Planning Committee

Jeff Rowe, MD
Co-Chair, Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) 
Conference Planning Committee

Ali Freedman, PsyD, MBA
Co-Chair, Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) 
Conference Planning Committee

Stacey Annand, PhD, LMFT
Clinical Supervisor
Don Allen ParentCare Family Recovery Center and ADAPT
Vista Hill

Rebecca Bierman, DO
Child Psychiatrist
Fred Finch Youth Center CARES, SDACAP

Ana Briones Espinoza, MBA
Director of Finance and Business Operations
San Diego Public Sector
Optum Health

Laura Cazares Machado
Admin Analyst II, Child Welfare Services Data Unit
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Mark Chenven, MD
Executive Medical Director
Vista Hill

Christine Cole, LCSW, IMH-E
Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Supervisor
YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Bonnie Copland, RN, MSN
Azusa Pacific University

Linda Espinoza, LMFT
Behavioral Health Advocate
San Diego Public Sector
Optum Health

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH
Director of Projects
American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3

Kristin Gist
Sr. Director, Developmental Services
Rady Children's Hospital

Lori Gutierrez, RN, PHN
Senior Public Health Nurse
Central Region HealthLink Program
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Shannon Jackson, LPCC
Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
Behavioral Health Services Children, Youth, and Families
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Jena Kubiak, MS
Coordinator, Early Education Programs and Services
San Diego County Office of Education

Michael Lombardi, JD
Client's Rights Advocate/Attorney

Rosa Ana Lozada, LCSW
Chief Executive Officer
Harmonium San Diego

Chris Muecke, MEd
Faculty, Department of Child and Family Development
San Diego State University

Lexie Palacio, MA
Community Collaborative Director
Partners in Prevention, Strengthening Families Department
YMCA Childcare Resource Service

Charmi Patel Rao, MD
Supervising Psychiatrist for Juvenile Forensics
Behavioral Health Services Children, Youth, and Families
County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency

Amanda Robinson, LCSW PPSC
School Social Worker
San Diego County Office of Education

Renee Sievert, RN, LMFT
Sievert Services, LLC
ECMH Conference Coordinator

Deb Stolz
Parent Trainer
Director, Family Attachment Resource Center
Grossmont FAKCE Program

Donna Swanson-Perrelet, MA-SLP, CRC
Bilingual, Hanen Certified Speech/Language Pathologist

Babbi Winegarden, PhD, MHPE 
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Child Welfare Services
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

Aimee N. Zeitz, LMFT
YMCA San Diego

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