Darlene Walker PsyD, LAADC-CA
Ms. Walker has been with the agency since 2001 serving in various roles. She has 22 years of experience working with women who have substance use disorder issues. She has taught various classes on addiction, anger management and domestic violence. She provides clinical supervision and administrative support to her team. She has presented at various conferences on addiction and prevention. She is a member of the National Association of Addiction and Drug Counselors and a Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is active in the community and a true believer in teaching and helping others make positive life changes.
Lynda Sanchez, MBA, CADC-CAS
Assistant Program Director
Mrs. Sanchez has been with the agency since 2003 where she has served various roles. She brings a wealth of knowledge from the business arena as well as working with substance use disorder population for the last 20 years. She provides administrative support and clinical support to the agency team. She has presented at various conferences on addiction and prevention alongside the program director. Mrs. Sanchez has a desire to help women become strong and self-sufficient. She enjoys working with women and children and takes great joy in knowing she has touched some ones heart and journey in a positive way. Lynda enjoys serving the community and making a difference.
“We always hope that what we do takes on a life of its own” from the film Lost in Woonsocket
Sylvia Becerra-Prossor, MPH, LAADC, NCAC I
Case Manager Coordinator
Sylvia Becerra-Prossor has been working in the field of Addiction for over 35 years with an emphasis on Perinatal Substance Use. The majority of her career, she has worked at LA Biomed/Options for Recovery, starting when it was a pilot project in 1990 to present. She is currently the Case Manager Coordinator, overseeing the Case Management Department, conducting Intakes/Orientation and doing outreach. She has also co-facilitated The Shame and Trauma groups, which are specialized, closed groups for the women attending treatment. As part of the team, she provides Clinical Supervision and is dedicated to provide staff with guidance and support to grow and thrive as professionals. Ms. Becerra-Prossor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, a Master’s Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Maternal and Child Health and certification in Alcohol and Drug Studies from UCLA’s Extension Program. She is also a member of the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) and National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Ms. Becerra-Prossor is committed to helping women and women and their children who have been affected by the disease of addiction to change their lives and become self-sufficient, productive women/mother’s in recovery and their communities.
Jamie Brown, BA, CCAPP registered CADC-I
Jamie Brown is no stranger to the Options for Recovery Family. In 2011, while pursuing her Bachelors in Human Services from California State University, Dominguez Hills, she had the wonderful opportunity to intern at the agency. After acquiring her degree, she went on to have a successful career working with adults who have special needs. She returned to the agency as our Childcare Coordinator and is now a Counselor/Educator where she brings a wealth of knowledge in management, developmental needs assessments and class and class facilitation. She enjoys hiking, spending time with her family and helping others in need.
Lead Child Care Specialist
Cynthia Torres, also known as Mrs. Cindy had been with the agency for 17 years. She has over sixteen years of experience working with children and substance abuse families. She continues to educate herself by attending trainings on parenting and working with families in substance abuse. She is proud to be a teacher and caregiver to all her little ones in childcare. She is also happy to have the opportunity to be here at Options for Recovery and see so many children grow.