Genesis Recovery San Diego is blessed with a treatment team comprised of licensed and credentialed staff, all Christian, some in recovery, and each of whom bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to the residents and our recovery community in San Diego.


Genesis Recovery San Diego was recently recognized as a “Best Christian Workplace” by the independent 3rd party Best Christian Workplace Institute. We are proud of this award as it validates our desire to not only create a treatment center that provides the best environment for change, but also to provide a workplace that both encourages and challenges our staff while maintaining the Christian ethics we strive to model to our residents.

Genesis Recovery awarded Best Christian Workplace Award



Tommy Hathorn, Executive Director

Tommy has been involved in the recovery community since 2004. His personal struggles with drug addiction left him homeless and facing a prison sentence earlier that same year. Tommy was given one more opportunity and he made the most of it by committing himself to the 12-step recovery model and accepting God into his daily life. He has been a servant leader deeply involved in ministry at the Rock Church in San Diego since 2005.Tommy felt called to join the Pastoral Support team where he has grown in his faith and walk as a Christian in recovery. This has enhanced his ability to lead others towards permanent sobriety. Tommy has a heart for those desiring a new fulfilling life free from active addiction and is committed to service to others.


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Dennis Morgan, Residential Director

Dennis struggled with his addiction for years and went through several different treatment centers before recovering. Because of this experience, Dennis knows first-hand how difficult it can be to achieve and maintain continuous sobriety. Dennis has had the opportunity to work as a house manager for multiple sober livings since 2005 including Bedrock Recovery. He also worked from 2011 until 2013 as an owner/operator of SoberRanch, a 20 bed long-term men’s facility. Dennis is a pillar in the sober community of San Diego and strives to help as many people as he can recover from addiction.



Bobby W. Stearns, MSW, Program Director

Bobby W. Stearns, MSW is a graduate of the School of Social Work at San Diego State University, graduating in 1994 with an emphasis in chemical dependency and child, youth and family. Bobby began his work as a counselor for Pathfinders Recovery Home, and moved to Episcopal Community Services to work in an outpatient program as a counselor. He has worked as a Mental Health Rehabilitative Specialist coordinating and supervising inpatient services for persons suffering with grave mental illness. He was the Program Coordinator for Chemical Dependency Services for: Rancho Park Hospital and Residential Treatment Services, and Alvarado Parkway Institute. He has been the Director of Chemical Dependency Services for The Union of Pan Asian Communities, and the Director of Home Ave Clinic. He was a past Executive Director for the Camp Recovery Center in Scotts Valley California. The program was an 80 bed Residential Treatment Program for Chemical Dependency with a 28 day treatment format. It consisted of a 100 acre residential site, two outpatient programs (housed in Santa Cruz, and San Jose), and one sober living facility in Scotts Valley. Bobby has written grants for Chemical Dependency Services for PC 1000 (Youth Program), Adults of Pan Asian, and Asian descent; while also creating the first Domestic Violence Program specifically for Adult Asian males. He has been a consultant for the delivery of chemical dependency services for an outpatient adolescent treatment program, Charter Hospital North, and Charter API. He has administered state and county contractual services for chemical dependency along with private for profit chemical dependency services delivery with CRC Health Group, Inc.


 Dr. Julie Hayden Clinical Director at Genesis Recovery

Dr. Julie Hayden, PsyD, Clinical Director

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Dr. Julie Hayden is a licensed Psychologist, the Dean of the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences at Southern California Seminary, and the Executive Director of Rhombus. She is also the co-chair of the San Diego MFT Consortium and involved with the San Diego Domestic Violence Council. Dr. Hayden has a BA in Biblical Studies, a Masters of Religious Studies, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology. Her clinical experience includes working with chronic mental illness, substance and sexual addictions, adolescents, families, PTSD, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, and more. Her goal is to increase education and skills to help people live healthy lives and strengthen families. She believe truth comes from Scripture, the inerrant Word of God, and any effective tool will be in line with a biblical worldview.