Charles Thomas

Director of Residences

Charles Thomas, Director of Residences, is dedicated to helping others recognize their potential while on the path to recovery. Charles comes to CAST after years of working in both residential treatment and various transitional living facilities.

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Mardet Homans

Director of Operations

Mardet Homans, Director of Operations, is a recent graduate of Columbia University with a BA in psychology. In college, her focus was in abnormal psychology with a concentration in examining the neurological basis for clinical disorders. She plans to continue her education in addiction and psychology studies.

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Robert Lien, MHA

Director of Admissions

Robert Lien has helped families and individuals seeking treatment services since 2003. While working as the Manager of Patient Access Services for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation he completed a Master of Sciences degree in Health Services Administration with a thesis on access to mental health services at hospital emergency departments.

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Trevor Scott

Outreach Coordinator

Trevor began his career in the addiction field through public speaking, sharing his own experience with high schools, university medical students, employee assistance programs,  and treatment centers throughout Canada.

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Michael Arndt

Alumni Coordinator

Michael incorporates his enthusiasm and dedication to recovery into his work at CAST. As a CAST alumnus himself, he strongly believes that everyone is capable of being an active participant in their own recovery and works closely with clients to share his experience and breadth of knowledge to assist them in forging their own unique path in sobriety.

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Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

Medical Director

Jorge E. Rodriguez M.D (“Dr. Jorge”), Medical Director at CAST Centers, is a medical doctor with a specialization in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterologist. He is the proud author of two best-selling books: The Acid Reflux Solution and The Diabetes Solution. Dr. Jorge can often be found as a medical expert on various media outlets including CNN, The Doctors, The View, The Today Show and many others.



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Cecelia Mylett, PSYD., LCSW

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Cecelia Mylett, PSYD., LCSW, has extensive experience and skills in the development, delivery, and administration of outpatient Behavioral Health Care Services. Cecelia is the former Director of Kaiser Permanente's Outpatient Psychiatry Department for Los Angeles Sunset and Pasadena Outpatient Clinics.

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Kaja Conrad

Resident Advisor

As a Resident Advisor, Kaja strives to create a supportive, compassionate, and nurturing environment in which clients have the space and security to heal. A Cast Alumnus herself, Kaja benefited greatly from the program’s wealth of services and client centered approach, and is thrilled to be a part of the team.

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Robert Oppenheimer, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Robert Oppenheimer, LCSW is a clinical therapist at CAST. He brings years of experience in outpatient treatment programs. Working with adults in individual and group settings to provide appropriate therapeutic care. He received his Masters in Social Work from USC.

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Mike Kroener

Resident Advisor

Mike Kroener was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He came to Los Angeles in 2011 to achieve sobriety for himself. After two years of sobriety, Mike realized he has a gift and passion for helping others struggling with addiction.

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Alicia Racine, LMHC, LPCCI

Clinical Therapist

Alicia Racine received her Master's degree from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and a BFA undergraduate degree from Boston University. Alicia worked as an individual and group psychotherapist with Wild Acres in Massachusetts, The May Institute, Monte Nido in MA, and the Center for Discovery in California.

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Patrick O'Neil, RADT, MFA

Group Facilitator

Patrick O’Neil is CAST’s Group Facilitator. He previously worked in treatment as a primary residential drug and alcohol counselor in San Francisco. It was during this time that he realized that nurturing and cultivating one’s passion is an integral and essential part of recovery.

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Jackie O'Brien

Manager of Lifestyle Coaching and Case Management

Jackie's role at CAST is multi-faceted. As a Case Manager she helps her client's build their road map back into a meaningful and productive life. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from University of Georgia and has recently completed her continued education for drug and alcohol counseling at Loyola Marymount University.

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Amelia Harmon, ASW

Therapist

Amelia Harmon, ASW is a clinical therapist at CAST. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from USC with an emphasis on recovery from mental illness and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on personality and psychopathology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Amanda Neiman

Office Manager

Amanda holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Amanda is pursuing her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and intends to apply her continued education in this field.

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Sean Morris

Resident Advisor

Sean Morris moved to Los Angeles from San Diego to achieve sobriety.  After becoming sober Sean discovered a passion for helping other addicts and alcoholics achieve sobriety and watching them blossom into productive members of society. 

 

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