Our truly integrated approach brings together a team of experts in primary health care, mental health and wellness, research, policy, education, and community and family support services to meet children and families where they are and help them lead healthier lives.
Founder and Chief Executive OfficerChris Padula
Executive DirectorSheila Ohlsson Walker, PhD
Interim Vice President, Applied and Translational ScienceMichael Barr
Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of OperationsAlisa Tantraphol
Vice President of Development
Director of ResearchPerry Chen, LCSW
Senior Integrated Clinical Social WorkerShirmila Cooray
Associate Director, Individual GivingAlyssa Earley
Donor Relations ManagerAbel Embaie
Senior AccountantCynthia Flores
Bilingual Care CoordinatorJessica Gardezy
Communications ManagerLisa Gutierrez-Wang, PhD
Director of Clinical ProgramsCarol Hunter, CPA
Director of Finance & GrantsPetra Jerman, PhD, MPH
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Clinical Research ManagerLynne Lathbury
Director of the Office of the CEOKara Leslie
Associate Director, Institutional GivingAndrea Lockett
Director of OperationsSara Marques, DrPH, MPH
Director of Strategic InitiativesJune-Friday Mcneil
Jr. AccountantAmanda Medrano, Psy.D.
Program AssistantDebby Oh, MSc, PhD
Research AssociateLeena B. Singh, DrPH, MPH
National Pediatric Practice Community Program ManagerXavier Tenorio
Assistant to the Executive Director/Project CoordinatorAfomeia Tesfai, MPH
Policy and Advocacy ManagerNicholas Thorn-Sermeno, LCSW
Bilingual Clinical Care CoordinatorEmily Tolos, MPH
Associate Director, MarketingPhoebe Trout
Clinical Programs AssistantNoelani Viloria
Biofeedback SpecialistLydia Vincent-White
Community Engagement ManagerClaire Willhite, LMFT
Associate Clinical DirectorTishina Williams
Director of Marketing and Communications
Your support and voice can help change the trajectory of generations of children and families.
Center for Youth Wellness is not a crisis center. Those experiencing urgent medical or psychiatric concerns should dial 911 or their local emergency agency for assistance. We are unable to respond to messages requesting referrals, treatment or clinical consultations from individuals who are not our patients.