Our Team

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Ari Agha, Ph.D
Grants Officer

Aaruba Ayesha, APCC
Trauma Therapist

Biruktawit Bekele, LL.M.
SOT Program Manager

Amy Berlin, MD
Consulting Psychiatrist

Danielle Davidson, LCSW

Psychological Evaluations Technical Advisor

Sarah Flessa 
Data & Reporting Manager

Kristen Guskovict, MS, LCSW

Director of Partnerships and Research

Jennifer Hernandez
Clinical Coordinator

Eliza Hollingsworth
Human Rights Clinic (HRC) Clinical Assistant

Sandra Lopez, MA
Program Manager

Jessica Lopez-Morales
Interpreter Program Manager

Zulian Marecos
Office Coordinator

Penélope Mato Vilar, MA, LMFT
Counseling Program Manager

Akosua Ombonga
Individual Donor & Communications Officer

Aron Oqubamichael, LLB
African Communities Wellbeing Coordinator

Gianina Pellegrini, Ph.D
Director of Operations

Salome Ragot 
HRC Clinical Coordinator

Mariyam-Ifteam Rufael, MA
African Communities Mental Health Specialist

Larissa Sajous

Case Manager

Celeste Sekigahama
Financial Officer

Mia Stewart

Interim Human Resources Director

Jason Straussman, LCSW

Trauma Therapist

Sonya Svoboda

Clinical Director

Tizita Tekletsadik, LLB, MA
African Communities Program Manager

Sabrina Williamson, MPH 
Data & Reporting Assistant

Mizgon Zahir, M.S., M.B.A.
Executive Director

Faten Kamel
Arabic Interpreter

Hoi Lam Chung (Karena)
Cantonese, Mandarin Interpreter

Enieh Yazdanpanah
Farsi & Dari (Persian) Interpreter

French Interpreter

Issiaka Dembele
French Interpreter

Alta Bayanjargal
Mongolian Interpreter

Myriam Da Silva
French, Spanish, Portugese Interpreter

Robin Nazarian
Spanish, Portugese & French Interpreter

Cristina Ceballos
Spanish Interpreter

Dalia Lizbeth Nava Jacobo
Spanish Interpreter

Gisslle Perez-Leon
Spanish Interpreter

Joanna Oyarzabal
Spanish Interpreter

Yanett Kenney
Spanish Interpreter

Yolando Romo

Spanish Interpreter

Eugnia Arbol
Spanish Interpreter

Aidan Muñoz-Christian
Spanish Interpreter

Spanish Interpreter

Kisanet Tekie
Tigrinya, Italian Interpreter

Tsgereda A. Syoum
Tigrinya Interpreter

Joseph Asunka, Ph.D
CEO, Afrobarometer

Gauri Bhardwaj, MBA
Director of Operations at Toronado Capital Management

Cathy Chen, MPH
PTR Board Chair & Regional Director, Continuum of Care, Kaiser Permanente

Alex Cook
Senior Director of Product Management

Akawak Ejigu, MBA, DBA

PTR Board Treasurer & Finance and Administration Expert

Julianne Orr, Esq.

Law Practitioner, Cooley LLP.

Hillary Pollaro, MSc

PTR Board Vice Chair & Grants Manager, One Hearts Worldwide

Stephanie Wu

Operations Expert


Nahid Fattahi
Research Associate at Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

Tara Ghassemikia
Strategy and Implementation Consultant

Caroline Powell Donelan
Partner, Labor & Employment, Blank Rome

Molly McCoy, Esq., MPH, JD
Chief Privacy Official and Privacy Counsel at Blue Shield

Gilbert Newman, Ph.D.
Dean and Director of Clinical Training, Wright Institute

Monika Parikh, MA, MPA
PTR Founder and Board Chair

Jonathan Rico
Software Engineer, Salesforce


Ope Peters
Attorney, Boornazian, Jenson & Garthe

Isabel “Izzy” Smith
Customer Success Manager, Everwise