Meet the Staff

Meet the caring and compassionate staff at Sierra by the Sea.

Leadership Team

Team Member Spotlight

Juan Acedo, Lead Case Manager


This month we’re spotlighting Juan Acedo, someone who has been with Sierra by the Sea for nearly 20 years. Juan is a lead case worker who has both personal and professional experience with addiction. His favorite quote is by Theodore Roosevelt: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” 

After battling a substance use disorder for nearly 20 years, Juan sought treatment and has been in recovery since May 2000. Since then, he has been working in the substance use treatment field, helping others find their paths to recovery. His experience with addiction allows him to bring greater understanding and compassion to his work as a case manager at Sierra by the Sea 

Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)