Staff

Kyle Carter – RADT I

Co-Founder

Kyle Carter resides in Aliso Viejo, California where he sits in leadership roles on several public service committees, focused on young persons in recovery.  Carter’s professional career began in sales and marketing which lasted for over nine years, most recently with New York Life as a licensed Life Insurance agent.  Carter began his career in substance abuse treatment working as a Care Coordinator at Newport Academy in Orange, CA. Working with young people, Carter was able to utilize his own personal experience with recovery as well as training received from top professionals to advance his career and become a recovery coach. Concurrent to his employment in the treatment field, Carter attended school at Saddleback College earning a certificate of achievement for Drug and Alcohol Studies. Carter’s passion for working with young people in recovery, combined by his training and education working in the industry has led him to collaborate with other respected professionals to build a program bridging the gap between treatment and aftercare. Sustain Recovery was then created as a transitional living program for young adults to provide that level of care needed to sustain long term recovery.

    Sayeh Seyedfathi

    Co-Founder

    Sayeh Seyedfathi is an experienced leader and financial executive with a Bachelor’s of science degree in business management.  She is an energetic, forward-thinking individual with a creative personality. She encompasses high ethical standards and is well-organized, self directed, "politically savvy" and a team player.  She has been an active participant in the public school system as PTA president, Vice President and treasurer.  She has received awards from the PTA and the school community for her leadership and commitment to youth.  She has been involved in the world of recovery since 2009 and is bringing her business talent and desire to help families together to be a part of this revolutionary concept in young people’s recovery.

      Julie Foley, M.S., LMFT

      LMFT Clinical Director

      Julie Foley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with adolescents and their families for over 15 years. She holds a Master of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Resources and Human Development. Julie was hired as the first full-time therapist at Sustain Recovery in February of 2016 and has since grown the program and now serves as Clinical Director. Julie has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient therapy, intensive outpatient programming, and both short-term and long-term Residential Treatment. She is highly experienced in treating anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance abuse, and trauma, as well as parent education, family dynamics, and family dysfunction. She is passionate about helping young people to develop and grow into healthy adults. Additionally, Julie places a strong emphasis on helping families to overcome their challenges and to function in a healthier manner. The adolescents and families at Sustain Recovery have come to love and trust Julie as she guides them through the recovery process.

        Dr. Eugene Dorsey

        Medical Director

        Dr. Dorsey joined Sustain Recovery as its Medical Director after a long career clinical and administrative medicine. He has directed research programs in the pharmaceutical industry, served as Chief of Psychiatry at multiple hospitals and as Medical Director for a large public mental health agency. Dr Dorsey currently practices psychiatry from offices in Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Santa Ana and Corona, and is Medical Director for another substance abuse program in Costa Mesa. Dorsey is board certified in psychiatry and administrative psychiatry, and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

          Pamela Bryan

          Chief Operating Officer / Co-Founder

          Pam has extensive experience working with youth, adults and families who struggle with mental health issues, substance dependency and eating disorders. For over 25 years Pam has been a leader and a top-performing manager credited with combining implementation, oversight, and program development expertise to deliver substantial services in the substance recovery market.  Pam’s skills are extensive and include: organization, communication, leadership, operations delivery maintenance, policy network development, record maintenance, and staff training. Pam handles all aspects of licensing and administration Sustain Recovery’s Residential programs in California through the Department of Social Services; Community Care Licensing, and Sustain Recovery’s Outpatient program in California through the Department of Health Care Services, as well as accreditation and oversight. Pam brings a significant amount of experience working with youth and families and shares a deep commitment and passion to helping others find their road to recovery.