Monica Martinez, Chief Executive Officer
Monica is a community champion with a reputation of using evidence-based, outcome-driven strategies to achieve results. She believes our most basic human right to healthy lives is intrinsically tied to dignity, equity and justice for all people. Her earlier experience includes leadership roles at a consulting management firm and large nonprofits focused on social justice issues. Monica is currently a member of the Santa Cruz County Human Services Commission, sits on the Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, and is Board Chair of FoodWhat, a youth empowerment and food justice nonprofit. She has completed the Women’s Policy Institute Fellowship, has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Linda Alves, Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement
Linda oversees the quality improvement activities across Encompass and administers the Encompass clinical internship program. She is committed to using data to drive social change and passionate about fostering the professional growth of people interested in the health and human services field. Linda is a licensed clinical social worker with a Master's degree in Public Policy from UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. She has 15 years of experience providing direct services as a medical social worker in a variety of health settings and almost 10 years of experience conducting policy analysis and program evaluation studies to improve the policies and programs that serve our communities. Linda is bilingual and bicultural.
Sara Anderson, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, Adult
Sara is a Watsonville, California native who grew up inspired by the richness, beauty and diversity of the south county community. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and then her master’s degree in social work at San Jose State University. As a bi-lingual civil servant, she began working with individuals and families in Santa Cruz County providing therapeutic services. The past 10 years as a clinical social worker taught her the importance of individualized and holistic care for people to achieve life change.
Kristie Brenda, Senior Manager of Health & Housing
Kristie Brenda believes everyone has the potential to experience Joy through Health and Healing. She joined Encompass Community Services in 2009 and since then has had positions of increasing responsibility in Case Management, Program Development, Program Management and is currently the Senior Manager of Health and Housing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from California State University Chico. She has trained extensively in trauma reduction and mindfulness techniques, and incorporates these teachings into her daily work supporting our clients.
Pam Conelly, Chief Operating Officer
Pam has had the opportunity to contribute positively to the well-being of her hometown community by working in health services in Santa Cruz County since 2007. As a dedicated public health professional, she strives to promote a thriving and healthy community through accessible and effective health services. Pam's experience includes operations leadership at Planned Parenthood, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and Santa Cruz Community Health Centers. She has also led successful County-wide initiatives aimed at strengthening systems of care for under-resourced populations through her work at the Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County. Pam is committed to cultivating pathways for health systems to improve community well-being, promote equity, and advance social justice.
Jennifer Detoy, Director of Human Resources
Jennifer comes to Encompass with over 15 years in human resources and community relations. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Southern Illinois University. She is a long-time volunteer with Meals on Wheels in Santa Cruz County.
Leelia Franck MD, Medical Director
Leelia Franck, MD, is a family physician by training from MCP Hahnemann in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a residency completed in the Worcester Family Medicine program in Massachusetts. Her previous areas of focus include women’s health, intrapartner violence, and working with vulnerable populations affected by social determinants of health. She has worked as a hospitalist, as a primary care physician and, most recently, as a substance use disorder treatment specialist and Medical Director for Encompass Community Services. She received a degree in Medical Acupuncture from Joseph Helms School in 2015.
Dr. Franck has worked for Santa Cruz Community Health Centers since 2015, first as a primary care physician and then as a Site Medical Director, helping to create a medical safety net for vulnerable populations in our community. She worked on pain management guidelines for Santa Cruz Community Health Centers in the setting of the national opiate crisis. Dr. Franck helped grow and develop the Medication Assisted Treatment Program at her Health Center. She has been a part Safe Rx Santa Cruz since 2015, helping to develop pain management guidelines in the Santa Cruz community.
Although she is a native of Massachusetts, she has fallen in love with the beautiful ocean wildlife of Santa Cruz, California. She resides in Santa Cruz County with her partner Matt, a former professional surfer, and her young son.
Erendira Guerrero, Director of Child & Family Development
Erendira Guerrero is committed to the fullest potential for herself and others. She believes early child care and parent education are the foundation for creating a brighter future and ensuring all community members have equitable opportunity to thrive. Erendira received her B.A in Collaborative Human Services from California State University of Monterey Bay and has enhanced her knowledge in this field by participating in many trainings, such as Head Start Conferences, Trauma Informed Care and Leadership for Equity and Opportunity. What she has learned from her family and mentors is an essential part of who she is and of what she contributes to the organization.
Tristan Mayo, BSN, RN, Director of Nursing and Health Services
Tristan’s nursing career started in Santa Barbara where she worked for the county’s locked psychiatric and chemical dependency unit and volunteered her time in providing free basic medical care to individuals struggling with homelessness. Her career later took her internationally to the Dominican Republic where she spent her time providing and improving medical care processes within local clinics and public hospitals. During this time Tristan also worked for one of the largest online retail companies as a process innovator and leader of the analytics department. Upon moving to Santa Cruz in 2014, she joined Encompass. During her journey within Encompass, Tristan has been involved in program development and healthcare process improvement within residential and community based programs, serving individuals struggling with behavioral health challenges and chronic homelessness. With her passion and inherent skill in recognizing and improving system gaps, Tristan plans to continue to expand and improve available healthcare services.
Erin McLaughlin, Senior Manager of Residential Programs
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Erin McLaughlin strives to support positive community change, empower disenfranchised groups, and create opportunities for others to heal. Erin has worked for over twenty years in Community Mental Health, focusing on clinical work in the areas of domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, substance use disorders, LGBTQ community empowerment, incarceration, and homelessness within the communities of Los Angeles and Santa Cruz. Erin's educational background includes a Master’s Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Women's Studies from California State University, Long Beach, and a Master's in Business Administration from Chapman University. Working with Encompass Community Services since 2013, Erin strives to promote high standards of care for people accessing our agency’s residential services.
Kim Morrison, Chief Financial Officer
Kim Morrison joined Encompass in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. She brings extensive experience in corporate finance, accounting, forecasting, analysis and information systems. She was most recently at Monterey Peninsula Horticulture, with previous positions at Monterey Mushrooms and Sprint Nextel. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Lisa Russell, Chief Programs Officer
Lisa is a California native who is passionate about promoting healthy, thriving communities. Her most recent experience includes executive leadership roles at Janus of Santa Cruz where she focused on client reported experience and outcome monitoring, evidence-based practice implementation, and data informed process improvements. She has worked extensively in program development, implementation, and evaluation and held senior positions in applied research. Lisa has contributed to the proposals of numerous federal, state, and locally funded projects which have yielded a variety of co-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations, and professional reports. She has Master's and Doctorate degrees in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Lindsay Steigner, Director of Integrated Behavioral Health, Youth & Family
Lindsay is a licensed clinical psychologist and has worked at Encompass since 2007, when she was hired to manage the Families Together program. Her clinical specialties include childhood trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and psychological assessment. In addition to Encompass, Lindsay has worked in an outpatient counseling center in central Massachusetts, a large public high school outside Boston, a crisis residential center for dually-diagnosed adults in Los Angeles, and the County Behavioral Health system in San Bernardino. These experiences with richly diverse populations have instilled a commitment to compassionate, accessible, high-quality services for underserved populations.
Kelly Sumner, Senior Manager of Youth Services
Kelly is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for serving individuals, families, and communities. Over the past 25 years, she has supported youth and families in varying capacities within both educational and therapeutic settings. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and her Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Kelly adopts a holistic approach to healing and wellbeing and believes strongly in free/accessible supportive services for all individuals in need.
Inbal Yassur, Director, Clinical Practices & Staff Development
Inbal oversees Clinical Practices, Staff development, and the Encompass internship program across the agency. In her work, she is guided by person-centered, strength-based, recovery-oriented principles.
Inbal has Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and over 25 years' experience providing behavioral health treatment in community settings.
Inbal is a lifelong learner and a long time practitioner of mindfulness meditation and is passionate about clinical applications and its contributions to organizational well-being.