ATS Founders, Jim and Josie Herndon

josieJosie has been working in the field of Healthcare, Behavioral Health and Addiction Services since 1987. She started her journey in her hometown, Loma Linda, where she worked at the Loma Linda Medical Center and Behavioral Medicine Center.  In 2000, Josie helped start Hemet Valley Recovery Center as the Director of Admissions and Business Development. Three years later, she founded a national marketing and events agency called Villareal and Associates, Inc. Over the the last eleven years, Villareal has helped start up and brand facilities such as The Canyon Malibu, Milestones Ranch Malibu, Sovereign Health (CA), The Ranch (TN), Circle Tree Ranch (AZ) and many others. Villareal coordinated, partnered and/or consulted with conferences such as Spirit Recovery, Betty Ford Professional Development Summit, WAAT Conferences, Recovery Summit Conference, West Coast Symposium and CAADE Conferences.  In 2008, Josie founded an online Journal and CEU web-site. In 2011, Josie was appointed interim CEO of Astoria Pointe (OR) where she was a shareholder.  She then became a shareholder and CEO of Awakenings by the Sea (OR) and Desert Palms (CA).  Josie relinquished shares and positions at all facilities in 2012 and has since become fully focused on, her long term client His House/New Creations, and her own program called Addiction Therapeutic Services- IOP.  She runs ATS-IOP with her husband, Jim, in the beautiful Palm Springs, California. Josie is blessed with a wonderful family: husband Jim, adult kids Samuel, Chelsie, Breanna and the best yet, Grandson Rory!!!