Rudy Escalante

Chief Executive Officer

Rudy has been CEO at Janus of Santa Cruz since October 2017. Prior to working at Janus, Rudy was Chief of Police for the City of Capitola and an active participant on several local non-profit boards. Rudy earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San José State University. He was a member of the Santa Cruz County Criminal Justice Council and volunteered for 20 years as a member of the Janus Board of Directors, serving for eight years as its Chair.

Bill Morris, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Morris has been with Janus since October of 2003 and is certified to prescribe methadone and buprenorphine. Dr. Morris’ professional background covers many years of study and experience, including a two-year residency at Johns Hopkins and working in Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Dr. Morris enjoys working with the people at Janus, touting the collaborative approach to providing effective treatment.

Mark Stanford, Ph.D.

Director of Medication Assisted Treatment Programs

Mark brings 10 years of private practice in psychotherapy to his role as director of Janus’ two Medication Assisted Treatment clinics. Mark began his career managing behavioral health programs in the public and private non-profit sectors. Most important to his position at Janus is Mark’s recent work as Director of Addiction Medicine for the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System, as well as his extensive experience as an instructor and lecturer in the field of medication assisted treatment.

Clinical Director

Clinical Director

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Christine Bassi

Detox & Residential Program Manager

Christine brings 20 years of management and leadership experience to the team at Janus. She has worked as a residential treatment program manager, a treatment counselor and volunteer coordinator for several non-profits and treatment centers. Christine is CADC-certified and is currently working toward her BS in Counseling with an emphasis in addiction and substance use treatment.


Jaime Campos

DUI Programs Director

Jaime Campos is a CADC I certified counselor that has been working at Janus since 2012, starting as a volunteer before taking a position as a Relapse Prevention Counselor in our Intensive Outpatient Program. Jaime earned a Certificate in Addiction Studies from William Jessup University, attended the Supervisory Academy at Cabrillo College, and continues to advance his knowledge with organizational management courses.

Lisa Russell, Ph.D.

 Director of Research and Evaluation

Lisa Russell joined Janus in April of 2016. Prior to working at Janus, Lisa was Senior Manager of Evaluation Services at Applied Survey Research, Senior Research Scientist & Associate Director of Research at ETR Associates and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Indiana University. Through these positions, Lisa has gained experience in designing and leading studies of interventions that focus on mental health, substance use and trauma. Lisa earned her Ph.D. and MPH from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Angie Mariscal

Admissions Director & Business Manager

Angie graduated in 2007, earning her certificate in Business Health Administration and Medical Billing/Coding. She joined the Janus team after working 12 years in the medical and corporate environments, bringing exceptional organizational skills, a driven attitude and a strong work ethic to the complex world of recovery. Often the first contact for clients and families seeking treatment, Angie is a recovery advocate who is committed to transforming the community into one where shame and stigma no longer surround those in recovery. Since starting in the field, Angie has successfully contracted with insurance companies to assure that all those in need have access to treatment services.

Recovery Starts Here

For four decades, Janus has provided compassionate and effective addiction treatment while guiding thousands of people toward wellness and recovery. We offer help, hope and results to individuals and families.