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Management Team

Jordyn KruseMichael D. McGee, M.D
Board Certified, General Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine

After graduating from Stanford Univeristy with distinction with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. McGee received his M.D. from Stanford University and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has directed several treatment programs, conducted government-funded outcomes research and has published in the areas of spirituality, clinical treatment, performance management, care management and health information technology.

Dr. McGee is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine. He has extensive experience in addictions treatment, consultation liasion psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and general adult psychiatry.

Dr. McGee has a private practice in San Luis Obispo, where he practices a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. His approach is eclectic. He blends science with spirituality to provide truly comprehensive, integrated care based on the authenticity of his combined clinical and lived experience.

Dr. McGee has a free weekly blog on addiction, healing, and recovery at: https://www.drmichaelmcgee.com.

Dr. McGee has also just completed a book a book for patients and families on addiction and recovery entitled, “The Joy of Recovery.”

Aleksandra MarinovicAleksandra Marinovic, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

Dr. Marinovic worked for the Department of Defense/Naval Medical Center San Diego for over 8 years as a staff clinical psychologist. She has a vast range of experience treating active duty service members with a wide range of psychological diagnoses and substance use issues, using evidence-based treatment. Prior to that Dr. Marinovic worked at UCSD Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Center as well as a staff psychologist at the University of San Diego where she also did her pre-doctoral APA internship.

Dr. Marinovic has received excellent theoretical and practical training over the years in the field in a variety of settings and modalities. She has extensive experience with a range of mental health issues and addiction including, mood and anxiety disorders, military and non-military trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, women’s and men’s issues, stage of life transitions, college issues, relationship issues, and chronic mental illness. Dr. Marinovic has strong skills in intervention, assessment, consultation, group therapy, and advocating for the interests of her patients and their families.

Dr. Marinovic is excited to be joining the Haven family and getting better acquainted with everything that the Central Coast has to offer.

Julianna BachittJulianna Bachitt, CAADAC, SAP
Executive Director of Operations
Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Substance Abuse Professional

Julianna oversees all administrative operations at the Haven working closely with all departments. Julianna has an extensive history in working with clients and family members battling addictions. She is transparent and able to communicate with clients with a priority to ensure the clients’ comfortability and safety along their journey. Julianna is a mother to two grown children and a seven year old son.

Charles ClarinsCharles Clarins
Director of Operations

Charles is a graduate from University of California, at Santa Barbara, with his Bachelors degree in History. Charles oversees the workmanship of The Haven at Pismo agency, both in the day-to-day operations and in overseeing the administrative duties. Charles has an extensive knowledge in the field of addiction and its affects on the entire family. Charles has been with The Haven at Pismo since its inception, and has efficaciously built the solid foundation that the company was built upon. Charles actively ensures the quality control required to maintain The Haven’s ability to help.

Charles is young and enthusiastic, bringing his interests in music, outdoors, and learning to his work with The Haven at Pismo, enriching the culture and diversity in the field. His passion and dedication in ensuring The Haven at Pismo’s mission statement is followed through – treating everyone with dignity and applying his motto of “firm, fair, and consistent.” Charles’ commitment to The Haven is monumental and appreciated by all.

Maureen AtteburyMaureen Attebury
Residential Director

Maureen is a licensed RCFE Administrator and has over 20 years experience in the RCFE world.  She is well versed in licensing protocols, title 22 and labor laws. She has also worked as the Program Manager for the Santa Barbara County Ombudsman. With her depth and background, she will continue to enhance the values of The Haven at Pismo which is to empower individuals with dignity and compassion.   Maureen enjoys working in this complex, challenging field and is grateful to be a part of the dedicated team at The Haven at Pismo.

Ashley HembreeAshley Hembree, LPT
Director of Nursing

Ashley oversees all medical and psychiatric needs of The Haven. She educates and guides clients through each stage of the the Haven program assuring all medical needs are being met. Ashley works directly with the Medical Director, Psychiatrist and Counselors to provide the highest quality if care possible. On Ashley's free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, yoga and spending time with her beloved Daughter.

Emerson McGheeEmerson McGhee CATC, CCDS, MATC
Marketing Director

Emerson attended Pepperdine University and has been working in the field of recovery since 2006. He is passionate about recovery. He has worked as a counselor, program director, interventionist, business developer, and marketing director. Emerson is able to connect easily with with prospective clients, families, businesses, and EAP's due to his extensive knowledge and experience in the field of recovery. He is able to express in a transparent and convincing manner the need for treatment to those he connects with. He has a daughter and 8 year old grandson. Emerson loves jazz, scuba diving, and traveling. Quote: “we don't have to do this alone'.