Sober since she was just 16 years old, Becky Gatdula has dedicated her life to helping other women achieve sobriety.
Becky Gatdula
Executive Director/Founder
Will Sanchez is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience specializing in working with young adults.
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and a Child, Adolescent, and Adult psychiatrist.
Dr. Stefani LaFrenierre is a licensed Medical Doctor and board-certified Psychiatrist.
Kimiko Miller is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has specialized in substance use disorders and mental health issues for over 7 years.
Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelor’s degree in History from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University,
Dr. Brett Furst holds a B.S. in Child and Adolescent Development from The University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Dr. Tricia Marzullo, PsyD. (Dr. Trish) comes to Rising Roads with expert experience in working with men and women in addiction treatment from local addiction treatment centers since 2009.
Dr. Damaris Galarza is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Psychological Assistant and Primary Therapist under the Supervision of Dr. Helene O’Mahony.
Lindsay has an MA in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University.
Llysa Lott has experience working with a variety of mental health disorders including Major Depressive Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Sarah is an Associate Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, San Marcos.
Joanne Brennan received her MS In Human Services in 1999 at National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois. Joanne grew up on Chicago’s North Shore, where she knew from an early age she wanted to help others who had experienced trauma.
Christina is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP). She is also certified in Somatic Trauma Resolution, is a Reiki Master and has completed certification with Spirit2Spirit Healing.
Josie has been in the substance abuse industry since 2015. She has always been on the frontline starting as a case manager from day one.
Jenna has been in the substance abuse industry since 2017. She began her career as a treatment technician and worked hard to pursue her role as a case manager.
Brandie began her career with the US Forestry Service where she became a Certified First Responder. She then joined the Inland Respite Center where she worked as a caregiver and provided in-home care services to clients in need.
Chelsea has been committed to academics for most of her life. She is passionate about academic success and about supplementing personal recovery with attainable scholastic goals.
George is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Towson University, where he also attended graduate school to become a teacher.
Daniel Patterson has over seventeen years of experience in the field of secondary education.
Vicky Shemer, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and has been using the healing power of whole foods to successfully defeat her own health problems
Julie graduated from Cypress College in 1998 with her ADN and went on to receive her BSN from Western Governors University.
Lisa Bahar is licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor and a certified drug and alcohol counselor.
Serene Waters Adventure Therapy was founded in 2016 By James Shoffeitt in Orange County California. James has a deep passion for helping guide men and women of all ages to discovering their own internal peace,
Jami has studied, trained, and practiced for years the benefits of sound, vibration and frequency has on the body and mind.
Sonny started his professional music career in 1995 with the band Snot (Geffen Records) and, in 1998, went on to play in the band Amen (Virgin, Roadrunner Records).
Carli has been practicing Yoga Asana for over a decade, becoming intimately aware of the psychosomatic benefits and deep healing offered with mindful movement.
As an alumnus of the program, Kayla was significantly impacted by the staff members here and dreamed of one day helping others the way Rising Roads Recovery had helped her.
Shahan has been employed in the recovery field for over two decades and brings best-in-class leadership in strategic initiatives, licensing, payor relations, quality management, and compliance to his role.
Kim has worked in recovery for more than 10 years and is dedicated to being in an environment where people learn to live a happy, productive drug-free life.
With over 10 years of experience working in treatment compliance and insurance coordination, Nicole is a true asset to both Rising Roads Recovery staff and the family members of clients.
Jordan is a native of Seattle, Washington. In 2007, He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business.
Sarah began working in the addiction treatment field after completing her substance dependency counselor education. She is a Chemical Dependency Counselor and an Addiction Specialist

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