Our Management Team

Andrea Dressler

Director of Outreach

Rebecca Palmer

Compliance Officer

Catherine Pare

Sr. Finance Manager

Connie Antenorcruz

Human Resources Director

Dr. Sarah Dewey

Executive Vice President of Akua Strong

Orange County

Board & Advisors

Kenny Dewan

Founder & Number ONE Fan of the Best Clinical Team

Raj Takhar

Board Member & Senior Vice President Strategy Provider Integration

Suzanne Richards


Board Member

Karen Hiteshi

Healthcare Strategist, Advisor, Transformer

Board Member

Recovery Starts Here!

If you or a loved one is struggling with a depressive disorder or substance abuse & addiction disorder, AKUA Mind & Body can help. Our helpline is available 24/7 and our Admissions Counselors will help determine which program is right for you.

The AKUA Mind & Body solution

AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with codependence disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders. AKUA Mind & Body treats co-occurring disorders and works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that treatment is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder.

AKUA’s Treatment Approaches

Insurance Coverage

In-Network With

Anthem Insurance
Aetna Insurance
Cigna Insurance
health net
Beacon Health Option
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Magellan Health Services
HMC Health Works
western health advantage
Multiplan Insurance
Tribal Care

Most PPO Policies Accepted

Humana Insurance
Ameri-health Insurance
UPMC Health Plan
Allcare Insurance
Morial Care


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