Chief Operating Officer / Co-Founder
For over 25 years Pam has been a leader and a top-performing manager credited with combining implementation, oversight, and program development expertise to deliver substantial services in the substance recovery market. Pam has extensive experience working with youth, adults, and families who struggle with mental health issues, substance dependency, and eating disorders.
Pam’s skills are extensive and include organization, communication, leadership, operations delivery maintenance, policy network development, record maintenance, and staff training. Pam handles all aspects of licensing and administration of Sustain Recovery’s Residential programs in California through the Department of Social Services; Community Care Licensing. She also manages Sustain Recovery’s Outpatient program in California through the Department of Health Care Services, as well as accreditation and oversight.
Pam brings a significant amount of experience working with youth and families and shares a deep commitment and passion to helping others find their road to recovery.
Sayeh Seyedfathi is an experienced leader and financial executive with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management.
She is an energetic, forward-thinking individual with a creative personality. She encompasses high ethical standards and is well-organized, self-directed, “politically savvy” and a team player. She has been an active participant in the public school system as PTA president, Vice President, and treasurer. She has received awards from the PTA and the school community for her leadership and commitment to youth.
She has been involved in the world of recovery since 2009 and is bringing her business talent and desire to help families together to be a part of this revolutionary concept in young people’s recovery.
Kyle Carter resides in Aliso Viejo, California where he sits in leadership roles on several public service committees, focused on young persons in recovery.
Carter’s professional career began in sales and marketing which lasted for over nine years, most recently with New York Life as a licensed Life Insurance agent. Carter began his career in substance abuse treatment working as a Care Coordinator at Newport Academy in Orange, CA.
Working with young people, Carter was able to utilize his own personal experience with recovery as well as training received from top professionals to advance his career and become a recovery coach. Concurrent to his employment in the treatment field, Carter attended school at Saddleback College earning a certificate of achievement for Drug and Alcohol Studies.
Carter’s passion for working with young people in recovery, combined with his training and education working in the industry has led him to collaborate with other respected professionals to build a program bridging the gap between treatment and aftercare. Sustain Recovery was then created as a transitional living program for young adults to provide that level of care needed to sustain long-term recovery.
I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.