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.
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.
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 Frank. MD, Co-Medical Director
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.
Jennifer Hastings, MD, Co-Medical Director
Tristan Mayo, RN, Nursing Supervisor
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.
Jessica Nichols, Senior Manager of Adult Outpatient Services
Jessica Nichols has been with Encompass Community Services since 2007, having started as a counselor in a residential treatment program, earning her Masters Degree and working her way up to become a therapist and program coordinator for our Substance Use Disorder programs. She has moved through our Integrated Behavioral Health program to Senior Manager of Outpatient Programs. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with advanced training in Motivational Interviewing and Trauma Informed Care. She holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Phoenix in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy.
Christine Sippl, Senior Director of Impact & Partnerships
Christine is a community leader who delights in the challenge of joining community partners with new resources to create innovative and practical strategies addressing both immediate human needs and changing systems for greater social and economic justice. She believes that health care and housing are human rights and that together we can create a community in which every single person lives with dignity and the opportunity to reach their full potential. Before joining Encompass in 2015, Christine worked across the field of public health, in the areas of infant nutrition, HIV, homeless health care, behavioral health and housing with support for people with complex health needs. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Science degree focused on public health nutrition from UC Berkeley.
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.
Kate Welty, Chief Programs Officer
Kate Welty is passionate about improving systems for children, youth and families. Having worked at the local, state and national level, she is a recognized expert in implementing large-scale change in complex human services organizations. Her past experience includes developing, delivering and evaluating change efforts with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the California Department of Social Services, the Stuart Foundation, and the federal Children’s Bureau. At the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department, Kate led implementation of Continuum of Care Reform — one of the largest state-level child welfare reforms in history. Kate is a graduate of Columbia University in Political Science and holds an MPA from the Hubert Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.
Inbal Yassur, Clinical Director
Inbal oversees quality improvement, 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.