Desert Palms Leadership & Staff

Executive Director - Henry Bennett, MHS

Henry BennettHenry Bennett shares with us over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of behavioral treatment and program management.  He brings to Desert Palms, a track record of experience as an Executive Director, Company President, Chief Executive Officer, Program Director and other leadership roles in the behavioral health field.  Henry is a strong patient advocate with demonstrated ability to ensure quality service delivery while meeting budgetary requirements.

His diverse experience includes success in both for-profit and non-profit organizations; broad-based executive operations experience; and has a proven record of expanding facility visibility, and increasing occupancy.  He maintains active professional relations with national and regional contacts in the Behavioral Health Field.  


Clinical Director - Rebecca J. Gaba, PhD LMFT

Becky GabaRebecca Gaba became Clinical Director at Sunspire Health Desert Palms with nearly 30 years of experience in the non-profit mental health field, with the last decade spent honing her leadership skills in executive roles. Dr. Gaba implemented evidence-based practices, engaged program staff in a process of quality improvement for accountable care, and developed and implemented agency-wide systems for program and clinical evaluation. Dr. Gaba is innovative and open to change and has a “whatever it takes” approach to client care through service integration, training and collaboration.

Before coming to Sunspire Health, Dr. Gaba served as the Chief of Clinical Services at Momentum for Mental Health in San Jose, CA. Gaba received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Seminary and an MS in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University in California, and she is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapist.


Medical Director - Gina Caravaglia, DO



Director of Admissions - Brett Drummond RADT-I

Director of Facilities - Phillip Hamburger

Director of Nursing -  Steve Stafford

Primary Therapist - Dawn Jean Lemaire- Griffith, LPCCi

Primary Therapist - Kathleen Bailey

Primary Therapist -  Noella Barb

Primary Therapist -  Perla Ray

Primary Therapist - Robert T. Nelson

Primary Therapist - Sandra Tatchell

Primary Therapist - Tessa Cosand

Alumni Coordinator - Nicole Topor, CADC-CAS