Shawn Whitt


Shawn Whitt founded Milestone Addiction Centers in 2015. Through Shawn’s life journey, his heart and passion led him to serve those with a hurting heart, the seemingly lost soul and broken feeling individual. He found that freedom is to live out a purpose bigger than his own. Through his own life experiences of receiving love and care during times when he himself was appearing unlovable, he discovered a far greater purpose in his life. Shawn realized that the giver is more blessed than the taker. He believes to give grace when it’s not deserved, lend an ear to someone who needs to share, and love when love doesn’t seem possible.

Shawn’s life quote states that “Some want to sit within the sound of a church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue booth, within a yard from hell” – C.T. Studd. Shawn began his life of service by proudly serving in the United States Marines. Post military service, Shawn performed his undergraduate work at Vanguard University of Southern California and did his graduate work at Pepperdine University. Through his educational achievements and training, his professional career, spanning over 15 years, flourished in the Financial Private Sector. Shawn earned his Series 7, 63, 66 and Life and Health Insurance licenses. During this time, his decorated career advanced exponentially and had landmark successes in his professional endeavors.

With Shawn’s personal motivation and passion, his proven leadership skills, exceptional strategic planning and strong commitment to high ethical and professional standards, he makes a significant contribution to the Behavioral Health Industry. Shawn has always had the heart of a humble servant and works to fulfill his vision of helping others to find their purpose in life.

Myles Whittaker

Vice President

Myles has been of service to people in recovery and the treatment community for the past 15 years. Myles business savvy and passion for helping those struggling with addiction is unparallel. Myles has a strong faith that he credits to guiding him in his life’s mission. He is a devoted father and husband to his family and spends his time supporting his children in their sporting activities and family functions. Myles is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and those suffering from the disease of addiction. Myles humble attitude and kind heart are recognized by all who have the opportunity to be a part of his life.

Bobby Santangelo

Program Director

Bobby graduated from American International College in 2012 as a double major obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice. Following graduation he worked in the human services field as a case manager for troubled youth in the foster care system. Bobby quickly recognized the need for quality substance abuse treatment as he saw firsthand the effect that drugs and alcohol have on not only the individual but the family as a whole. Bobby is passionate about bettering the lives of individuals struggling with addiction as a result of personal experience professionally and within his immediate family as well. 

Jessica Alejo

Director of Human Resources

In 2014, Jessica moved to Orange County after graduating with her bachelor’s in psychology from California University Monterey Bay and found herself working in recovery where she found a strong passion for helping those suffering from addiction. Jessica began working as a house manager and worked her way up to Director of Operations due to her passion and dedication. In her position, she uses her experience and personable approach to ensure an exceptional client experience from the first day through to successful discharge. Jessica strives not only to create a safe space for our guest but also for our staff. If you would have asked her 4 years ago where she saw her life going, she would have never anticipated working in recovery but now she can’t see herself in any other field. She’s devoted in helping make a positive change alongside her team members

Alyson Brooks

Business Development

Alyson Brooks moved from Tennessee to southern California in 2014 with a background in the insurance industry. She found her niche in the drug and alcohol treatment field and quickly moved her way through the ranks of treatment facilities – working everything from detox tech to where her passion is now – business development. In this role she works tirelessly to provide treatment to those who seek freedom from the bonds of alcoholism. She has been in her current position at Milestone Addiction Centers for nearly a year and is humbled to be a part of a driven and passionate team.