Sonja Scott, MPA

Sonja has extensive experience in managing and overseeing programs providing services to both youth and adults, and specifically working with homeless populations including homeless veterans in rapid-rehousing and securing permanent and supported living housing. Sonja’s most recent position before joining RAM, was as Director at Homeward Bound of Marin, overseeing the shelter programs and case management services for homeless individuals seeking shelter services in Marin County. Sonja’s prior experiences as a Director and Manager at Glide Memorial, Swords to Plowshares further strengthens her expertise in handling complex issues involved in crisis work and trauma-informed behavioral health services. In addition to these work experiences, Sonja was also the Director of Programs for the California Police Activities league, spearheading multiple statewide projects with the objective of fostering positive relationships between youth and police officers. Sonja currently oversees our Peer- Based Services Crisis Response & Street-Based Services which includes a novel program, integrating peers in a co-responder model to address non-violent behavioral health crises in San Francisco and reducing law enforcement engagement in these situations.

Sonja obtained her bachelors degree in Human Development and a minor in Criminal Justice from Cal State, East Bay and was nationally selected for the prestigious National Urban Fellowship (NUH) which led to her obtaining her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York. Sonja was born and raised in Oakland, California and has three other siblings. In her spare time, Sonja enjoys cooking, attending festivals, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Michele Alexia

Michele Alexia was born & raised in San Francisco and for over 20 years has served our community working with programs that assist seniors, homeless youth, and people with disabilities. Ms. Alexia joined RAMS in 2002 and has worked within the mental health community performing vocational counseling & training, program development, advocacy, and management. Currently, as Associate Director of Vocational Services, Ms. Alexia oversees programs that promote empowerment and community inclusion through training, employment, and internship opportunities in the community. She received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Nicole Ng, MA

A San Francisco native, Nicole is dedicated to championing collective health and equitable social systems for communities of the Bay Area. Nicole first joined RAMS in 2015 and played an integral part in the start-up of the Division of Peer-Based Services. As Operations Manager for the program from 2015-2018, Ms. Ng supported many aspects of the program’s development including: building infrastructure to support employment and training of peer providers within the agency, helping to establish RAMS first peer-run wellness center, and overall co-creating a culture of compassion and trauma-informed community support as a foundation for client services. As Associate Director of Peer Counseling & Support Services, Ms. Ng is excited to continue contributing to the mission of expanding peer support services in San Francisco and advancing the peer provider profession.

In her clinical training, Ms. Ng holds a Master’s degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies and is a registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist working towards full licensure. She has received training from RAMS Fu Yau Project and Liberation Institute in San Francisco. Additionally, Ms. Ng brings a decade of professional experience from the business world and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from UC Davis.

In her personal time, Nicole enjoys urban hikes through the city, scoping out local eateries, cooking, and yoga.

Richard Zevin, LCSW

Richard (Richie) Zevin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked at RAMS since 2007 and has worked in the behavioral health field since 2002. Richie has been with the RAMS Division of Peer-Based Services since its inception in 2015, serving first as Clinical Manager and then as Associate Director of Peer Counseling Programs. In these roles with the Division, Richie has provided supervision, clinical consultation, and training for peer-identified staff, interns, and students while cultivating and maintaining collaborations with community partners across more than 30 sites within the system of care. He has assisted with the launch and implementation of innovative new programs in San Francisco, including overdose prevention efforts and an alternative to law enforcement response for behavioral health emergencies.

Prior to his time with the Division of Peer-Based Services, Richie worked as a Behavioral Health Counselor across multiple RAMS programs serving adults, youth, and families. He was the Program Manager for SF-ACT, a school-based treatment and diversion program for justice-involved youth, and received the 2014 RAMS Rising Star/Leadership Award for Outstanding Service. Richie brings a strengths-based and collaborative approach to the Division, advocating for culturally responsive and trauma-informed services that are driven by community needs, along with a model of staff support that fosters professional growth and sustainability.

Richie received his Masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley. In his time outside of work, he is endlessly interested in discovering and exploring the hidden gems, urban wilderness, and public libraries of his beloved San Francisco.

Janny Wong, LMFT, PPSc

Ms. Wong started her career at RAMS as a Mental Health Consultant in 2010.  She later moved into the Lead Mental Health Consultant, then to Clinical Manager, and now the Director of Fu Yau Project.   As a bilingual and bicultural clinician, Ms. Wong’s passion to work with the Chinese community; especially with children and their families.

Ms. Wong earned a Master’s of Science in Counseling at Cal State East Bay and holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential to provide School Counseling at a public K-12 School.  Prior her Master’s she earned my B.A. Social Welfare with an emphasis in Psychology and Sociology along with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Childhood.

Rebecca Peng

Rebecca is a bilingual and bicultural licensed marriage and family therapist. She’s fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She has been with RAMS since 2007. Rebecca have served various roles within the agency as a Behavioral Health Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Manager, and most recently as the Director of CalWORKs Counseling and Prevocational Services. Rebecca has over 20 years of work history in various social service and community mental health agencies in San Francisco Bay Area. She spent most of her career in non-profits serving adolescents, immigrant families, survivors of domestic violence, and dual-diagnosed low-income women in recovery.

Rebecca maintains a private practice in San Francisco specializing in Asian Americans/immigrants/minority issues, women’s issues, teens, inter-generational issues, and acculturation/cross-cultural issues.

Rebecca enjoys running, hiking, and yoga in her spare time.

Vivian Vong, LMFT

Kristin Chun, MFT

Anna Zozulinsky, PhD

Dr. Anna Zozulinsky received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University, with a research emphasis from the Center for Neuroscience in Women’s Health at Stanford School of Medicine. She completed her doctoral internship at RAMS’s NAAPTC, and trained at several community mental health organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Zozulinsky serves as director of Child, Youth and Family Outpatient Services and maintains a small clinical practice at Asian Family Institute.

As a trilingual (Russian and Hebrew) and tri-cultural psychologist, Dr. Zozulinsky has particular interests in identity formation across cultural contexts and immigration-related experience and is dedicated to providing culturally-sensitive services to children, youth, families, adults and couples. Her approach is rooted in contemporary psychoanalytic theory. She strives to create warm and safe relationships with her clients, to promote lasting change through collaboration and reflection.

Dr. Zozulinsky holds a B.A.in Cinema Studies from Tel Aviv University and was trained as a photographer at International Center of Photography in New York. She is keenly interested in the intersection between aesthetic experiences, creativity and psychological well-being and incorporates this sensibility in her clinical work.

Dennielle C. Kronenberg, LCSW, PPSC

Dennielle Kronenberg is a bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has provided services to adolescents and their families for over a decade. Ms. Kronenberg began her career with RAMS as a Clinical Case Manager and Family Clinician at the Mission High School Wellness Center. Her next role in the agency was working with youth on probation with substance use and mental health issues. Ms. Kronenberg continued her work with this population as Program Coordinator of SF TRACK. Before taking the role of Wellness Director, Ms. Kronenberg briefly served as Quality Improvement Supervisor for RAMS’ CYF division, supporting clinicians with documentation and compliance matters.

Ms. Kronenberg earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University and also holds a California Pupil Personnel Services Credential to provide school based services for grades K-12.