Meet the Team

Leadership

JD Kalmenson

CEO, Founder

Montare Behavioral Health

Elliott Liebhard

CFO, Founder

Montare Behavioral Health

Dr. Neda Javaherian MD

Medical Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Melissa Sidnam, MA, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources and Operations

Montare Behavioral Health

A native Californian, growing up in the Bay Area, Melissa received both her BA and MA from Humboldt State University and Certificate an Addiction Studies from Diablo Valley College.   Since joining Renewal in 2016, she has held positions in admissions, counseling, program management and operations.

Kathy Rosales, LVN

Program Director, Renewal Behavioral Health OP

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Lara Frazier

Director of Digital Marketing

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Alyssa Song

Program Manager, Montare Center for Eating Disorders

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Shannon Hanak

Program Director, Montare At the Canyon

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Medical Directors

Dr. Jon Shaywitz

Psychiatrist

Montare Behavioral Health

Dr. Shaywitz  is a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Shaywitz is the staff Psychiatrist at Montare Behavioral Health. He received his BA with Honors from Brown University and received his Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shaywitz completed his residency at UCLA where he was selected chief resident for the Anxiety Disorders Program. Dr. Shaywitz was the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at Cedar Sinai, the Medical Director at Glendale Memorial Hospital, the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach and Mission Hospital Mission Viejo and Medical Director of La Casa Psychiatric Facility.

Dr. Shaywitz was the Director of Program Development at Community Psychiatry. He was awarded the Circle of Friends Honor at Cedar Sinai and has published book chapters and journal articles on the treatment of behavioral health disorders and is particularly interested in anxiety disorders and affective disorders.

Dr. Shaywitz has completed fellowships at NIMH and Columbia University. He is also the co-author of the 2nd edition of the best selling book published by Knopf “Overcoming Dyslexia”.

Clinical Directors

Dr. Tiffany Dzioba, PsyD, LMFT

Clinical Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Dr. Dzioba has spent the last decade in clinical leadership roles for behavioral healthcare settings, creating, developing, and improving clinical treatment programs in inpatient, residential, and outpatient levels of care. Dr. Dzioba has created an evidence-based clinical curriculum for mental health and addiction treatment programs and developed a spiritually integrated clinical supervision model (SIS Model). She has a specialty in trauma treatment and has assisted many organizations in trauma-informed transformations.

Ashley Adams, MA, LMFT

Clinical Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Admissions

Stephanie Rosten

Admissions Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Stephanie is the National Director of Admissions at Montare Behavioral Health and Renewal Health Group. She found her calling in the field of addiction treatment after recovering from her own hopeless circumstances addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Stephanie began her career in behavioral health as a dependency technician while attending College of the Desert. As a case manager, Stephanie was a role model for her clients. She inspired them through her own actions to return to school for education and to seek gainful employment. Stephanie received her CADAC credentials at The Center for Addiction Studies and Research.
Stephanie leads a team of admissions counselors and she encourages them to meet clients where they are now. Stephanie also oversees Renewal Health Group’s alumni program.

Christian McLaughlin

Outreach Development

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Hailey Livingston

National Outreach Specialist

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Stephanie King

Director of Business Dev

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Renee Baribeau

Marketing & Outreach

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Kristi Kettle

Director of Clinical Outreach

Montare Behavioral Health

Monica Montoya

National Clinical Outreach Specialist

Montare Behavioral Health

Brooke Cianciotta

National Director of Strategic Accounts

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Charles White

National Outreach Specialist

Montare Behavioral Health

Christina Gorman MA, LPC

National Director of Clinical Outreach

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