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Jose Salazar. Dr.PH., MPH
Vice President and COO
Vice President and COO
Dr. Salazar holds a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1988, he has worked in the substance use disorder, HIV/AIDS, and mental health fields as a counselor, health educator, community organizer, researcher, and administrator. He has been the primary translator (English to Spanish) of various research studies and has co-translated The Wellness Guide published by the UC Berkeley Center for Community Wellness. He is also the co-author of Essential Spanish for Social Services, a Living Language/Random House publication. During his career Dr. Salazar has served as the Project Director/Principle Investigator (PD/PI) on various programs funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), CA Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), and LA County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) with an emphasis on delivering the full continuum of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services ranging from prevention to medical detoxification/maintenance. He is currently the Director of SUD/MH program that serves youth in LA County and also oversees two Narcotic Treatment Programs (NTP’s) and Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) programs designed for both adults and youth. Dr. Salazar regularly conducts trainings and classes on SUD counseling and new and emerging behavioral health trends, evidence based practices (EBP’s), current research in the SUD/MH field, and provision of SUD and MH treatment services to special populations such as youth, women and older adults. Since 2014, Dr. Salazar has held a Lecturer position with the California State University of Northridge (CSUN) and has taught various healthcare leadership and public health courses, including those on SUD, to both undergraduate and graduate master’s level students. Dr. Salazar has served on various non-profit boards, private education boards, and currently serves on CSUN’s MPH Program Community Advisory Board which provides guidance and support on matters related to curriculum development.
James B. Golden, Psy.D.
Chief Academic Officer
James B. Golden is a Los Angeles based Learning & Development Specialist with over 10 years of organizational development experience in training methodology, design, executive coaching, systems improvement, motivation, cultural competence, and inclusion. Dr. Golden is a natural leader with compassion and emotionally intelligent praxis. He has several years of business consulting experience along with assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of major programs and events for non-profits, corporations, and government departments. Golden regularly presents research and data at national conferences including: The National Council of Black Studies, the American Psychological Association, the National Hip Hop Political Convention; and he has been invited to speak at colleges including: Howard University, Pepperdine University, University of California at Los Angeles, Sierra Nevada College, and Cal State University, Northridge.
Golden earned a Doctor of Psychology degree from Phillips Graduate University, a Master’s of Humanities from Tiffin University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Cal State Northridge. He has worked as a curriculum advocate, K-12 teacher, and developer of educational programs. He has published several articles for leading magazines/publications such as The Root, LinkedIn, Vibe, and Clutch; as well as four books including an NAACP Image Award winner.
Haben is an alumnus at California State University, Long Beach with her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development with a minor in Africana Studies. She is working on her Master of Science Degree, Higher Education Administration at National University.
Haben has been involved with students that are first generations, low income, and unrepresentative to assist them through the college readiness programs, and mental health. She also worked with different youth nonprofits around the greater Long Beach area and So-Cal area to advocate for students safe environment, mental health, voices, education, and physical activity. Haben has also planned multiple curriculums, implemented, and evaluation programs and events for non-profits.
My goal is to help empower students through their educational journey through TTCC, and also help create advocate leaders to empower and educate others on SUD, while reducing the stigma of drugs abuse.
In my free time I love to go on adventures, travel, hang out with family, and read new exciting books.
Dr. Rahman oversees training-related activities hosted by Tarzana Treatment Centers. He joined Program Development Department in 2005 as a graduate intern. Since then, Dr. Rahman is actively engaged in event management, online learning systems, curriculum development, facilitation, data management, audit reporting and evaluation. He is an active member of in-house Environment of Care, Substance Use Mental Health, Joint Commission, and several other committees. Since 1997, Dr. Rahman has been a registered medical practitioner (physician) with the Bangladesh Medical & Dental Council. Dr. Rahman completed his MBBS & MS (Nutrition) from University of Dhaka and MPH in Community Health Education from CSU Northridge.
Suzie Gyadikyan, BS, LVN
Suzie Gyadikyan started her career at Tarzana Treatment Centers, Inc. (TTC) as an intern in 2013 and now serves as Training Manager, working closely with the Training Supervisor to coordinate all training related activities. Ms. Gyadikyan holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health from California State University, Northridge. She is also a Licensed Vocational Nurse with a special interest in Home Health care. Ms. Gyadikyan has vast experience in hosting a wide range of online, in-house and community trainings. She has successfully organized TTC’s annual Promising Practices (Older Adult & Mental Health) and Latinx Mental Health conferences for many years.