Agency Leadership

Lynn Dolce, MFT, Chief Executive Officer

Lynn Dolce joined Edgewood at Chief Executive Officer on February 6, 2017. She is recognized as a leader in the field of children's mental health for over 25 years. Ms. Dolce served as the Foster Care Mental Health Director at the San Francisco Department of Public Health where she provided exemplary leadership for all behavioral health services in San Francisco. She was instrumental in the creation of the trauma-informed system of care curriculum that is now considered a national model for organizational change. Previously, Ms. Dolce managed pediatric mental health services for children in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco,(UCSF), and San Francisco General Hospital Pediatrics, as well as serving on the clinical faculty of UCSF. 

 

 


Melek Totah, Chief of Finance and Administration

Melek is responsible for all of Finance, Contracts, Information Technology and Facilities.  Melek has over 25 years of experience in successive financial roles with many large multinational corporations: Cola-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft and the Gap.  She previously worked as C.F.O. for Ecologic, RMC Water and Environment and West Coast Children’s Clinic. 

Melek is a collaborative leader with a focus toward strategic planning, process optimization, talent management and overhead costs leverage.

Her experience includes financial planning and analysis, audit, treasury, tax, facilities strategy, M&A, legal compliance, SOX, customer and vendor strategy and negotiations, and all aspects of IT strategy and operations. She is a strong believer in continuous process improvement through monitoring, analyzing and improving on Key Performance Indicators [KPIs].  She is a high energy, dynamic person who loves to learn new things and solve unique challenges with creative solutions.

Melek holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor of Arts from Drake University.


Jill Anderson, Psy.D, Interim Executive Director of Campus Operations, San Francisco

Jill Anderson has worked with family and youth service programs since 2001. She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She has held several positions at Edgewood during her tenure including Residential Treatment Manager, Admissions Coordinator, and Family Conferencing Facilitator.

In her current role as Interim Executive Director for Campus Operations and Behavioral Health Director for Edgewood’s Crisis, Triage and Assessment Programs, she oversees the crisis residential mobile treatment team and crisis stabilization unit. She is passionate about her work with multisystem youth, collaborating with community partners and creating alternatives to traditional psychiatric crisis intervention.

In addition to her work at Edgewood, she has worked at Marin County Community Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente and as adjunct faculty at the Wright Institute. Under her leadership, Edgewood has expanded its capacity to provide crisis services to youth and families by providing a continuum of crisis related services including expansion of the crisis residential and day programs and the opening of the Crisis Stabilization Unit.


Monica Hendrix, MA, LMFT, Acting Chief of Programs

Monica is responsible for the oversight, design, and management of all clinical services components across Edgewood’s continuum of care in three regions. Her role assesses new programmatic opportunities suitability and alignment with Edgewood’s mission. Additionally, she is responsible for implementing and overseeing program evaluation and outcome studies with Research, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures and all regulatory bodies, serving as a key strategic partner on the Executive Team for organizational development and coordinating actively with the CEO, CFA, the Edgewood Board of Directors, and external agency partners. Campus Services/Operations, Community-Based Services, the San Mateo Region, Quality Assurance, Research & Outcomes, and Learning & Development all report to Monica’s position.

Monica was formerly the Executive Director of the San Mateo Region before her promotion to Edgewood’s Acting Chief of Programs. Monica continues to serve as the ongoing Chair for the San Mateo County Contractors' Association, and has historically held the role as co-chair for the San Mateo County Co-Occurring Steering Committee. She has worked with children and families in the mental health field for over 14 years, working in direct service, program development and management roles. She holds an MA in Counseling for Marriage and Family Therapy, a BA in Child/Adolescent Psychology, and is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Monica spent 5 years working as an Adjunct Faculty member for her Alma Mater, Saint Mary's College of California in Moraga, teaching several courses in the Masters counseling program and also serving as a thesis advisor for graduate students.


Erika Jennings, MA, MFT, Interim Executive Director, San Mateo Region

Erika has an extensive background in youth services and behavioral health with her early career beginning at Enki Youth and Family Services. From there, she worked as the Director of Clinical Services for the Youth Services Bureau of the YMCA. While at the YMCA, she made inroads with San Mateo County’s Juvenile Probation division, BHRS and other critical agency partners. She began her Edgewood career in January 2014, as a Behavioral Health Director for the San Mateo Region working closely under Monica Hendrix, the Executive Director of the region.

Now as the Interim Executive Director, San Mateo Region, Erika is responsible for the oversight and management of all staff, services, and current contracts for Edgewood in San Mateo County including: San Mateo Child & Family Treatment Collaborative, San Mateo Kinship, Wraparound: Full Service Partnership, Differential Response, Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Education-Related Mental Health Services, as well as holding the responsibility for securing new contracts, and proposal and grant opportunities for the San Mateo region.

Erika holds an MA in Counseling from Notre Dame de Namur University, and a B.S. in Human Services with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal State Fullerton. She is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is a member of CAMFT.


Bettina C. Kohlbrenner, MNA, CFRE, Chief Development Officer

Bettina is responsible for managing Fund Development including, fundraising, and corporate and donor cultivation strategy. She is a seasoned nonprofit professional with over 20 years of fundraising and organizational development experience. Bettina served as the Executive Director of Fund Development for EMQ Families First where she led the statewide effort to integrate fundraising through two mergers. She has also held positions leading Fund Development activities at the YMCA, MentorNet, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Most recently, Ms. Kohlbrenner worked as Sole Proprietor of her own consulting firm, where she provided guidance to numerous San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits helping them develop their fund development, business services, and marketing and communications departments.

Bettina is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of San Francisco. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Campbell Rotary. Additionally, she served as the Vice Chair of the Commission for the Status of Women in Santa Clara County and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Silicon Valley Chapter. 


Jenny McTackett, MSW, Executive Director of Community-Based Services

Jenny is responsible for overseeing Edgewood's Community-Based Services, the Southeast Families United Family Resource Center, the Kinship Support network, Early Childhood Mental health Consultation, and Outpatient Mental Health Services.  

She has over 20 years of experience in social work and in developing and providing services for children and families. Jenny is strongly motivated to provide the systems and infrastructure needed to support optimal child development, school readiness and school success, and helping families achieve health and happiness.



Robin Randall, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Randall is responsible for the medical program at Edgewood. He joined Edgewood in 1999 as an Associate medical Director serving youth and their families in both intensive and community-based settings. In 2015, he was promoted to Chief Medical officer. He is board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.      

Dr. Randall has served as a consulting psychiatrist for Westside Community Services and Walden House, Inc.  He has also served as Interim Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Interim Program Training Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF. He is  is also a volunteer clinical faculty member at UCSF and Site Training Director for the UCSF Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program on the Edgewood campus. Dr. Randall has also held several offices in local and statewide professional psychiatry organizations including the Northern California Psychiatric Society, the Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Randall received his MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University School of Medicine and Tulane School of Public Health. He completed his adult and child and adolescent psychiatry training at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is on the board of Equilibrium Dynamics, a small non-profit that teaches emotional competence. He is also on Community Clinics Committee of the Children's Health Council.

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