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Mario Salomón Bandes, MA

Director of Outpatient Services at Pioneer Court

Mr. Bandes has over 16 years of experience working in the non-profit sector.

Prior to working with HealthRight360, Mr. Bandes worked with various organizations in Central America which focused on primary care, dentistry, housing, micro credit, farming, child development, water conservation, and scholarship programs in rural communities.   Mr. Bandes not only administered these programs but also had the responsibility of incorporating these international nonprofit organizations in the various countries they operated. Mr. Bandes opened the Day Reporting Center and oversaw the outpatient programs for the Haight-Ashbury Clinic and Walden House during the merger.  Most recently, he opened the new San Mateo Outpatient Clinic and currently oversees both mental health and substance abuse services. 

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ave Maria College and holds two Master’s in Psychology with concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling from the University of San Francisco. He was recently accepted into Saint Joseph’s University and is working on achieving a master’s in Criminal Justice focusing in Behavior Management. Mr. Bandes is currently a practicing bilingual Marriage Family Therapist Intern.

Dr. Joanne Chao

Director of Asian American Recovery Services Programs, San Francisco County

Dr. Chao, a California licensed psychologist, oversees the Asian American Recovery Services programs in San Francisco County. Dr. Chao also provides clinical supervision for the AARS San Francisco Adult Outpatient programs. Prior to joining HealthRIGHT 360, Dr. Chao 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, Dr. Chao had a successful career in the IT industry.

Sonia Crites

Program Director, FOTEP TI

 Sonia Crites 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.  Ms. Crites 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.  

Roland Miller

Director of Outpatient Services

Mr. Miller is the Director of Outpatient Services and oversees the operations of our Outpatient Services, Day Reporting Center and African American Healing Center.

He began his employment with Walden House in 2007 after working for CCSF Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office and has since held several positions within HR360.

Barbara Lee

Director of Program Operations for Santa Clara County AARS Programs

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

 

Ryan Lim

Program Director

Ryan Lim is the Program Director for the Residential Dual Recovery and Detox programs at 815 Buena Vista West. Mr. Lim 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, Mr. Lim worked in a variety of clinical settings including mental health day treatment and a locked psychiatric ward.

Fermin Loza

Program Director, Men’s Residential

Mr. Loza 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. Mr. Loza enjoys walking his 5 dogs and watching and playing sports.

Lynette Schwindt

Program Director, Women's Hope

Lynette Schwindt is a Registered Addiction Specialist and Program Director of Women’s HOPE, HealthRIGHT360’s family oriented residential treatment program in San Francisco.  By utilizing Gender Responsive and Trauma Informed treatment models the clinical team at Women’s HOPE works with women and children to improve their futures.

Ms. Schwindt 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.  Ms. Schwindt continues to pursue her education at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare.

Nina Soares

Director of Healthcare Operations

Ms. Soares is the Director of Healthcare Operations at the Haight Ashbury clinics. Prior to working at HealthRIGHT 360, Ms. Soares 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 Tufono is the Program Director for the Women Recovery Association in San Mateo. A 2009 Walden House graduate, Ms. Tufono 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. Ms. Tufono is certified with CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals).

Shelly Wynn

Program Director, SF Women’s Residential

Ms. 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, Ms. Wynn 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. Ms. Wynn is certified with ACCBC (The addiction Counselor Certification Board of California).