“There is hope. There is help. This is the message I want clients to hear.”
Diahann Klein, MA, LMFT
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Diahann brings both her personal and professional experience to La Ventana Treatment Programs. She serves the community at large as an advocate, therapist, treatment consultant, and speaker. Diahann graduated cum laude from Middlebury College in Vermont, with a major in Political Science and a concentration in Music performance as a classical clarinetist and jazz saxophonist. Her personal experience with eating disorders and ensuing recovery gave Diahann the impetus to get her Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. After receiving her master’s degree, she worked with children and families in various mental health settings.
Diahann is an active member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), and is immediate past President of the Los Angeles Chapter. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment (WAAT). Diahann currently resides in Woodland Hills, CA, with her husband, Tom and their daughter, Piper Nicole.
Steve Zamarripa, MBA
Chairman of the Board
Born and raised in Southern California, Steve earned his BA from USC, and his MBA from Columbia University.
Steve’s mother suffered from an eating disorder, losing her life too soon; his father’s path was fraught with alcohol addiction. Inspired by his personal experiences, he set out on a journey to help others with their eating disorders and addiction.
Steve began working in the Eating Disorder and Addiction field in 2007. Steve created La Ventana, an affordable recovery center, which provides excellent treatment and client care in order to support long-term recovery. La Ventana is held up by a stellar staff that carries the same passion for recovery and service that Steve does. With La Ventana, Steve has found a way to give back to the world, fulfilling his passion to help others live a long and healthy life.
Evan Amarni, B.S., LAADC-CA, ICADC
Evan is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with CCAPP and an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with IC & RC with his Bachelors of Science in Human Services with the concentration being in Addiction. He has been working in the profession since 2007 and brings a dynamic range of skills to the La Ventana treatment team in Thousand Oaks, CA . His experience with addiction counseling has ranged from working with the criminal justice population and assisting them with reintegrating back in to society to building his own private practice where he counseled people on the other side of the socioeconomic spectrum with various levels of substance use. Utilizing his own personal experience with addiction as well as his education he is able to apply specific skills that guide and assist people through their own journey to recovery. His passion to provide quality services and care to his clients is apparent and is felt by all he works with. Evan has long term recovery from addiction and partners with the clients to build a therapeutic alliance built on trust, empathy, and compassion.
Clinical Outreach Manager
Joseph entered into the field of Eating Disorder Treatment and Chemical Dependency care beginning in 2007 working within Inpatient and Residential Treatment centers in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Joseph had observed the direct and life threatening nature of a variety of mental health diagnosis on both a personal and professional level prior. Parallel to this work, Joseph completed his education in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2008).
Joseph continued in RTC care supporting direct care services and assisting client’s in reaching their goals through compassionate and attentive clinical care. While doing so, Joseph worked to complete a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University and continued clinical work in both Wisconsin and Arizona. With the opportunity to move to Los Angeles as a result of the continued building of close friendships, Joseph relocated to California to join the La Ventana family.
Joseph has enjoyed the challenges that come with clinical work and has developed a great appreciation for the commitment of all involved in the difficult work of becoming whole again. Joseph has practiced with a strong basis in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and has worked to actively support client’s in developing effective skills in efforts to build upon coping and resilience, living in the moment, facing challenging relationships, dealing with emotions that accompany, and facing adversity.
In his new role, Joseph will continue to build upon the wonderful connections and reputation that La Ventana has built in treating those struggling with Chemical Dependence, Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring issues.
Jude Weber, MA, CPLC
Jude Weber holds an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health, and Healing, as well as a Certification as a Life Coach. Jude has committed to a life of healing, evolving in consciousness, impacting and inspiring people through our experiences.
Jude began her professional career in the fashion industry, where she traveled extensively throughout the Far East and Europe on a regular basis. As a business executive, she expanded her experience into the music and financial industries. It wasn’t until 2010, when a life-threatening health condition forced Jude to stop everything, in which she truly got to examine and reclaim her life.
With tremendous courage and perseverance, she has emerged with power and purpose from life threatening illness to living in vibrant health and well being. Her commitment to deep inner-transformation allowed for growth and healing in ways she hadn’t considered possible. As a result, she now passionately devotes her life to supporting Young Adults and Adults on their own recovery journey by re-visioning and creating new life after addiction. As a Transformational Life Coach, she offers opportunity for self empowerment through inquiry, mindfulness, creativity and other intentional modalities. She would love to help you discover how you can also find the blessings and healing you deserve.