Our Staff

MFI Recovery Staff

MFI Recovery consists of an amazing team ready to provide services that will help struggling people into loving and productive individuals.

Craig Lambdin, MA MFT, Executive Director
Craig Lambdin, MA MFT
Executive Director
(951) 683-6596
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For over 27 years Craig Lambdin has been the Executive Director of MFI (My Family, Inc.) Recovery Center, a comprehensive behavioral health nonprofit organization in Riverside, CA. Mr. Lambdin is an adjunct faculty professor at the Loma Linda University Marriage and Family Sciences Program, Graduate Division where he teaches marital therapy and supervises the university counseling program.

Mr. Lambdin received his undergraduate degree at the University of California Riverside and masters degree at the University of Redlands. Mr. Lambdin is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of California.

Mr. Lambdin is a devoted husband and proud father of one son. He is an avid soccer player and loves to jog with his two golden retrievers Marley and Jake. He also loves to play the guitar and banjo.


Denise Arellano
Denise Arellano
Account Manager
(951) 351-1409 ext. 128
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Denise has been with MFI since 2006. She is responsible for all financial reporting to the Executive Director and the Board of Directors. This includes maintaining accurate and timely monthly financials, annual budget preparation, annual County cost reporting, assisting with the annual audit and all other related fiscal and financial matters.

She brings 28 years of experience in the accounting field. Her work history includes 17 years with the media industry and 4 years with Harley Davidson. Her education includes a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Cal Polly Pomona.

Denise is an organized, high-energy individual with an outgoing personality. She has the drive, persistence, and perseverance to accomplish her goals. She values time with her children, riding her Harley, reading and outdoor activities.


Juli Kukulka, CAS-II
Juli Kukulka, CAS-II
Program Coordinator
(951) 683-6596
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Juli has been working in the substance abuse field for more than 16 years. She began as a counselor providing direct services to women in need. After five years she advanced to becoming the Director of Operations for La Vista Recovery Center and held that position for more than 10 years. She received her CAS II credential and is a graduate of Mt. San Jacinto College where she received her Associates Degree in Alcohol Drug Studies. Currently, Juli supervises the San Jacinto outpatient offices of MFI as well as Program Coordinator of the LaVista location of MFI Recovery Center.

Juli's mission in life was to help give back to the community and help those who were suffering from substance abuse issues and other traumas surrounding women who suffered; helping to guide these individuals on a new path of recovery from substance abuse.


Zahid Masih
Zahid Masih
Banning Program Coordinator

Zahid did his internship at MFI, and began working here part time in 2011. After some time, he moved on to San Jacinto where he worked with adolescents and adults in substance abuse recovery. Zahid quickly worked his way up to counselor II, then to lead counselor, and finally to program coordinator. He attended Inter Coast College (ICC) in Riverside, where he received his CADC I. Zahid is certified in Anger Management and Triple P Parenting Level 4. Zahid has always had a passion to help others who are struggling with substance abuse and other life issues. He regularly volunteers at homeless shelters, and also enjoys mountain biking, hiking and enjoying nature in his free time.

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