Meet the Dedicated Staff of Narconon Ojai
The staff of Narconon Ojai are a highly dedicated group of individuals with one goal in mind: helping those who have fallen into the trap of addiction become
As the world’s most exclusive Narconon center, Narconon Ojai believes in providing the highest quality of care possible to those we serve.
Robert Buckingham, MD
Dr. Robert Buckingham, an internist and metabolic disease specialist based in Ojai, California, is affiliated with several area hospitals, including Ojai Valley Community Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and brings 46 years of experience as the Medical Director of Narconon Ojai.
The Ojai Narconon center is led by Fabian Padro. Fabian has headed Narconon Ojai for the past two years. His knowledge and passion allow him to properly oversee the day-to-day functions of the center, ensuring each one of our students receives the best drug rehabilitation possible.
Tina Jalalian, CADC-I
Tina Jalalian began her career as an engineer after graduating from San Jose State University, but when she discovered some friends and family had become addicted to drugs, she decided she needed to do something to help. Tina resumed her studies, earning an associate’s degree in addiction studies, and became a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Drug Detection Dog
Our facility’s drug detection dog, Apollo, was expertly trained at Iron Heart, a facility in Kansas responsible for training drug detection dogs and police K9s. Apollo has been entrusted with the task of safeguarding the facility and its grounds to ensure no legal or illegal substances make their way onto the campus.