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Department of Health Services Organizational Chart

Department of Health Services

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Direct Reports

  • Tina Rivera, Interim Director
    • Wendy Saunders, Compliance Officer
    • Bill Carter, Behavioral Health Division Director
      • Behavioral Health (BH) Sections:
        • Behavioral Health Administration & Program Support
        • Youth & Family Services
        • Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement
        • Adult Services
        • Acute & Forensic Services
        • Substance Use Disorder & Community Recovery Services
    • Tina Rivera, Assistant Director
      • Administrative Units:
        • Administrative Communication
        • Facilities
        • Health Policy, Planning & Evaluation
        • Human Resources
        • Interdepartmental Multi-Disciplinary Team (IMDT)
    • Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer
      • Medical Supervision of Public Health Division
    • Emilia Gabriele, Assistant Director
      • Administrative Units:
        • Contracts & Board Items Development
        • Fiscal
        • Privacy & Security
        • Systems Software Administration
    • Under Recruitment: Public Health Division Director Duties filled by Tina Rivera & Emilia Gabriele
      • Public Health (PH) Sections:
        • Animal Services
        • Environmental Health
        • Health Care Coordination, Disease Control
        • Healthy Communities & Family Health
        • Public Health Protection:
          • Public Health Preparedness
          • Public Health Lab
          • Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency
          • Special Clinical Services
          • COVID-19 Section (temporary section)

Collaborative Roles

  • Bill Carter, Behavioral Health Division Director
  • Tina Rivera, Assistant Director
  • Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer
  • Emilia Gabriele, Assistant Director
  • Under Recruitment: Public Health Division Director
    Duties filled by Tina Rivera & Emilia Gabriele

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Department of Health Services Administration

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Direct Reports

  • Tina Rivera, Interim Director
    • Wendy Saunders, Compliance Officer
    • Margaret Holly, Executive Secretary – Confidential
    • Bill Carter, Behavioral Health Division Director
    • Tina Rivera, Assistant Director
      • Jenny Symons, Administrative Services Officer II, Behavioral Health
      • Administrative Communication:
        • Vacant: Legislative Policy & External Affairs Officer (*CST: Dept. Administrative Services Director)
        • Linda Low, Internal Communications (*CST: Admin. Services Officer I)
      • Bruce Robbins, Administrative Services Officer I
      • Facilities:
        • Doug Uyehara, Department Analyst
      • Health Policy, Planning & Evaluation; Policy Planning & Development Assessment & Epidemiology:
        • Nora Malloree-Brand, Administrative Services Officer II
      • Interdepartmental Multi-disciplinary Team (IMDT):
        • Joe Hegedus, IMDT Admin, COVID 19 Health Program Manager
        • Will Gayowski, Homeless Encampment Access & Resource Team (HEART) Health Program Manager
        • Desiree Ohlstrom, High Needs Homeless Health Program Manager
      • Human Resources:
        • Mari Cook, HR Manager (*CST: ASO II Risk Management, Threat Assessment, Recruitment & Classification)
          • Dusti Longfellow, Disability Manager (*CST: ASO I, Leave & Disability Mgmt; Safety)
          • Yeng Brooks, Employee Relations Manager (*CST: ASO I) Employee/Labor Relations; Performance Mgt./Discipline; Policy Management
          • Alma Avila, Department Analyst, Position Control & Reports; Payroll
      • Vacant: Secretary-Confidential
    • Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer (Medical Supervision of Public Health Division)
    • Emilia Gabriele, Assistant Director
      • Robert Gonzalez, Administrative Services Officer II, Public Health
      • Contracts & Board Items Development:
        • Russell Carpenter, Administrative Services Officer I
      • Privacy & Security:
        • Ken Tasseff, Health Care Privacy & Security Officer
      • Fiscal:
        • Paul Wood, Chief Financial Officer (*CST: Department Administrative Services Director)
          • Kelley Ritter, Deputy Financial Officer (*CST: ASO II)
          • Ruby Zhang, Revenue Manager (*CST: ASO I), Revenue Management Medi-Cal Billing & Claiming
          • Janet Gonzalez & Teri Malvino, Auditor (*CST: Accountant II)
      • System Software Administration:
        • Waheed Bhatti, System Software Analyst
        • Renee Bhatti, System Software Analyst
        • Tim Morton, System Software Analyst
    • Under recruitment: Public Health Division Director,
      Duties filled by Tina Rivera & Emilia Gabriele

Collaborative Roles

  • Bill Carter, Behavioral Health Division Director
  • Tina Rivera, Assistant Director
  • Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer
  • Emilia Gabriele, Assistant Director
  • Under Recruitment, Public Health Division Director
    Duties filled by Tina Rivera & Emilia Gabriele
  • Jenny Symons, Administrative Services Officer II, Behavioral Health
  • Bruce Robbins, Administrative Services Officer I
  • Robert Gonzalez, Administrative Services Officer II, Public Health

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Behavioral Health Division

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Direct Reports

  • Tina Rivera, Assistant Director
    • Program Support:
      • Jenny Symons, Administrative Services Officer II
      • Bruce Robbins, Administrative Services Officer I
    • Bill Carter, Division Director
      • Lorrie Hanson, Secretary
      • Daniel Bleman, Behavioral Health Medical Director
        • Melissa Totz, Senior Office Assistant
      • Youth & Family Services:
        • Karin Sellite, Section Manager
      • Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement:
        • Christina Marlow, Section Manager
      • Adult Services:
        • Wendy Wheelwright, Section Manager
      • Acute & Forensic Services:
        • Sid McColley, Section Manager
      • Substance Abuse Disorder & Community Recovery Services:
        • Melissa Struzzo, Section Manager

Collaborative Roles

  • Tina Rivera, Assistant Director
  • Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer
  • Bill Carter, Division Director
    • Program Support:
      • Jenny Symons, Administrative Services Officer II
      • Bruce Robbins, Administrative Services Officer I

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Behavioral Health Administration & Program Support

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Direct Reports

  • Bill Carter, Division Director
  • Lorrie Hanson, Secretary
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion / Workforce, Education & Training:
    • Susan Castillo, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Development Manager (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)
  • Mental Health Services Act (MSHA) Coordination and Community Based Program Management:
    • Melissa Ladrech, MSHA Coordinator (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)
    • Fabiola Espinosa, Program Planning & Evaluation Analyst

Collaborative Roles

  • Bill Carter, Division Director
    • Program Support:
      • Jenny Symons, Administrative Services Officer II
        • Fabiola Villagomez, Division Analyst (*CST: Department Analyst)
      • Bruce Robbins, Administrative Services Officer I
        • Lidia Granneman, Division Analyst (*CST: Department Analyst)

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Youth & Family Services

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  • Karin Sellite, Section Manager
    • Family Advocacy Stabilization & Support Team (FASST) / Transitional Age Youth (TAY):
      • Kimia Ghassemy, Health Program Manager
    • Access-Youth / Medication Support – Youth / Outpatient Services – Youth / SonomaWorks:
      • Katie Bivin, Health Program Manager
    • Foster Youth Team (FYT) / Juvenile Hall Support and Juvenile Sex Offender Program (JSOP) / Valley of the Moon Children’s Home:
      • Phyllis King, Health Program Manager

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Quality Assurance & Performance Management

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  • Christina Marlow, Section Manager
    • Mental Health Plan (MHP) Quality Assurance:
      • Katrina Suprise, Quality Assurance Manager (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)
    • Mental Health Plan (MHP) Utilization Review:
      • Lisa Nosal, Quality Improvement Manager (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)
    • Mental Health Plan (MHP) Quality Improvement:
      • Nathan Hobbs, Quality Improvement Manager (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)
    • Substance Use Disorder Services (SUDS)/DRUG Medi-Cal (DMC) Quality Assurance:
      • Cammie Noah, Quality Assurance Manager (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)
    • MHP/SUDS/DMC Auditing & Monitoring:
      • Katrina Straight, Auditing & Monitoring Manager (*CST: Patient Care Analyst)

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Adult Services

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  • Wendy Wheelwright, Section Manager
    • Access – Adult / Collaborative Treatment & Recovery Team (CTRT):
      • Trade Wishart Barnes, Health Program Manager
    • Adult Full Service Partnership (FSP) / Adult Services Team:
      • Patricia Mills, Health Program Manager
    • Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC):
      • Vacant: Health Program Manager
    • Older Adult Team (OAT) / Integrated Recovery Team (IRT) / Medication Support – Adult:
      • Amy Colville, Health Program Manager

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Acute & Forensic Services

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  • Sid McColley, Section Manager
    • Eric Acuna, Supervising Staff Nurse
    • Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU):
      • Angel Cassidy, Client Care Manager
    • Long-Term Care/IMD (LTC), Residential Care Facilities (RCF), and Independent Living Program Coordination / Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF), Crisis Residential Coordination, and MH Residential Treatment Coordination / Hospital Liaison Team / Transitional Recovery / Transportation Team:
      • Helene Barney, Client Care Manager
    • Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) / Community/Corrections Partnership / Mental Health Diversion:
      • David Evans, Health Program Manager
    • Mobile Support Team (MST):
      • Wendy Tappon, Health Program Manager

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Substance Use Disorder & Community Recovery Services

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  • Melissa Struzzo, Section Manager
    • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Programs / Alcohol & Other Drugs Prevention:
      • Vacant: Health Program Manager
    • Alcohol & Other Drugs Services Testing:
      • Melissa Struzzo
    • Coordination of Drug Medi-Cal & SUDS Residential Treatment Services:
      • Melissa Struzzo
    • Adolescent Treatment Program:
      • Melissa Struzzo
    • Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities (TASC):
      • Melissa Struzzo
    • Substance Use Disorder Court Programs:
      • Melissa Struzzo

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Public Health Division

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Direct Reports

  • Emilia Gabriele, Assistant Director
    • Program Support:
      • Robert Gonzalez, Administrative Services Officer II
    • Under Recruitment: Public Health Division Director (Non-Medical Supervision) - Duties filled by Tina Rivera & Emilia Gabriele
      • Kim Holden, Senior Office Assistant
      • Environmental Health:
        • Christine Sosko, Director of Environmental Health
      • Health Communities & Family Health:
        • Kim Kaldewey, Healthy Communities Section Manager
      • Animal Services:
        • Brian Whipple, Operations Manager (*CST: Health Program Manager)

Collaborative Roles

  • Emilia Gabriele, Assistant Director
  • Dr. Sundari Mase, Health Officer (Medical Supervision)
  • Dr. Kismet Baldwin, Deputy Public Health Officer (Non-medical Supervision)
    • Public Health Protection / Public Health Preparedness / Public Health Lab / Special Clinical Services / Emergency Medical Services / Special Clinic Services / COVID-19 Section (temporary section)
    • Health Care Coordination, Disease Control
      • Vacant: Director of Public Health Nursing
  • Under Recruitment: Public Health Division Director (Non-Medical Supervision) - Duties filled by Tina Rivera & Emilia Gabriele
  • Program Support:
    • Robert Gonzalez, Administrative Services Officer II

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Public Health Protection

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  • Dr. Kismet Baldwin, Deputy Public Health Officer
    • Christine Luckin, Administrative Aide
    • COVID-19 Section** / Health Equity, LatinX Workgroup:
      • Denia Candela, Health Services Equity Manager (*CST: Department Program Manager)
    • Public Health Preparedness (PHP)
      • Andrea Dos Santos, PHP Section Manager (*CST: Healthy Communities Section Manager)
        • COVID-19 Section** / Program Support, Health Equity, LatinX Workgroup:
          • Andrea Dos Santos, COVID Section Manager (*CST: Healthy Communities Section Manager)
        • COVID-19 Section** / Testing, Case Management, Contact Tracing
          • Maya Missakian, Interim Director of Nursing
    • Public Health Laboratory
      • Rachel Rees, Public Health Laboratory Director
    • Coastal Valley Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA)
      • Bryan Cleaver, Regional EMS Manager
    • Special Clinical Services
      • Kristen Vela, Health Program Manager

*CST: Civil Service Title
** In response to the pandemic, Department of Health Services created the temporary COVID-19 section.

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COVID-19 Section** (Temporary Section)

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  • Dr. Kismet Baldwin, Deputy Public Health Officer
    • COVID-19 Section / Testing, Case Management, Contact Tracing:
      • Maya Missakian, Interim Director of Nursing
    • COVID-19 Section / Program Support, Health Equity, LatinX Workgroup:
      • Andrea Dos Santos, COVID Section Manager (*CST: Healthy Communities Section Manager)
    • COVID-19 Section / Health Equity, LatinX Workgroup:
      • Denia Candela, Health Services Equity Manager (*CST: Department Program Manager)

*CST: Civil Service Title
** In response to the pandemic, Department of Health Services created the temporary COVID-19 section.

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Health Care Coordination Disease Control

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  • Vacant: Director of Public Health Nursing
    • Disease Control (TB, HIV, STD, IZ):
      • Siobhan Maclver, Supervising Public Health Nurse
    • Health Care Coordination:
      • Gina Pasquinelli, Interim Health Program Manager
      • In-Home Supportive Services:
        • Linda Murphy, Supervising Public Health Nurse
      • CHDP/Foster Care:
        • Joy Mozdy, Supervising Public Health Nurse
    • Medical Therapy:
      • Tara Dikeman, Medical Therapy Program Manager

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Environmental Health

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  • Christine Sosko, Director of Environmental Health
    • Vacant: Environmental Health Program Manager
    • Leslye Choate, Environmental Health Program Manager      
      • Consumer Protection:
        • Matt Subia, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist
        • Phillip McCauley, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist
      • Environmental Protection:
        • Tiffany Seder, Supervising Environmental Health Specialist
    • Amy Webb, Customer Support Department Analyst
    • Lisa Steinman, Program Planning & Evaluation Analyst

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Healthy Communities & Family Health

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  • Kim Caldewey, Healthy Communities Section Manager
    • Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
      • Aileen Rodriquez, Health Program Manager
    • Home Visiting Programs:
      • Brittany Lobo, Health Program Manager
    • MCAH Planning and Coordination:
      • Colette McGeough, Supervising Public Health Nurse
    • Tobacco Prevention Dental Health
      • Terese Voge, Health Program Manager
    • Healthy Eating, Active Living (Cal-Fresh, Vision Zero)
      • Kristin Thigpen, Program Planning and Evaluation Analyst
    • Vital Statistics:
      • Kim Caldewey, Healthy Communities Section Manager

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Animal Services

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  • Brian Whipple, Operations Manager (*CST: Health Program Manager)
    • Vacant: Outreach Manager (*CST: Program Planning and Evaluation Analyst)
    • Field Operations:
      • Kevin Davis, Field Supervisor (*CST: Supervising Animal Control Officer)
    • Shelter Operations:
      • Vacant: Shelter Supervisor (*CST: Supervising Animal Control Officer)
    • Administrative Services:
      • Michelle Rene, Administrative Aide
    • Volunteer Coordination and Services:
      • Vacant: Administrative Aide

*CST: Civil Service Title

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Contact Information

County of Sonoma
Contact us by Phone
Addresses
Health Services Administration
1450 Neotomas Avenue

Suite 200

Santa Rosa, CA 95405
38.432779, -122.684341

Crisis Stabilization Unit

2225 Challenger Way

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

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