One of the best things about Montare is our staff. We are proud of our team of professionals, who are dedicated to providing compassionate and efficacious care to our clients. Whether they are mental health providers, chefs, or maintenance people, all of our staff view their role in the company as holding significant meaning and purpose, aligned with their calling as individuals and team members. Our therapists rely on evidence-based, well-researched practices that have proven results, as well as following the latest trends in innovative new therapies. They are committed to treating the whole person, with the belief that everyone has the ability to recover. No matter what has happened in your past, when you come through Montare’s doors, you are seen as inherently valuable, with a healthy and vibrant core, that is just waiting to be set free.

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Meet the Team

Leadership Team

JD Kalmenson

CEO, Founder

Montare Behavioral Health

Elliott Liebhard

CFO, Founder

Montare Behavioral Health

Dr. Jon Shaywitz

Medical Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Dr. Tiffany Dzioba, PsyD, LMFT

Corporate 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

Dr. Denise Ojarigi

Chief of Clinical Operations

Montare Behavioral Health

Dr. Denise Ojarigi received her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Biology, and minor in Public Health from the University of Minnesota, and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA. She later obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) with a specialization in Forensic Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute, Encino, CA. She has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for over 15 years. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that has worked with couples, adults, children, and adolescents, and various populations. She is a Cognitive Behavioral therapist that utilizes various treatment modalities (CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, CPT, psychodynamic underpinning etc.) to assist individuals in achieving their optimal level of functioning. She has engaged in research, teaching, and clinical practice to help patients understand themselves and cope with day-to-day issues, mental illness, abuse, addiction, and loss. She was the Clinical and Program Director of a treatment center and prior to that she was a Clinical Supervisor for a non-profit organization providing early intervention prevention services. My belief is that every day is an opportunity to change, grow, and improve.

Beth Franke aPHR, FPC

Director of Human Resources

Montare Behavioral Health

Meet the Team

Program Managers

Stephanie Hazard, M.A. AMFT

Program Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Stephanie Hazzard M.A., AMFT
Program Director/ Therapist

Shannon Hanak

Program Director, Montare At the Canyon

Montare Behavioral Health

Lynne Biehl

Alumni Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Admissions & Marketing

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

Montare Behavioral Health

Hailey Livingston

National Director of Business Development

Montare Behavioral Health

Lara Frazier

Director of Digital Marketing

Montare Behavioral Health

Stephanie King

Director of Business Dev

Montare Behavioral Health

Renee Baribeau

Marketing & Branding Director

Montare Behavioral Health

Monica Montoya

National Clinical Outreach Specialist

Montare Behavioral Health

Brooke Cianciotta

National Director of Strategic Accounts

Montare Behavioral Health

Charles White

National Director of Clinical Outreach | Eating Disorder Outreach Specialist

Montare Behavioral Health

Letissa Celindro, MA

Director of Clinical Outreach

Montare Behavioral Health