About CLARE Foundation



CLARE is a new way to think about rehabilitation. A fresh perspective that places emphasis on treatment over extravagance, access over exclusivity and knowledge over rhetoric.


We believe when you put treatment first, treatment lasts.



CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization and trusted community resource, providing effective and affordable alcoholism, substance abuse and behavioral health treatment and prevention services for nearly 50 years. Experienced, compassionate and specially trained staff help women and men find an end to the pain and suffering that is at the heart of addiction and discover hope in recovery. At CLARE you will find 24 hour residential treatment as well as a variety of outpatient programs that integrates the Twelve Step principles and ten other evidence based approaches, designed to meet each person’s needs and circumstances.

Conveniently located in the heart of Santa Monica, just minutes from the beach and business district, CLARE also offers community mental health services, support for families and prevention education for youth, because we believe the very best treatment is prevention.



After 45 years of saving lives, we know what works. 

We provide more solutions, with greater accessibility. We make the process transparent, so you have a clear picture of the journey ahead and we’ll be with you all the way.


Lisa Steele, PhD

Lisa Steele, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Steele, Ph.D. has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field.

Kristina Justiniano

Chief Development Officer

Kristina Justiniano joined CLARE as Chief Development Officer in 2016. She manages strategic partnerships and all fundraising campaigns for CLARE, as well as marketing and communications.

Katheryn Whittaker

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Katheryn Whittaker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).



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CLARE Ambassadors

Wallis Annenberg
Frank Baxter
Lisa Brenner & Dean Devlin
Kathleen & Gerald Chamales
Margaret Fetting
Marina Forstmann Day
Christine Grella, Ph.D.
Anthony Hopkins
Maurice LaMarche
Courtney Thorne-Smith
Stefani Kong Uhler


Hear what CLARE graduates have said about the impact that CLARE’s compassionate programs have had on their lives



Peter M. Kastoff, Board Chair, Post Production Sales
Sarah Doering, Vice Chair, Barnard College, New York, Retired
Kevin Fahy, Treasurer, President, Fahy Leathers
Dorothy Richards, Secretary, Retired



William Blatt, B.A. Economics, UCLA; J.D.,USC; Investor Retired Business Attorney
Odat Elsey, Owner, Anything and Everything Plus
Steven Glick, Owner, The Glick Agency
Dana J. Kelly, Actor, Voice Actor
Nycky Lampone, RN, MSN, UCLA Occupational Health and Safety Administration
Lisa Maki, Attorney, Board Member LATLC
Jim McCabe, Senior Financial Advisor-Wealth Management, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Jeffery McFarland, Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Stephen Moyer, Actor and Director
Marshall Rawlings, Executive Producer
Jack Rosenbaum, Active Member AA, Al-Anon, Nicotine Anonymous & non-profits serving youth
Linda Tigner-Weekes, Pediatrician
Jill Troy Werner, Retired Business Executive