The Admin Team

  • Nubia Padilla

    Executive Director

  • Cecilia Perez

    Clinical Director & Supervisor / LMFT

  • patty

    Patty Castro

    Office Coordinator

  • bianca

    Bianca Aviña

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist / Staff Member

  • ana_martinez

    Ana Maria Martinez

    Programs Manager

  • Christina Zapata

    Contractor/Counselor

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
Cecilia is a M.S., LMFT. Her complete brief bio is coming soon
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Patty Castro

Office Coordinator

Patty Castro is originally from Mexico, and migrated to the U.S. in 2006. With more than 10 years of experience in Human Resources, Patty has held various administrative support positions. She has a BS degree in Workforce Psychology, and is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish. Patty is very receptive to the migrant and LatinX community and uses her skills to assist those for which Humanidad provides services. An avid lover of the arts, Patty does occasional volunteer work for the Charles M. Schulz museum in Santa Rosa. She is also very creative and has extensive work in arts and crafts.
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Bianca Aviña

Associate Marriage Family Therapist / Staff Member

AMFT 95216
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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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.”

Christina Zapata

Contractor/Counselor

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.

Our Counselor/Associates 

  • nancy

    Nancy Herrera

    Associate Social Worker

  • dee

    Dee Edwinson

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • cody

    Cody C. Westfall

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • maxine

    Maxine Hall

    Counselor, MFT

  • valerie

    Valerie Pacheco

    Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

  • jordy

    Jordan Morrison

    Associate Marriage Family Therapist

  • Heather

    Heather Harshbarger

    LMFT, Clinical Supervisor

  • john-b

    John Barbour

    Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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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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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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Maxine Hall

Counselor, MFT

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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Valerie Pacheco

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

ID num: 2170

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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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.
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Heather Harshbarger

LMFT, Clinical Supervisor

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.
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John Barbour

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT 115543
John’s Brief Bio is coming soon.
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