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Executive Director

Elise Martz, Management Consultant_edite

Meet Elise, she has been involved in the sober community for over twelve years. She has provided management, operations, compliance, HR, and client support at multiple levels of treatment, making her a well-rounded leader in the field.


Prior to her work with AYA, Elise has held positions as an executive director, program director, and program manager for numerous 24-hour detox residential facilities and IOP’s. She has extensive experience with DHCS and Joint Commission standards and policies & procedures. Elise received a bachelor’s degree from Cal State University Northridge, where she graduated with honors.


She is currently working on a Master of Science degree in Addiction Counseling and towards becoming a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADAC). She believes that given the proper tools and support, anyone is capable of change.

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