Deputy Chief & Director of Clinical Services
Christina Shea, LMFT
As a first-generation immigrant from Hong Kong and mother of two young adults, Ms. Shea is personally and professionally aware of the assimilation, acculturation, integration and developmental issues prevalent in the population in which RAMS serves. She is a strong advocate for the underserved communities, continuously raises awareness about mental health issues, diligently addresses barriers of access to services and is passionate about mentoring and promoting the next generation of bilingual and bicultural clinicians.
Ms. Shea is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working in the mental health field for three decades, and with diverse communities, in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BS degree in Human Development from University of California at Davis and her MS degree in Clinical Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from California State University at Hayward.
Director of Operations
Angela Tang, LCSW
Angela Tang is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified in Healthcare Compliance. Ms. Tang joined RAMS in 2004 and focuses on the agency’s day-to-day operations, compliance, and evaluation & quality improvement. She has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Smith College School for Social Work (honorary) and a Program Advisor for Boston University School of Social Work. Prior to RAMS, Ms. Tang worked in various community organizations and government settings including Hamilton-Madison House (NYC), a union employee assistance program (NYC), NYC Human Resources Administration/Dept. of Social Services, Asian Women’s Shelter (SF), and Balboa Teen Health Clinic (SF). Also, she was on the founding Board of Directors for Friends of Roots, a volunteer-run genealogy organization that promotes an awareness of the Chinese American identity.
A San Francisco native, Ms. Tang earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree at SF State University and received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University (Administration concentration). Her areas of interest include macro-level, systems, and strengths-based theories & practices; organizational development; and program evaluation.
Director of Human Resources
Trina de Joya
Trina de Joya is a bicultural and (somewhat) bilingual Pinay with almost two decades of experience in the Human Resources field. Hired by RAMS in 2000, Ms. de Joya is currently the Director of Human Resources. Her experience includes regulatory compliance, employee relations, consultation and support with personnel management, recruitment & employer-based immigration sponsorship, employee safety & risk management, and compensation.
Prior to RAMS, she worked in ethnic television & print media and dabbled in the spoken word poetry scene. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (minor in Asian American Studies). Her interests include obscure pop culture references, staying in on Friday nights, and the works of Neil Gaiman.
Director of Adult Outpatient Services Clinic
Sachi Inoue, PhD
Dr. Sachi Inoue is a licensed psychologist serving culturally diverse clients at community mental health organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. Dr. Inoue is also a psychoanalyst and an analyst member of San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, American Psychoanalytic Association, and International Psychoanalytical Association. She is committed to creating a bridge between the psychoanalytic community and public mental health arena so that analytic treatment can be more accessible for broader populations, and analytically trained clinicians can provide high quality services to community mental health clients. Prior to joining RAMS as the Director of Adult Outpatient Clinic in 2006, Dr. Inoue worked at Asian Community Mental Health Services for five years as a clinical supervisor. She was also an adjunct faculty and a research project coordinator at California School of Professional Psychology in Alameda. She currently maintains a private practice in Berkeley where she provides psychoanalysis and psychotherapy for adults. Dr. Inoue received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from CSPP-Alameda and completed RAMS pre doctoral internship in 1998.
Director of Broderick Street Adult Residential Facility
Michael Badolato, LMFT
Prior to coming to RAMS, he was Coordinator of the Residential Treatment Program at Westside Lodge. There, he utilized the Social Rehabilitation Model to foster recovery from addictions as well as assisting individuals to gain an increased sense of selfawareness and promote enhanced independent living skills. In New York, Mr. Badolato worked for the Partnership for the Homeless for four years as a Vocational Specialist. Additionally, he also developed and facilitated a life transition workshop as part of the federally funded Senior Aides Project. His workshop assisted senior citizens living at the poverty level who desired to re-enter the work force with making the transition to subsidized and un-subsidized employment. He also developed and co-authored “Seniors on the Move” a monthly newsletter designed to provide information and recognition to the programs participants as well as function as a vehicle for a sense of connectedness and belonging.
Mr. Badolato received his B.A. from Fordham University in New York and an M.A. in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is also trained in Psychodynamic, Gestalt, and Transpersonal therapies & approaches, healing with a holistic viewpoint that seeks to integrate Mind, Body, and Spirit. He is deeply committed to creating environments that uphold humanistic principles as the foundation for true growth and healing. Mr. Badolato also maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in San Francisco and Petaluma.
Director of Hire-Ability Vocational Services
As the Director of Hire-Ability Vocational Services, Ms. Castorena-O’Keefe manages and supports a team dedicated to enhancing San Francisco residents’ lives through Vocational Skills Training and Competitive Community Job Placement.
Prior to joining RAMS, Ms. Castorena-O’Keefe managed (for about 10 years) Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) within the San Mateo Human Services Agency, which serves residents with disabilities and/or barriers to employment; she also held positions within VRS as the Marketing Manager and Job Development Specialist. Ms. Castorena-O’Keefe began her career as a Career Counselor/Placement Director and eventually Corporate Director of Career Services for Heald Colleges over 20 years ago.
Ms. Castorena-O’Keefe obtained her B.S degree from San Francisco State University. She has lived in San Francisco for over 30 years and is dedicated to serving and strengthening her community.
Director of the Division of Peer-Based Services
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 the RAMS Director of Vocational Services. During her tenure, RAMS Hire-Ability Vocational Services program achieved great accomplishments through outstanding reaccreditation surveys through CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), commendable external program reviews and successful expansion and implementation of program services. She is a strong advocate for consumer empowerment through training and peer employment as well as a promoter of the Wellness & Recovery Principles.
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.
Director of Training & National Asian American Psychology Center
Alla Volovich, PhD
Dr. Volovich has been teaching and supervising clinicians-in-training for over 25 years. Her theoretical orientation combines object relations and relational psychoanalysis with ideas from the Cultural-Historical Approach to psychology. Her areas of interest and expertise include psychotherapy with severely troubled and fragile clients, particularly those with cumulative childhood traumas, as well as cultural issues in clinical work and supervision.
Director of Behavioral Health Services, Wellness Centers
Dennielle C. Kronenberg, LCSW, PPS
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 at Civic Center High School as part of with the San Francisco Achievement Collaborative Team (SFACT). Ms. Kronenberg continued her work with this population as Program Coordinator of SF TRACK, a RAMS Wellness scion providing community based intensive outpatient services to youth with mental health and substance issues, regardless of school placement. 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 Personal Services Credential to provide school based services for grades K-12.
Director of Child, Youth and Family Outpatient Services
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.
Board of Directors
Fundraising & Development Committee
Cynthia Huie founded Seedstore, a beloved men’s and women’s clothing shop in the City’s vibrant Inner Richmond neighborhood, with her sister Jennifer. The shop curated a well-balanced assortment of established lines with new independent designers, often giving a platform and space for emerging new brands, makers, and artists.
She also actively manages her husband, Dr. Michael Chan’s oral surgery practice which was established by his father in 1979. Cynthia is well versed in healthcare/dental practice management and continues to volunteer her time for international dental missions as well as free clinics domestically. She loves working in family businesses and finds joy in learning about different industries and sectors.
For 8 years, she also served as President of the Clement Street Merchants Association. Under her leadership and working in collaboration with then Supervisor Eric Mar, she brought in District 1’s first parklet, a thriving Farmers Market, and a beautiful mural by local artist Jason Jagel. With her knowledge of healthcare and understanding of the City’s Richmond District community, she was asked in 2014 to join our Board.
Cynthia also serves as a Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco, appointed by Mayor London Breed on the Small Business Commission. In her role, she is an active advocate for the Small Business community in our city.
Born and raised in the East Bay and a resident of San Francisco’s West Portal neighborhood since 2004, she has deep roots in the Bay Area and is proud to be a serving her 2nd term as President of the RAMS Board of Directors.
Anoshua Chaudhuri PhD
Health Economist, Department Chair & Professor, San Francisco State University, Dept. of Economics
Alvin N. Alvarez, PhD
Strategic Planning Committee
Dean, San Francisco State University, College of Health & Social Sciences Past President, Asian American Psychological Association
Serial Entrepreneur (retired), Advisors/Board to various Companies, Social Ventures, University, Sovereign Nations
Are you interested in finding meaningful ways to share your experience & expertise, work towards a common goal in support of a social cause, and make a positive impact on the community? Please contact RAMS Board Liaison, Trina de Joya, by email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!