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.

Ashley Danner, LMFT

Ashley Danner, LMFT

National 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

Melissa Stevenson, MA, LMFT

Melissa Stevenson, MA, LMFT

Clinical Consultant

Christa Overton, MS, SUDCC

Christa Overton, MS, SUDCC

Director of Operations

Stephanie Coyle, MA, LMFT

Stephanie Coyle, MA, LMFT

Lead Therapist

Kate-Robin Shuart Piper, MA, LMFT

Kate-Robin Shuart Piper, MA, LMFT

Lead Therapist

Jason Stein, MA, LMFT

Jason Stein, MA, LMFT

Therapist

Jennifer Phelps, MA, AMFT

Jennifer Phelps, MA, AMFT

Therapist

Cynamon Weston, MS, AMFT

Cynamon Weston, MS, AMFT

Therapist

Brittany Benjamin Amante, MA, AMFT

Brittany Benjamin Amante, MA, AMFT

Therapist

Connor Seidler, MS, AMFT

Connor Seidler, MS, AMFT

Therapist

Danielle Pagan, MSW, ACSW

Danielle Pagan, MSW, ACSW

Therapist

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

Steven Savoie

Steven Savoie

Nurse Manager

Cynthia Valenzuela

Cynthia Valenzuela

Administrative Coordinator

Katherine Wheaton

Katherine Wheaton

Admissions Advisor

Sarah Bridwell

Sarah Bridwell

Admissions Advisor

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.

BQ-SD-LEAP-Nov2021-Social third quarter leap winner