an 18-year veteran of the substance abuse treatment industry. He considers recovery to be the most important work in the world and plans to keep contributing and being an advocate by creating as much support as he can for everyone who needs it. An entrepreneur, Mr. Moen brings that same spirit to his work in recovery, believing that personal, career, and financial development are required for long-term success.  Mr. Moen also serves on the boards of Rock to Recovery, Friendly House, and the Orange County Men’s Association of Addiction Treatment (MAAT).

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Kathy Tunney, MA

Executive Director

Kathy is the Executive Director of Ocean Recovery and has 28 years experience in the field of addiction treatment. She received her master’s degree in counseling from California State University Long Beach and since then has worked hands-on to provide each and every one of her patients with a bright future. She believes that treatment doesn’t define the patient’s life, only alters it, and so she helps them make those positive changes by promoting a well-rounded continuum of care. She has developed numerous family programs designed to assist the whole family towards recovery, as well as worked extensively with individuals who are dually diagnosed. At Ocean Recovery, she and the staff pride themselves on never missing a thing and spotting when a patient is about to relapse and/or stop treatment. Kathy offers a therapeutic program in conjunction with a gender-specific addiction treatment approach that help both men and women achieve sobriety and restructure their lives with the help of Ocean Recovery.

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Dr. Jonathan Bellman, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Bellman is an Orange County based psychiatrist who owns his own private practice but also works with clients at Ocean Recovery. He completed his training at New York University Medical Center in 2001 and has served as a lecturer and consultant at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He also consults at assisted living facilities and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Orange County Psychiatric Society. Dr. Bellman feels strongly that Ocean Recovery has a particular niche with 18-30 year-olds whose addiction has interfered with a true launch into adulthood. By working closely, compassionately, and consistently with both addicts and their families, Dr. Bellman enjoys helping to encourage love and boundaries that are rarely found in other treatment centers. He believes that to fully recover, clients need to build caring relationships with people who simultaneously do not tolerate behavior consistent with their addiction. Dr. Bellman feels that the single biggest failure in treatment providers is the lack of commitment to one treatment episode and is proud of the fact that both he and the team at Ocean Recovery are determined to provide that commitment to all of their clients while they work towards their full recovery.

Heather Henretig

Senior Vice President Strategic Development

Heather is responsible for building long-term, sustainable relationships with other treatment centers, providers, and addiction and mental health professionals. After struggling with addiction for most of her young-adult life, Heather finally found the freedom of long-term recovery and has made it her mission to help others struggling with substance abuse and other mental health disorders. She prides herself on being a resource for many people, both inside and outside of the treatment industry, and is fully invested in helping every person she can find the proper treatment program, clinician or resource that meets their particular needs.  Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Whitman College and has over a decade of experience in sales and marketing, including over 5 years as the National Business Development Manager for a number of prominent behavioral health organizations. In her spare time, Heather loves to exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with her puppies, Lola and Monkey.

Dominica Job RRT, CRT

Director of Admissions

Dominica is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has worked in healthcare for the past ten years, both clinically and in business operations. As an RRT, Dominica has extensive knowledge in patient assessment, disease management, diagnostic evaluation, and patient education. Her training and experience providing care in diverse and demanding emergency settings with high acuity patient populations makes her an excellent first point of contact for anyone seeking treatment for themselves or a loved one. During her work in hospital settings, she grew tired of seeing overdose deaths and the devastation it brought to families. After overcoming her own mental health struggles and witnessing a close family member battle addiction, she decided to transition into behavioral healthcare. As the Director of Admissions at Ocean Recovery, she uses a patient-focused approach to provide hope and strength to anyone who is ready for change. She understands the bravery it takes to make that first call for help and is committed to being a safe voice on the other side of the phone.

Sherry Fixelle, RD, CDN

Eating Disorder Program Director

Sherry is the Program Nutritionist for the Residential Extended Care and Outpatient Program and focuses primarily on helping people struggling with eating disorders overcome their challenges. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Hunter College in New York City and went on to work at Columbia University’s Psychiatric Institute in the Eating Disorder Research Unit. At Ocean Recovery, Sherry strives to bring equilibrium to her patients transitioning into treatment, and works to broaden their experiences with food and eating as they move forward in their recovery. She feels that it is a joy to watch patients become courageous enough to battle their fears and begin enjoying life. In addition to her work at Ocean Recovery, Sherry is also a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, The Academy of Eating Disorders, The American Dietetic Association, The American College of Sport Medicine, and The American Anorexia and Bulimia Association.

Brian Dunphey, MS, JD, LMFT, CSAT-I

Clinical Director

Brian has worked as a psychotherapist in addiction treatment since 2010, most of that period with the Ocean Recovery team. His favorite aspects of the work at Ocean are helping families & addicts renegotiate relationships that support recovery rather than unintentionally enable addiction-driven patterns. He also enjoys mentoring clients and alumni into meaningful academic pursuits and helping them discover – or re-discover – how capable they are while sober. Brian is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Cornell Law School, as well as the CSU Long Beach MFT program, where he now teaches Group Counseling, Diagnosis & Interviewing, and Psychological Theories, and sits on the admissions committee.

Michelle Boudreaux

Program Director

Michelle comes to Ocean Recovery with a strength-based and heart-centered approach to client care. Since 2011 Michelle has been hands-on in the recovery field with a special focus on those experiencing chemical dependency, eating disorders, and sex and love addiction. Michelle uses a compassionate approach to help each client uncover the roots their presenting issues. As an alumna of the program, Michelle understands how demanding early recovery can be and intimately knows what heart-centered approaches will help individuals achieve long term recovery.  Michelle has obtained her AS in Drug and Alcohol Counseling and her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Cal State Long Beach. Additionally, Michelle has obtained certification in Eating Disorder Treatment. Michelle has completed multiple training courses and internships including trauma-informed equine therapy and a year of youth corrections social work at Juvenile Hall. As Program Director of Ocean Recovery, Michelle works hard to walk clients through the most difficult part of their lives and onward to a life of opportunity and abundance in the recovery the individual and family deserves.

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Brooke Huffstetler, M.S., LMFT

Therapist

Brooke is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for Ocean Recovery. She has been working in the field of chemical dependency since 2011 and has been with Ocean Recovery since 2014.  Brooke works to help each individual to access his or her own sense of agency over their own bodies and lives. She believes that people have everything they need within themselves to move towards healing. Her hope is to help her clients find their innate ability to heal through a variety of therapeutic techniques integrating principals from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, and the Twelve Steps. Brooke received her BA in Psychology from Bucknell University and completed her MS in Counseling at CSU Fullerton. She is her Advanced year of Somatic Experiencing training and will earn her SEP in October 2019.

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Allison Waite, MA, LMFT

Therapist

Allison is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in the field of mental health and addiction treatment for over 11 years. Her ability to meet the client where they are fosters an environment of trust, openness, and acceptance. Appreciation of the client and their unique experiences and challenges informs Allison’s professional care. Allison brings a dynamic energy coupled with a direct yet calm approach to her practice. She has extensive experience in the field with specialties in addiction, eating disorders, trauma, young adult issues and women’s issues. Allison is an EMDR II Practitioner and received her specialized training from the EMDR International Association. Allison has worked in treatment as a program director, lead therapist and group facilitator. She also has years of experience in private practice, which she currently maintains in Newport Beach. Allison has a bachelor’s degree in human services with an emphasis in mental health And holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Allison is an active member in many organizations including California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), EMDRIA and is a board member of the Orange County Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT).

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Kelly Blasco, RD

Registered Dietician

Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from CSULA and works in inpatient mental health and outpatient HIV when not at Ocean Recovery. She is also a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American College of Nutrition.

Jarrod Flynn

Jarrod Flynn

Case Manager

Jarrod comes to Ocean Recovery with a caring, client-centered approach to treating substance abuse and mental health. Jarrod has worked in healthcare since 2006 with several of those years working in substance abuse treatment. Jarrod has also worked as a paramedic in busy 911 systems and emergency departments in Northern Nevada and California. Jarrod has a deep understanding of the desperation our clients and their families face when making the decision to change. Successful treatment episodes involve the family and the client learning how to heal and individuate. With the right amount of motivation and the right team of caring providers, no case is too far gone to recover.

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Keith Harper

Case Manager

Having grown up in a home plagued with addiction and violence, Keith learned how to escape – first through numbing, and then with substances. An encounter with God as a child left him with a sense of hope despite these circumstances. This hope eventually led him to recovery, a relationship with God, and having a passion for helping young adults discover their value and potential in living a spiritual life. Keith began this journey in 2012 and completed Dr. Allen Berger’s Process Focused Counseling using Gestalt Therapy course as well as his CATC internship. Keith believes that all individuals are meant to live with vision and passionately pursuing their dreams. His goal in working with clients is to help them uncover their maladapted core issues and help them discover their worth, value, and potential in recovery.

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Anna Wooters, LVN

Director of Client Care

Anna has worked in the fields of chemical dependency and eating disorders for 8 years and currently serves as the Director of Client Care for both the Men’s and Women’s Programs. While Anna initially received a degree in criminal justice from Irvine Valley College, her journey brought her back to her passion for helping people, along with a nursing degree and 15 years of sobriety. As a loving mother, Anna brings that same compassion and empathy to individuals suffering from addiction, as well as the expertise of someone who has walked the path successfully.

Madeline Nahigyan

Madeline Nahigyan

Admissions Coordinator

Maddy is the Admissions Coordinator for Ocean Recovery. As an alumna of the Ocean Recovery program herself, she has a unique understanding of both the client and family experiences while navigating treatment. Her passion for helping others find joy in a life of recovery has motivated her work in the field of addiction and eating disorder treatment. Maddy helps to walk both those seeking recovery and their families through this difficult process and will be there every step of the way to ensure all clients are receiving the highest quality care.

Amanda Fernandez

Amanda Fernandez

Office Manager

Amanda joined the Ocean Recovery team this past year and brings her strength, heart-centered approach, faith, and knowledge to the team. With her BA degree in psychology and continued education for her MFT, as well as a yoga and fitness certification, Amanda brings her own unique skill set to care for our clients. She is also a mother and it is apparent in her interactions with others that she carries that motherly love with her out in the world. Amanda has always envisioned herself working in a field where she can positively encourage and uplift others on a daily basis. Her experience and dedication make her a valuable asset at Ocean Recovery.

Devin Mikesell

Devin Mikesell

Office Manager

Devin began to build his foundation for hope as a client of Ocean Recovery in 2015. It was here that he realized how much he loved working with other addicts and soon became the house manager of a local sober living home. Realizing what an asset he was to the community, particularly the men in early sobriety, Ocean Recovery hired Devin as support staff at the men’s facility, where he is now the Office Manager. His dedication to and love for our community, as well as his passion for helping his fellow addicts, have made him an invaluable part of the Ocean Recovery team.