About Us

AIR Alternatives takes an innovative, accountability-based approach to alcohol & drug abuse case management and alternative sentencing. Our High Standard of Care ProtocolTM has been so effective that for over 20 years, organizations including the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and numerous public corporations in the United States and Canada choose AIR Alternatives, Inc. and its affiliated companies as their exclusive substance abuse and behavioral health providers.

ANTHONY MELILLO is Owner of AIR Alternatives and serves as the Director of Operations. He is a Certified Intervention Specialist (CIS) and is the primary court liaison on behalf of the AIR Alternatives clientele and has developed critical relationships with judges, district attorneys, public and private attorneys across the legal spectrum.  Because of the professional relationships and reputation Anthony Melillo has cultivated over the years, thousands more addicts are getting the opportunity to get desperately needed treatment in lieu of custody from a dui arrest, not only giving clients the chance to change their lives forever but saving the overburdened and underfunded court systems of Southern California millions of dollars in incarceration costs.

MELLIE MELILLO is the Director of Case Management, has been working in the field of recovery for the past 15 years and is also a Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS).  Mellie is responsible for interviewing and assessing clients in incarceration and at our offices utilizing our Standardized Clinical Assessment Tool.  Mellie then taps into our national network of AIR Alternatives approved drug and alcohol treatment facilities for an available placement.

 

 

Dan Cronin is the Substance Abuse Expert, a leading figure in the fields of Substance Abuse Intervention, Alternative Sentencing and Case Management for over 20 years.  His organizations, Cronin Consulting and A.I.R., provide Alcohol and Drug Abuse Care Management throughout North America and the world, for individuals, corporations and organizations including the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer, where he is the Director of their Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Programs.

As a licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor (L.I.S.A.C., C.A.D.A.C., C.A.S., C.C.S.), Dan Cronin works closely with medical professionals in all aspects of addiction medicine.  He has teamed with renowned psychiatrist Dr. M. David Lewis, M.D., whose 30 years of experience in the field has established him as a leading medical expert in the field.  And he has worked Dr. Brian F. Shaw, Ph.D., one of the top clinical psychologists in North America and co-founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  With them he has developed a specific model for Case Management that treats clients suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction.  This model is now used as a template in many referral agencies around the country.

deANNE SORIano is the Director of Operations for AIR Alternatives for the past 12 years and is a a licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor.  She has been the key court liason on behalf of the AIR’s clientele and has developed critical relationships with judges, distric attorneys, public and private attorneys across the legal sprectrum,  insuring the best possible outcomes for clients. Because of the reputation Deanne Soriano has cultivated over the years, thousands more addicts are getting the opportuinty to get desperately needed treatment in lieu of custody, not only giving clients the chance to change thier lives forever but saving the overburdened and underfunded court systems of southern california millions of dollars in incarceration costs.

aNTHONY MELILLO is the Assessment Specialist for AIR Alternatives for the past 4 years and is a certified Interventionist.  He can advocated a bed in five minutes and assesses clients in his sleep, successfully helping them help themselves change their life forever.