Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what information we collect, why we collect it, and how you can update, manage, export, and delete your information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
– See what data we have about you, if any.
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Security

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, please contact us.

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Ken Berrick

Ken Berrick is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing Unconditional Care to children and families through comprehensive mental health, education, juvenile justice, placement and permanency services. Since its founding in 1985, Seneca has developed innovative programs ranging from Wraparound and Intensive Treatment Foster Care, to integrated mental health services in schools, and a crisis continuum of care for youth and their families. Mr. Berrick is Governor-appointed Commissioner on the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. He is also a Governor’s Appointee on the California Child Welfare Council, where he co-chairs the Behavioral Health Committee, tasked with developing best practice recommendations to guide policy and inform statewide efforts to effectively address the behavioral health needs of children involved in or at risk of involvement in the child welfare system. Mr. Berrick is a two-time former President of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services and serves on numerous policy planning groups in California at both the county and state-level. He is an elected member and Past-President of the Alameda County Board of Education, and Past-President of the California County Boards of Education. In 2014, he was recognized by California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth as Advocate of the Year. In 2017, he was a recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, and in 2021, a recipient of the Jefferson Bronze Award. He is co-author of the books, Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Unconditional Education (Oxford University Press, 2019).

 

 

Dion Aroner

Dion Aroner began her professional career as a county social worker with the Alameda County Social Services Agency in 1967, after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Dion had the opportunity to work with families receiving assistance under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program, with seniors and the disabled in the Old Age Security (OAS) program, now called SSI/SSP, as well as with single men and women receiving the county assistance program known as General Assistance.

Concurrently, Dion was active in the Social Services Union Local 535, a statewide union affiliated with the Service Employees International Union.  Eventually she became the President of Local 535 – the first woman and youngest person to serve in that position.

In 1972 Dion left county service to join the campaign of Tom Bates who was running for an open seat on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. With Tom’s successful election, Dion returned to county service but as an Executive Assistant to then Supervisor Tom Bates. She established the first constituent services program at the Board and staffed the County Arts Commission during the development of 1% for the arts in new county buildings. When Tom ran for the California State Assembly in 1976, Dion joined him first as his District Administrative Assistant before moving to the State Capitol to become Chief Consultant to the Assembly Human Services committee which Tom chaired at the time. Dion served as Chief of Staff to Tom’s personal staff at the same time until he was termed out in 1996.

Dion succeeded Tom as the Assemblywoman from the 14th Assembly district in 1996 representing the East Bay cities of Richmond, Hercules, Pinole, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont and North and West Oakland. Dion became the Chair of the Assembly Human Services (HS) committee and led the state’s efforts to adapt our programs to federal “welfare reform” passed by President Clinton in 1996, developing the most progressive response in the country. In addition to chairing the HS committee, Dion sat on the Assembly Budget, Appropriations, Revenue and Taxation committees, among others. She also held a leadership position and chaired the Assembly Democratic Caucus in her last two years in office.

In 2002, Good Housekeeping magazine honored Dion with the prestigious “Award for Women in Government” along with United States Senators Olympia Snowe and Barbara Mikulski.

After being termed out in 2002, Dion became the Legislator-In-Residence both at U.C. Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the Center for Labor Research and Education at the Institute of Industrial Relations. At the same time, she opened her own lobbying firm with two of her former staffers. While no longer a lobbyist, Dion continues to consult with clients in the caring professions. She is a frequent speaker on public issues, including California’s budget and local impacts.

Dion has been a member of Seneca’s Board of Directors for many years and serves as the Board’s Secretary. In addition, she is a member of the Women’s Foundation of California Board of Directors and has had the privilege of chairing their Women’s Policy Institute’s annual mock legislative hearing. Most recently Dion was appointed by the Senate Pro Tem to sit on the Little Hoover Commission, a statewide body that studies critical issues facing California and makes recommendations to the Legislature and the Administration to improve the quality of state programs.

Dion lives in Berkeley with her husband, David Aroner, and is a parent of two children and a grandparent to four wonderful kids.

 

 

Rochelle "Shelley" Benning

Rochelle (Shelley) Benning – A business leader with 20+ years of experience in Audit, Risk, Compliance, and Finance, Shelley currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Executive Director – Office of the Chief Technology Risk Officer for Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States. Previously she worked as a Director of Internal Audit for Charles Schwab & Co and the Operations Finance Director for Levi Strauss Europe Middle East and Africa. Shelley has worked in support of Oakland children for a number of years, and is a co-founder and the board chair of East Bay Innovation Academy, a grades 6-12 public charter school serving 650 students in Oakland. She also co-founded and serves as a board member for Oakland Athletic Rowing Society, a competitive youth rowing club focused on expanding the access and reach of the sport of rowing to all Oakland children. Shelley has served on the Seneca Family of Agencies board for several years; served as a founding board member for Enroll Oakland Charters; and was named as a Pahara – Aspen Education Fellow in 2019. She has an MBA and BS degrees from San Francisco State University, and holds Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) professional certifications. Shelley lives in Oakland with her husband and two sons.

 

Sylvia Pizzini, DPA, MSW

Sylvia Pizzini retired in 2016 after a 52-year career in social services. She is now enjoying time with her husband, children, and grandchildren in addition to volunteer work. An avid (very slow) runner until a few years ago, Sylvia now takes long walks everyday with friends and family members.

Sylvia began her career in 1964 as a Social Worker for Los Angeles County and held successive positions of responsibility as Social Work Supervisor, Program Analyst and Deputy Regional Administrator. In 1981 she went to the California Department of Social Services as Chief of the Office of Child Abuse Prevention, and in 1984 she became Director of Family and Children’s Services for Santa Clara County. After completing her doctoral work in 1994, she became Manager of Program Resources for Casey Family Programs. In 2000 she was appointed by the Governor as Deputy Director for Children and Family Services within the California Department of Social Services, and in 2004 she returned to the nonprofit sector, working for Casey Family Programs and Seneca Family of Agencies until she was appointed Assistant Secretary for the California Health and Human Services Agency in 2011.

 

Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley; a Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College, New York; and Master and Doctor degrees in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Her dissertation, Responses of Child Welfare Services to Changing Economic Incentives, received the Henry Reining, Jr. Award from the University of Southern California’s School of Public Administration for outstanding dissertation of the 1994-95 academic year.

 

 

Jeff Davi

Jeff Davi is a real estate broker with many years of experience in the real estate field.  He is a Broker with Keller Williams in Carmel where he works as a member of the Monterey Peninsula Home Team on real estate sales and he is also a principal at A.G. Davi Property Management which has been a family owned and operated company for three generations.  Jeff has significant experience in real estate sales residential and commercial, leasing, management, and financing.

It wasn’t by luck or accident that Jeff Davi became the 22nd Commissioner of Real Estate for the State of California, he earned it. “Double Deuce”, as he is affectionately called by his former colleagues, has over 28 years of experience in real estate sales, leasing, management and financing. He has been a licensed California real estate broker since 1992. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the California Association of REALTORS®, selected REALTOR® of the year by his peers and served as president of the Monterey County Association of REALTORS®. His experience in real estate has spanned everything from selling real estate to managing his family real estate business to serving as an industry regulator. As Real Estate Commissioner, he was instrumental in passing legislation that help better protect consumers from unscrupulous loan modification schemes.

Jeff has served as a Chairman of the Board of REInfoLink now known as MlsListings.  He also served as president of the Economic Development Corporation of Monterey County, was a co-founder of the Affordable Housing Steering Council of Monterey County and was on the founding board of directors of the Monterey County Visitor and Convention Bureau.

But….. he most proud of his family and his community. He is a third generation Monterey Peninsula native and as a caring member of that community he has raised millions for non-profit boards, schools and foundations throughout Monterey County.  Jeff currently serves as a Board member of Seneca family of Agencies which is dedicated to providing a family, education and opportunities to children in need.   He has given freely of his time, reputation and money to help support those things that make the Monterey Peninsula such a special place.

Just ask him what he loves about his home, obviously it is the natural beauty, the fabulous weather and the resort atmosphere but even more than that, Jeff says his real love is the people in this very special community.

 

 

Neil Gilbert

Neil Gilbert is the Milton and Gertrude Chernin Professor of Social Welfare and Social Services. Dr. Gilbert is director of the Center for Comparative Family Welfare and Poverty Research and was the founding director of the Family Welfare Research Group.

Dr. Gilbert served as the School's acting dean (1994-96) as well as chair of the doctoral program for a five-year period. His University service has included posts as vice-chair and chair of the Berkeley Senate Faculty's Graduate Council, and membership on the Senate Divisional Council, the Committee on Privilege and Tenure, the Statewide Senate Faculty Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs, the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, the Committee on Committees, the Committee on International Education and the L & S Executive Committee.

Additionally, Dr. Gilbert was a senior research fellow at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. He was a recipient of the Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship, which enabled him to study the changing structure of social services in the British welfare state. He has served as a visiting Fulbright lecturer at Tel Aviv University. He was awarded a second Fulbright Fellowship to study European Social Policy as a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the University of Stockholm Social Research Institute. In 1993 and 1997, Dr. Gilbert served as a visiting scholar at the International Social Security Association in Geneva. In 2010 he was a visiting scholar at Oxford University Department of Social Policy and was a visiting professor at the University of Hamburg in 2016 and  in 2020 a visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia in Madrid.

His numerous publications include 15 books, 18 edited volumes and over 145 articles that have appeared in The Wall Street JournalThe Public InterestSocietyCommentaryThe American Interest, The Atlantic and leading academic journals. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Italian. His book, Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book and also reviewed in the New York Review of Books. His 1995 book, Welfare Justice: Restoring Social Equity (Yale University Press) was reviewed in the Wall Street JournalPartisan Review and The Washington Times. In 2002, Transformation of the Welfare State (Oxford University Press) was reviewed in the New York Review of BooksThe New Republic and well-known academic journals. His 2008 book, A Mother's Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life (Yale University Press), was reviewed in the Atlantic Monthly. His most recent book is Never Enough: Capitalism and The Progressive Spirit (Oxford University Press). Vanguard essays adapted from this work have been published in The American Interest(link is external) and The (link is external)Atlantic Magazine(link is external).

Dr. Gilbert has served on many editorial boards, including Journal of Social Policy (British), Social WorkThe Journal of Social Service ResearchChildren and Youth Services Review and Gender Issues. He chairs the editorial board of the International Journal of Social Welfare and is co-editor of the Prentice Hall Series in Social Welfare, the Praeger Publication Series on the Social Services, Oxford University Press series on International Policy Exchange. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford University Press Library on International Social Policy.

Dr. Gilbert was the US Delegate to Oxford University Press for Social Work and Sociology, served on the board of trustees of the Head-Royce School and is chairman of the board of Seneca Family of Agencies. In 1987, he was awarded the University of Pittsburgh Bicentennial Medallion of Distinction. In 2000 he was voted the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare Teacher of the Year.

 

Geoffrey LePlastrier

Mr. Le Plastrier founded LDC in 1983.  LDC is a developer of large land development projects throughout the US. From 2005 through 2015 LDC was the principal consultant and independent fiduciary for CalPERS, managing the System’s $12 billion investment in land, housing and urban mixed-use projects. In addition, he was appointed to an internal board for CalPERS that oversaw the performance and evaluation of over 90 investment managers in the System’s real asset investment program.

Prior to forming LDC, he held senior level positions with Lend Lease Corporation, Bixby Ranch Company and Janss Corporation.  Professionally Mr. Le Plastrier is an urban planner and licensed architect as well as a California licensed contractor and real estate broker. He has also managed numerous complex commercial litigation claims on behalf of financial institutional clients.

He serves on the board of Olson Urban Housing and several non-profit organizations, including the Seneca Family of Agencies and the Pacific Art Foundation (PAF).

He is a graduate of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Concord Law School.

Outside of business activities he is a licensed pilot (private, aerobatic, instrument and multi—engine ratings) and manages two art collections (PAF and LDC) focused mainly on the art of California.

 

Gwen Foster, MSW

Gwen holds a B.A. from Mills College, and an MSW from UCLA. She began her career as a clinical social worker and administrator in children’s mental health programs in the Bay Area. She provided mental health services at Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS) and served as Children’s Mental Health Coordinator for ACBHCS before moving into academia. As a field work consultant and lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, she taught courses and developed internships for graduate students in public and nonprofit mental health settings. Taking social work into another area, Ms. Foster served as a grant maker at Zellerbach Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The California Endowment (TCE). At TCE, through recommending proposals for funding and implementing two statewide strategic initiatives, she worked with agency leaders, advocates, and policymakers to improve access to health and behavioral health services for vulnerable populations.

After leaving the field of philanthropy, Gwen was Director, Mental Health Programs at the California Social Work Education Center, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. In this role, she administered a statewide stipend program funded by the Mental Health Services Act to prepare a diverse and culturally responsive social work workforce for public and contract mental health settings. Gwen is currently an independent consultant, writing proposals, searching for grant opportunities, reviewing proposals and applications with nonprofits and public agencies. Recent clients include Building Futures with Women and Children; Felton Institute; United Advocates for Children and Families; Asian Health Services; California Mental Health Services Authority; California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

 

Nancy Peña, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Behavioral Health Consultant

Nancy is a consultant working with the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) where she serves as the Co-Director of the CIBHS Leadership Institute, a leadership development program for public sector behavioral health leaders, provided by CIBHS in collaboration with the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.  She began her career in 1980 as the Mental Health Director of a community-based non-profit health agency in San Jose, California. In 1984, she joined the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department (MHD) where she worked in a variety of positions, including Director of Inpatient Social Services and Child and Adolescent Intensive Services; Director of Children and Family Services; Deputy Director; and Director of Mental Health, a position she held for 14 years until her retirement in December 2014. At that time, the MHD served over 28,000 clients each year through a large network of county and contracted providers, with a budget of $350 million. Nancy was active in the California Mental Health Directors Association, now the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), where she served as President of the Board, Co-Chair of the Children’s System of Care Committee, and Co-Chair of the Social Justice Advisory Committee.  She is a former Board member of the California Institute of Mental Health, now the California Institute of Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS); the California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth (CMHACY); and the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Intervention Council, and on the Board of Seneca Family of Agencies. Her passions are supporting public sector leaders and the organizations and clients they serve, and spending time with family and friends.

 


ROBIN DETTERMAN

Robin Detterman serves as Seneca’s Chief Program Officer of Educational Services where she provides leadership for the agency’s continuum of district and charter partnerships and five non-public schools, serving over 100 districts and schools in California and Washington State each year. Ms. Detterman started working at Seneca in 2005, and her experience asa special education teacher and administrator informs her current role. In this role, she supports Seneca’s education teams in the development and implementation of high quality, individualized services for students who need additional support at school while working to transform whole schools and school systems into places where all students are welcomed and can thrive. Ms. Detterman holds a MA degree in Special Education and is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Masters degree in Education Policy and Organizational Leadership. She is the co-author of Unconditional Education: Supporting Schools to Serve All Students (Oxford University Press, 2019).


NATHANIEL FOSTER

Nathaniel Foster is the Chief Advancement Officer of Seneca Family of Agencies. His focus is on development, fundraising, venture philanthropy, marketing and branding for the whole organization. Nathaniel came to Seneca with a clarity and depth of fundraising knowledge that has accelerated our overall efforts. Nathaniel graduated from the University of Denver with a BS in business and also has his Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University. He has over a decade of experience in the non-profit development & management world, working with local, national, and international organizations. Previously Nathaniel was the Executive Director of Playworks, anonprofit that serves over 700,000 children every school day, concentrating on conflict resolution, leadership skills, emotional intelligence and increased physical activity for elementary schools throughout the country. Before that, he was the Chief Development & Marketing Officer at Lincoln, formerly Lincoln Child Center. He has spent his entire nonprofit career in development, fundraising, board development, venture philanthropy, and communications and is very excited to be working with an organization as wonderful as Seneca Family of Agencies. In addition, he was co-chair for the Oakland Quality Community Schools Committee, currently sits on two for-profit boards, and is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Private Asset Liaison Group


MICHAEL ALONSO

Michael Alonso is the Chief Information Officer for Seneca Family of Agencies. Since joining Seneca in 2003, he has provided leadership for all technology related operations throughout the organization. He is responsible for IT strategy and vision as well as oversight for the teams that create and maintain a robust information technology environment in addition to the teams that develop, deliver and support innovative applications specifically created for Seneca’s unique blend of services.Michael is passionate about designing and producing creatively unique solutions to increase efficiency and improve service delivery and is personally involved to a significant degree in Seneca’s application development process. In addition to internally-focused activities, Michael engages with organizations at the county, state and federal levels to represent the technology-related interests and perspective of both Seneca and the broader community of behavioral health providers. These organizations includecounties, other behavioral health providers, state advocacy groups and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONCHIT). Before coming to Seneca, Michael worked in the custom software industry, developing applications tailored for a wide variety of companies representing numerous industries such as healthcare, retail, technology, non-profit and more. During this time, he took an interest not just in the software development process, but also in the broader perspective of organization-wide information technology environments. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Science from CSU Hayward (now CSU East Bay)

JANET BRIGGS

Janet Briggs, Chief Financial Officer of Seneca Family of Agencies, began her endeavor in finance by achieving her bachelors’ degree in Business Economics with an Accounting Emphasis from the University of California Santa Barbara. Janet began her career in Public Accounting working in various industries gaining extensive experience in accounting and business management and then specializing in providing audit and accounting services for various not for profit social service agencies as a CPA. Her in-depth understanding of accounting issues and regulations unique to not for profit agencies has distinguished Janet as a knowledgeable source and leader for this company. Since coming to Seneca in 2002, Janet has supervised and trained an ever-growing accounting staff on various accounting policies and procedures pertaining to Seneca programs. Not only does she review and monitor numerous county and state contracts, Janet also oversees all fiscal activity for over 150 programs in 20 different counties. Attending monthly fiscal program meetings, Janet is dedicated to effectively communicating with directors and managing the financial integrity of Seneca. In an effort to constantly improve practice and management skills, Janet regularly attends conferences and trainings specific to her role at Seneca. In addition to her successes here at Seneca Family of Agencies, Janet also is a mother to two wonderful boys.


KEN BERRICK

Ken Berrick is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Emeritus of Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing Unconditional Care to children and families through comprehensive mental health, education, juvenile justice, placement and permanency services. Since its founding in 1985, Seneca has developed innovative programs ranging from Wraparound and Intensive Treatment Foster Care, to integrated mental health services in schools, and a crisis continuum of care for youth and their families. Mr. Berrick is Governor-appointed Commissioner on the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. He is also a Governor’s Appointee on the California Child Welfare Council, where he co-chairs the Behavioral Health Committee, tasked with developing best practice recommendations to guide policy and inform statewide efforts to effectively address the behavioral health needs of children involved in or at risk of involvement in the child welfare system. Mr. Berrick is a two-time former President of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services and serves on numerous policy planning groups in California at both the county and state-level. He is an elected member and Past-President of the Alameda County Board of Education, and Past-President of the California County Boards of Education. In 2014, he was recognized by California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth as Advocate of the Year. In 2017, he was a recipient of the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, and in 2021, a recipient of the Jefferson Bronze Award. He is co-author of the books, Unconditional Care: Relationship-Based, Behavioral Intervention with Vulnerable Children and Families (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Unconditional Education (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Leticia Galyean

Leticia Galyean is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing Unconditional Care to youth and their families throughout California and Washington State. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley.

Leticia began her career with Seneca in 2001 as a Wraparound counselor inspired by the passionate belief that the effects of childhood trauma should be patiently and persistently supported in the context of family and community. Throughout her tenure at Seneca, Leticia has served as Program Director; Regional Executive Director; Executive Director of Data, Evaluation, and Strategic Initiatives; and Chief Operating Officer.

She has developed, led, and evaluated numerous programs across the Bay Area and Central Coast, assisting youth and their families to meet their behavioral health, academic, and permanency goals. Leticia is a frequent presenter at national conferences on Seneca’s Unconditional Care treatment model and behavioral health interventions. As CEO, Leticia oversees all aspects of Seneca including 150+ programs, with 1,400+ employees, serving 18,000+ youth and their families, annually.

She has served as a member of several policy development groups in California at both the county and state-level. Leticia also serves as an active member of the California Alliance for Child & Family Services, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and is a Board member of SOAR for Youth. From the time she was a counselor through her entire tenure at Seneca, Leticia has led with the vision to strengthen the larger systems of care for our most vulnerable youth and their families.


LETICIA GALYEAN

Leticia Galyean is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing Unconditional Care to youth and their families throughout California and Washington State. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley.

Leticia began her career with Seneca in 2001 as a Wraparound counselor inspired by the passionate belief that the effects of childhood trauma should be patiently and persistently supported in the context of family and community. Throughout her tenure at Seneca, Leticia has served as Program Director; Regional Executive Director; Executive Director of Data, Evaluation, and Strategic Initiatives; and Chief Operating Officer.

She has developed, led, and evaluated numerous programs across the Bay Area and Central Coast, assisting youth and their families to meet their behavioral health, academic, and permanency goals. Leticia is a frequent presenter at national conferences on Seneca’s Unconditional Care treatment model and behavioral health interventions. As CEO, Leticia oversees all aspects of Seneca including 150+ programs, with 1,400+ employees, serving 18,000+ youth and their families, annually.

She has served as a member of several policy development groups in California at both the county and state-level. Leticia also serves as an active member of the California Alliance for Child & Family Services, California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and is a Board member of SOAR for Youth. From the time she was a counselor through her entire tenure at Seneca, Leticia has led with the vision to strengthen the larger systems of care for our most vulnerable youth and their families.

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