SUMMARY— Experienced in direct service, clinical supervision and teaching of diverse populations. Successful private practice. Consistent success in managing and growing community service agencies and programs. Skilled in all factors of organizational development and management.
LICENSES AND CREDENTIALS
1984 Marriage, Family and Child Therapist, California license MFC19830
1984 California Community College Instructor credential 09959
1984 California Community College Counselor credential 09960
1991 Marriage and Family Therapist, Oregon license T0295
1984-Present Psychotherapist; Private Practice, S.F. Bay Area. Individual, relationship, family, child, adolescent, and group. Assessment, psychotherapy and addiction treatment.
2008-2009 Teen Director; Coming Home Iraq And Afghanistan Veterans Summer Retreat
1994-1996 Psychotherapist; HIV Mental Health, California Pacific Medical Center, S.F., CA. Assessment and brief psychotherapy. Clinical supervisor of staff. Grief therapy, case management, crisis intervention
1981-1993 Psychotherapist; Fort Help ,S.F., CA. Individual, chemical dependency, relationship, group and family. Assessment, crisis, brief and long term psychotherapy, case management.
1980-1981 Psychotherapy internship; JF Kennedy Counseling Center, Concord, CA. Child, family, group and individual therapy. Clinic and school based.
1972-1975 Community counseling; Drug Education Center, East Lansing, MI. Crisis, drug, brief, pregnancy counselor, individuals and families
ACADEMIC and CONSULTANT
2007-2010 Faculty; Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA, Couples Therapy; Group Therapy
2007- 2010 Lecturer; John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA Supervision
2006- 2010 Instructor and Consultant; The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley, CA, Group Psychotherapy
2007 Adjunct Faculty; The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA, Chemical Dependency
1992-1994 Chair; Religious Education, Unitarian Universalist Church, Kensington, CA.
1984-1987 Academic Advisor; New College, S.F., CA.
1983-1987 Instructor; Graduate and undergraduate Psychology, New College, S.F., CA. Intro to Psychology; Addictions
1985 Instructor; Melia Foundation, Berkeley, CA. Addictions
2007- 2010 Clinical Supervisor ; John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA
2001- 2002 Clinical Supervisor; Valley AIDS, Pleasanton, CA Supervising licensed and licensed eligible staff.
1996- 2001 Clinical Supervisor; Family Service Agency/SF. Provide supervision for licensure hours
1994-1996 Clinical Supervisor; HIV Mental Health, California Pacific Medical Center, S.F., CA.Supervising licensed and licensed eligible staff.
1992-1998 Advisor; Ministerial Interns, Unitarian Universalist Church, Kensington, CA.
1986-1993 Clinical Supervisor; Fort Help, S.F., CA. Supervising licensed and licensed eligible staff.
2002 –2006 Executive Director, Family Service Agency San Leandro, San Leandro, CA. Developed and managed contracts, grants and programs, stabilized finances and accounting procedures, created successful fundraising activities
2001- 2002 Consultant/Director, Valley AIDS, Pleasanton, CA. Developed UR, QA and fiscaltracking systems. Prepared program for transition to another agency.
1996-2001 Director, Behavioral Health; Family Service Agency/San Francisco, S.F.,CA. Gcontract from $3.8 million to $5 million in a restricted funding environment. Responsibility for multiple program service delivery of multi-disciplinary behavioral health across the age spectrum. Personnel management. Management and development of varied funding streams, including medi-care/caid. Managed care, cost and fee for service reimbursement. Contract and grant writing. Responsible for multi-million dollar contract, budgeting, revenue, negotiations, outcomes and program development. Division and agency representative to funding, regulatory, legislative, trade organizations and community agencies.
1994-1996 Director, HIV Mental Health; California Pacific Medical Center, S.F., CA. Grew program from $350,000 to $700,000, enhanced staffing to include administrative staff, psychiatric services and volunteers. Developed outcomes and accountability system and IT charting;Operations and clinical responsibility; management of psychiatric, neuropsychological, nursing, psychotherapy, administrative and volunteer staff. Contract and grant writing and negotiation. Program development and outreach; fiscal, budget and managerial responsibility Evaluation,QA, and UM. Representative to fiscal, regulatory, legislative and community agencies.
1989-1994 Executive Director; Fort Help Methadone Maintenance Agency, S.F., CA. Grew agency form $125,000 to $400,000 Fiscal planning, budgeting and billing. Developed H/R and personnel benefits procedures. Management of medical,counseling, administrative and volunteer staff; program evaluation; UM; medical services coordination. Agency representative to private, local, state and federal professional, regulatory, and legislative agencies. Grant writing. Media relations.
1985-1990 Clinical Director; Fort Help, S.F, CA. For 125 to 150 clients. Training and supervision of psychotherapy and substance abuse counselors, client assessment and caseload consultation, 3rd party billing; in-service trainings; crisis intervention.Clinical representative for agency.
POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
2005-present Member, Physicians for a National Health Plan; Speakers Bureau ; East Bay Steering Committee
2006- 2010 Member, Group Psychotherapy Training Committee, The Psychotherapy Institute, Berkeley,CA
2004- 2007 CA/NV Regional Representative, Association of Behavioral Health Care Managers
1998-2005 Member; Board of Directors, In Home Supportive Services Consortium, S.F., CA.
1998- 2001 Executive Committee; Mental Health Contractors, S.F., CA
1996-2001 Member; Mental Health Contractors, S.F., CA.
1996-1997 Member; County Systems of Care Work Group, S.F., CA. Development of Systems of Care, fee-for-service and managed care for County Department of Mental Health
1995-1996 Executive Committee and (1994-1996) member HIV Mental Health Contractors, S.F., CA
1994-1997 Member, Student Attendance Review Board, Albany USD, Albany, CA
1994-1995 Member; County HIV Health Services, S.F., CA. Development of HIV five-year plan.
1992-1997 Member; Board of Directors, Unitarian Universalist Church, Kensington, CA.
1987-1989 Member; Drug Policy Board, Alameda County Supervisor’s, Oakland, CA.
1984-1989 Vice-Chair; California Association of Drug Programs and Professionals, Santa Clara, CA.
1981-1989 Lobbying and organizing regarding legislation and regulation of state drug policy
1981-1984 Member; Board of Directors, Center for Solving Social and Health Problems, S.F.,
MEMBERSHIP, INSURANCE PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS
Alameda and Contra Costa Medi-Cal, Magellan, MHN, CorpHealth, UBH, AETNA, Prime EAP, ETP, Blue Shield, Blue Cross
Physicians for a National Health Plan
Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management
The Psychotherapy Institute (Berkeley)
Association of Transpersonal Psychology
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Founding member, Adult Children of Alcoholics Forum
SELECTED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (Initial presentations/appearances)
2011 “Affordable Care Act and Single Payer Health Care” (California Health Professionals Student Alliance, NorCal Conference plenum)
“Priming the Pump—Single Payer, Then and Now” (San Francisco Democratic Club)
“Provider, Employer, Consumer, I” (Therapists for Peace and Justice)
2009 “Confidentiality and Ethical Issues of Group Psychotherapy” (John F Kennedy University Masters Program)
“Psychopharmocology of Illicit Drug Use” (John F Kennedy University Masters Program)
2006 “Group Therapy – Issues in Ethics and Terminations” (The Psychotherapy Institute)
“Single Payer and Public Behavioral Health” (Behavioral Health Magazine)
2001 “The Aging AIDS Population” (World AIDS Day presentation, Pleasanton, CA)
2000 “Promoting Medication for Substance Abuse Treatment, Considerations of Dual Diagnosis, Harm Reduction and Consumer Involvement” (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Invitational Colloquium, Oakland CA)
1999 “Substance Abuse Services for Families in Child Protection Services” (S.F. State University Training for San Francisco Department of Human Services)
1997 “Development and Management of Multiple Funding Streams for Programming Serving Children and Families” ( 2nd World Conference on Family Law and the Rights of Children and Youth, S.F., CA)
1995 “Comprehensive and Multi-disciplinary Approach to HIV Mental Health” ( 8th National AIDS Conference, S.F., CA)
1993 “The Marriage of Ragnell and Gawain—The Relationship Journey”
M.A.ClinicalPsychology; J.F.Kennedy Univ.,Orinda, CA
B.S. SocialPsychology; Michigan St. Univ., E.Lansing, MI