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Dr. Joanne Chao

Director of Asian American Recovery Services Programs, San Francisco County

Dr. Joanne Chao, a California licensed psychologist, oversees the Asian American Recovery Services programs in San Francisco County. Joanne also provides clinical supervision for the AARS San Francisco Adult Outpatient programs. Prior to joining HealthRIGHT 360, Joanne has worked for Asian American Recovery Services since 2003 as a clinical supervisor.

Dr. Chao earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and a B.A. in Economics and Psychology from Brandeis University. Prior to her work as a psychologist, Joanne had a successful career in the IT industry.

Sonia Crites

Program Director, FOTEP TI

Sonia is the Program Director for FOTEP TI (Female Offender Treatment and Education Program at Treasure Island). She holds her degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is an MFTi and certified Substance Abuse counselor.  Sonia has been with the HealthRIGHT 360 for 16 years, beginning as a substance abuse counselor for Walden House, working her way up to Director. She helped activate our Second Chance Case Management program in San Francisco and then the Gender Responsive Rehabilitation Program in the LA County Jail prior to moving into FOTEP.  

Anastacio Flores, Jr.

Program Manager, Asian American Recovery Services, San Mateo Programs

Junior is currently the Program Manager for the San Mateo AARS Youth and Adult Programs and has been with AARS since 2001.  He worked in youth AOD Treatment for seven years and the last eight years has been working with adults.  He earned his BA in Psychology and Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University.  

Barbara Lee

Director of Program Operations for Santa Clara County AARS Programs

Barbara Lee currently oversees both Adult and Adolescent services in our Substance Use, Re-entry and Mental Health outpatient programs. These programs span across early intervention and prevention to treatment and recovery services. Starting out as an administrative assistant in 2006, Ms.Lee was promoted to Office Supervisor within her first 5 months at Asian American Recovery Services. Soon after, she was promoted to Office Manager and stayed in a managerial position for over eight years. Upon joining the HealthRIGHT360 family, she was promoted to Director of Program Operations at Asian American Recovery Services in Santa Clara County.

Barbara graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a B.A in Communications and Sociology.

 

Ryan Lim

Program Director, San Francisco Men's Residential

Ryan Lim is the Program Director for the Residential Dual Recovery and Detox programs in San Francisco. Ryan has been in the field for almost fifteen years and specializes in treating dually-diagnosed individuals. Prior to being hired by Walden House in 2005, Ryan worked in a variety of clinical settings including mental health day treatment and a locked psychiatric ward.

Fermin Loza

Program Director, Men’s Residential

Fermin oversees the 115 bed Men’s Substance Use Disorder Residential Treatment Facility in San Francisco. He has worked for HealthRIGHT 360 for over 18 years. Prior to HR360 he worked in grocery/stocking for over 20 years. Fermin enjoys walking his 5 dogs and watching and playing sports.

Lynette Schwindt

Program Coordinator, SISTERs Program

Lynette is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor with a degree in Community Social Services and Substance Abuse.  After her time as a Program Director of Women’s HOPE, HealthRIGHT360’s family oriented residential treatment program in San Francisco she became the Program Coordinator for HealthRIGHT360's SISTERs Program.  By utilizing Gender Responsive and Trauma Informed treatment models the team at our SISTERs Program works with women, who are currently incarcerated in San Francisco, to change their futures through behavioral modification, case management and substance abuse treatment.

Lynette began her career with HealthRIGHT360 in 2010 and has served our clients in many different programs including our social model detox and dual recovery residential treatment program before taking on the role of Director in 2015.  Lynette continues to pursue her education at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare and will be receiving her Bachelors Degree in Social Welfare in 2017.

Nina Soares

Director of Clinical Operations, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics

Nina Soares is the Director of Clinical Operations at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics. Prior to working at HealthRIGHT 360, Nina worked in the safety net at Planned Parenthood in public affairs, education, and clinical services. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Tufts University, a M.S. in Physiology from Georgetown University, and participated in the Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders Program at the Center for Health Professions at UCSF with Blue Shield Foundation.

Christina Tufono

Program Director, Women’s Recovery Association, San Mateo

Christina is the Program Director for the Women Recovery Association in San Mateo. A 2009 Walden House graduate, Christina starting working at HealthRIGHT 360 as a Care Coordinator for the 214 Women’s Residential Facility in 2011. In 2013 she began working as a Parenting Counselor for Women’s Hope Residential before becoming the Supervising Care Coordinator. In 2015 she returned to 214 Women’s Residential as a Supervisor before becoming Program Director at WRA. Christina is certified with CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals).

Shelly Wynn

Program Director, SF Women’s Residential

Shelly Wynn has over 9 years’ experience in the Residential Substance abuse field. Currently she is the Program Director for our Women’s Residential Program at 214 Haight St. She is a 2007 Walden House Graduate, Shelly started as a Residential Counselor, then became an Outpatient Counselor, and then the Supervisor for 815 and 214 facility. She was the Program Director at Women’s HOPE for two years before becoming the Program Director for 214 Women’s residential program. Shelly is certified with ACCBC (The addiction Counselor Certification Board of California).

Barry Lindstrom

Program Director, STOP Program Area 6

Mr. Lindstrom oversees STOP (Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming) for Area Six, based in San Diego. Barry began working in the substance use disorder field in 1990, joining HealthRIGHT360 in 2014. Mr. Lindstrom has always worked with the criminal justice involved and for the last 15 years has provided oversight of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in-prison SUD programs and reentry contracts.