Road 2 Recovery Integrated Care Center

About Us

About Us

Our Mission

R2R provides individualized and integrated whole person care for recovery and wellness through the treatment of SUD, mental health, physical health, complex trauma and homelessness. We promote self-sufficiency and empowerment to reconnect individuals and families to their communities and a higher quality of life.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to recognize the disparities in access to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the community, and to reduce barriers to treatment. We envision a community where everyone who wants treatment can get it, and for those who don’t yet know they want it, someone is reaching out to bring them along.


R2R offers intensive outpatient treatment for those with substance use disorders and mental health issues. We provide Intensive outpatient treatments, Holistic Treatment planning and Medication Assisted Treatment. Primary Services include Addiction Treatment & Recovery Supports, Outpatient Treatment, Drug Testing, Substance Use Counseling – individual and groups, Family counseling and supports, Daily Life Skills, Parenting Education, Relationship Workshops, Individual therapy, Psychotherapy and Medication Management. Serving all members of the community including youth, adults, seniors, families, and the LGBTQIA community.


Offering psychiatric appointments, psychotropic medications, individual psychotherapy, support groups, group counseling, and medication management.
Psychotherapy is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy can help eliminate or control troubling symptoms to allow a person to function better and aid in increasing well-being and healing.

Our staff

Our dedicated providers and staff are here to help.

Francis P Lagattuta II


Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Road to Recovery Integrated Care Center and the Road to Recovery Shelter & Navigation Center, Francis is dedicated to ensuring individuals have timely access to behavioral health services, resources, and basic human needs. Francis has a BS in Psychology with graduate education in addiction treatment and is currently enrolled in a Physician Associates program.

Aurora William

MPA, Director of New Business & Development

Aurora William, Director of Development, is dedicated to helping create a better environment for those who struggle with the challenges of living unhoused, mental health or substance use disorders. She has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling and her MPA. She has worked in the nonprofit environment for 23 years.

Aurora’s volunteer work has led her to work with the San Luis Obispo County NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) as president, support group facilitator and Family-to-Family teacher. Her volunteer work has also taken her into the riverbed, under bridges and into the creeks to work with people in need of recovery or mental health services, and into our local prison to work with inmates on Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP).

Darron T. Smith


A US Army veteran and board-certified physician associate with a wealth of experience in primary care, behavioral health, and integrative medicine. He completed his medical training at the University of Utah in 1996 and later completed his Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 2010. Dr. Smith is presently a faculty member at the University of Memphis in the Department of Sociology, working with undergraduate and graduate students. He combines the roles of clinician, scholar, researcher, thought leader, and educator to find evidence-based solutions for people with mental illness. His unique background lends him a deep understanding of social and environmental factors that underscore mental illness.

Dr. Smith’s overall areas of research focus on how systemic race-based discrimination affects healthcare outcomes, especially for communities of color. His latest research and practice intersect the study of applied neuroscience (neurofeedback therapy) and psychedelic research (MDMA, Ketamine, Psilocybin) with victims of childhood trauma. Dr. Smith is a distinguished fellow and member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research (ISNR). He is also a board member with the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association (APPA) and a member of the Racial Equity and Access Committee for Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic and Plant Medicines.

Katya Adachi Serrano

MD, Medical Director

Katya Adachi Serrano, MD, is the Medical Director at the Road to Recovery Integrated Care Center. She is board certified in Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. After UCSF Medical School she completed her Family Medicine Residency in Santa Rosa, CA. There, she completed an additional year of fellowship in Integrative Medicine, during which she obtained certification training in Herbal Medicine, Strain-Counterstrain, and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. After several years in primary care practice, she incorporated addiction medicine into her practice in 2017, establishing a tribal Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program. At the Road to Recovery Integrated Care Center, she is working to integrate family medicine primary care with mental health and substance abuse treatment to provide whole-person care. Her approach to medicine is to honor and respect the whole person, using the best tools of both modern and traditional medicine to achieve balance, wellness, and healing. Dr. Adachi Serrano grew up in the Bay Area and is Winnebago (Ho-chunk), from the Thunder Clan, Ojibwe from White Earth, and Japanese. She is fluent in Spanish.

Will Cable


Will has been practicing medicine for over 11 yrs.  Most of his career was spent in Emergency Medicine.  In 2018, Will’s professional interests began to shift, and he started pursuing a doctoral degree in psychology.  Around that same time, he began working in Addiction Medicine. He is also currently working on becoming a Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. His areas of interest include substance & process addictions as well as personality disorders. 

Will is a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. During his enlistment, he was stationed in England, Germany and with the 10th Mountain Div.  He has served on several deployments as a Combat Lifesaver and Military Police Officer. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors with his two boys. He is an avid chess player and likes to trail run.  Once a year, he travels to poverty-stricken countries to volunteer setting up medical clinics and providing free medical care.


Victoria Wolf


Born and raised in Santa Maria, Victoria has a wide range of education and experience in Substance Abuse, Case Management and Social Services. Victoria Graduated from Allan Hancock College and earned a degree in Associate of Science and a Associate of Arts. Victoria earned a certificate in Alcohol & Drugs Studies, Family Studies and a certificate in Human Services.

Victoria is currently working on a bachelor’s degree. Victoria has over 35 yrs experience in the field and has worked for various counties in social services and substance abuse, housing authority, juvenile hall, jails and prisons. Victoria is bi-lingual, bi-cultural. Victoria currently holds certification with CCAPP, CADTP and Breining Institute.


Sam Safaee


Sam Safaee, Physician Assistant, dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. With a solid educational background, Sam obtained a bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and completed their graduate studies at Rocky Mountain College in Montana.

Bringing a wealth of experience to the table, Sam spent two years specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery, honing their expertise in intricate procedures and post-operative care. Prior to joining the Road to Recovery Integrated Care Center, Sam spent an impressive decade in the field of pain management and addictive medicine on the central coast of California.

Since June 2021, Sam has been a member of the Road to Recovery Integrated Care Center team, delivering compassionate care to patients. He is a member of the California Academy of physician assistants.

Francine Tillman

MS APCC Mental Health Clinician

Greetings, I’m new to this organization but have always found myself called to community service both personally and professionally. Previous work include supporting clients at CDCR California Men’s Colony. I was able to see and receive feedback about what many newly releasing individuals need to not return to prison. I also spent a significant part of my career working as a certified teacher and athletic coach. I’m also honored to have served in the US Army and look forward to providing support with my unique experience as a veteran. Thank you for allowing our team the opportunity to partner in this important community endeavor.


Pablo Andrade-Arreola

Case Manager

Hello, my name is Pablo and I am a Case Manager with the Road to Recovery Integrated Care Center. I previously worked at Allan Hancock College in the Counseling Office as an Administrative Assistant and in the Testing Center as a Testing Specialist. Having a niche with people, I decided to focus on a field of work that is dedicated to helping others, which is the mental health field. I am eager to start this journey and begin engaging with our community members in order to help those in need.

Latavia Esters


Latavia Esters earned her Associate of Science Degree Physician’s Assistant Certificate from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, California. She is a member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the SJVC Physician Assistant Alumni Group.