MEET THE TEAM

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President Jeffrey Jamerson
President Elect Jolene Treadway
Past President
Tanya McCullom
Treasurer Steve Elson
Secretary Veronica Coates

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Special Projects Officer
Marty Giffin

BOARD MEMBERS

Angela Brand
Mary Bush
Veronica Coates
Joymara Coleman
Steve Elson
Elizabeth Engelken
Dominique Eugene
Jeffrey Jamerson
Tony Kildare
Robert Layne
Tanya McCullom
Matthew Patterson
Peter Stoll
Jolene Treadway
Wendy Wang

FRIENDS OF THE BOARD

Tonya Bauhofer
Lisa Bertaccini
Maureen Burness
Sriya Chilla
Marika Collins
Carolyn Cooper
Nhgia Do
Elizabeth A. Estes
Danielle Gabrei Mole
Marty Giffin
Laura Heintz
Steve Hornberger
Shelley Lopez
dave neilsen
Nancy Netherland
Gina Perez
Rick Saletta
Mike Schertell
Jay Scoffield
Nancy Shea
Chezia Tarleton
Lynn Thull
Lorraine Viade
Rich Weisgal

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JEFFREY JAMERSON

BOARD PRESIDENT

Jeffrey L. Jamerson, Ph.D. Is the Vice President of Programs and Services at Aviva Family & Children’s Services in Los Angeles. He has more than 25 years of experience, serving Children and Families in various capacities and currently oversees Aviva’s direct service areas, which include Supportive Housing for Women and Children, Foster and Adoption, Mental Health Services, and Crisis Intervention.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


JOLENE TREADAWAY

BOARD PRESIDENT ELECT

For 10 years, Redwood Community Services’ Director of Development, Jolene Treadway, has dedicated her life to serving the at-risk youth and families of Lake and Mendocino Counties. Whether through individual therapy, program management, or organizational oversight, Jolene ensures that each family served receives optimal services to get them to a place of wellness and recovery. With an expertise in Non-Profit Program Administration and Management, Jolene works to build programs that provide sustainable services to the communities around them. 

 

 

 

 

 


TANYA MCCULLOM

PAST PRESIDENT

Tanya McCullom is a Program Specialist for the Office of Family Empowerment at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care.  She has been working in children’s public behavioral health for over 15 years as a family member.  She has worked across the children’s system of care from early childhood to transition-aged youth.  Prior to joining the Office of Family Empowerment, Tanya worked for a non-profit, family-run organization as a Family Partner and later the Program Director of the Family Partnership Program in Alameda County.  Tanya, along with the Office of Family Empowerment, provide technical assistance to parent/caregivers, providers and other community members on working together in the best interest of children and youth.  Tanya looks forward to continuing to speak up on behalf of parents, caregivers, children and youth across the state.                            


STEVE ELSON

BOARD TREASURER

Steve Elson was hired in March of 1994 while the Casa Pacifica campus was still under construction. Under his leadership programs grew substantially and the number of children and families served annually increased tenfold since opening. Steve began his career in child and family services as a staff psychologist at Klingberg Family Centers in New Britian, Connecticut and held a number of managerial positions there before coming to California as the executive director of The Sycamores, a residential treatment center in Altadena. He served as President of the California Alliance of Child & Family Services, the California Coalition for Mental Health, and California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth. He is the current secretary of the California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies. He also serves on a number of local Commissions and Task Forces concerned with child and family well being.


VERONICA COATES

BOARD SECRETARY

Veronica Coates is an Assistant Superintendent for a rural Northern California Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and feels inspired and humbled to serve in a leadership position for students with disabilities. Prior to being a SELPA Administrator, she held other leadership positions in special education. She was one of the first ERMHS coordinators after the passage of AB 114 and assisted in building a model school-based mental health program.   Her origin in education is as a school psychologist and is proud to always go back to this foundation.  Veronica is passionate about serving students with risk factors and ensuring that the educational systems and processes are safe and positive for youth and families. Veronica’s passion and heart is to be a strong equity leader and she continues to work on learning and listening.  Veronica is the proud parent to Holden and Destiny and partner to Jesse.  When she is not working she is often on the pool deck watching her son competitively swim!


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ANGELA BRAND

BOARD MEMBER

Angela Brand Bio coming soon!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


MARY BUSH

BOARD MEMBER

Mary Bush Bio coming soon!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


JOYMARA COLEMAN

 BOARD MEMBER

Joymara Coleman Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELIZABETH ENGELKEN

BOARD MEMBER 

Elizabeth Engelken is an Assistant Superintendent for the Yolo County Office of Education, and Executive Member of the State SELPA Administrators Association of California. Prior to serving as a SELPA Administrator, she held numerous positions in special education and educational leadership. Elizabeth is passionate about serving students, empowering families, and providing access and excellence in supporting educators working directly with children and young adults. She has been involved with CMHACY for the past ten years, presenting as well as promoting her own teams’ professional growth. Elizabeth was one of the first special education directors to create a best practice model for the delivery of mental health services for students with disabilities, following the passage of AB 114. Her early professional experience is as a school psychologist, and she brings this foundation to her advocacy for students with disabilities and access to mental health and wellness.


DOMINIQUE EUGENE

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Eugene obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, a Certified Trauma Specialist, and an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. She has co-authored a book on mass trauma and emotional healing, Mass Trauma and Emotional Healing around the World: Rituals and Practices for Resilience and Meaning-Making, and written many articles on culturally-based concerns, trauma, play therapy. Dr. Eugene has focused her practice in the areas of children, family, and community well-being. Her current research interest focuses on female perpetrators of intimate partner violence with a history of childhood maltreatment. As a multicultural clinician, her research and treatment reflect her background and interests.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


TONY KILDARE

BOARD MEMBER

Tony Kildare bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 


ROBERT LAYNE

BOARD MEMBER

Robert Layne Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 


MATTHEW PATTERSON

BOARD MEMBER

Matthew Patterson Bio coming soon! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PETER STOLL

BOARD MEMBER

Peter Stoll, Ph.D., is trained in school and counseling psychology (University of MA, Amherst). He has specialization and expertise in behavioral psychology, mental health service delivery, and system-wide approaches promoting positive school culture and climate. He earned his undergraduate degree in social welfare with an interest in environmental studies at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH. Peter was a member of the faculty for the School Psychology program at Humboldt State University (’08-’19) teaching Social Emotional and Behavioral Assessment and Intervention and supervising graduate students. Peter is the Director of Prevention and Intervention Services at the Humboldt County Office of Education and holds credentials in pupil personnel services and educational administration. Peter is a certified trainer with the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), the Region 1 Lead for CA MTSS, a founding member of the CA Rural Educators Network, and is a member of the executive committee for the CA PBIS Coalition.

Wendy Wang

Wendy Wang is the Chief Public Policy and Advocacy Officer at Sycamores, one of the largest children’s mental health services organizations in LA County. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and co-facilitates the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. She currently serves as a board member and co-chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Association of Children’s Residential Centers (ACRC). Wendy has championed many issues critical to the success of both individual and collective community-based organizations, including the importance of culturally responsive & linguistically appropriate care and having a diverse workforce. 

She was a member of LA Mayor James K. Hahn’s administration, library commissioner for the cities of Torrance and Pasadena, commissioner for the Pasadena northwest neighborhood, and served on the board for the Friends of the Pasadena Public Libraries, Pasadena Chapter of Soroptimist International and the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Greater LA Chapter.


STAFF

MARTY GIFFIN

STAFF MEMBER

With an M.S. in Education, Marty Giffin, Ph.D., taught school from 1972 through 1977. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1982 and holds an active license in the State of California as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Giffin has worked in the mental health field for over thirty-five years.