This is a  staff list for Optimum Performance Institute in Sunnyvale, CA

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Optimum Performance Institute.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Optimum Performance Institute, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Optimum Performance Institute, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


HEAL is currently investigating Optimum Performance Institute.




Additional Information
Robert F. Fischer Executive Director This program does associate and celebrate its association with The Woodbury Reports (Lon Woodbury, CEDU).  This is a concern.  (source: on Nov. 4th, 2010)
Jeff Kestenbaum Clinical Director  
Martin Cisneros Chemical Dependency Director  
Anne LaRiviere Co-Founder  
Janet Martin Psychiatrist  
Jessica Breton Program Director  
Raoul Hernandez Assoc. Program Director  
Alisa Shapiro Milieu Director  
Fred Hernandez Counseling  
Tiffany Duplessis-Barmore Educational Director  
Jennifer Bell Martin Volunteer Director  
Maria Perez Recreation Director  
*(Optimum Performance Institute, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
This program does not provide it's enrollment materials or program details online or to the general public.
This program is accredited by the Joint Commission.  The Joint Commission has been in repeat trouble for not protecting patient's rights and for not enforcing patient safety standards.  See:
A representative of Optimum Performance Institute submitted an inappropriate and bullying message to HEAL on March 4th, 2011.  For more information, click here.


 Last Updated: March 4th, 2011

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