Meet our team
Amy Dalli RADT-I
Chief Operational Officer
Amy fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by her volunteer work, Amy quickly developed a deep passion for helping those struggling with addiction. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to major in Addiction Studies at William Jessup University. With her experience in residential treatment settings, Amy provides support to Serenity Garden’s clinical and administrative teams.
Jeni brings both clinical and management experience to her role as Program Director of Serenity Gardens. She is enthusiastic in her work to provide the clients and their families a complete therapeutic journey in their efforts to create a healthy, positive change to their lives. A graduate of John F. Kennedy University, she holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #96891
Professional Clinical Counselor Intern #3558
Supervised by Maaliea Wilbur, LMFT #50997
License Number #107447 California
Morgan Joines LMFT
Morgan began her journey as therapist back in 2006 when she began volunteering at the Santa Clara Suicide and Crisis Hotline. Finding this to be more than a rewarding volunteer position, it encouraged her to pursue a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and then complete her MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. Morgan has had the privilege of working with a variety of clients and families in a myriad of settings such as residential, Day treatment, school, outpatient, IOP and private practice settings. She loves what she does and is dedicated to the healing and recovery of the clients she works with. When she isn’t enjoying her work, Morgan enjoys hiking, yoga, gardening and cooking/baking while listening to her favorite tunes.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #88181
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James began his cooking career in 2006 and has almost twelve years of experience preparing all kinds of foods from all over the world. His passion for cooking began at a young age and has continued to grow throughout the years. James enjoys cooking a variety of healthy nutritious foods and is sensitive to the dietary needs of our staff and clients. James brings his restaurant chef experience to our facility to provide clients with exceptionally delicious meals on a daily basis for lunch and dinners. James also shares his passion for cooking with our clients as he facilitates weekly hands on cooking classes.
Don is a facility manager and a group facilitator with years of experience as a substance abuse counselor. Don brings his knowledge of substance abuse counseling and his caring disposition to our clients to help them learn and grow in their recovery process. Don demonstrates great leadership skills, brings enthusiasm and energy into his groups, and connects well with others. Don went to San Jose City College for their AOD Studies Certificate Program.
Janelle is a facility manager at Serenity Gardens. Janelle also works in the substance abuse field as well as the mental health field as a mental health technician. Janelle is currently utilizing her skills to best serve our clients as she simultaneously pursues her goals of becoming a registered nurse. Janelle brings her positivity and energy to those around her and provides professional and attentive care to all of our clients.
Refuge Recovery Group Facilitator
Joe grew up in the small surf-skate town of Santa Cruz CA. Early in life Joe sought relief in drugs, alcohol and punk rock music as an escape from a broken home, family addiction, and the dissatisfaction of youth. During his early twenties, he got clean from substances and found a meaningful outlet playing and touring in punk bands. Haunted by familiar feelings of dissatisfaction and depression, he found himself returning to active addiction at the age of 30. After experiencing the ongoing suffering of active addiction, he found recovery in 12 step communities which lead him to get involved in Buddhism and Mindfulness. Joe sought the guidance from longtime childhood friend Noah Levine, and began to use the practices of Buddhism to heal the underlying pain he had been unable to face. With 7 years clean and a dedicated Buddhist practice, Joe is taking on the role of teaching others what he has learned. As a foundational member of Refuge Recovery Joe is dedicated to bringing meditation practices to those who suffer from addiction. He is currently engaged in the process of being trained to facilitate Mindfulness and Buddhist meditation through Against the Stream Meditation Society.
Originally from Siberia, Russia, Hanna Klyushnik has studied and practiced yoga on both American and Eurasian continents for over 10 years.
She received her yoga teacher certification at the Yoga Center of Carmel, CA, and has been teaching a variety of classes and styles, working with different demographic groups, from children to seniors, from musicians to software engineers, and beyond.
In addition to yoga, Hanna is currently pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In her teaching, Hanna combines the ancient knowledge and wisdom of the yoga practice with modern science-based safety guidelines and concepts of exercise physiology and body mechanics.
Hanna finds a unique approach to each individual and their needs and helps them discover their inner beauty, letting it shine through to the outside world.
Isha originates where yoga is from, however, she did not discover her passion for yoga until her late 20’s. Isha started to explore forms of yoga such as pranayam and meditation that helps connect to your inner self. Post-baby her yoga practice took a back seat but when she moved to the US, she got back to her daily practice. With each yoga practice she was amazed with how her body and mind felt so calm and grounded. The more she learned from her practice, the more she wanted to share with people around her and help them deal with the stresses of day to day life and feel empowered. She believes that Yoga in an unending process of self-study and exploring your body’s potential. Her classes are a blend of asanas, pranayam and meditation, fit for all fitness levels. She encourages her students to experience each and every pose by providing modifications for different levels of practitioners. Besides teaching yoga, Isha is also a full-time mommy.
Dr. Stephen M. Stein
M.D., ABFP, ABAM, ASAM
Consulting Medical Doctor
Dr. Stephen Stein brings years of experience in the field of Addiction Medicine. As a member of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) and the CSAM (California Society of Addiction Medicine), Dr. Stein has the passion and knowledge in providing the beat treatment for each of his patients. Dr. Stein has a vast background ranging from Medical Advisor for various Santa Cruz County agencies to being Medical Director of numerous recovery centers and has been practicing medicine since 1972.
Tom has been passionate about patient care and improving systems of care since he was young. He has always pursued a goal of creating transparent and compassionate businesses of care that prioritize client needs and pursue the highest quality of care. Tom currently manages our marketing efforts and works closely with the clinical team to accurately represent Serenity. As an owner Tom strives to give Serenity the most up to date tools and make the program and facility the most effective and beautiful place it can be.