Staff

Amber Williams

Amber Williams, LAADC-CA,CADC-CS, ICCS, ICAADC

Chief Executive Officer

Amber has worked as a Counselor, Discharge Case Manager, Admissions Director, Special Projects Manager, and Accreditation Specialist at Janus for over 17 years. As Chief Compliance Officer and Business Development Director at Janus, Amber was responsible for business relations, quality improvement and compliance for the organization.

Stephanie Macwhorter

Stephanie Macwhorter

Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie has contributed positively to the health of the Santa Cruz community, working in both private and public health services in Santa Cruz County since 1989. She is a dedicated public health professional, focused on ensuring that accessible, high quality and effective healthcare services are available to all, so our community is thriving and healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Jason Wasche

Jason Wasche, M.D.

Medical Director – Residential Programs

Dr. Wasche earned his medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing his residency at Natividad Medical Center.

Holly Hughes

Holly Hughes, LCSW

Chief Program Officer

Holly is a highly accomplished behavioral health clinician with over 20 years of experience offering high-quality care to her patients. She is known in California as a skilled behavioral health leader with the ability to execute large-scale initiatives in complex environments.

Bill Morris

Bill Morris, M.D.

Medical Director – MAT Services

Dr. Morris has been with Janus since October of 2003 and is certified to prescribe methadone and buprenorphine. Dr. Morris’ professional background covers many years of study and experience, including a two-year residency at Johns Hopkins and working in Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Dr. Morris enjoys working with the people at Janus, touting the collaborative approach to providing effective treatment.

Clinton Sandoval

Clinton Sandoval, LCSW

Clinical Director of Outpatient Services

Clinton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about connecting with people in the community he lives in and sharing tools that are evidence based to support lasting change for patients. Clinton’s approach accounts for a patient’s humanity, identity, biology, spirituality, and resiliency. Having earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work, Clinton learned social work practice in community health clinics, veterans affairs, community housing, mental health, and hospice for the past 15 years.

Jessica Nichols

Jessica Nichols, LMFT

Clinical Director of Inpatient Services

Jessica Nichols is a lifelong Santa Cruz County resident who has dedicated her career to working in the field of Substance Use Disorder Treatment. Jessica has worked in various programs and treatment modalities throughout the County and has provided program management and oversight at many levels to local non-profit organizations. Jessica earned her Masters in Counseling in 2012 and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2015. She believes in the ability of all people to make positive changes in their lives – one day at a time and one step at a time – using a trauma-informed and strength-based approach.

Nancy Krauss

Nancy Krauss, LVN, Ph.D.

Medical Services Director

Under supervision and in collaboration with Medical Director Dr. William Morris, Nancy plans, directs and implements medical services across all Janus programs (Detox Unit, Residential Treatment, Perinatal, Residential Treatment, and Janus MAT Clinics). Nancy received her nursing degree in 2011 and began her career at Janus as a staff nurse in 2012.

Courtney Barrett

Courtney Barrett

Program Director: Residential, Withdrawal Management and Admissions

Courtney Barrett is a lifelong resident of Santa Cruz and has been with Janus for over 10 years. Courtney has supported the agency in a vast array of roles, including as a Perinatal Treatment Technician, Women’s Outpatient Counselor, Outpatient Services Coordinator, Perinatal Admissions Specialist, and Admissions Manager, culminating in her current role of Director of Admissions, Withdrawal Management and Residential Treatment Services.

Tony Farrell

Tony Farrell

Facilities Director

Tony Farrell, a Janus alumni class of 1995, began working for Janus as a sub-contractor in 1996 and was hired as an employee for Janus in 1997. Tony began his career in the trades field in 1978 in Santa Clara County, working for property management companies and private parties.

Jesse Gifford

Jesse Gifford

IT Director

Jesse started his IT career in 2000 at McCormick and Company in Salinas as a desktop support technician. Around the same time, he became an IT Consultant/Contractor with Janus of Santa Cruz.