The Avery Lane Team

Camille greeting you at the front door

The true effectiveness of a treatment center is hinged on the excellence of the professionals delivering the support and services. At our very inception, the goal of our founder was to assemble the best of the best in women’s addiction and mental health treatment. Today, this fully integrated dream team of clinical and support staff is motivated and inspired by one simple idea; to provide the best possible care for the women they serve.

Our team includes renowned PhD-level therapists, medical doctors, and psychiatrists, as well as licensed marriage and family therapists, registered nurses, case managers, and recovery counselors. Even our nutritionist and chefs are the best at what they do, are integrally involved with each participant, and bring a spirit of creativity, inventiveness and caring to each balanced meal they prepare.

Every member of the Avery Lane team is a consummate professional, extremely hands-on, and operates in an open, non-stratified environment where every voice is heard and where ideas, opinions, and recommendations are valued and form the basis of continual improvement in our ever-evolving program.

LEADERSHIP

Camille Hildebrand

CEO/Founder

MEDICAL

David E Smith
David Smith, MD, DFASAM, FAACT

Medical Director

Michael V Genovese
Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD

Psychiatrist

Karrin Genovese
Karrin Genovese, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician

Lisa Sewell
Lisa Sewell, RN

Lead Nurse

Julie Cohen
Julie Cohen, RN, BC-RN, CARN

Nurse

CLINICAL

Adriana Popescu
Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

Julie Greenberg
Julie Greenberg, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Summer Lan Franco, MA, MFT-t

Primary Therapist

Dana Horton
Dana Horton, LCSW

Group Facilitator

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Rachel Winner

Equine Therapy Facilitator

Sarah Larroque
Sarah Jack

Clinical Case Manager

ADMINISTRATIVE

Ann Billington
Ann Billington, ASW

Lead Admissions and UR Counselor

Sheryl Cohen
Sheryl Cohen, BA

Operations Manager

Alaina Dunér

Office Manager, Sound Healing Group Facilitator, Reiki Master

OPERATIONS

Vanessa Giddings
Vanessa Giddings, CADC-I

Recovery Counselor

Stephanie Burns
Stephanie Burns

Recovery Counselor

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Sierra Munch

Recovery Counselor

Shawnee Deist
Shawnee Deist

Recovery Counselor

Valerie Preston
Valerie Preston

Recovery Counselor

Rebecca Tucker
Rebecca Tucker

Recovery Counselor

CULINARY

Jim Drake
Jim Drake

Executive Chef

Mary Capello
Mary Capello

Chef

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Summer Lan Franco
MA, MFT-t, Primary Therapist

Summer Lan Franco loves working with people to facilitate recovery from substance use disorders, disordered eating, mental health issues and complex trauma. She earned her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University Chico and MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. She has worked in community-based and private practice settings. Her approach is personable and sincere. Summer believes in helping people rediscover their true selves by uncovering barriers that stand in the way. Her warmth and earnest interest in others’ wellbeing are always present in the work she does with people seeking help. She has experience with trauma recovery, substance abuse recovery, codependency, family issues, disordered eating, treatment for anxiety and depression, and working with personality disorders.

Alaina Dunér
Office Manager, Sound Healing Group Facilitator, Reiki Master

Alaina Dunér is a Sonoma County native. She studied sociology and outdoor adventure programming for two years at Loyola University of New Orleans and Warren Wilson College. In 2016 Alaina was on a recreational skydive and had a crash landing that resulted in her fracturing multiple vertebrae in her spine. Since her accident, Alaina has emersed herself in understanding the nuances and complexities of health and spirituality. She is passionate about supporting clients through Reiki and Sound. Since taking a pause from university, Alaina has become a certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Tibetan Usui system, an Ayurvedic yoga instructor, a health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a trauma informed sound facilitator. At the end of 2022 Alaina will attend Southern Utah University to complete her bachelor’s in aerospace and aviation with an emphasis on rotary flight.

Rebecca Tucker
Recovery Counselor

Rebecca completed the Co-Occurring Peer Education (COPE) program through the Marin County Integrated Community Services, becoming a certified peer counselor and peer specialist. Through her 20 years of professional experience in non-profits, and in the mental health and substance abuse field, Rebecca brings conflict resolution skills, self-care practices, and spiritual practices to our clients. She is currently enrolled in the CCAPP Academy with the plan to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is compassionate and has a passion for working with individuals and groups recovering from addiction and life challenges.

Mary Capello
Chef

Mary has been a chef at heart since she could reach the kitchen counter at 5 years old. Working alongside her mother, she saw the appreciation and love of good-tasting, well-presented meals. Bringing family and friends around her table is big fun for an Italian family. When her mom would say, “Are you hungry?” she knew she was loved. Today, she is still cooking my heart out and loving it. To nurture others, to help heal, and to add lively conversations around the table are what she loves. She is very happy being a chef.

Jim Drake
Executive Chef

Jim brings more than twenty years of culinary and management experience to Avery Lane. Jim began cooking professionally while earning his bachelor’s degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Throughout his career Jim has passionately cooked professionally while managing a career in management and executive recruiting. In 2013, Jim put away his white collar in favor of his chef’s jacket, electing to engage his passion to cook full time. Jim brings restaurant, catering, BBQ, and private-chef experience to our team. “There is no question that food—the warmth and sustenance that it brings—is an integral and enjoyable part of the recovery experience. Our culinary team strives to make meal time the most enjoyable part of each client’s day,” says Jim.

Valerie Preston
Recovery Counselor

Shawnee Deist
Recovery Counselor

Shawnee is currently working towards her degree in Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Returning to Marin County after earning her Bachelors Degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, she reconnected with her healing roots of nature & art, and continues to enjoy integrating these passions into her own recovery. She has found her experience in recovery from both alcohol addiction and an eating disorder to support her inherent compassion for others, as well as fortify her dedication to help women incorporate healthy and nourishing modes into their lives. In taking time for herself, Shawnee enjoys swimming, hiking, cooking, and being “Auntie Shawnee” to her nieces and nephews. She hopes to provide a sense of safety and support for the women at Avery Lane so they may begin to build a foundation for lives in recovery.

Sierra Munch
Recovery Counselor

Vanessa Giddings, CADC-I
Recovery Counselor

Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Public Health Certificate in 2006 from Dominican University and worked as a labor and delivery nurse for 6 years at Marin General Hospital. She graduated from the CCAPP Academy in February 2019 and is working on getting her CADC-II license. Vanessa brings 5 professional years of working in the addiction field at multiple treatment programs in Marin County. Being in recovery herself, Vanessa brings empathy, compassion, and loving kindness to Avery Lane clients. She specializes in relapse prevention and meditation, and is an active member in the AA/NA community in Marin.

Stephanie Burns
Recovery Counselor

Stephanie is a registered alcohol and drug technician with CCAPP. She currently resides in beautiful Marin County, where she is raising her teenage daughter and hiking with her dog, Max. Stephanie draws from her experience through her own addiction and her years in recovery to help others seeking a better path. Her experience has given her a unique strength of character, compassion, and empathy for those seeking recovery. She is currently pursuing her education to become certified for CADC and has also attended psychology courses at the College of Marin. Stephanie is passionate about supporting and meeting individuals at all stages of recovery, assisting women in building life skills and healthy relationships, and helping them be successful in their recovery-based lifestyle.

Sheryl Cohen, BA
Operations Manager

Sheryl Cohen is a Marin County native. Sheryl earned her Bachelor of Science degree from San Francisco State University in 2016 in Health Education, focusing on Community-Based Public Health and Women’s Health Issues. Sheryl completed an internship at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine where her interest in mental health and holistic health grew. Sheryl was also a Health Educator for two years providing comprehensive health education, including mental health and drug and alcohol abuse, in Title-I high schools across the Bay Area. Sheryl has been with Avery Lane since the beginning, serving our clients with compassionate and inviting care. She makes sure each client feels comfortable and safe to fully immerse themselves in their healing. She has a great passion for helping others and brings dedication and hard work to the Avery Lane team.

Sarah Jack, BA
Clinical Case Manager

Ann Billington

Ann Billington ASW
Lead Admissions and UR Counselor

Ann Billington has worked in the mental health field for many years while earning her Masters in Social Work. She has worked with clients with varied backgrounds and diagnoses in her experience. Ann was trained in Chicago at the VA, has experience in aged care homes, and was the lead Case Manager at a residential community living home for clients with severe mental disabilities. Ann relocated to the Bay Area in 1995 where she became the Director of Partial Hospitalization at a private psychiatric hospital in Belmont.

Her recent experience has been in the field of addiction as an Admissions/Utilization Review specialist. Ann provides each client with a clinical assessment to determine the appropriate level of care and initiate treatment planning on admission. She works with our team to provide continuity of care for each client and acts as the consistent thread that runs from admission to discharge.

Ann is passionate about client advocacy and strives to achieve the best results possible for our clients during admission, through their stay, and in planning their discharge.

Rachel Winner
Equine Therapy Facilitator

Dana Horton, LCSW
Group Facilitator

Dana Horton has been working with women from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to recover from substance use disorders, mental health issues and complex trauma for 28 years. She earned her BS in Health Education from San Diego State University, MS in Social Work from San Francisco State University has a license in Clinical Social Work and has been a Therapeutic Body Worker since 1995. She’s worked in medical, community-based and private practice settings. Her approach to healing is eclectic and includes traditional social work, contemporary psychoanalytic and alternative healing modalities.
She founded Pacific Healing in 2006 to help people gain manageability over their lives, develop intimacy in relationships, cultivate wellness through self-care and mobilize community resources. She specializes in trauma recovery, substance abuse recovery, healing unresolved grief, treatment for anxiety and depression and coping with difficult life transitions. Her private practice is located in San Francisco and Kentfield. She also provides group and individual supervision to therapy trainees at Community Institute for Psychotherapy (CIP) in Marin County.

Julie Greenberg, LMFT
Primary Therapist

Julie entered the healing profession as a physical therapy assistant after receiving her BA in physical education with a concentration in pre-physical therapy from San Francisco State University. Following her passion for the integration of mind, body, and spirit, Julie earned her MS in counseling psychology at Dominican University in San Rafael in 2010. She has provided psychotherapy and group therapy in a variety of settings. At the Novato Youth Center, she provided counseling for Kindergarten through fifth-grade students at an elementary school and for teens, adults, couples, and families in the agency’s clinic. She also provided therapy for adults at the Petaluma People Services Center. She was a clinical team member at the Family Service Agency of Marin, where she provided psychotherapy for adults, teens, couples, and families dealing with addiction, recovery, and trauma. Julie currently provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and couples, and Parent–Child Interactive Therapy to families in her private practice. Her work is focused on participants with chemical dependency, dual diagnoses, PTSD and complex trauma, substance use disorders, multigenerational trauma, and substance use and the phases of recovery. Her passion is guiding those seeking healing from the disease of addiction and trauma and supporting a path to recovery, to ultimately help them live a life they can find meaningful.

Adriana Popescu, PhD
Clinical Director

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist, addiction specialist, and empowerment coach with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. After majoring in psychology at Dartmouth College, she received her MA and PhD from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, a program that takes a holistic approach to the training of psychotherapists, teaching them how to help clients self-actualize and reach their greatest potential. In addition, she completed a year of studies at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy, where she was first introduced to alternative forms of healing and the idea that any problem or illness has physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components that all need to be addressed in order to facilitate healing.

Adriana is a certified hypnotherapist, Access Consciousness® Facilitator, and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) Practitioner. She has found that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress. She has many years of experience with and is a designated trainer of BSFF (Be Set Free Fast), having written her dissertation on this modality and worked closely with its creator. She discovered all these methods through her own quest for health and wellness, suffering with Lyme disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 17 years before healing herself and becoming symptom-free.

Adriana developed her specialty in treating addictions and co-occurring disorders over 19 years at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, where she managed the Adult Substance Abuse Program, as director of outpatient services at Marin Services for Women, and director of outpatient services at Alta Mira Recovery Programs. She has also been a consultant and facilitated groups for a number of programs in the Bay Area, in addition to training counselors in the Chemical Dependency Studies program at Cal State East Bay.

Adriana has contributed to a number of books and book chapters, including TJ Woodward's Conscious Being Workbook and The Conscious Recovery Method™ Workbook, both of which she co-authored with him. Adriana also has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world coaching and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She loves bringing the most innovative and effective tools to her work with participants and programs, empowering people to overcome their perceived limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

Julie Cohen, RN, BC-RN, CARN
Nurse

Julie is a certified addictions and psychiatric nurse with eight years of experience in behavioral health. Her nursing experience includes Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Crisis Stabilization Unit, Marin County Psychiatric Emergency Services and John Muir Behavior Health Center For Recovery. Julie has also provided nursing care to homeless patients in San Francisco working in the urgent care and primary care clinics at Tom Waddell and at the San Francisco Sobering Center. She has also provided nursing care at the Transgender Tuesday night clinics during her work at Tom Waddell. Julie’s family has been touched by addiction and recovery, which inspired her to specialize in addiction nursing. She puts her heart into each day caring for the women at Avery Lane. Julie spends her off time enjoying her three children, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. She recently became certified as a yoga nurse and is looking forward to sharing the healing benefits of yoga with patients and other healthcare providers.

Lisa Sewell, RN
Lead Nurse

Lisa Sewell graduated from the College of Marin Nursing Program in 2010. Her nursing experience includes Addictions Nursing, OR nurse, Health Services Director of an assisted living community and Assistant Director of Nursing and Charge Nurse in various skilled nursing facilities. She has a passion for working with adolescents and adults in recovery and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve long-term sobriety. Lisa is thrilled to be working at both Avery Lane Treatment Center and Muir Wood Adolescent Treatment Center with the exciting advances taking place in addiction medicine, genomics, dual-diagnosis application, and medication assisted treatment. Lisa teaches a course in addictions nursing at The University of San Francisco and lectures on addiction nursing throughout the Bay Area.

Karrin Genovese, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician

Karrin Genovese, MD graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BS in Exercise Physiology, then went on to get her medical degree at the University of St. Eustatius in Netherlands, Antilles. She completed her residency in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Genovese spent much of her career practicing as a primary care physician in a multidisciplinary group in New York. Since moving to Northern California she maintains a private practice in Marin and works with Muir Wood caring for our residents and families. She is a member of the American Holistic Medical Association and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD
Psychiatrist

Dr. Michael Genovese is a psychiatrist with extensive experience in outpatient, residential and hospital-based practice. He is an assistant clinical professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Genovese co-founded Long Island Mind and Body (LIMB), a medical practice that brought state-of-the-art integrative treatments to a growing patient base in metropolitan New York. While establishing LIMB, he also practiced as an attending physician at nearby Winthrop University Hospital. He was a fellow at the New York University/North Shore University Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program, and he completed his residency training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

David E. Smith, MD, DFASAM, FAACT
Medical Director

Dr. Smith is recognized as a national leader in addiction medicine, the psychopharmacology of drugs, new research strategies in the management of drug abuse problems, and the treatment of adolescent substance abuse. He is the founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics of San Francisco and has been honored as one of the “Best Doctors in America”. Dr. Smith is a distinguished fellow and past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, past president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, past medical director for the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, and past medical director for the California Collaborative Center for Substance Abuse Policy Research. Current appointments include chair of addiction medicine for Alta Mira Treatment Centers and medical director for Center Point. Dr. Smith is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

Camille Hildebrand
CEO/Founder

Camille Hildebrand is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has 10 years of combined personal and professional experience in the field of addiction treatment. Prior to creating Avery Lane, Camille worked in various roles within gender-specific substance abuse programs. She brings a wealth of knowledge into creating a program that encourages and supports women seeking long-term sobriety and recovery. Through her personal and professional experience with substance abuse and addiction, Camille has dedicated herself to helping every individual who is struggling and helping to show them the path to the life they want for themselves.

Camille graduated Summa Cum Laude from Dominican University with a degree in Psychology. She received 2 high honors awards and won the thesis award for her research on women's birthing experiences. Camille is committed to advancing her education and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree. When Camille is not working at Avery Lane or on her education, she is seen volunteering in high schools in Marin County, sharing her story and helping build drug and alcohol awareness programs.