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Dr. Vitka Eisen

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Eisen has over 24 years of experience in the human services field, and a lifelong commitment to supporting people and communities struggling with addiction and incarceration.

In her 20-year employment history with Walden House, Dr. Eisen served in several capacities before being named Chief Executive Officer in January of 2010. She was instrumental in the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics - Walden House merger and the subsequent HealthRIGHT 360 rebranding. Dr. Eisen was named CEO of the merged entity on July 1, 2011. Dr. Eisen is a Walden House graduate, “Class of `87.” She received her M.S.W. from San Francisco State University, and her Doctorate in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Tony Duong

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Duong oversees Financial Planning and Reporting, Human Resources, Food Services, and Facilities.

He holds a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, both from Golden Gate University, and he has over ten years of experience in behavioral health and primary care nonprofit administration. Prior to joining HealthRIGHT 360, Mr. Duong was Interim Executive Director for Asian American Recovery Services and held various key positions within the organization.

Jegan Anandasakaran

Chief Information Officer

Mr. Anandasakaran directs and manages all Information Technology systems, including the design, implementation and administration of electronic health records, land line and cell phone systems, client tracking and reporting, fiscal billing and allocation reports. Known as a problem solver, Mr. Anandasakaran has been recognized by Microsoft as an Early Achiever MCSE and holds a B.A. from U.C. Davis. He has been with HealthRIGHT 360 since 2004 and also holds CNE status with Novell.

Dr. Ana Valdés

Chief Healthcare Officer

Dr. Valdés oversees services to related to the whole health of all HealthRIGHT 360 clients throughout California, designing effective linkages to healthcare resources, even where HealthRIGHT 360 is not directly operating medical clinics.

Dr. Valdés' career has been characterized by a consistent focus on advocacy for low-income patients, improvements in community health education, and a deep understanding of health policy issues. Dr. Valdés graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Tufts School of Medicine, and her early career as a doctor included work in rural New Mexico, Mexico, and Guatemala. During the course of her professional activities she has had engagements with the Community Advisory Committee for St. Francis Memorial Hospital, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the California Healthcare Foundation Healthcare Leadership Training Program. Her language skills include fluency in both Spanish and Vietnamese, as well as proficiency in Portuguese. Dr. Valdés oversees all services related to the whole health of all HealthRIGHT 360 clients throughout California, including behavioral health, medical care, in custody treatment, and Re-Entry services.

Demetrius Andreas

Vice President of Aftercare Services

Mr. Andreas oversees the STOP (Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming) for Area Six, based in San Diego. He began working for Walden House in 1988. Mr. Andreas is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and has received the Conrad B. Reish award and Director's Distinguished Service award from the Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Jack Cheng

Vice President of Healthcare Services

Jack Cheng is the Vice President of Healthcare Services and oversees the operations of the five health centers as well as leading the clinics EMR/EHR implementation and expansion in the Southern California region.

Mr. Cheng began working at HealthRIGHT 360 first as a volunteer then later as a medical fiscal analyst and Healthcare Systems Manager. Mr. Cheng received his BA from the University of Kansas in Political Science/Public Policy and a BS from California State University - East Bay in Medical Microbiology and participated in the Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders program with Blue Shield and UCSF.

Leo D'Agostino

Vice President of Human Resources

Mr. D’Agostino oversees the Human Resources Department, heading all hiring, benefits administration, and employee relations for the agency.

After beginning his career in the private sector, Mr. D’Agostino joined HealthRIGHT 360 in 2007.  He held multiple positions within the Human Resources department before assuming its leadership in 2011.  Mr. D’Agostino holds a B.A. in Business Management Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Wayne Garcia

Vice President of Programs

Wayne Garcia, the Vice President of Programs for HealthRIGHT 360, administers and directs all clinical behavioral health programs which includes the in-custody and community-based programs in Northern, Central, and Southern California.

Mr. Garcia is an active member of the senior leadership team, managing over 40 distinct programs statewide and approximately 400 staff members. He has held several positions of increasing authority since joining the staff of HR 360 (then Walden House) in 1996. Mr. Garcia is an Addiction Specialist, Registered and a National Certified Addiction Counselor, and is a proud Walden House graduate and success story, having completed treatment in 1995. In 2014, Mr. Garcia was awarded the Latino Heritage Award for Community Wellness from the San Francisco District Attorney's Office.

Dr. Mardell Gavriel

Vice President of Mental Health Services

A California licensed psychologist who has developed and directed clinical programs at Walden House since 1997, Dr. Gavriel has been instrumental in the implementation of evidence-based practices at HealthRIGHT 360.

Dr. Gavriel earned a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, an M.A. in Speech Communications from Northeastern Illinois University, and a B.A. in Jewish Studies from Spertus College.

Denise Williams

Vice President of Contracts & Compliance

Ms. Williams oversees Quality Assurance, CQI, Licensing & Certification, and serves as HealthRIGHT 360's HIPAA Privacy Officer.

Previous to her current position, she provided program oversight, quality service, and staff development within the San Francisco system of public health services. Ms. Williams holds a B.A. in Human Development from CSU - East Bay.