Dual Diagnosis Collaboration Task Force


Task Force Members

Alicia Bazzano, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician Consultant at Westside Regional Center and Program Director

Cecily Betz, R.N., Ph.D.
Director of Nursing Training, USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

Irma Castaneda, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.,
District Chief, LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH)

Carlo DeAntonio, M.D.
Clinical Director at North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC)

Robert Fletcher, D.S.W.
Founder/ CEO, National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)

Ereida Galda
Grant Coordinator, Westside Family Resource & Empowerment Center

Fran Goldfarb, M.A., M.C.H.E.S.
Director, Family Support USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)

Thompson Kelly, Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist, WRC

Danise Lehrer, L.Ac., L.C.S.W.
Clinical Services Director, WRC

Mayra Mendez, Ph.D., L.M.F.T., C.G.P., IFECMHS
Program Coordinator for Developmental Disabilities/ Mental Health, Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center

Samantha Persoff, L.C.S.W., M.S.Ed.
Program Director, Family Behavioral Services

Michele L. Renfrow, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist II, LA County DMH, Service Area II Administration

Andrew Russell, M.D.
Chief of Clinical Services, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at UCLA’s Semel Institute

Kimber Salvaggio
Training Coordinator, LA County DMH, Service Area II Adult Program Administration

Lisa Schoyer, M.F.A.
Family and Community Partnerships Program Children’s System of Care LA County DMH

Karol Scota
Executive Director, Options for Life

Larry Schallert , L.C.S.W.
Director of Adult, Education and Outreach Services Family Center, Santa Clarita

Elizabeth Spencer
Coordinator, Westside Family Resource & Empowerment Center

Wendy Sun, Psy.D.
Clinical Director, Westside Infant-Family Network (WIN)

Marcia Taborga, Psych.D.
Child, Youth & Family Program, LA County DMH

Kathleen Van Dam, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.
School Based Program Manager, Child and Family Guidance Center

Peggie Webb, M.A.
Executive Director, Mosaic Connections, Inc. and Project Director of the Solutions Building Project

Caroline Wilson, R.N.
CEO, Autism Society, Los Angeles

Larry Yin, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Community & Clinical Services Director, USC UCEDD at CHLA