As program director for Alsana’s Santa Barbara PHP/IOP facility, Kalysta is responsible for the program’s operations and strives to ensure programmatic success while also maintaining a safe, client-centered environment. Kalysta earned her bachelor’s of science in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kalysta started with Alsana in the Direct Care Counselor position and has found it rewarding to partake in different responsibilities through different roles. She is most passionate about social justice causes such as anti-racism, body positivity, and access to care.
Her self-care priorities include good coffee (and bad coffee), buying plants (which she will likely underwater), furthering her education through reading, and all things charcuterie board-related.