Program Operations Director
Lead Counselor & Media Director
Healthcare Director, LVN
Alumni Coordinator & Client Advocate
Alejandro Alva, M.D., is the founder, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Executive Officer, and medical director of Alejandro Alva MD, Inc. (AAMD, Inc.) and Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists (PNS); A single-specialty psychiatric medical group with a team of medical providers who focus not only on psychiatric disorders but also on dual diagnosis conditions which include substance use disorders. Dr. Alva earned his bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton, and completed medical school at Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine in Mexico. He then returned to California, where he completed his psychiatric residency at the University of California, Irvine.
Prior to Dr. Alva’s formation of PNS, he was involved in multiple endeavors including detoxification and rehabilitation work both inpatient and outpatient including the VA Medical Center In Long Beach, Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Chapman Medical Center in Orange as well multiple rehabilitation centers. Since the formation of PNS Dr. Alva’s focus is on the latest treatments available for psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency as well as aspects of ethnicity and gender and their correlation to pathological states. Dr. Alva has over 25 years of experience in serving the medical community in various capacities: as a patient advocate, researcher, and medical director.
Dr. Alva’s expertise in adolescent, adult, and geriatric psychiatry makes him one of the nation’s most innovative and prominent psychiatrists. Dr. Alva and his team of medical providers have extensive experience with dual diagnosis states utilizing the latest pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat depression (RTMS), as well as the use of anti-craving interventions including oral, injectable, and implantable treatments
Director of Clinical Outreach
Jeannie Anderson is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC) with over 20 years of experience in addiction & mental health treatment. She has worked in various settings, including residential, inpatient, and outpatient dual diagnosis programs. She has also held positions as the Director of Physician Provider Relations and the Executive Director of Behavioral Health at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California. In addition, she has taught Certified Alcohol and Drug Studies & Relapse Prevention at Cal State University and provided Alcohol & Drug Assessments for the Santa Clara County Courts and the VTA. Jeannie has also provided educational substance abuse treatment for the FOH (Federal Occupational Health Department) and held a level 5 government security clearance.
Jeannie is a highly skilled and experienced professional passionate about helping people overcome addiction and mental health. Her years as a clinician have been dedicated to providing evidence-based treatment tailored to each client’s individual needs. She also provides extensive education and support to families and friends of those struggling with addiction and mental health disorders and has a wealth of knowledge and experience working with treatment programs all over the country.
Jeannie is a valuable asset to our team and an asset to our organization. She is a highly motivated and results-oriented individual who is always willing to go the extra mile. She has dynamic energy and is also a team player who is always ready to help others.
Personal Quote- “Daily, I am trusted to provide a service that is rooted in HOPE, watered by CHANGE, and blossoms with the attributes of a new beginning and ultimate HEALING- what a gift and privilege this job is.”