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Dr. Joanne Chao

Director of Asian American Recovery Services Programs, San Francisco County

Dr. Joanne Chao, a California licensed psychologist, oversees the Asian American Recovery Services programs in San Francisco County. Joanne also provides clinical supervision for the AARS San Francisco Adult Outpatient programs. Prior to joining HealthRIGHT 360, Joanne has worked for Asian American Recovery Services since 2003 as a clinical supervisor.

Dr. Chao earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Brandeis University. Prior to her work as a psychologist, Joanne had a successful career in the IT industry.

Sonia Crites

Program Director, FOTEP TI

Sonia is the Program Director for FOTEP TI (Female Offender Treatment and Education Program at Treasure Island). She holds her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is an MFTi and certified Substance Abuse counselor.  Sonia has been with the HealthRIGHT 360 for 16 years, beginning as a substance abuse counselor for Walden House, working her way up to Director. She helped activate our Second Chance Case Management program in San Francisco and then the Gender Responsive Rehabilitation Program in the LA County Jail prior to moving into FOTEP.  

George Fields

Program Manager of Day Reporting Center

George Fields is the Program Manager for the Day Reporting Center, overseeing all operations of the DRC that assist parolee’s to reintegrate back into society.

George joined HealthRIGHT 360 in 2010 as one of the first case manager for the new Day Reporting Center, later becoming case manager supervisor before moving into his current position in 2013. George is a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) & Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC). He is proud a native of San Francisco.

Anastacio Flores, Jr.

Program Manager, Asian American Recovery Services, San Mateo Programs

Junior is currently the Program Manager for the San Mateo AARS Youth and Adult Programs and has been with AARS since 2001.  He worked in youth AOD Treatment for seven years and the last eight years has been working with adults.  He earned his BA in Psychology and Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.  

Sarah Gordon

Director of Clinical Operations, Tenderloin Health Services

Sarah Gordon is the Director of Clinical Operations at Tenderloin Health Services – located in the GLIDE building in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. 

Prior to working at HealthRIGHT360, Sarah worked for the San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium for 9 years managing their Federally-funded Community HealthCorps (AmeriCorps) program, where each year she oversaw 25 member placements in over 16 community health centers and non-profit agencies across the city.  She has a B.S. in Health Education with a Community-Based Public Health Emphasis from San Francisco State University and wants to dedicate her career to advancing community health centers and empowering the underserved!  

Chris Kernes

Director of Clinical Services, San Mateo County Programs

Chris Kernes, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with at risk populations in San Mateo County since 2004, is the Director of Clinical Services for San Mateo County Programs where she leads the mental health administration and clinical programming in residential and outpatient programs. Chris is also responsible in overseeing the overall program operations of various adult and youth outpatient programs in San Mateo County.

She started with Healthright 360 in 2013 at Women’s Recovery Association as lead therapist. Transitioned to clinical supervisor in 2014, and became Director of Clinical Services in 2015.

Chris manages the clinical integrity of our programs, and has been instrumental in implementing the Drug Medi-Cal Standards throughout San Mateo County.

Chris has extensive experience in community mental health and school-based psychotherapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. She is fluent in both English and Tagalog.

Sarah Lauterborn

Resource Center Manager

Sarah Lauterborn currently serves as the Resource Center Manager and has been with HealthRIGHT 360 since 2012. Prior to working at the Resource Center, she taught English, Health, and College & Career Readiness at Washington High School. She has a M.A. in Education, and leads efforts alongside her staff to reinforce the agency’s goal of providing trauma-informed care and supporting strength-based approaches in individual counseling and groups. 

Barbara Lee

Director of Program Operations for Santa Clara County AARS Programs

Barbara Lee currently oversees both Adult and Adolescent services in our Substance Use, Re-entry and Mental Health outpatient programs. These programs span across early intervention and prevention to treatment and recovery services. Starting out as an administrative assistant in 2006, Ms.Lee was promoted to Office Supervisor within her first 5 months at Asian American Recovery Services. Soon after, she was promoted to Office Manager and stayed in a managerial position for over eight years. Upon joining the HealthRIGHT360 family, she was promoted to Director of Program Operations at Asian American Recovery Services in Santa Clara County.

Barbara graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A in Communications and Sociology.

 

Ryan Lim

Program Director, San Francisco Men's Residential

Ryan Lim is the Program Director for the Residential Dual Recovery and Detox programs in San Francisco. Ryan has been in the field for almost fifteen years and specializes in treating dually-diagnosed individuals. Prior to being hired by Walden House in 2005, Ryan worked in a variety of clinical settings including mental health day treatment and a locked psychiatric ward.

Barry Lindstrom

Program Director, STOP Program Area 6

Mr. Lindstrom oversees STOP (Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming) for Area Six, based in San Diego. Barry began working in the substance use disorder field in 1990, joining HealthRIGHT360 in 2014. Mr. Lindstrom has always worked with the criminal justice involved and for the last 15 years has provided oversight of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in-prison SUD programs and reentry contracts.

Fermin Loza

Program Director, Men’s Residential

Fermin oversees the 115 bed Men’s Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Facility in San Francisco. He has worked for HealthRIGHT 360 for over 18 years. Prior to HR360 he worked in grocery/stocking for over 20 years. Fermin enjoys walking his 5 dogs and watching and playing sports.

Leandra Martin

Program Director of Women’s HOPE

Leandra Martin is the Program Director for Women’s HOPE, a specialized residential treatment program for mothers and their children in San Francisco.

Leandra has been working at Health RIGHT 360 since 2014, starting as a Case Manager for the Second Chance Program. She then moved to SISTERS Program as a Case Manager then a Program Manager before taking on her current role in 2017. Leandra has an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Associate of Science in Human Services (2010) as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services (2013). Leandra is a 2006 graduate of Walden House Program at California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) Norco, Ca State prison.

Lynette Schwindt

Program Coordinator, SISTERs Program

Lynette is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor with a degree in Community Social Services and Substance Abuse.  After her time as a Program Director of Women’s HOPE, HealthRIGHT360’s family oriented residential treatment program in San Francisco she became the Program Coordinator for HealthRIGHT360's SISTERs Program.  By utilizing Gender Responsive and Trauma Informed treatment models the team at our SISTERs Program works with women, who are currently incarcerated in San Francisco, to change their futures through behavioral modification, case management and substance abuse treatment.

Lynette began her career with HealthRIGHT360 in 2010 and has served our clients in many different programs including our social model detox and dual recovery residential treatment program before taking on the role of Director in 2015.  Lynette continues to pursue her education at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and will be receiving her Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare in 2017.

Kathleen J. Silk

Director of Outpatient Services

Kathleen oversees HealthRIGHT 360’s San Francisco outpatient services at the Integrated Care Center in the Mission and at the African American Healing Center in the Bayview. She has been with HealthRIGHT 360 for over three years, starting as mental health intern at the 214 Women’s Residential Program.

Kathleen is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who has a master's degree in counseling psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, a bachelor's degree in community studies from UC Santa Cruz, and a high school diploma from SFUSD. Previous to her career in mental and behavioral health, Kathleen was a civil rights litigation paralegal in San Francisco and Chicago, working for plaintiffs on cases of police misconduct, prison overcrowding, parole reform, ADA access, and prison mental health care. 

Nina Soares

Director of Clinical Operations, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics

Nina Soares is the Director of Clinical Operations at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. Prior to working at HealthRIGHT 360, Nina worked in the safety net at Planned Parenthood in public affairs, education, and clinical services. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Tufts University, a M.S. in Physiology from Georgetown University, and participated in the Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Health Professions at UCSF with Blue Shield Foundation.

Christina Tufono

Program Director, Women’s Recovery Association, San Mateo

Christina is the Program Director for the Women Recovery Association in San Mateo. A 2009 Walden House graduate, Christina starting working at HealthRIGHT 360 as a Care Coordinator for the 214 Women’s Residential Facility in 2011. In 2013 she began working as a Parenting Counselor for Women’s Hope Residential before becoming the Supervising Care Coordinator. In 2015 she returned to 214 Women’s Residential as a Supervisor before becoming Program Director at WRA. Christina is certified with CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals).

Shelly Wynn

Program Director, SF Women’s Residential

Shelly Wynn has over 9 years’ experience in the Residential Substance abuse field. Currently she is the Program Director for our Women’s Residential Program at 214 Haight St. She is a 2007 Walden House Graduate, Shelly started as a Residential Counselor, then became an Outpatient Counselor, and then the Supervisor for 815 and 214 facility. She was the Program Director at Women’s HOPE for two years before becoming the Program Director for 214 Women’s residential program. Shelly is certified with ACCBC (The addiction Counselor Certification Board of California).