Meet our San Diego Team

Our staff members are chosen for their ability to provide you with the most advanced care possible and their dedication to delivering an extraordinary treatment experience. When you arrive at BrightQuest, you will know that you are in a safe place—one of kindness, expertise, and genuine compassion for the healing process.

Melissa Stevenson, MA, LMFT

Melissa Stevenson, MA, LMFT

Executive Director

Sean Ryan, MD

Sean Ryan, MD

Medical Director

Zaid Rafin, MD

Zaid Rafin, MD

Psychiatrist

Breanne Dargon, MA, LMFT

Breanne Dargon, MA, LMFT

Clinical Director

Danielle Lacey

Danielle Lacey

Director of Admissions

Karlyn Pleasants, PsyD

Karlyn Pleasants, PsyD

Executive Clinical Consultant

Stephanie Coyle, MA, LMFT

Stephanie Coyle, MA, LMFT

Associate Clinical Director

Taylor Stead, MA, LMFT

Taylor Stead, MA, LMFT

Program Director

Kate-Robin Shuart Piper, MA, LMFT

Kate-Robin Shuart Piper, MA, LMFT

Residential Program Manager

Jason Stein, MA, LMFT

Jason Stein, MA, LMFT

Therapist

Jennifer Phelps, MA, AMFT

Jennifer Phelps, MA, AMFT

Therapist

Rebekah Milhoan, MSW, LCSW

Rebekah Milhoan, MSW, LCSW

Therapist

Cynamon Weston, MS, AMFT

Cynamon Weston, MS, AMFT

Therapist

Pamela Smith, MA, AMFT, CADC

Pamela Smith, MA, AMFT, CADC

Therapist

Brittany Benjamin Amante, MA, AMFT

Brittany Benjamin Amante, MA, AMFT

Therapist

Connor Seidler, MS, AMFT

Connor Seidler, MS, AMFT

Therapist

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy Williams

Residential Coordinator

Ursula Ridens, RDN

Ursula Ridens, RDN

Lead Dietitian

Kathy San Filippo, M.A.

Kathy San Filippo, M.A.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapist

Mo Bosman

Mo Bosman

Facilities Manager

Yvonne Walsh, L.P.T.

Yvonne Walsh, L.P.T.

Licensed Psychiatric Technician

Steven Savoie

Steven Savoie

Nurse

Jubilee Reep

Jubilee Reep

Healthcare Coordinator

Michaela Zermeno

Michaela Zermeno

Program Coordinator

Jezlia Correa

Jezlia Correa

Administrative & Compliance Coordinator

Katherine Wheaton

Katherine Wheaton

Admissions Advisor

Sarah Bridwell

Sarah Bridwell

Admissions Advisor

Christa Overton, MS, SUDCC

Christa Overton, MS, SUDCC

Milieu Manager

Jessica Copeland, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP

Jessica Copeland, M.Ed., LPC-MHSP

Client Relations Manager

Employee Recognition

Bright Quest’s Luminary Excellence Award Program (LEAP) gives Bright Quest the opportunity to recognize the difference our employees make every day to fulfill our mission of bringing hope and recovery to the people we serve.

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