Our Dedicated Staff

The backbone of Jewish Family Service is our knowledgeable, experienced staff consisting of licensed therapists, interns, case managers, data specialist, finance specialist, fundraising specialist, billing specialist, volunteer coordinator and community outreach specialist.

The skills of these caring people make our agency’s services possible!

Kraig Johnson

Executive Director

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James Manalad, MBA

Director of Finance

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Cheryl Scarlett

Director of Major Gifts & Fundraising

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Judy Monetathchi, LMFT #86226

Clinical Director

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Alex Aguilar

Director of IT and Operations

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Julie Hirsh

Director of Community Outreach

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Elizabeth Torres

Case Manager

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Jennifer Diaz

Case Manager

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Nidia Valdez

Records and Office Support Coordinator

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Lucia Soliz

Admissions Coordinator

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Irene Ramirez

Front Desk Coordinator

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Rachel Bard

Client Services Clerk

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Christina Baisden

LCSW, CA License 64453 LMSW, MI License 6801109738

Sofia Castaneda Prieto

LMFT, CA License 43448

Maureen Forman

LCSW, CA License 14661

Wendy Leon-Johnson

LMFT, CA License 124060

Diane Lavely

LCSW, CA License 15773 LCSW, OR License L1220

Leila McCauley

LMFT, CA License 49840

Kailee Smith

LMFT, CA License 107404 LMFT, NC License 2428

Gina Vaughn Williams

LCSW, CA License 28554

Jo Ann Wilson

LMFT, CA License 123800

Clinical Interns

Damion Barela, MSW

Supervisor: Leila McCauley, LMFT, CA License 49840

Mitchell Greenwald, MSW

Supervisor: Christina Baisden, LCSW, CA License 64453 - LMSW, MI License 6801109738

Nicole (Nix) Kippel, ASW, MSW

Supervisor: Christina Baisden, LCSW CA License 64453 - LMSW, MI License 6801109738