Christian Peacox graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1993 with his BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance.

He began his career as a corporate financial analyst and became a finance manager at a major software company in Silicon Valley.  After 10 years of corporate experience in the hi-tech industry, he started his own successful internet company in 2003 growing this into a thriving, multi-million dollar business today.

He now enjoys helping other alcoholics and addicts achieve sobriety and has over 10 years sobriety himself.  As a successful entrepreneur, starting Restore has been a personal passion and represents an opportunity to continue make a difference in other people’s lives.

Steven T. Ginsburg has three decades of service in the Vacation Ownership Industry. Stevens father founded and developed Shell Vacations Club which was acquired in 2012 with Steven and his siblings as active employees and principal owners.  He currently has the blessing and privilege of sitting as Vice President of Sales for Diamond Resorts International presiding over Riviera Beach Resort in Dana Point and the Southern California Diamond dinner party. Steven also has a heart for the Lord and recovery. These factors were the driving force behind his desire to develop and open Restore Detox.  Steven was granted the gift of sobriety at the age of nineteen. After twelve years clean and sober  he suffered a relapse. He was blessed through the Lords grace and mercy to find sobriety again and on November 12th 2016  celebrated his twelfth sober anniversary. Restore is a true labor of love for he and his family comprised of his remarkable  wife Nicole and their two blessings  son Brayden Isaiah and daughter Marlia Grace.

Megan Lewis

Dr. Megan Lewis, Clinical Psychologist, is delighted to represent Restore Detox Centers, LLC as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Clinical Director for the facility. Dr. Lewis brings to RDC a breadth of knowledge and over 17 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology. Dr. Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She then continued her graduate work in San Diego and received her Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology and her Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

In addition to her fourteen years of experience in private practice, she has worked as an Adjunct Professor, a consulting psychologist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a federal contractor for the Department of Homeland Security, and a clinical director at an outpatient substance abuse program. She has also consulted at numerous residential treatment facilities for substance abuse. In her private practice in Carlsbad Village, she specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and dual diagnosis. California License # PSY 18875

Dr. Clark

After medical school at the University of Arizona, Dr. Smith completed an Internal Medicine internship and worked as an emergency medicine physician and medical director for several methadone clinics, while completing specialty training in Psychiatry at UC San Diego.  He was Chief Resident at UCSD Medical Center, Chief of Staff at Mesa Vista Hospital, and then founding Medical Director of the Sharp McDonald Center/Vista Pacifica Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital, from 1989 to 2012.  He has board certification in Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry, and also in Pain Medicine.  He was the past president of the San Diego Psychiatric Society, the San Diego Psych-Law Society, and is now on the California Psychiatric Association Judicial Action Committee.

Dr. Smith is a recognized expert in Addiction Psychiatry and the evaluation and treatment of physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers and attorneys. He has worked extensively with the courts, professional licensing boards and the media to provide accurate information regarding chemical dependency and psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and recovery while dispelling damaging and stigmatizing stereotypes.  He has a clinical psychiatric practice in San Diego and is Medical Director of both RecoveryWorks outpatient recovery program in Mira Mesa/ Scripps Ranch, and the Restore Detox Centers in Poway, California.


Kelly E. Warkentin, MHA, CADC-II:  Kelly has worked in the substance dependence treatment field since attaining her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2013. She has worked in all levels of care as a program manager and certified substance abuse counselor.  Kelly brings a diverse background of experience to the team having worked in holistic, gender specific, low income and private pay only facilities.  She has specialized training in addiction free pain management and SMART recovery.  Prior to working in the addiction treatment field, Kelly served as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as a stay at home mom.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys camping, hiking and exploring new areas with her family.


Cynthia joins Restore as a psychotherapist, having earned her Master Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2006. For the past two years, she has been working with those detoxing from opiates, alcohol and other substances in a variety of settings. She has an affinity for people faced with this challenge and finds their courage and strength inspiring. Cynthia has a Private Practice in Ramona, where she treats individuals and families managing anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief, and loss. Alongside her practice, she has served as a Clinical Supervisor for First Avenue Counseling Center, supervising practicum students as they earn their Master Degrees. She earned her own licensure interning at Vista Hill treating at-risk youth and their families through the Ramona School District. California LMFT #48861


Jennifer is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), earning her Bachelor’s in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2005 and Master’s in Psychology from California Southern University in 2015. Jennifer combines insight-oriented psychotherapy and skills based psychotherapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with holistic approaches to facilitate healing of the body, mind, and spirit. She is certified in EAGALA’s (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning) model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, and currently enrolled in University of Denver’s Equine Facilitated Mental Health Certificate program.

In addition, to Restore, Jennifer works at a psychiatric hospital in San Diego, providing mental health and substance use treatment to children, adolescents, and adults, within a partial hospital or intensive outpatient setting. Prior to this position, Jennifer worked at UC San Diego’s Co-Occurring Disorders Program for 6 years, providing integrated treatment and wrap around services to adults diagnosed with co-occurring psychological and substance use disorders. Jennifer’s substance abuse treatment experience includes training in medication-assisted opiate treatment, utilizing abstinence based and harm reduction strategies, and self-help based recovery approaches.

Jennifer is passionate about helping people heal from trauma and addiction, improve health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their fullest potential.  

Jason R. Allison is a native Californian, and the past Director for the California Association of Alcohol and Drug abuse Counselors (CAADAC). Mr. Allison sat on the education board as secretary for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).

Mr. Allison was the first reward recipient of the “Very Important Professional” award in 2014 as this award is given to one individual annually. Mr. Allison was recognized for his above and beyond service and helping progress the field with new innovative ideas with application. Mr. Allison currently possesses the highest credential in the state of California as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor #LCi0151214.

Mr. Allison’s experience comes from working with homeless men as well as the criminal justice population. Jason is a Master training specialist on Motivational Interviewing and in Anger Management. He is an innovator in applying best practices to various substance use modalities.

He was the instructor for Sober College School of Addiction Studies (SCSAS) in San Diego and has taught, at various other schools such as University of San Diego (USD), University California San Diego (UCSD) extension, Palomar College, San Diego City College (SDCC) and the Navy Drug and Alcohol Counseling School (NDACS).

He has worked as a substance abuse professional for the Department of Defense (DOD) and in 2011, opened a private practice specializing in Substance Use Disorders. Mr. Allison is one of the few professionals in the field to have gained a specialty credential to perform assessments for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to protect public safety. Mr. Allison recently became certified as an Equine assisted psychotherapist and understands the value of using animals in the therapeutic process using the EAGALA model.

He is now a highly sought after professional in the community and is working with various programs and clinics to help them maintain compliance and increase competency while treating their residents. Jason currently is maintaining his private practice while managing his Tele-health clinic and working with the San Diego County Medical task force to help manage the Opioid problem without having to abandon the patients.

Yvonne is grateful to be part of Restore Detox Centers holistic team.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Master of Education degree from Boston University.   Yvonne studied Yoga in Costa Rica at Samasati Nature Retreat and is registered with the Yoga Alliance.  Her health and fitness certifications are from the American Council on Exercise and American College of Sports Medicine.  She believes that Yoga is for every body and can serve as an outlet for individuals in recovery.  Her goal is to renew an individual’s strength from within, install a practice of self-care, restore balance to mind, body and spirit, and find a successful path to good health and happiness.


Julie earned her Bachelors degree from San Diego State University and has a passion for helping people, whether those that are struggling with addiction or those that have dedicated their time and careers to help those struggling. Julie’s ability to strengthen the link between people and strategy, as well as manage, motivate and retain talent, is invaluable as Restore Detox Centers continues to develop human resources services and the administrative infrastructure necessary to support the long-term success of its program. Julie’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and implementing on-boarding procedures, performance management, employee retention, benefits management and employee relations policies and strategies.