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.

Leigh Guerrero

Chief Financial Officer

Leigh joined Janus in January 2017, bringing 16 years of experience in non-profit finance management and program operations to the team. Leigh oversees all aspects of Janus financials, audits, budget planning, and implementation and also oversees operations including IT, HR and facilities management. Most recently the Co-Director of the Adult Substance Use Disorder program at Encompass Community Services, Leigh also served as treasurer on the Diversity Center Board and Women’s Health Center Board. Leigh Earned a BA at UCSC and a Masters in Public Policy from CSUMB.

Jaime Campos

Director of Operations

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.

Bill Morris, M.D.

Medical Director – MAT Services

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.


Jason Wasche, M.D.

Medical Director – Residential Programs

Coming soon…

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.

Nancy Krauss, LVN, Ph.D.

Medical Services Director

Under supervision and in collaboration with Medical Director Dr. William Morris, Nancy plans, directs and implements medical services across all Janus programs (Detox Unit, Residential Treatment, Perinatal, Residential Treatment, and Janus MAT Clinics). Nancy received her nursing degree in 2011 and began her career at Janus as a staff nurse in 2012. Prior to her work at Janus, and upon completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in organic chemistry at Stanford University in 1994, Nancy worked for 16 years as a research scientist in the area of drug discovery at Hoffman-La Roche.


Business Development Director / Compliance Officer

Coming soon…

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.


Elisa Dakiwag, LMFT, Psychotherapist

Clinical Manager of Recovery Services, Lighthouse Counseling

Elisa’s passion for family and relationships is what led her to the field of therapy. She believes in supporting each client as an individual, guiding them toward congruency within themselves. Her compassionate and joyful style helps create a safe, empathetic arena for clients. Elisa earned an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2011. She specializes in co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, couples and family therapy, using techniques like Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and client-centered approaches.

Lisa Russell, Ph.D.

 Director of Research & 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.

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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.