Kristen Hay joins RAMS Hire-Ability with ten years of experience in employment services. Her previous roles have included work as a Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Management Analyst with the County of San Mateo. She believes that employment can be a huge factor in a person’s overall well-being, and has seen the positive impact that a job can have on the lives of participants that she has worked with over the years. She obtained her BA from the University of Washington in English and Psychology and later completed her MSW through San Jose State University. She is committed to strength based models, trauma informed care, and culturally responsive practices. She is excited to serve the community through her role as Associate Director with RAMS Hire-Ability. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.
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.