Transitions-Mental Health Association Executive Team

Our Board and Executive Team

TMHA is proud to have the following individuals on our Executive Team and Board of Directors

Executive Team

Jill Bolster-White

Executive Director


Barry Johnson

Deputy Director


Kristen Alexander

Human Resources Director


Meghan Boaz Alvarez

Clinical Director


Vivien Devaney-Frice

Operations Director


Jeanie Hanson

Finance Director


Christina Harney

Santa Barbara County Clinical Director


Michael Kaplan

Community Engagement Director


Mark Lamore

Homeless Services Director


Dan Cano

Vocational Services Director


Board of Directors

The TMHA Board of Directors is responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the organization and furthering our mission. As part of supporting our Mission, Board Members oversee our finances, support our programs and services, actively advocate for mental health issues, maintain integrity and confidentiality in regards to our business and our clients, and participate in fundraising activities.

James (JT) Haas

Board President

Retired, Industrial Power Engineer with PG&E


Tim Williams

Vice President

CEO & Founder, Astound


Carol Armstrong


Educational Program Coordinator


Cindy Johnson


Co-Founder, Mindful Mothers; General Manager, Goodly


Casey Appell

Vice President / Relationship Manager, Community West Bank


Dave Bernhardt

MD / Retired, Physician-Internal Medicine


Peter Garcia

MD / Psychiatrist


Steve Jobst

MD / Retired, Physician


Lisa Katherman

Family Member


Maria Legato

Behavioral Health Counselor, Center for Health Research at Cal Poly State University, SLO


Mike Martinez

Arroyo Grande Chief of Police


Adam Newton

Architectural Designer, SGPA Architecture and Planning


Shelley Northrop

Vice President, Marketing Communications, MINDBODY, Inc.


Joy Pederson

PhD, Dean of Students, Cal Poly


Heather MacCuish Smith

Past Board Member; current Collaborative Team Council Member, MUST! Charities


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