ABOUT US

Ambio’s clinics have become centers for research and the cultural introduction of ibogaine therapy. Our founders have a combined 40+ years of experience leading our field in a variety of ways, from the programs that we offer, to training and sustainable medicine sourcing. We run a variety of programs at several locations, and can address a wide range of concerns, including drug detoxification and addiction recovery, traumatic brain injuries and emotional trauma, neurodegenerative conditions, pain, and other concerns. We also work with many who are interested in approaches to psychological optimization amongst high performance special forces operators, professional athletes, executives, and artists.

Meet the founders and learn a bit about why we do what we do.

Ambio Leadership

Jonathan Dickinson

Jonathan Dickinson

CO-FOUNDER

Jonathan Dickinson is a Mexico-licensed psychologist and researcher who is responsible for various aspects of Ambio’s operations and therapeutic programs. He has been working with iboga and ibogaine in both clinical and ceremonial contexts since 2009. He previously served as the Director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance, and led the development of the Clinical Guidelines for Ibogaine-Assisted Detoxification, a risk management guide that remains a standard in the field. He organized several conferences on ibogaine therapy practice and safety protocols, and has collaborated and published about ibogaine in multiple disciplines. In 2014, Jonathan was initiated into a Dissoumba/Fang tradition of Bwiti in Gabon, and in 2022 into the Missoko tradition.

jonathan@ambio.life

Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar

CO-FOUNDER

Trevor Millar is a social-entrepreneur with over a decade of experience providing ibogaine therapy. He is responsible for various aspects of Ambio’s operations and communications. He previously served as a board member and co-founder of the Canadian Psychedelic Association and from 2018 to 2021 was on the board of directors for the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada, where he acted as Chair of the Board for over two years. Trevor was featured in the award-winning documentary about using magic mushrooms and Iboga to treat addiction, anxiety and depression called DOSED, which was released in 2019.

trevor@ambio.life

Jose Inzunza

Jose Inzunza

CO-FOUNDER

Jose Inzunza is a paramedic and firefighter who has been providing ibogaine treatment, and developing ibogaine treatment and intervention protocols since 2011. He is responsible for all aspects of Ambio’s medical operations, including protocol development, training, and management. In addition to his work with ibogaine, Jose has worked with the Mexican Red Cross. He is certified as an instructor with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in the majority of their programs, as well as with the American Heart Association.

jose@ambio.life

Meet some of our Team Leaders

Nikita Paddock

INTAKE COORDINATOR

Dr. Enrique Medrano

Dr. Enrique Medrano

MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Manuel Valle

Dr. Manuel Valle

ON-SITE PHYSICIAN

Ruby Arvizu

Ruby Arvizu

NURSE MANAGER

Breanna Morgan

Breanna Morgan

FACILITY MANAGER & ON-SITE THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT

Gabriella Vasabilbrazo

Gabriela Vasavilbazo

BREATHWORK FACILITATOR & ON-SITE THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT

 

Astrid Acuña Galindo

Astrid Acuña Galindo

ON-SITE NURSE

Danny Ortiz Contreras

Danny Ortiz Contreras

ON-SITE PARAMEDIC

Hector Omar

Hector Omar

ON-SITE PARAMEDIC

Isaac Pulido

Isaac Pulido

ON-SITE ER/ICU NURSE

Caesar Bautista

Caesar Bautista

HEAD CHEF

Tony Ortiz

Tony Rendon

HEAD CHEF

Coaches

Renea

Renea Perez

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Renea is an Intuitive Psycho-spiritual Counsellor, and Psychedelic Integration Coach, working with Ambio, Heroic Hearts Project, the Hope Project, and Cynthia Jane and Associates, Renea facilitates a weekly integration group for Military women and/or Military Spouses, and practices one-on-one coaching for Veterans, First Responders and people in Recovery that are seeking healing with Ibogaine, 5 MeO DMT, psilocybin and ayahuasca. Raised in a military family, Renea loves helping people overcome limiting beliefs. She has experienced the healing nature of plant medicine through her own profound journeys and loves helping those who are wanting to overcome obstacles in their lives.
Eric Smith

Eric Smith (aka Moose)

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Moose is an integral part of the coaching team at Ambio. He is passionate about the benefits that psychedelic medicine provides to our world. Moose is a devoted psychedelic integration coach, meditation teacher and mentor for people who are seeking transformative healing. He lives in Southern California with his wife and three sons.
Cynthia

Cynthia Rajcic

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Cynthia Rajcic is a Psychedelic Integration Coach, specializing in 5 MeO DMT and Ibogaine. She has worked with Special Forces Veterans and their families, created and led a team of coaches for Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions and currently coaches for The Hope Project, Heroic Hearts Project and Ambio Life Sciences. With over 15 years of clinical experience in trauma, developmental and transpersonal psychology, Cynthia has discovered a passion for treating psychological, spiritual, emotional and relationship challenges through the development of self-awareness, emotional intelligence and recognition of the healing power we each inherently hold inside of us.
Kris

Kris Olivas

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Kris found her path to assist others as a Psychedelic Integration Coach after her own experiences with plant medicine helped her clear an autoimmune disorder and memory & focus imbalances. She worked with shamans trained in the Peruvian jungle and now brings a blend of western and shamanic practices to assist those who seek to find their way out of their own dark nights of the soul. Kris provides a compassionate, wise style to help her clients understand how to prepare for their journey, honour the sacredness of the plant and animals and to integrate their experiences into day to day life.
Kelly

Kelly Thomas

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Kelly is a Being True To You certified Transformation and Addiction coach who is passionate about healing and believes that there is hope for everyone. She is committed to using her passion to bring healing to every area of one’s life utilizing many different approaches. Kelly is devoted to those who seek to heal from trauma, addiction, limiting beliefs, and depression by providing support as a life coach, mentor, psycho-spiritual counsellor, and psychedelic integration coach. Being the spouse of a veteran who’s life was transformed through psychedelics offers not only a unique perspective on coaching veterans but on how wives and the entire family system experience a shift and are spurred on to a path of healing of their own.
Beth

Beth Sparks

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Beth brings her collective professional and personal experiences into Psychedelic Integration Coaching. She has helped support and guide people during difficult times for nearly two decades. She is a former active duty Marine, supported military families during challenging deployments, served as a crisis counselor for adolescents and young adults, and practiced therapy with diverse populations, including veterans and military families. As a Psychedelic Integration Coach, her goal is to help clients find their way back to a healthier, thriving and whole-hearted space and experience increased self-awareness, growth and greater quality of life.

Kris

Kris Olivas

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Kris found her path to assist others as a Psychedelic Integration Coach after her own experiences with plant medicine helped her clear an autoimmune disorder and memory & focus imbalances. She worked with shamans trained in the Peruvian jungle and now brings a blend of western and shamanic practices to assist those who seek to find their way out of their own dark nights of the soul. Kris provides a compassionate, wise style to help her clients understand how to prepare for their journey, honour the sacredness of the plant and animals and to integrate their experiences into day to day life.
Beth

Beth Sparks

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Beth brings her collective professional and personal experiences into Psychedelic Integration Coaching. She has helped support and guide people during difficult times for nearly two decades. She is a former active duty Marine, supported military families during challenging deployments, served as a crisis counselor for adolescents and young adults, and practiced therapy with diverse populations, including veterans and military families. As a Psychedelic Integration Coach, her goal is to help clients find their way back to a healthier, thriving and whole-hearted space and experience increased self-awareness, growth and greater quality of life.

Kelly

Kelly Thomas

PSYCHEDELIC INTEGRATION COACH

Kelly is a Being True To You certified Transformation and Addiction coach who is passionate about healing and believes that there is hope for everyone. She is committed to using her passion to bring healing to every area of one’s life utilizing many different approaches. Kelly is devoted to those who seek to heal from trauma, addiction, limiting beliefs, and depression by providing support as a life coach, mentor, psycho-spiritual counsellor, and psychedelic integration coach. Being the spouse of a veteran who’s life was transformed through psychedelics offers not only a unique perspective on coaching veterans but on how wives and the entire family system experience a shift and are spurred on to a path of healing of their own.

Departments

Head of Legal: legal@ambio.life

Head of Accounting Mexico: contabilidad@ambio.life

Head of Accounting Canada: accounting@ambio.life

Head of Human Resources: hr@ambio.life

Interested in joining our growing team?

We are regularly hiring for:

  • On-site medical staff in Baja California, Mexico
  • On-site therapists in Baja California, Mexico
  • Remote therapists who have experience with ibogaine, 5-MeO-DMT, veterans, addiction recovery, etc.
  • Highly experienced chefs

Please send CV and cover letter to hr@ambio.life

Departments

Head of Legal: legal@ambio.life

Head of Accounting Mexico: contabilidad@ambio.life

Head of Accounting Canada: accounting@ambio.life

Head of Human Resources: hr@ambio.life

Interested in joining our growing team?

We are regularly hiring for:

  • On-site medical staff in Baja California, Mexico
  • On-site therapists in Baja California, Mexico
  • Remote therapists who have experience with ibogaine, 5-MeO-DMT, veterans, addiction recovery, etc.
  • Highly experienced chefs

Please send CV and cover letter to hr@ambio.life