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Our Team

Natalie Shorten LVN-Lead Resident Health Advisor
  • Natalie ShortenLVN – Lead Resident Health Advisor

    Natalie has been a member of the Cliffside nursing team since February of 2017. She co-manages Cliffside’s team of nurses and focuses in staff development and client care. Natalie enjoys building therapeutic relationships with our clients and loves Cliffside for its non-judgmental and openminded atmosphere. She loves to travel, spend time with family, and is a big-time animal lover.

Chelsea McElwain LVN-Lead Resident Health Advisor
  • Chelsea McElwainLVN – Lead Resident Health Advisor

    Chelsea has been a member of the Cliffside nursing team since November of 2016. Chelsea co-manages Cliffside’s team of nurses and focuses on staff development and client care. Chelsea is a licensed vocational nurse who is currently in school working to become a registered nurse (and eventually a nurse practitioner!). Chelsea loves watching clients grow and progress through treatment. When she’s not at work she’s most likely to be found either at Disneyland or snowboarding.

Tara Bordonaro LVN Medication Manager
  • Tara BordonaroLVN – Medication Manager

    Tara has been a member of the Cliffside nursing team since April of 2015. Tara oversees medication management at Cliffside and is also responsible for staff training and development. Tara uses her infinite patience not only as a great teacher for staff, but also helping clients navigate their way through treatment. Tara is a licensed vocational nurse who plans to continue her nursing education and become a registered nurse. She enjoys world travel, and spending time with her daughter and family.

Leanne Thomas LVN - Resident Health Advisor
  • Leanne ThomasLVN – Resident Health Advisor

    Leanne has been a member of Cliffside’s nursing team since May of 2018, and a nurse for over a decade. Leanne has experience working in many different areas of the nursing field and enjoys substance abuse specifically because it’s a cause close to her heart. Leanne loves the beach, working out and spending time with her family.

Kelsea Shorten LVN-Resident Health Advisor
  • Kelsea ShortenLVN – Resident Health Advisor

    Kelsea has been a member of Cliffside’s nursing team since June of 2017. Kelsea is a licensed vocational nurse and hopes to continue her education and become a registered nurse. Kelsea enjoys working in an environment that places such a strong emphasis on community. She enjoys traveling and spending her free time with her dog and her family.

Michelle Jones RN-Resident Health Advisor
  • Michelle JonesRN – Resident Health Advisor

    Shelley has been a member of Cliffside’s nursing team since February of 2017. Shelley is a registered nurse (RN) with 20 years of nursing experience. She specializes in addiction and pain management, and has worked in the addiction field for over a decade. Shelly is interested in holistic practices and loves yoga, meditation and reiki.

Karen Stewart LVN Resident Health Advisor
  • Karen StewartLVN – Resident Health Advisor

    Karen has been a member of Cliffside’s nursing team since November of 2017, and a nurse for over a decade. Karen loves watching clients’ progress from start to finish through treatment and being fortunate enough to be part of their recovery stories. Karen loves to travel, try new food, and spend time with her family.