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.