Nely Meza-Andrade, LMFT, MBB, is our Executive Director/CEO.
Prior to joining Casa Treatment Center, Nely was the Senior Program Director at Phoenix Academy at Lake View Terrace and oversaw all residential, outpatient and wraparound services at the Academy and earlier was responsible for mental health, family services, and outpatient programs. She also manages her private practice as a psychotherapist. Ms. Meza Andrade worked as Director of Programs and Quality Assurance for SPIRITT Family Services in San Gabriel Valley for almost four years, LMFT therapist at Eisner Health for two years, and for other behavioral health organizations.
Nely is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holds an MBA degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Master’s of Science in Counseling (MFT) from San Francisco State University, and Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from California State University-Los Angeles. She is fully bilingual in Spanish and trained in many evidence-based approaches.
Tina joined the Administration team at Casa Treatment Center in 2014. She currently serves as the Director of Administration and brings 20-plus years of business leadership and general management experience focused on operations and human resources. She has an innate ability to make everyone comfortable and is recognized for a high-level of customer service with the ability to form partnerships within any organization. Tina has a BA in Business and Psychology and a MA in psychology.
In her spare time Tina enjoys traveling to exciting places like Greece, Ireland, Australia, London and Paris. She also loves to host dinner parties with friends and family.
Dr. Caine is the Medical Director at Casa Treatment Center. He is licensed in the State of California as a physician, and is Board Certified in Family Practice and by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has worked at Casa Treatment Center since 2019.
Dr. Caine has worked in the field of addiction medicine since the year 2000. He is dedicated to helping people recover from addiction to drugs and alcohol, using the most current practices. He is a friend to those in recovery, no matter their circumstances, never judging and always caring. He speaks Spanish and English. His work history demonstrates his passion for helping others improve their lives, as early on in his career he was a physician at an orphanage in Guatemala, and his work to help others in need remains his driving force today.
Susan Musetti, M.A. (LMFT #25720) has been working in the mental health and addiction fields for more than forty years and is Casa's Clinical Director. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and trainings and has been a consultant, trainer, and supervisor at both substance abuse and mental health agencies.
She is the designer and former Program Director of the Co-Occurring Disorders Program at Phillips Graduate Institute, Chatsworth, where for fifteen years she trained students and licensed professionals to work with individuals, couples and families affected by both addictions and mental health diagnoses. Susan supervises graduate and post-graduate students training in the specialty of co-occurring disorders at both Casa and Aurora Las Encinas Hospital. She has a private practice in Pasadena as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, where she has specialized in working with these populations since 1990.
Gregory is a licensed therapist and certified addiction professional. He is the Compliance Officer at Casa Treatment Center where he has worked since 2010. Gregory works to ensure Casa programming and charting comply with all state licensing and accreditation requirements and works with the Clinical Director to ensure that programming is competent, intentional, and relevant in a way that helps produce better outcomes.
Gregory is a humanist-existential therapist, but he also incorporates a background in the neuroscience of addiction and CBT into his work with clients. He has worked heavily with clients in the areas of family systems, sudden life changes, interpersonal relationships, sex/meth bonding issues, and LGTBQIA issues, as well as addiction/recovery management when co-occurring disorders are present.
Gregory is a cheerleader; viewing the client as the expert in their problems, and he works with the client to explore the problem, collect the evidence, and point out the clues that might be getting overlooked.
Outside of Casa, Gregory maintains a private therapy practice, was an adjunct professor at Pacific Oaks College and Glendale College, and he served on the board of the California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE) for several years.
Maribell is a graduate of Pacific Oaks College, where she earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (AMFT-96926)
Her journey at Casa Treatment Center began as a Chemical Dependency Counselor in 2012, providing help and support to those in need. Maribell believes in honoring each individual experience, while simultaneously working to restore hope that is often lost. “I can’t force a person to believe, what I believe. I need to honor their truth and meet them where they are.”
She understands the stigmas that exist when addressing substance and mental health support; ethical practice, cultural sensitivity, patience, collaboration, and respect are at the forefront of her beliefs in what makes treatment work. She has worked with children, families, and couples, and has been trained in Intimate Partner Violence and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Maribell’s goal is to provide a nurturing, and supportive environment in which to heal. Her multi modal approach include understanding the family systems, and co-occurring disorders. She is committed, compassionate, and is willing to walk alongside those in need.
Born and bred on a ranch in Fort Independence, California, Susan Stewart grew up on the outskirts of the Piaute Reservation breaking colts, branding cattle and competing in rodeos. In 2005, she moved to the Los Angeles and began working in a sporting goods store. There her leadership and professionalism were quickly recognized and within two-years she was promoted to store general manager. While she loved working as a general manager, her outdoorsy nature and desire to help others attracted her to Casa. In 2017, Susan was hired as the Casa Facilities Coordinator where she oversees all facility buildings and ensures that our campus building standards, licenses and safety protocols and maintained.
Laura attended Glendale Community College and graduated in 2010.
She has dedicated her career in support of women struggling with addiction for over a decade. Laura enjoys helping women discover their true-self.
Janine McRiley first began working in community services at a childcare nursery while she was still in high school. During this time, she learned many skills that paved the way for her first job in mental health in 2001. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and master’s degree in Social Work which both complimented her goal of working in Addiction Treatment as a licensed Chemical Addiction Treatment Counselor. She has worked in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient and with people from a variety of backgrounds. Janine is passionate about sharing education and skills in hopes of helping enhance and strengthen the lives of those who seek freedom from addiction.
Jami has been working in the field of addiction for over 10 years. After a graduating from the University of Southern California with a BA in Political Science and a minor in Communications, Jami was offered an internship in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. During her internship, Jami worked on federal legislation to reduce the illegal production of methamphetamines for personal consumption by requiring all pseudoephedrine products be placed behind the counter. She was also a part of the team that was tasked with developing and implementing subsidies for Afghani farmers to deter the growth of poppies used in the production of heroin. Near the end of her internship, she accepted an offer to stay on as a policy analyst to “help curb the supply of illegal drugs into the United States.” As a policy analyst, Jami was part of several US delegations at oversees conferences and met with high ranking leaders throughout the world. As an employee at Casa, Jami sees the demand side of addiction and now works to help individuals.
Born in Pasadena and raised by her mother and grandmother, Nashata was inspired by her mother’s 20-year nursing career to pursue a career in the medical field. After graduating from Pasadena City College with a Medical Assistant credential, began working in Residential Treatment facility. “I gained a lot of knowledge about addiction and recovery (working in a treatment facility) and having parents who struggled with addiction.” In addition to working in addiction treatment facilities, Nashata is a licensed phlebotomist. “I receive so much fulfillment working in treatment and helping any way I can. It feels great to be back in my hometown working at Casa Treatment Center as a Medical Assistant.
Isabel joined Casa in 2019 as a Program Assistant, where she works to support women seeking recovery from addiction. She has also worked for more than six years at Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) where she provides services to adolescents who are on the spectrum and those with emotional or behavioral disorders. In 2021, she graduated from Glendale Community College where she earned a certificate in Alcohol and Drug addiction studies. She is continuing her education and is working towards becoming a certified addiction counselor.
Suzie joined Casa in March of 2021 as a Program Assistant. After spending 10 years in the Real Estate industry, her love for helping and advocating for women inspired her to join the Casa team. Since then, she has been working alongside intake and in admissions to help women seeking recovery find their way and their voice. Suzie completed school through CCAPP where she earned a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Addiction studies. She is a RADT registered through CCAPP and is working towards becoming a Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor.
Beth graduated from UMASS Amherst with a B.A. in Communication Disorders/Speech Therapy and she also attended the graduate school at CSUN. In 2015, she came to Casa as a Residential client. After completing treatment and staying in Casa’s Sober Living, she become an active member of the STARS alumnae group. Recognizing her passion for recovery and her leadership abilities, Casa hired her to be a Program Assistant. She is very happy to be working and giving back to the very place that saved her life. It was there that she has found a passion for helping women in recovery. Today she is back in school working towards a degree in Addiction Counseling. Outside of work, Beth has always loved dancing and takes every and any opportunity to do so.
Anastasia was born in China Town and I spent my earlier years as a mother and wife. In 2012, she came to Casa to begin her own sobriety journey. After 9 months of being sober, she was hired as an overnight Program Assistant. I never thought I would make it so far, but I have a great husband who understands me and that helps! Now Anastasia’s children are grown and she has nine grandchildren. “Casa has changed my life forever and I am very grateful for everything I have learned here.”