Executive Team

Al Gilbert, President and CEO, joined Felton as Chief Financial Officer in October 2004, after serving as a consultant to the organization for several years. Mr. Gilbert then served as Chief Operating Officer, before his appointment as President and CEO. During his tenure on behalf of Felton, Mr. Gilbert strategically executed improvements in the organization’s operating budget and negotiated millions of dollars in grants in loans. In addition, he was instrumental in the expansion of Felton operations throughout California and forged partnerships in other states.


Prior to joining Felton, Mr. Gilbert founded and served as Managing Partner for Entrepren, a business consultancy that focuses on fiscal and operational management, strategic planning, crisis management, auditing, and systems re-engineering. He worked as Senior Accounting Officer for Bank of America and Chief Fiscal Officer for a $35 million managed-healthcare initiative funded by the United States Department of Health & Human Services, for whom he developed an operational infrastructure to ensure fiscal integrity and contact compliance.


Mr. Gilbert's career as a fiscal and strategic professional includes a wide array of fields from technology, banking, retail, operations management, and manufacturing to education, social services, and government.


He serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Directors of TODCO Development Company. Mr. Gilbert also served on the Boards of Town School for Boys and the Kiwanis International, and was Board President of Art, Research and Curriculum, Inc.


Mr. Gilbert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Al lives with his wife and son in the East Bay.

Marvin Davis has more than 23 years of professional accounting, audit, tax, financial consulting and management experience in the small business and non-profit sectors. He joined FSA in 2005 as a consultant and shortly thereafter accepted the position as Controller. He has served in this capacity for the last 7 years, until recently promoted to CFO in February 2013.

Prior to joining FSA, Davis headed Marvin Davis Consulting, where he provided accounting and consulting services to various small businesses and nonprofits. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Davis earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from CSU Hayward. He currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife of 14 years and their two children.

Liz Dalmacio, SPHR,, joined Felton Institute as Vice President of Human Resources in the fall of 2016, and is focused on driving growth for Felton’s business initiatives through an effective human resources and talent strategy. Ms. Dalmacio is responsible for the overall human resources strategy and planning, staffing, talent management and succession processes, as well as all other facets of human resources needs.

Ms. Dalmacio has over 20 years of experience with both small and large organizations, and she has provided guidance and leadership to executive teams in start up, growth and stable environments. Her broad experience includes strategic planning, organizational development, talent acquisitions, union and collective bargaining agreement, employee relations, benefits and compensations, risk management, loss prevention and leadership skills training.

Ms. Dalmacio has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Maryknoll College and an advanced degree in Human Resources from UC, Irvine. She holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR/PHR-CA) and Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR/SPHR-CA) Certification from SHRM. She is an active member of her HR networks such as SHRM, NCHRA and CEB-CLC. Liz describes herself as a coach/mentor at heart. Her son plays football at Washington State University on a full athletic scholarship.

Nev Jones, PhD joined Felton Institute as Director of Research and Evaluation in early  2016. Before coming to Felton, Dr. Jones was already well known to many of her colleagues, as well as internationally known, because of her groundbreaking work. Dr. Jones has consulted with states and provider agencies around the United States on the development and strengthening of specialty early intervention in psychosis services, the improvement of clients' educational and vocational outcomes, and the development of the peer workforce. Prior to joining Felton, she worked as a research scientist and acting consulting psychologist for the State's Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

In addition to her professional experience, she is a member of multiple federal research and technical assistance workgroups focused on early psychosis, as well as multiple national and international research projects and initiatives related to psychosis, auditory hallucinations and mental health services.

Dr. Jones completed a PhD in community psychology at DePaul University followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatry and medical anthropology at Stanford University.

While a graduate student, Dr. Jones was co-founder and director of the Lived Experience Research Network (LERN), the first national peer-run non-profit in the United States focused on bridging mental health research and advocacy, and advocating for greater client participation in research, evaluation and quality improvement.

Dr. Jones’s personal and family experience with schizophrenia has strongly shaped her career.  As a past recipient of specialty first episode psychosis services that profoundly changed her life, she is truly excited to be at Felton Institute, an agency that has consistently broken new ground and forged ahead with high-impact programs like PREP (prevention and early intervention in psychosis) that truly change lives.

Dr. Jones believes with collaborations across the public and private sectors, a deep understanding of communities and an unequivocal commitment to changing client’s lives, there are few limits to what is possible to achieve.

Executive Team


Al Gilbert
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Marvin Davis
Chief Financial Officer
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Marvin Davis

Liz Dalmacio
Vice President of Human Resources
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Liz Dalmacio - Vice President of Human Resources. 

Nev Jones, PhD
Director of Research and

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