Meet the Team

The Hemet Valley Recovery Center and Sage Retreat team is a group of hardworking individuals and nationally recognized experts who have fully dedicated themselves to the treatment of chemical dependency.

Steven Collier, RN
Executive Director / Co Founder

Sherry Burditt, RN, HN-BC
Director of Clinical Services
Board Certified Holistic Nurse

Manikanda Raja, MD, ASAM
Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine,
Medical Director

Elizabeth Ann Clark, JD
Chief Financial & Legal Officer

Patricia Bellard
Director of Business Services

Esther Montez, CADC-II, ICADC
Director of Business Development

A.J. Sarrat, L.Ac.

Melinda Kuykendall, RN, BSN
Clinical Nurse Manager

Midge McDonald, HHP
Holistic Health Practitioner

Manager of Counseling Services

Christina Wood, MS, MFT, LAADC-CA
Licensed Clinical Therapist
Heroes Program Coordinator

Bill Ferro, CADC-II
Counseling Coordinator/ Case Manager

Kaelyn Doyle CADC-II
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Case Manager

Ed Ringl CADC-II
Chemical Dependency Counselor
Case Manager

Stephanie Banks, MBA
Manager of HR
Compliance and Intake

Jace Stewart, LVN II
Intake and Assessment Lead LVN

Joseph Fuentes, CADC-I
Intake Associate

Emily Cusano-Greenage
Insurance Verifier

We would especially like to thank our dedicated nursing staff here at Hemet Valley Recovery Center & Sage Retreat. It is because of these unique and compassionate individuals we are able to provide such exceptional patient care in our California addiction hospital. Thank you Tracy, Barb, Penny, Sharon, Tricia Greg, Sangeeta, Sophia, Teresa, Tiana, Jace, Gabbie, Triza, Micheale, Abagail, Cristy, Whitney, Aspen, Jackie, Blanca, Leonor, Josie, Rachelle, Sabrina, Deysi, Desiree, Laura E, Chanae, Steve, Sherry, Rosemary & Melinda Barbara for everything that you do!

For further information on our California drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs, please call our Admissions & Assessment Department at:

Hemet Valley Recovery Center remains open and accepting patients, we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Click here for more information or call 866-273-0868.