Our Staff

Shawn Whitt CEO
Shawn Whitt
Shawn Whitt stepped into the role of CEO for Safe Harbor in August 2018 with an impressive background in both the treatment field as well as the financial realm. His passion to help others led him to proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years. Post military service Shawn received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Vanguard University… Continue Reading Shawn‘s Full Bio »
Jamey Kureh CFO
Jamey Kureh
Jamey Kureh is the Chief Financial Officer for Safe Harbor where she manages the company’s finances with all its subsidiaries. Jamey joins Safe Harbor after spending 14 years in the engineering corporate world with companies like Jacobs Engineering… Continue Reading Jamey‘s Full Bio »
Jessica Alejo Director of Human Resources
Jessica Alejo
Director of Human Resources
In 2014, Jessica moved to Orange County after graduating with her bachelor’s in psychology from California University Monterey Bay and found herself working in recovery where she found a strong passion for helping those suffering from addiction…. Continue Reading Jessica‘s Full Bio »
Alyson Brooks Business Development
Alyson Brooks
Business Development
Alyson Brooks moved from Tennessee to southern California in 2014 with a background in the insurance industry. She found her niche in the drug and alcohol treatment field and quickly moved her way through the ranks of treatment facilities… Continue Reading Alyson‘s Full Bio »
Chaz Mangan Program Director
Chaz Mangan
Program Director
Chaz Mangan serves as the Program Director for Safe Harbor Treatment Center. Chaz began his career as a Client Care Coordinator and expanded his expertise and knowledge through roles in various departments such as Business Development, Compliance, and Administration. He devote… Continue Reading Chaz‘s Full Bio »
Arlene Hylton, Spiritual Director
Arlene Hylton
Spiritual Director
Rev. Arlene Hylton Campbell is the Spiritual Director for Safe Harbor Treatment Center for women. She is a licensed non-denominational Minister in the State of California. Rev. Arlene supports individuals in realizing their highest potential. Her support of individuals in recovery is based on each individual realizing a higher power that is active and fully available in their life… Continue Reading Rev. Arlene‘s Full Bio »
Rupa Ward, Cognitive Therapy Primary Therapist
Rupa Ward, MA, AMFT, EMDR
Individual Trauma Therapist
Rupa Ward has an M. A. in Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis. Rupa has been a practicing Certified EMDR therapist for nearly a decade and has completed Levels 1, 2, and 3 of the Gottman Couple Counseling Training and Gottman Couple and Addiction Recovery… Continue Reading Rupa‘s Full Bio »
Margaret O'Hara, Trauma Therapist
Margaret O’Hara, LPCC
Trauma Therapist
Margaret O’Hara runs the Trauma Program at Safe Harbor utilizing Relational Trauma Repair (RTR), an experiential model developed by Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP. A consultant with a private counseling practice in Northern San Diego, Margaret is a Certified Experiential Therapist, licensed as an LPCC (CA) and LMHC (NY)… Continue Reading Margaret‘s Full Bio »
Lisa Licavoli, Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Lisa Licavoli, RD, CNN
Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Lisa Licavoli is a Registered Dietician, Board Certified Nutritionist, and Traditional Naturopath specializing in Integrative Nutrition and Eating Disorder recovery. She has been in practice for 27 years. Lisa takes a body-centered approach to health and healing, with nutrition as the foundation… Continue Reading Lisa‘s Full Bio »
Kathe Caldwell, Hypnotherapist
Kathe Caldwell, CADC-II, CGiT, CCH
Kathe is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor-II in private practice in Newport Beach. She has worked in multidisciplinary recovery settings in Orange County for over 15 years, applying her complementary skills in hypnosis, guided imagery and addiction counseling… Continue Reading Kathe‘s Full Bio »
Taryn Mangan
Taryn Mangan, RADT
Case Manager
Taryn has had the unique and invaluable experience of being raised in the Safe Harbor Community. Having been exposed to the program since the age of 6 months, Taryn has literally had a lifetime of experience and exposure to substance use disorders as well as recovery. As a child, Taryn watched her Mother’s unwavering commitment and dedication the suffering women who came to Safe Harbor… Continue Reading Taryn‘s Full Bio »
Katie Simpson – Operations Manager
Katie Simpson
Operations Manager
Katie Simpson serves as the Operations Manager for Safe Harbor. After attending Rowan University for Public Relations and Marketing, she relocated to California from the East Coast and began her journey in recovery in 2016. Katie started her career in the Behavorial Health… Continue Reading Katie‘s Full Bio »