DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND WORKFORCE EMPOWERMENT
Ms Sinaga, with over 25 years of community services, has significant experience in leadership roles of vocational and peer employment programs. She formerly served as Director for RAMS Hire-Ability Vocational Services and most recently, Division of Peer-Based Services. During her tenure, RAMS Hire-Ability Vocational Services program achieved great accomplishments through outstanding re accreditation surveys through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), commendable external program reviews and successful expansion and implementation of program services. As Director of Division of Peer-Based Services, Ms. Sinaga started multiple new programs including the Peer Wellness Center, expansion of Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Programs, Crisis Response and Street-Based Services as well as overseeing the peer workforce at over 30 plus sites within San Francisco. She is a strong advocate for consumer empowerment through training and peer employment as well as a promoter of the Wellness & Recovery Principles.
In her current role as Director of Community and Workforce Empowerment, Ms. Sinaga sits on the RAMS Executive Leadership Team, overseeing RAMS two largest division’s, Hire-Ability Vocational Services and Peer-Based Services; and developing innovative programs that enhance and empower peers in the integration of services within the larger San Francisco community.
Prior to RAMS, Ms Sinaga held previous leadership positions at Toolworks, Kainos, and Family Housing & Adult Resources(FHAR), all organizations whose mission is to support individuals with disabilities, communities struggling with behavioral health challenges and marginalized individuals such as those exiting the criminal justice system, experiencing homelessness, and new immigrant populations. Ms. Sinaga is an alumnae of Pacific Union college as well as the SF Chamber of Commerce Leadership program, a prestigious program aimed to strengthen leadership skills of local, emerging leaders.
Ms. Sinaga is an animal lover and an avid Bay Area sports fan.