Meet Our Executive Director, Jordana Blesa
Jordana brings more than 8 years of professional experience in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields to her role as Executive Director at Malibu Detox and Residential Treatment Center. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Fox University and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Her strong academic background coupled with years of hands-on experience across a variety of roles in the substance abuse treatment industry, makes her a critical asset to the Malibu Detox team.
As Executive Director, Jordana works with the CEO and leadership team to develop and implement programs designed to maximize client outcomes while positioning Malibu Detox for sustained development and growth. She oversees a team of clinical and administrative professionals and is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all of Malibu Detox’s programs consistently meet our high standard of care.
Jordana is directly and intimately involved with the operation of Malibu Detox. She personally meets with every new client, offering a friendly and familiar voice with her bold and warm personality. She is often referred to as a “personal cheerleader” because of how enthusiastically she mentors and encourages clients and staff alike. A believer in the healing power of community, Jordana spearheaded the creation of a new, comprehensive alumni organization that is focused on supporting clients long after their time at Malibu Detox, and to connecting alumni to each other and to their communities. Jordana believes that a solid foundation in recovery, coupled with a strong community of support, are among the keys to longterm sobriety. She remains active in the alumni community and has developed a forum for clients to remain connected and provide just that kind of support.
“At the end of the day,” Jordana says, “this work is about helping people.” Her compassion and personal commitment to helping others reclaim their lives have helped her develop a successful career in the substance abuse treatment industry and make her particularly well-suited for her role at Malibu Detox and Residential Treatment Center.