About Us
Our Staff




Executive Director

Dr. Tarek R Greiss is a board certified cardiac anesthesiologist who joined the Elite Care Team at the commencement of 2015. He received a BA in Economics from the University of Washington then his Medical Doctorate from The George Washington University. After completing his residency in Anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology he went on to work in private practice for several years. Dr. Greiss entered the world of addiction recovery through the front door, as a client. He is a recovered impaired professional who navigated the very difficult road to durable recovery through an intense trial and error period. Through an initial rocky course of recovery, Dr. Greiss identified the many shortcomings in traditional treatment and has worked with Elite Care to develop a state of the art Impaired Professionals Program, designed to assist addicted professionals in maintaining orregaining their professional stature and attaining durable recovery.






Clinical Director

Dr. Ehsan Gharadjedaghi is a California-licensed clinical psychologist with specialites in couples and sex therapy, addiction, trauma and youth concerns. He is also the founder of multiple successful organizations including Norooz Clinic, a non-profit community mental health clinic; Therapy Impasse Exploration & Resolution Institute, a specialty training and research institute to help therapists improve their clinical skills; AlumniSuccess, a private practice startup organization for emerging pre-licensed and newly licensed psychotherapists, Couples & Sex Therapists of Orange County, a local Orange County, CA, based training institute for couple and sex therapy; TherapyCable.com, an online educational streaming media hub with the purpose of reducing obstacles to therapy and healing. Dr. Gharadjedaghi is also on the part-time faculty of multiple OC-based private universities including Argosy University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the University of Phoenix. Furthermore, Dr. Gharadjedaghi serves on the editorial board of Who Is Who, Inc. Health + Medicine magazine, and on the Board of Advisors at the MACP program at Argosy University, as well as a member of Orange County Mental Health Board.




Joe Milligan

Program Director

Joe Milligan has been an active member of the recovery community for more than 20 years. A successful professional in the Healthcare and Hospital industries, he brings a new level of expertise and sophistication to South Coast Counseling as we create a new paradigm in the art and science of addiction treatment.






Medical Director

Dr. Rafael Penunuri has over 20 years of extensive experience in detoxification and general family practice. He has been a trusted doctor in the Southern California medical community since 1985, and is board certified with the American Board of Addiction Medicine and American Board of Family Practice since July 1985. Dr. Penunuri is a graduate of UCLA School of Medicine.