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Michael J. Brenner

Managing Director of Los Angeles County

Mr. Brenner began his career at Walden House in 2000 and currently oversees the Los Angeles men’s residential program, the FOTEP Program for women and children, and the Outpatient Program. Mr. Brenner attended Cyprus College, where he worked on the advisory board, and is certified drug and alcohol counselor through California Alcohol And Drug Educators (CAADE/ACCBC) since 2002 and is CATC certified. He is an advocate for the disenfranchised, a motivational speaker, alumni, and proud father of Puppers.

Razelle Buenavista

Managing Director of Clinical Services

 Razelle oversees the overall operations of Santa Clara County and East Palo Alto programs.

Since 1998, Razelle has held various roles of increasing responsibility with Asian American Recovery Services.  For almost two decades, she has served the Asian & Pacific Islander and Latino communities as a social worker and youth advocate.  Razelle is an active member of the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Contractors Association and is on the Silicon Valley Council for Nonprofit Leadership Team.  She has been recognized for her work with gender and ethnic specific programming, and the mentoring of the next generation of social workers.  Razelle attended San Jose State University and College of San Mateo where she studied Social Work and Addiction Counseling.

Dr. Andrew Desruisseau

Medical Director

Dr. Desruisseau has a lifelong commitment to the underserved, both at home and abroad.  He graduated from James Madison University before joining both Volunteers in Service to American (VISTA) and the US Peace Corps.  He received his medical degree from the University of Kansas, followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University.  He has worked in Cameroon, Uganda, South Africa, and Haiti.

He practices medicine in the Tenderloin where he specializes in HIV and Hepatitis C care.  He recently returned from working in Sierra Leone where he worked in the most recent Ebola outbreak.

Cassandra Eslami

Managing Director of Mental Health Services

Ms. Eslami assists in administration and clinical programming of mental health services in both San Francisco and Solano county. Ms. Eslami is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, gaining her Masters of Science in Counseling from San Francisco State University.  She has designed, implemented and directed a number of programs at HealthRIGHT 360 including family services and criminal justice programs for adults and youth.  She leads efforts to strengthen the integration of mental health services with substance use disorder treatment and primary care and is instrumental in quality improvement and workforce development for mental health operations. 

Dr. Dawn Harbatkin

Medical Director

Dawn Harbatkin, MD has been the Medical Director at Lyon-Martin Health Services since January 2006, serving as the Executive Director from 2006-2008 and again from 2012-2014.    Dr. Harbatkin completed a fellowship through the CHCF Healthcare Leadership Program.  Her primary interest is improving access to comprehensive, quality healthcare, particularly for the LBT community.  Prior to her work at Lyon-Martin, she spent 5 years as Medical Director of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in New York City.  Dr. Harbatkin received her undergraduate training from Drew University in Madison, NJ and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in NYC. Following school, she completed a social internal medicine residency and chief residency at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center.

Charmaine Hoggatt

Managing Director of Criminal Justice Programs

Charmaine Hoggatt oversees 3 HealthRIGHT 360 Substance Abuse Treatment Programs at the following institutions; Sierra Conservation Center, Corcoran State Prison and Wasco State Prison.

She joined Walden House in 1999 and has spent the last 16 years empowering change among both men and women within the Criminal Justice system. Prior to working with Walden House she was a Child Care Worker working with adolescent females within a group home setting. Mrs. Hoggatt has a B.A. in Social Work from California State University Fresno and is also certified as a Registered Addictions Specialist.

Nicole Ibarra

Managing Director for San Mateo County Programs

Nicole Ibarra, a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is the Managing Director for San Mateo County Programs for HealthRIGHT 360. Nicole is responsible for overseeing the design, development, implementation, and management for all outpatient and residential programs in San Mateo County.

She has held several positions of increasing authority since joining the staff of HR 360 (then Walden House) in 2007. Mrs. Ibarra started with the agency as a frontline Care Coordinator, spent time as a therapist intern and then began working as a full-fledged therapist for a number of years. Ms. Ibarra then held the position of the Family Services Manager and Clinical Lead Therapist, at the 214 residential facility for two years, prior to becoming a Managing Director in early 2015.

Mrs. Ibarra earned a Master’s Degree in the Educational Psychology Department from the University of San Francisco, and has a B.A. in Sociology from California State Northridge.

Dr. Ako Jacintho

Director of Addiction Medicine

Dr. Ako Jacintho joined HealthRight 360 after 11 years of private practice in Berkeley. He is a physician licensed in the specialty of Family Medicine, and he completed his medical residency training at the UCSF/SFGH Family Medicine Residency Program in San Francisco.

He originates from the east coast, where he completed is initial studies in Chemical Engineering from Brown University, and earned a Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Jacintho has a long history of commitment to serving the underserved in urban areas, and has travelled extensively practicing medicine in rural places in South America and Africa. He studied and became fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese to lend his practice of medicine to a broader population. He has extensive experience and interest in treating patients with HIV, Hep C, mental health disorders, substance use disorders and chronic pain management.

Sarah Schoenberger

Managing Director of Clinical Services

Ms. Schoenberger oversees many of the re-entry, residential, outpatient and day treatment programs throughout San Francisco.

Additionally she is responsible for overseeing the mandatory and elective training for the entire agency as well as the Resource Center for clients, which includes employment, housing and education services. Holding several positions since joining HealthRIGHT 360 in 2002, she took her current post in 2013. Ms. Schoenberger has a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University and a B.A. in Applied Psychology from Pace University.