Meet Our Team

Meet Our Compassionate Team

Dedicated Professionals Guiding You on the Journey to Wellness

The heart of Tulua Health is truly our exceptional team. Each member brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and empathy to our community, united by a common goal: empowering your path to recovery and well-being.

Partial hospitalization

Highly structured outpatient care. Often utilized for those with co-occurring disorders.

Intensive Outpatient

Moderately structured outpatient care. Flexible, used as a stand-alone or step-down program.

Outpatient

Simpler outpatient care offering the essentials. High flexibility for those with jobs and other duties.

Visionaries in Holistic Care

Executive Leadership

Our founders envisioned a place where comprehensive care meets innovation. Their journey began with a simple yet profound belief in holistic wellness, shaping Tulua Health into a sanctuary where healing is both science and art.

Do you have questions? Our support and intake team is always ready to help. Contact us today.

Mark Rizkallah

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Fred Bass

Chief Marketing Officer

Erin Sullivan

Director of Admissions

Forging Pathways to Healing

Admissions

Under the stewardship of our Director of Admissions, we can help you to navigate the complexities of starting your treatment journey. They work diligently to ensure that the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible, addressing any questions or concerns with patience and clarity.

Litos Mallare

Medical Director

Christopher Abounayan

Clinical Director

Guardians of Your Health

Medical & Clinical Staff

The medical team at Tulua Health brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge and compassion to your care. From overseeing detox to managing health assessments, they ensure your physical well-being is always in trusted hands.

Valerie Rutka

Primary Therapist

Garrett Shaw

Primary Therapist

Meanwhile, our therapists are not just counselors; they're architects of change. Specializing in a range of therapeutic approaches, they're adept at crafting personalized strategies that resonate with your unique story, fostering growth, resilience, and healing.

Kimberly Ruano

Program Director

Allie Diaz

Client Care Coordinator

Pillars of Support

Operations & Hospitality

The medical team at Tulua Health brings an unparalleled depth of knowledge and compassion to your care. From overseeing detox to managing health assessments, they ensure your physical well-being is always in trusted hands.

Anthony Rodriguez

Client Care Coordinator

Nadeze Connelly

Executive Chef

Meanwhile, Chef Nadeze is a maestro in the kitchen, turning every meal into an experience of joy and nourishment. Her culinary creations are more than food, which is why our clients can't stop raving about her.

Laney Fichera

Psychodrama Instructor

Ryan Russ

Soundbath Meditation Instructor

Enhancing Your Experience

Specialists & Third-Party Providers

From clinical experts in various fields of mental health and addiction medicine to professionals in holistic wellness and entertainment, our extended team plays a vital role in your journey.

AdLib Los Angeles

Recovery-Focused Improv Group

While we are always forging new relationships with local gurus and specialists, Tulua Health clients can expect to engage with seasoned therapists, medical experts, nutritionists, and fitness trainers dedicated to addressing every aspect of your well-being. These professionals have been specially selected for their innovative treatments that complement our core programs.

We Accept Many Health Plans

We're Here to Guide You

Start Your Path to Recovery

Ready to embrace a better, healthier life? Contact Tulua Health to learn more about our innovative behavioral health programs. Our team is here to assist you in your journey towards a clean and better life.

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