Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Steele, Ph.D. has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. More Info


Earle Charles, EMBA, CBS, CEM

                                          Chief Operating Officer

Earle joins the CLARE|MATRIX team having formerly been a Senior Executive at Kedren Mental Health. As their CIO, Earle was responsible for customer and vendor relationships, business strategy, information technology, business revenues, and various other operating responsibilities. 



Kenneth Simms

                                         Chief Financial Officer

Ken Simms is a proven professional in the Greater Los Angeles Area; he has over 20 years of experience working with small to medium-sized organizations as a key member of executive management. He has worked in multiple industries including service, technology, manufacturing, commercial real estate, and not-for-profit sectors. More Info





Senior Director of Medication Assisted Treatment

Dan George has been working in a leadership role with Matrix Institute on Addictions since 1999 and has both research and clinical experience. More Info



Chief Development Officer

A longtime advocate in the non-profit sector with a career spanning twenty years, Denise most recently worked at a leading NYC based advocacy and social service agency FPWA (formerly Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies) bringing a wealth of experience in securing vital resources and helping increase the visibility and reach of the organization’s work. More Info


Chief Human Resources Officer

Kevin Ralph is a Los Angeles native and Human Resources executive with more than 20 years of HR experience. He has held leadership roles in various business environments: including Fortune 100 companies, public sector, and not-for-profit healthcare. More Info


Director of Training

Ahndrea Weiner is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Masters of Science in Educational Psychology. She is currently the Director of Training at CLARE MATRIX where she has worked in many different capacities for the last 26 years. More Info

Julia Lundeberg, LMFT

Chief Clinical Officer

For nearly 20 years, Julia Lundeberg has worked in the mental health field as a family and individual therapist, an adjunct professor, and a director and clinical supervisor of numerous mental health and substance use programs in the Los Angeles area. More Info


Dr. David Barron, MD

Medical Director

Dr. David Baron has worked as a global educator and researcher in psychiatry for more than 30 years. He has served as the Medical Director of Global Health and the Assistant Dean of International Affairs for the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He formerly served as an Associate Dean of International Relations for Temple University School of Medicine. More Info



Kevin Fahy, Board Chair, President, Fahy Leather

                   Deb Feinberg, Board Vice Chair, President, Henry L. Baron Office, Inc.

James C. Birch, Board Treasurer, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Cloud Cover Music

Dana J. Kelly, Board Secretary, Actor, Voice Actor


Andrew Besser, Licensed Attorney, Addiction Counselor

Odat Elsey, Owner, Anything and Everything Plus

Mark Freund, Visual Effects Supervisor

Christine Grella, PhD, Professor & Researcher

Shawn Hezar, Chief Client Officer and Senior Vice President-Strategic Accounts, Caliber Collision

Stanley J. Janowiak, Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Jeanne L. Obert, MFT, MSM, Founder, Matrix Institute on Addictions

Abhilash Patel, Digital Marketing Executive

Dorothy Richards, Retired

Jeffery N. Wilkins, MD, FASAM, DFAPA, Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center


Carol Archie, MD, Fetal-Maternal Medicine Specialist
Michael McCann, Retired Addiction Researcher


Bill Blatt
Sarah Doering