Staff Bios

Victoria Klein

Chief Executive Officer

Victoria joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 1992.  She has over 35 years of managerial and operations experience in a mental health facility, including expertise in nutritional services.

 

As the Chief Executive Officer, Victoria’s responsibilities include providing overall leadership and coordination activities of all aspects of Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc., with the objective to ensure that the delivery of client and healthcare service programs are consistent with values, as set forth by the Board of Trustees.

 

Prior to serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Victoria worked as the Administrator for Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc., as well as the Nutritional Supervisor.

 

Victoria received a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and food science from San Diego StateUniversity, and is licensed in the State of California as a Nursing Home Administrator.

 

Kristin Allred, MBA

Administrator

Kristin joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 1998.  She has over 20 years of managerial and operations experience in a mental health facility, including expertise in finance, business operations and management.

 

As the Administrator, Kristin’s responsibilities include leading and developing the administrative function of the facility to provide excellent services. In addition, she contributes positively to increasing organizational revenue and activity through development of a knowledgeable, accountable, responsive administrative and clinical team while demonstrating excellence in both internal and external relationship management.

 

Kristin actively participates in the development of long term relationships between other healthcare facilities based consultants and external stakeholders by encouraging positive engagement with Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. and its services.

 

Prior to serving as the Administrator, Kristin worked as the CFO for Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc., as well as received her Internship for her Master’s in Business Administration. Kristin received a bachelor’s degree in Business from National University, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.  Kristin is licensed in the State of California as a Nursing Home Administrator.

 
 

Arvin Klein, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Klein joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 1963.  He has over 55 years of medical experience including expertise in handling the broad and comprehensive spectrum of illnesses that affect adults, diagnosing and treating chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention.

 

As the Medical Director, Dr. Klein’s responsibilities include liaison between the physicians, outside services and administration.  He provides medical support to all clients, and provides medical supervision to the nursing team at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc.

 

Prior to serving as the Medical Director, Dr. Klein worked as an Internist in private practice specializing in Cardiology, and served as a flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force.

 

Dr. Klein graduated from the State University of New York – Medical School. Dr. Klein completed his internal medicine training at UC San Diego. Dr. Klein completed his residency at Ohio State University and UC San Diego. Dr. Klein is currently board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Brian Miller, MD

Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. Miller joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 2006. He has over 20 years of clinical psychiatry experience including expertise in in diagnosing and treating Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, as well as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Substance Abuse.

 

As the Chief Psychiatrist, Dr. Miller’s responsibilities include oversight of quality assurance and managing the delivery of psychiatric services at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. Dr. Miller actively involved in integrating the work with other areas of Counseling & Psychiatric Services and the Health Services for the clients at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. Dr. Miller is highly involved in providing clinical psychiatric care to Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. clients, and assessing; diagnosing and managing a wide variety of psychiatric conditions.

 

Concurrently serving as the Chief Psychiatrist at Alpine Special Treatment Center Inc., Dr. Miller also serves as the Medical Director of TMS Therapeutics in San Diego, Clinical Director Intensive Treatment Program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and holds medical appointments with UCSD Department of Psychiatry (Assistant Clinical Professor), and is a residential care Psychiatrist for various board and care homes.

 

Dr. Miller received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Davis, also graduating from the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Miller completed his psychiatric training at UC San Diego. Dr. Miller is currently a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Miller has been named a "Top Doc" by his peers in San Diego Magazine every year since 2011. He has also been listed as a Southern California "Top Doc" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd in 2012 and 2013. In 2009 he was honored as “Clinician of the Year” at the San Diego County Mental Health Recognition Dinner.

 

Kristine Tiernan, PhD

Clinical Director

Dr. Tiernan joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 2008. She has over 10 years of mental health experience including expertise in program development through the utilization of multidisciplinary mental health clinicians for supportive, rehabilitative services in a secured setting for people suffering from psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, as well as crisis communication and training for mental health staff.

 

As Clinical Director, Dr. Tiernan’s responsibilities include management and quality assurance of all clinical (Program and Nursing) services provided by Alpine Special Treatment Center Inc., including the training and supervision of clinical and non-clinical staff.

 

Prior to serving as the Clinical Director, Dr. Tiernan worked as the Assistant Administrator for Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc., as well as Assistant Program Director, Psychology Assistant, Program Consultant, Rehabilitation Counselor, and Clinical Advisor for Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc.

 

Dr. Tiernan received a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University.  Dr. Tiernan is currently licensed in the State of California as a Licensed Psychologist, and currently serves as a certified Crisis Prevention instructor for Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc.

 

Jonathan (J.D.) Guerard, MSHA, SPHR

Director of Human Resources

J.D. joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 2016. He has over 7 years of human resources experience including developing HR processes and policies, compliance, employee relations, performance management, recruiting, benefits, compensation and training.

 

His career has included human resources and management positions with large, mid-sized, and small healthcare facilities throughout Texas and California in both government agencies and for-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc., J.D. worked for multiple VA Healthcare facilities where he served as the Assistant Director and Director of Human Resources and served as a senior advisor to the Executive Leadership in all aspects related to Human Resources and Labor Relations.

 

J.D. earned his B.S. in Kinesiology with a major in Applied Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and his Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University. He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration.

 

Casey Doyle, RN

Director of Nursing

Casey joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 1978, and after a brief departure returned in 2010. She has over 40 years of mental health and nursing experience including expertise in providing clinical care and support to clients with a variety of medical and mental health diagnoses.

 

As the Director of Nursing, Casey’s responsibilities include organizing, implementing, and evaluating the nursing services provided at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. Casey provides nursing staff with leadership, education, direction and guidance in all nursing matters and ensures full compliance with all regulatory requirements.

 

Prior to serving as the Director of Nursing, Casey has worked in many roles at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. to include as the Assistant Director of Nursing, an Administrative Nurse Consultant, Licensed Vocational Nurse, and Certified Nursing Assistant.  Casey received an associate’s degree in Nursing from Regents University.

 

Retta Parker-Stevenson, MS, ATR-BC

Activities Coordinator

Retta joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 2015.  She has over 10 years of mental health and art therapy experience including expertise in providing services to a wide variety of client populations, aimed at supporting empowerment, recovery, and the development of functional support systems. Some key populations Retta has worked with have included inner city youth, individuals with eating disorders, Native American youth, those suffering from trauma, severe mental illness, autism, and more.

 

As the Activities Coordinator, Retta’s responsibilities include the implementing and overseeing the activities program aimed at meeting the needs of the programs at Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. by providing and coordinating activities, monitoring therapeutic effectiveness of activities, community relationships, and encouraging socialization and motivating interest and participation of clients on a daily basis.

 

Prior to serving as the Activities Coordinator, Retta worked as an Individual and Family Therapist in Oregon, and an Art Therapist/Artistic Behavioral Health Specialist in Arizona, California, Missouri, and New Jersey.

Retta received an Associate of Arts degree from Longview Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and a Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling Psychology from Avila University. Retta is currently registered and board certified as an Art Therapist holding the highest-level art therapy credential. She also serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Southern California Art Therapy Association

 

Kharisma Sudler, MMI

Support Services Manager

Kharisma joined Alpine Special Treatment Center, Inc. in 2014. She has over 14 years of managerial and operations experience including expertise in developing business processes and policies, financial performance and compliance, contract management, inventory and supply management.

 

As the Support Services Manager, Kharisma’s responsibilities include overseeing the overall facility support services functions, including dietary services, building maintenance and operations, environmental services and appearance; while ensuring the proper operation of all equipment and machinery, as well as vehicles, exterior grounds and landscaping and maintenance of the facility.

 

Prior to serving as the Support Services Manager, Kharisma served as the Business Operations/Practice Manager for Complete Healthcare International based out of Singapore, was the Area Manager for Softbank out of Tokyo, Japan, served as a Human Resources Specialist for Barrett Business Services. Kharisma is a United States Navy Veteran serving four years as a Petty Officer Third Class.

 

Kharisma has received a Masters of Management International, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and an Associates in Computer Studies and will soon be adding a Project Management (PMI) Certification to the list.

 

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