The Admin Team

  • Nubia Padilla

    Executive Director

  • Cecilia Perez

    Clinical Director & Supervisor / LMFT

  • ana_martinez

    Ana Maria Martinez

    Programs Manager

  • Ariela

    Ariela Guerrero

    Client Services Representative

  • Patricia Gonzalez

    Office Administrator

Nubia Padilla

Executive Director

Nubia Padilla graduated with M.A in Psychology Organization Development at Sonoma State University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in the National University in Colombia. S.A. For the last 19 years, she has been working with Community Service Programs, Community Engagement and Education Programs in Sonoma County. Her work has included community service programs for diverse populations, in different capacities, including starting programs for persons with disabilities, state-wide programs, family and children programs, and educational programs. She worked with Organizations such as California Institute on Human Services- Sonoma State University, Becoming Independent, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, and North Bay Regional Center among others. Nubia is bilingual and bicultural, and she has been using these skills to work with programs, projects and initiatives that serve the Latinx community. Nubia immigrated from Colombia to Sonoma County more than 20 years ago where she still living with her husband and their two children.

Cecilia Perez

Clinical Director & Supervisor / LMFT

LMFT 80322
I am the Clinical Director of Humanidad Therapy and Education Services where I provide clinical supervision to our trainees and associates who are gaining hours towards becoming therapists like myself. I also work with adults, couples, families and children doing therapy that is both bilingual and bicultural. Having migrant parents, I have experienced the challenges, complexities and opportunities that come with being a first generation Latina and living in and bridging two cultures. I am also a licensed MFT therapist and have been an active member of Sonoma County’s mental health community, providing psychotherapy in community mental health agencies, schools and court-affiliated services and as well as in my own bilingual private practice. I received an Associates of Art from Santa Rosa Junior College, Bachelors of Science in both Psychology and Spanish from Sonoma State University and then completed a Masters of Science in Counseling Marriage and Family at San Francisco State University. It was during that time in working as an intern to become licensed MFT that I became inspired by my mentor Dr. Maria Hess and her work as a Humanistic depth-oriented therapist and teacher. In collaboration with Dr. Hess, Claudia Cendejas, MA, and I, we co-founded Humanidad Therapy and Education Services. The first non-profit mental health counseling agency in Sonoma County that primarily serves the Latinx community, offering bilingual and bicultural sensitive services to hard to reach communities. Dr. Maria Hess lead the way for me in my interest of expanding multicultural awareness and delving deeper into issues that impact diverse populations. We developed the therapeutic program of Convivencia that is currently being assessed to train future therapists and social workers into the field of mental health on a culturally based practice that supports the needs of the Latinx immigrant community. I am dedicated to serving the most vulnerable populations and helping to bring awareness to the barriers that limit access and the stigma of mental health services.
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Ana Maria Martinez

Programs Manager

Ana Maria Martinez is the Programs Manager at Humanidad Therapy Education Services who would like  to deliver something of value to the organization over time that generates health, help ,happiness and dignity to our Latinamerican immigrants and marginalized communities.  Ana Maria likes planning work, organizing tasks. resources, controlling processes, and delivering objectives and successful implementations and overall PEOPLE and their lives stories and lessons. Ana Maria is  bilingual/bi-cultural, comes to Humanidad with experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, has a bachelor’s degree in Communications from The Pontifical Xavierian University ,a master’s degree in Project Management & Marketing Communications from UC Berkeley. She is actively involved with the Latinx community in our area, and is well-connected to community organizations that serve our priority population  She has a background in Community Development, Programs Management, Marketing,  Organizational Communication and Customer Service; She believes that perspective and creativity  helps to juggle priorities and projects so there are measurable  and qualitative outputs being delivered regularly. Ana Maria has garnered the opportunity to develop and to extend outreach programs in order to implement work opportunities, immigrants rights, food and health resources with respect and dignity. She is invested in proactively advocating for bettersopprtunities  for women workers, undocumented immigrants, disable seniors, children  and all undermined populations. She believes that we all only need a loving,respectful  opportunity to develop our full potential. “What inspires me to do this work  is my own daily process of breaking the stigma  as a working  immigrant woman in this land, at this moment in time, I believe  there is hope and help;  we just need to learn about this and we will keep  making it happen.”
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Ariela Guerrero

Client Services Representative

Client Services Representative at Humanidad. She was originally introduced to the nonprofit through Maria Hess, PhD the late founder of the organization in 2015. She was inspired by the mission to serve the mental health needs of the Latinx community, and spent the next couple of years supporting the work. Being surrounded by strong, educated, and community-driven women became the catalyst for her return to the SRJC to complete her Sociology & Behavioral Science Degrees. Ultimately, she plans to finish out her bachelor’s at Sonoma State University and pursue a bilingual teaching credential to work in Sonoma County serving the K-6 population. In the meantime, she is enjoying spending quality time with her husband and son as a stay-at-home mom and working remotely as part of the Humanidad team.

Patricia Gonzalez

Office Administrator

Office Administrator was born in Santa Rosa, Daughter of immigrant parents from Michoacán. Graduated from John Muir Charter School in Santa Rosa. Skilled, enthusiastic, and trustworthy Administrative Professional. I have managed and organized the details of special events, corporate agendas and Travel Itineraries. Dedicated Customer Service Representative motivated to maintain customer satisfaction and contribute to company success with 6 years experience. Responsible with a positive attitude and multi-task-oriented. She started at SRJC but due to different circumstances could not continue. She is just a strong woman trying to keep it together for her children. Her dream is to become a Social Worker when time and finances allow her.

Counselors

Supervisors

  • maxine

    Maxine Hall

    CAMFT Certified Supervisor

  • kelly

    Kelly Rathmann

    LCSW

  • Heather

    Heather Harshbarger

    LMFT

  • Christina Zapata

    LCSW, CDEP

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Maxine Hall

CAMFT Certified Supervisor

Maxine Hall, MFT has been a Marriage and Family Therapist in Private Practice since 1999. She began supervising Trainees and Interns in 2006 and became a CAMFT Certified Supervisor in 2011. It is with great pleasure that she is involved and supervises Trainees and Associates at Humanidad.
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Kelly Rathmann

LCSW

MA in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work in Northampton, Massachusetts, and a BA in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. NASW certified clinical supervisor for associates working towards licensure, and certification in Advanced Clinical Supervision from Smith College School for Social Work. Kelly’s training and experience has been diverse, and has included work with teens in residential treatment, veterans in my work as a medical social worker at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, heart and lung transplant recipients during my time at UCSF Medical Center, and very young children, teens and families through my work at CPI in Santa Rosa. Herwork in the last several years has focused mainly on teens and adults working with trauma, addiction, anxiety/OCD, depression/self-harm, relational and social challenges, and psycho-spiritual issues. Kelly provides clinical supervision to associates who are working towards licensure, and this work allows me to mentor, teach, and support new therapists as they develop and practice. She is passionate about and grateful for her rewarding work.
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Heather Harshbarger

LMFT

Heather Harshbarger is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, bilingual in English and Spanish, with over a decade of experience working with children, families, and adults. Heather is originally from the east coast, but moved to California after completing graduate school to start her career in mental health. Heather also carries a specialization in Early Childhood Mental Health and is pursuing endorsement with the state of California as an Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. Outside of work, Heather is a busy parent alongside her partner to their toddler daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family in their garden and out in nature.

Christina Zapata

LCSW, CDEP

Christina (LCSW, CDEP) is a licensed social worker carrying out program and clinical duties at Humanidad. She is EMDR certified, a therapeutic intervention used to relieve psychological stress and is the program manager for the Community Convivencia & Group Convivencia research project. Christina’s experience prior to clinical training includes organized labor, migrant education, and advocacy for policy change.

Practitioners

  • bianca

    Bianca Aviña

    LMFT Licensed Therapist

  • dee

    Dee Edwinson

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • cody

    Cody C. Westfall

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • nancy

    Nancy Herrera

    Associate Social Worker

  • Teresa

    Teresa Perez-Martinez

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • jordy

    Jordan Morrison

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • Noemi Degantes-Blancas

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • valerie

    Valerie Pacheco

    Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

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  • joy

    Joy D Jaco

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

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Bianca Aviña

LMFT Licensed Therapist

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Bianca Avina is a bilingual, bicultural, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), graduated with her Masters in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco. Bianca works with individual clients of all ages including adults, adolescents, and children; as well as with couples and families. Bianca has facilitated girls circle and boys council groups, helps as a facilitator for our  Convivencias, and has conducted lectures in the community.
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Dee Edwinson

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

AMFT 94955
Dolores “Dee” Edwinson immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies (with an emphasis in Multicultural Humanities) and a Bilingual Teaching Credential from Sonoma State University. She earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Southern University. She is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and has been with Humanidad for four years couples, seeing individuals, families, children, and teens. She enjoys reading, chorus singing, taking long walks, and visiting her grown daughters, who live in San Mateo, Sacramento, and El Dorado Counties. Dee lives with her husband in Sonoma County.
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Cody C. Westfall

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

AMFT 106245
Cody has been with Humanidad as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist for over three years. She works with clients of all ages, and has a particular focus on multicultural competency in her training that supports her work with all intersecting identities. She is committed to helping others transcend their experiences of pain and loss in order to have, be, and do more with their lives than they may have thought they could. She holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social and Behavioral Science, with a Masters in Community Mental Health from Sonoma State University. As a member of the Humanidad lecture team, she lectures and provides trainings at the Santa Rosa Junior College, Lawrence Cook Middle School, and many community locations. *Her clients report feeling seen, valued, and validated in their work with her, and as a result of their dedication to their healing, have achieved their goals and gone on to find fulfillment and self love. She sees it as a privilege to be asked to join her clients in the therapeutic process, and looks forward to doing this work for many years to come.
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Nancy Herrera

Associate Social Worker

Nancy Herrera is an associate social worker (ASW). Ms. Herrera received her BA in Human Services from Judson University in Elgin, Illinois and an MSW in Social Work from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. Growing up in an agrarian community in the central valley of California, Ms. Herrera developed a passion for helping vulnerable people. Ms. Herrera has worked in the social work field in various capacities, such as hospice, grief, homelessness, domestic violence, private practice, school counselor, and co-facilitator of NAMI’s Family-to-Family group. Ms. Herrera also served on an advisory board to implement a Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Judson University. Ms. Herrera looks forward to serving children, adolescents, and adults in the Latinx community at Humanidad Therapy.
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Teresa Perez-Martinez

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Since 2016, Teresa Perez-Martinez has been seeking to make differences in the life of clients through improving their self-confidence and helping them through life problems. Her inspiration to enter the field began after witnessing the lack of mental health options in the LatinX community. Teresa graduated in 2016 from Argosy University with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
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Jordan Morrison

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

AMFT 105711
Jordan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a M.A. in counseling and a B.A. in psychology. He works with individuals, couples and families and is certified as a One Circle strength-based group facilitator. Prior to beginning his clinical training at Humanidad, Jordan worked extensively with traumatized youth as a volunteer in an afterschool program for homeless children and as a milieu counselor in a residential treatment setting.

Noemi Degantes-Blancas

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

Noemi Degante Blancas AMFT128554 is a bilingual, bicultural, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). She graduated with her Masters in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco. Noemi works with individual clients of all ages including adults, adolescents, and children; and is currently working specifically with middle school students at Cesar Chavez Language Academy. Noemi has facilitated youth groups, Convivencias and has given presentations in the community on mental health.
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Valerie Pacheco

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

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Valerie Pacheco is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Pacheco received her BA in Psychology and Spanish, and an MA in Counseling with an emphasis in community mental health from Loyola Marymount University. Ms. Pacheco continues to embody her alma mater’s mission of the education of the whole person, service of faith, and the promotion of justice by assisting the LatinX community. Ms. Pacheco has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings including schools, community based organizations, and in private practice.

Since coming to Sonoma county, Ms. Pacheco continues to work with various settings by providing support to bilingual and monolingual families and individuals through Sonoma County Behavioral Health, Child Protective Services, and Redwood Children’s Clinic. Ms. Pacheco is now part of the Humanidad family and is pursuing more training in Trauma Focus work.

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Joy D Jaco

Associate Marriage Family Therapist

AMFT119698 – Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2020 in Expressive Art Therapy (EXA) alongside clinical psychotherapy. She is skilled at providing in-depth mental health assessments/diagnostics to support client’s in better understanding their challenges and to provide congruent coping strategies/treatment. Joy has worked with clients struggling with recovering from acute and chronic trauma, addiction/alcoholism, high conflict divorce/separation, suicidal thoughts, and sexual assault. She specializes in issues around LGBTQA+ identity and the cultural constructs that can be oppressive to authentic self expression Joy’s goal in therapy is to build relationships based on compassion, authentic connection and equal dignity. She has learned that joy and sorrow are inseparable aspects of life and the ability to maintain and create supportive relationships is essential in navigating both.
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