MARICELA GRAY

Executive Director

Maricela was appointed Executive Director of House of Hope in February of 2019. Gray began working for House of Hope in 2005 as an intern in the administration office. She was promoted to Office Administrator and Assistant to the Executive Director. Human Resources was developed under her leadership after Medi-Cal funding provided the means for staffing expansion.  Her prior background includes experience as a former client of House of Hope, giving her an insight and fellowship with the women of House of Hope that is an important contributor to her leadership.

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DR. RICHARD MERRICK, MD, ABAM, DFASAM

Medical Director

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.

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PAUL EDMEIER

Chief Financial Officer

Paul been working with House of Hope since June of 2018, managing the finances and accounting for House of Hope. He also liaisons with the County and manages Medi-Cal funding initiatives. Paul has an MBA from National University.

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MYRRA STOCKMAN

Director of Residential Programs

Myrra is a CCAPP 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.

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BECKY SENTER

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.

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CLAUDIA MURILLO

Compliance Administrator

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.

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CLINICAL STAFF

Stephanie Brown
Kim Ewing
Kelly Friday
Robert Lind
Carmen Magallon
James Morrow
Maureen Nunn
Frances Palomarez
Michelle Penfold
Valarie Robinson
Semy Tower
William Woodbury

SUPPORT STAFF

Nichole McIntire
Ana Nava
Christina Ramirez
Lori Kroeker
Leah Willis

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Stephanie Guzman
Gavina Jimenez
Leah Payne
Melissa Wilson