Bobbi has served as Executive Director since 2004. She began volunteering at House of Hope in 1995. Not long after, Bobbi was invited to join the Board of Directors where her experience as a business owner was valued. Bobbi went on to serve several terms as Board President before filling the Executive Director position. Ms. Tschirgi was educated in psychology and medical illustration and was the owner of a manufacturing business for over 25 years.
DR. RICHARD MERRICK, MD, ABAM, DFASAM
Dr. Merrick provides oversite as our Medical Director. Dr. Merrick was employed by a major Medical Center in Southern California for over 40 years; during his tenure he served as Physician-in-Charge and Chief of the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program. Dr. Merrick has recently been named a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a Distinguished Fellow in the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
BARBARA BISHOP, LMFT
Clinical Director of Programs
Barbara Bishop, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#LMFT 38391). Barbara provides individual counseling, facilitates a weekly dream group and is in charge of the Family Therapy group. Prior to joining House of Hope, Barbara worked as a therapist in private practice as well as another drug rehabilitation program. Barbara taught at Marymount College; holding a PhD in English and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology.
Director of Residential Programs
Myrra is a CAADE certified counselor (#112518) and holds a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies from CSUDH. Myrra conducts groups as part of the primary program and also supervises Intake assessments as well as the Sober Living and Independent Living programs.
Director of Outpatient
Becky Senter has 11 years experience providing addiction treatment services for women. Becky is a certified CATCIII and holds a degree in Human Services and a certificate in Alcohol and Drug studies from CSUDH.
Maricela is a House of Hope graduate. Maricela has extensive experience as an accounting specialist and is responsible for bookkeeping activities, property management, contract billing, administrative support and donor communications. Maricela is the Human Resources Director for House of Hope.
Claudia serves as the Compliance Administrator for House of Hope. Claudia Murillo has been in the alcohol and drug counseling profession since 2008. She is certified as a CADC-II (#A011540315) with CCAPP, and has worked as a Program Coordinator of Drug Court, Domestic Violence and Intensive Outpatient Programs.