Leadership Team

Paul Moen

With 15 years experience in the treatment industry, Paul incorporates the principles of his personal recovery into his professional role as CEO at Balboa Horizons. He values integrity, earning a reputation among his peers as an honest and reliable treatment professional. Never content to stay behind the scenes, Paul is involved in every aspect of treatment at Balboa Horizons, working hands-on to ensure that his company delivers a product he believes in.

He is the founder, current board member and co-chair of the Orange County MAAT—Men’s Association of Addiction Treatment. Paul serves on the advisory board for the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House, a community-based non-profit organization serving women in recovery in the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as on the advisory board for Writers in Treatment and Reel Recovery Film Festival—an organization that supports men and women in the writing industry who suffer from alcoholism and drug addiction. He is also an active member of the Surfrider Foundation, and is on the board for Rock to Recovery, which gives individuals in recovery a chance to create original music working as a group with professional musicians. This innovative program was launched and incubated at Balboa Horizons, and is now in over 30 treatment centers, and was most recently picked up by Wounded Warriors.

Paul believes an essential piece of recovery is the mindset that it’s a journey not a destination.

David Longridge

David is a founding member of Balboa Horizons Recovery Services, and has served as President since 2007. He is a 20-year member of the recovery community and has a passion for service. As President, David is hands on with every element of Balboa Horizons—facilitating property acquisitions and financial structures, tax compliance, employee management, etc.

In addition to helping those struggling with addiction, he has been involved with the Orange County homeless shelter, United Way, and the Special Olympics. David also provides consultation services with other small business owners regarding planning and management. However, his work with Balboa Horizons has been, by far, the most satisfying and important work of his life—he finds great satisfaction in helping those who have lost hope find their way to recovery.

David believes an essential piece of recovery is the recognition that a fulfilling life is available to those who are willing and ready.

David Buckley

David comes to Balboa Horizons with 28 years in healthcare finance experience, eight of which are specifically in the recovery industry. As Chief Financial Officer, he brings his considerable experience to oversee all financial operations of Balboa Horizons.

Most recently, David served as Vice President of Finance for Elements Behavioral Health where he was responsible for oversight of corporate and financial operations while facilitating tremendous growth—helping the company grow to one of the largest behavioral health companies in the nation. He has a Masters from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

David believes an essential piece of recovery is learning to live a balanced life.

Jim Vigneau

SPHR, SCP

Jim is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of successful partnering with leadership teams, providing both strategic and hands-on expertise in operational and team management systems and processes to support enterprise business objectives and strategic initiatives. He brings his expertise to enhance the entire team at Balboa Horizons.

He has been the principle faculty member for multiple management and human resource certificate programs at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) for over 20 years. Additionally, Jim has consulted for a number of major firms including Boeing, Korean Airlines, Epson America and the Queen Mary. He holds his B.S. degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and completed extensive graduate work at Chapman University.

Jim believes an essential piece of recovery is working together as a team, emphasizing the person-to-person connection.