Meet The Team

DENNIS MARTINEZ
PASTOR/CHAPLAIN & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER


I made ONE right decision which changed my life forever! I started Training Center because it was my heart to help people overcome addiction. >READ MORE>
LARRY JOHNSON
PASTOR/CHAPLAIN


65 years old, ordained minister, first ordained with Gospel Outreach Humboldt County 1973. Small business owner 30 years, retired. Married 25 years to Janet's Johnson. 4 daughters. >READ MORE>
 
ARMONDO VENTURA
PASTOR/CHAPLAIN


I came to know Christ back in the year 2001 while living in Los Angeles.  I'm originally from San Diego, but in 1999 I had left  >READ MORE>
 
JOE VASQUEZ
PASTOR/PROGRAM DIRECTOR


My experience with drug use began in 1959 at the age of 13, when I was introduced to marijuana, barbiturates, and drinking. I really liked getting high and going to school and parties. >READ MORE>
 
MICHAEL LAZARUS SR.
HEAD COUNSELOR
ADDICTIONS TREATMENT SPECIALIST (ATS) DEGREE


My name is Michael Alan Lazarus Sr. I was born in San Diego Ca. in 1955, went to school here and after graduating from San Diego High School I joined the Navy in 1973. >READ MORE>
 
HODGES LUCAS
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (AOD) - COUNSELOR
MEMBER OF CAADE (CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATORS)


My name is Hodges Lucas. I am a proud graduate of The Training Center Program, Class of August, 2010. I was a program coordinator for the Amity Foundation while in prison, and I was selected by the SB618 Program as a parolee that was most likely to succeed >READ MORE>
 
CHARLENE MARTINEZ
SOCIAL WORKER/COUNCILOR
BACHELOR'S IN SOCIAL WORK (BSW) DEGREE


My name is Charlene.  Also known as: Charlie, Charles or Chuck.  J Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA by a single mom. >READ MORE>
 
JANET JOHNSON M.A., LMFT
COUNSELOR/THERAPIST 
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY COUNCILOR (MFC License #49995)


Empathy, compassion and spirituality combined with life experience and academic training, Specializing in re-entry and family reconciliation, domestic violence treating both victims and perpetrators >READ MORE>
 
JANET LUCAS
COUNSELOR/THERAPIST 
REGISTERED ADDICTION SPECIALIST (RAD) - CERTIFIED
ANGER MANAGEMENT TRAINER - CERTIFIED


After training through Mental Health Systems, I began working at the Training Center as a RAS Intern/Counselor.  >READ MORE>
RAUL FRANCO
TREATMENT SPECIALIST
MEMBER OF CAADE (CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATORS)


My name is Raul Franco I am a proud graduate of The Training Center Class of 2008. My Lord Jesus Christ called me out of 15 years of drug addiction and criminal life style  >READ MORE>
TINA VENTURA
CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

I am 33 years old, born and raised in San Diego. My older brother and I were brought up by a single mom who was a functioning addict while my dad was in and out of prison.  >READ MORE>
DIANE MEDINA
OFFICE MANAGER


My name is Diane Medina. My title is “Office Manager”. I’ve been with the Training Center since inception and was here four years prior, all together 12 years.  >READ MORE>
LINDA VASQUEZ
DIETARY SUPERVISOR/CONSULTANT


My experience with drug use began in 1959 at the age of 13, when I was introduced to marijuana, barbiturates, and drinking. I really liked getting high and going to school and parties. >READ MORE>