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Inspire Malibu Staff

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Akikur Reza Mohammad, M.D.

CEO / Founder

Akikur Mohammad is the CEO/ Founder of Inspire Malibu. Dr. Mohammad is board-certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Sara Mangat

Sara Mangat, Psy. D

Associate Clinical Director

Dr. Sara Mangat completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA accredited professional school and received her professional training at UCLA.

Danielle LaRoche

Danielle LaRoche, LCSW

Program Director

Danielle has over 9 years of experience working in the addiction field and specializes in dual diagnosis, anger management, and evidence-based therapy.

Dr. Yasi Shamtoub

Yasi Shamtoub, Ph.D

Primary Therapist

Dr. Shamtoub is a primary therapist at Inspire Malibu specializing in addiction and dual diagnosis.

Dr. Jacob Adal

Jacob Adal, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Jacob Adal a primary therapist at Inspire Malibu is experienced in all fields of addiction therapy and specializes in relapse prevention therapy.

Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker, MA, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Jennifer is a primary therapist at Inspire Malibu specializing in dual diagnosis and substance abuse with a co-occurring condition.

Rebecca Shub

Rebecca Shub, MPH

Associate Program Director

Rebecca Shub received her degrees in biology and public health from California State University Northridge. She has worked in the psychiatric emergency room.

Nicole Riviere

Nicole Riviere

Yoga Therapist

Nicole came to Inspire Malibu in 2011, bringing yoga with a therapeutic approach; specifically aimed at aiding in recovery.

Randi Drasin

Randi Drasin, MS, RDN


Randi Drasin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has over 25 years experience in the fitness industry.

Charlene Simpson

Charlene Simpson

Neurofeedback Technician

Charlene Simpson brings her unique gifts and skill set to Inspire Malibu where she serves as the Neurofeedback Technician.

Sue Levy


Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Since 2012, Sue has enjoyed facilitating SMART Recovery, therapeutic art, and substance abuse education groups at Inspire Malibu.

Allen Libao

Allen Libao

Recovery Assistant Supervisor

Allen was born and raised in Southern California. For the past 5 years, he has worked in both residential and outpatient settings.

Rebecca Shub

Melody Fallon

Assistant RA Supervisor

Melody has been working at Inspire Malibu for two years now and enjoys helping people through this difficult time in their life.

Yaron Bouganim

Yaron Bouganim

Executive Chef

Yaron has worked with gifted chefs from all over the world and is an expert in dishes like Mediterranean, Middle east, Asian, Mexican, and Kansas city style BBQ.


Danny Orozco


Danny is a talented chef and graduate of Le Cordon Bleu. He’s gained experience working in the islands of Hawaii under master chef Maka Kwon.

Candy Bartole

Candy Bartole, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Eating Disorder Therapist

Candy Bartole is an Eating Disorder Clinical Consultant for Inspire Malibu and also has her own private practice in Ventura County, California.