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DEI Advisory Board

This board serves to ensure that therapy programs (outpatient services, healing retreats, and integrative wellness activities) are designed and implemented in ways that reflect the SCTS mission of diversity, equity & inclusion. Additionally, this board is dedicated to ensuring that those working with STCS, in any capacity, are treated fairly and with respect and have pathways to express concerns. This board also facilitates the onboarding processes and creates policies and procedures.

DEI Advisory Board Directors

To learn more about the DEI Advisory Board, our mission and vision, please contact Lisa.
 

Lisa Meyer (Chair) – DEI Advisory Board Director
Lisa@strongertogethersd.org

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This board oversees the STCS client scholarship programs for retreats and other clinical and recreational services. This board also coordinates the Clinician Training Stipend Program and various Client Alumni Programs including: Aftercare, mentorship, and educational scholarships. The process of establishing client service fees is also managed by this board in cooperation with the Clinical Services and Staff Relations Board.​​​​​​​

To learn more about this board, please contact the chair:

Esther Lapite – Board Director
Esther@strongertogethersd.org

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This board serves to ensure that employees, contractors and volunteers receive proper onboarding training, as well as monthly clinical/non-clinical training to be equipped to serve our clients and community effectively. Our nonclinical training is provided to all staff members, contractors and volunteers to ensure our services are aligned with STCS diversity, equity & inclusion values. Community partners aligned with STCS mission and values are invited and welcomed to provide relevant clinical/non-clinical training.​​​​​​​

To learn more about this board, please contact the chair:

Reihaneh Mahdavi – Board Director
Rihanna@strongertogethersd.org​​​​​​​

Montse Chavarria – Assistant Director
montse@strongertogethersd.org

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The primary goals of this board are to identify and implement ongoing DEI-informed collaboration, education, and partnership opportunities between STCS and individuals, families, social service/health. To learn more about this board, please contact the chair: AllisonAllison Brownlee – Board Director Allison@strongertogethersd.org Donate Here

This board’s primary functions are program development and outcome research. This board works to design and implement protocols and interventions, aligned with STCS clinical values and DEI mission and vision, in order to demonstrate the efficacy of treatment occurring at STCS.

To learn more about this board, please contact the chair:

AllisonAllison Brownlee – Board Director
Allison@strongertogethersd.org

Reihaneh Mahdavi – Board Director
Rihanna@strongertogethersd.org

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​​​​​​​This board identifies ways for STCS members to individually and collectively take action and get involved in making social changes in our community. This committee seeks out opportunities for STCS to actively engage in events, raise awareness, and support causes that align with STCS DEI mission and vision. This board provides STCS members with resources that allow them to put social justice initiatives into action.

DEI Mission

STCS recognizes the need for community agencies to address the ongoing impact of racism, oppression, violence against minority groups. We believe that operating with integrity and sensitivity to the varying perspectives we hold as community members, requires us to lead from a space of continual review and evaluation of our practices, policies and procedures that guide our holistic approach to healing. Our board leaders and members represent a diversity of education, skills, and knowledge and bring their unique perspectives to each facet of our organization.

To learn more about this board, please contact the chair:

Jennifer Patterson – Board Director
jpatterson@strongertogethersd.org

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​​​​​​​The primary goals of this board are to identify and implement ongoing DEI-informed collaboration, education, and partnership opportunities between STCS and individuals, families, social service/healthcare providers and natural support networks in the community to improve quality and access to care.

To learn more about this board, please contact the chair:

Shane Padamada – Board Director
Shane@strongertogethersd.org

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To learn more about this board, please contact the chair:

 

AllisonAllison Brownlee – Board Director
Allison@strongertogethersd.org

Bianca Lothridge – Board Director
bianca@strongertogethersd.org

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