Charles Brigham, MSW is the Adult Division Director and joined Felton a little over a year ago after a stint as Manager of Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry/Psychology responsible for all License Social Worker in-patient and out-patient work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Charles was involved in multiple projects at Mayo, which include being part of the collaboration that helped form the two week clinic for clients diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Charles is a graduate of the School of Social Work Practice and Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is License in California, and Minnesota. He has had extensive practice in multiple areas that include both work with children and adults throughout his career. Charles has had vast clinical clinical training that include Family Therapy from Milan Institute of Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Training, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and substance abuse.
Charles, who is fluent in German, lived for a number of years in Germany, and practice in a substance abuse clinic during this period of his career. In addition, he has completed the leadership/management training at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business during the period before relocating to Minnesota.
Charles has had multiple careers which included coaching professional basketball for a significant time in Europe, an interest Charles has continued each summer for 14 years in Belgium through a youth basketball camp.
Cathy Spensley, MSW, LCSW has been a staff member of FSA since 2006, and FSA’s Senior Division Director since 2008, overseeing programs that serve over 2000 seniors a year in geriatric mental health and aging services.
Mid-career, Cathy pursued a new direction into social services, after caregiving for a parent and deciding to work in the field of aging. She returned to school to obtain a Masters in Social Work, with a specialization in gerontology, at U.C. Berkeley.
Previously Cathy worked for an educational nonprofit that bridges agriculturalists and environmentalists through the common goal of developing and disseminating K-12 science-based curriculum, as well as a hospitality industry specialist, and a professional writer and editor. She has lived and worked in Rome, Italy and in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
At Family Service Agency of San Francisco (a division of Felton Institute), Cathy leads a team of 10 program managers and directors and is an active change agent involved in a number of national and local advisory boards and work groups. She is currently co-chair of Aging and Disability Friendly S.F., as part of a World Health Organization network of leaders. Along with a MSW, Cathy has a BA in Communications from American University in Washington, DC.
Kenji Paschen received BS Degree in Accounting from Hayward State University and was a long time Controller and CFO for a medium sized Hawaii and Mexico Tour Operator with annual gross revenue of $50 M with 250 employees. In 1985 the company allowed Kenji to start up its IT Department as the IT Manager, providing the cutting edge technologies and IT infrastructures for its 50 Reservation Agents at the call center plus many staff who support them.
Kenji started at FSA in 2006 and heads it’s IT Department, as well as in charge of the daily operation of CIRCE Software, Inc., a subsidiary software company of Felton.
Yohana Quiroz joined Felton Institute's Family Service Agency in 1997, but her relationship with the agency begun in 1996 as a client; she is a former teen parent and was served by one of the CYF programs.
She has held different positions with increased responsibilities and is currently the Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Division Director. In this role, she is responsible for leading interdisciplinary & integrated programs for children, youth and their families to include: Family & Hilltop Developmental Centers (FDC & HDC), providing early childhood education and early intervention services for children birth-six years old.
Full Circle Family Program (FCFP), providing case management, individual and family therapy for children & youth 4-21 yrs old. The Teenage Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) and the Young Family Resource Center (YFRC), providing case management and wrap around services, including family support, workforce development, nutrition/ health and parenting classes for pregnant and parenting teens up to the age of 24 years old.
In addition, Ms. Quiroz is responsible for directly supervising three Directors and overseeing a staff of 90. She manages a budget of 4.5 million of City, State and Federal contracts and small/ large grants from foundations and private donors.
She is also responsible for driving a fiscally and operationally sound division, professional development, program development, operational effectiveness, quality assurance, program management and growth, strategic planning, succession planning and establishing and strengthening community partnerships.
Ms. Quiroz earned her B.A. degree in Child & Adolescent Development with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University and is currently completing her M.A in Organization and Leadership at the University of San Francisco. She lives in the East Bay with her husband and two daughters.
Edward McCrone, PhD joined Family Service Agency of San Francisco as Adult Division Director December 2010 and after two years transitioned to Quality Assurance Director in December 2012.
He brings decades of experience providing outpatient and residential mental health and substance abuse services and has over 20 years experience managing programs to meet or exceed the requirements of funding contracts, insurance providers, MediCal/Medicare, and county, state and federal regulations.
Edward has worked for community-based clinics for over twenty years as a therapist, licensed psychologist, clinical supervisor, and program manager. Prior to FSA, Edward was Clinical Director at Marin Treatment Center, a methadone clinic where he managed all clinical services and helped develop a model training program. For eight years, Edward also combined a practice as Mental Health Director at The Center for AIDS Services in Oakland and therapist and supervisor for seven years with New Leaf in San Francisco.
He began his clinical work in San Francisco as Mental Health Coordinator for two Walden House programs, Federal Outpatient and Residential for persons with triple diagnoses of HIV, mental health, and substance dependence challenges. He started his work in the Bay Area as a Care Manager with United Behavioral Health, reviewing and monitoring treatment planning for mental health and substance abuse services for persons covered by United Health Care.
Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 1999, Edward worked in three Twin Cities MN clinics, providing day treatment and in-home child and family therapy geared at keeping children with severe emotional disturbances from being placed in hospitals or residential treatment, working in community partnerships with local counties, schools, foster and adoptive care agencies, child protection and the courts.
Edward received his graduate training from one of the nation’s premier research facilities in developmental psychology, the Institute for Child Development at the University of Minnesota, studying longitudinal influences of responsive vs. adverse early care on later functioning and relationship development.
Adriana Furuzawa, MFTI, CPRT, is the Felton Institute’s PREP Division Director. She joined the Felton team in 2013, as Program Manager of the PREP San Joaquin County clinic in Stockton. Soon after, she engaged in projects at multiple PREP sites and became the PREP Division Director in 2014. Prior to joining the Felton Institute, Adriana has been serving individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness for over 10 years, in community mental health settings in California and in Brazil.
Adriana, who is a native Brazilian, began her career as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in Brazil, specialized in psychology in general and psychiatric hospital settings. She also received training on organizational and school psychology. Her most memorable work experience in Brazil was as part of a multidisciplinary team implementing a low-cost social medicine project developed by the Universida de Federal de Alagoas. Her job was to go door-to-door with a public health nurse, a primary care doctor, a dentist, and a social worker and she provided individual and family psychotherapy as well as psychoeducation on mental health and substance abuse issues to disenfranchised populations. Talk about health care integration!
In 2005, Adriana became a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and she is passionate about community-based treatment and an avid advocate for Recovery as defined by the individual. In 2010, Adriana received her MA degree in Counseling Psychology with a major in Community Mental Health at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco. As a part of the 1st CMH cohort at CIIS she also contributed to the design of this successful graduate program.
Adriana’s ultimate goal as a professional is to support individuals of all ages and ailments to remain resilient through difficult times, create conditions to let recovery find its way, and most of all, maintain independency and self-sufficiency. Adriana’s mission at PREP is to work diligently so that ALL youth and young adults struggling with early signs of psychosis have access to specialized state-of-the-art treatment that will effectively stop the illness on its tracks and lead them towards the life they dreamed about for themselves.
Adult Division Director
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Children Youth and Family Division Director
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