Leadership

Our Management Team and Board of Directors

Leadership Team

Jorge Wong

President & CEO

  • Bio

    Dr. Jorge Wong is a Licensed Psychologist, dedicated leader, educator and advocate for cultural and linguistic competence, diversity, stigma reduction, and social justice in community behavioral health services.  He is the President and CEO of the Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc., Trustee at Palo Alto University (PAU), and Adjunct Faculty at PAU and the University of San Francisco. He is Past President of the California and San Francisco Psychological Associations, and currently serves as the President of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association.  He was the recipient of the 2016 Asian American Psychological Association’s Okura Community Leadership Award and the 2015 Mover and Shaker Hero Award by the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Board. He consults with the U.S. Dept. of Justice on mental health matters, serves on academic journal editorial boards, and believes we must not forget where we come from and always give back to our communities. 

Christina Shea, LMFT

Deputy Chief & Director of Clinical Services

  • Bio

    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.

Angela Tang, LCSW

Director of Operations

  • Bio

    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.

Trina de Joya

Director of Human Resources

  • Bio

    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.

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Sachi Inoue, PhD

Director of Adult Outpatient Services Clinic

  • Bio

    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.

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Michael Badolato, LMFT

Director of Broderick Street Adult Residential Facility

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    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.

Emily Bridwell, MSW, LCSW

Director of CAAP Counseling & Pre-Vocational Services

  • Bio

    She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience in social services and supervises clinicians accruing clinical hours in the State of California. Her previous work includes primarily therapeutic services within triage assessments, residential facilities, dual-diagnosis outpatient treatment, mentoring programs, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, rehabilitation for visually impaired individuals, children with special needs, and school-based therapeutic services. She is trained in CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, MI, hypnosis, and systems theories.

    She earned her MSW from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and her BA from Colby College in Waterville, ME.

    Outside of work she spends her time playing with her two children and husband, exploring the Bay Area, and trying to solve unsolved crimes.

Carmen Castorena-O’Keefe

Director of Hire-Ability Vocational Services

  • Bio

    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.

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Hasian Sinaga

Director of the Division of Peer-Based Services

  • Bio

    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.

Alla Volovich, PhD

Director of Training & National Asian American Psychology Center

  • Bio

    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.

Dennielle C. Kronenberg, LCSW, PPS

Director of Behavioral Health Services, Wellness Centers Program

  • Bio

    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.

Anna Zozulinsky, PhD

Director of Child, Youth and Family Outpatient Services

  • Bio

    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

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Cynthia Huie

Board Chair

  • Bio

    Fundraising & Development Committee
    Cynthia Huie, founder of Seedstore and Business Manager at SF Oral Surgery, is an experienced entrepreneur and small business advocate with a demonstrated history of growth in the retail and healthcare industries. Additionally, she served as President of the Clement Street Merchants Association for eight years. Her leadership in the community has been an asset to the RAMS organization in building connections and identifying opportunities. She has served on the RAMS Board since 2014.

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    Strategic Planning and Personnel Committees
    Clinical Psychologist; University of California San Francisco, Loren has spent his entire career as a community psychologist, with a special interest in communities that have been impacted by trauma. He has advocated for and worked with refugees, asylum-seekers, torture survivors, veterans, the homeless, victims of physical and sexual assault, and those affected by natural disasters. He is affiliated with organizations that assist the underserved and marginalized individuals in our society. He is Clinical Director of the Coming Home Project which provides free psychological counseling to veterans and their family members. He serves as Clinical Director of Immigrants Rising’s Mental Health Connector which provides undocumented young people with psychological support. He provides clinical supervision at the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center and psychological services at the ZSFGH Family Health Center’s Refugee Clinic. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine.

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    Finance Committee
    Health Economist, Department Chair & Professor, San Francisco State University, Dept. of Economics

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    Strategic Planning Committee
    Dean, San Francisco State University, College of Health & Social Sciences Past President, Asian American Psychological Association

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Tom Yeh

Board Member

  • Bio

    Serial Entrepreneur (retired), Advisors/Board to various Companies, Social Ventures, University, Sovereign Nations

Board Membership

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 trinadejoya@ramsinc.org for more details!

 

Public Meeting of the Board
December 4, 2019
6:00pm-7:00pm
Welcome to RAMS