Our People

IFR provides community mental health and wellness services for the SF Latino community. We offer family support, early intervention, case management, youth services, & more.

Our People

Welcome to IFR's community. The organization's board and staff play essential roles in ensuring we provide a welcoming and safe space for people to access programs, services, and support. Regardless of our role in the organization, we are dedicated to supporting and improving people’s lives.

The staff of IFR includes approximately 100 bilingual/bicultural clinicians, case managers, outreach workers, interns, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health specialists and administrative staff. Many staff members come from the communities and schools IFR serves, and reflects the values, beliefs and practices of the diverse Latino community.


Tyrone Navarro President

Lupe Avila Vice President

Whitney Caruso Secretary

Nicolas Sere Treasurer

Karla Castillo

Pat Gonzales-Rogers

Kenny Gutierrez

Flavia Naves

Santiago Ruiz


Estela Garcia Executive Director

Bruno Celis Program Assistant

Theresa Chan Sr. Accountant

Noris Chavarria Development Director

Carolina Hernandez Program Asst.

Lluvia Hernandez Executive Assistant

Marissa Leon Staff Accountant

Antonio Lopez Facilities Assistant

Jose Lopez Contracts/Comp. Manager

Esperanza Macias Policy/Comm. Director

Marisol Medina Program Assistant

Melanie Gomez Mogollón Comms. Asst.

Benny Ng Finance Director

Tanya Perez Human Resources Assistant

Diana Pica Program Assistant

Willie Ramirez Human Resources Director

Ivan Valenzuela Facilities Manager

Clery Villacrez Contracts Liaison

German Walteros Associate Director

Jeff Yuan Systems Administrator

La Clinica

Juanita Mena Program Director

Christian Andalon Case Manager

Maria Blanco Mental Health Specialist

Andrea Gonzalez Mental Health Clinician

Julio Gonzales Mental Health Specialist

Valerie Guevara Mental Health Clinician

Iris Herrero Mental Health Clinician

Alisa Jacobo Mental Health Clinician

Lorena Plaza Mental Health Specialist

Indigena Health & Wellness

Carlos Izaguirre Raices Program Coord.

Concepcion Cruz-Mendes Promotora

Jose Luis Monarcha Promotor

Juanita Quintero Promotora

Si a la Vida staff

Rafael Velazquez Program Dir.

Fabian Avila Health Educator

Claudia Cabrera Program Mgr.

Alejandra de la Vega Care Manager

Evelyn Farias Mental Health Clinician

Santiago Garzon-Velez Youth Advocate

Francisco Gonzalez, MD Psychiatrist

Renatto Guerrero Clin. Case Mgr.

Camila Hernandez COVID-19 Contact Tracer

Edgar Hernandez COVID-19 Contact Tracer

Rene Hernandez PrEP Navigator

Margarita Herrera PrEP Services Coord.

Yazmin Macias Health Educator

Ruben Martinez Program Liaison

Frank Ortiz Health Educator

Luis Perez Psy.D. Psychologist

Antonio Ramos LGBTQ Youth Serv. Coord.

Jeremias Rivera Prev. Coord.

Adrian Vargas Health Educator

Sonia Velazquez COVID-19 Contact Tracer

La Cultura Cura

Luiz Guevara Program Director

Michelle Alvarez-Campo MH Specialist

Ana Del Rosario Murray

Mariaynez Carrasco Care Mgr/Mentor

Sophia Heekin Mental Health Specialist

Alejandro Garcia Ochoa MH Clinician

Roberto Gonzalez Case Manager

Stephanie Gonzalez Admin. Asst.

Eli Gualip Care Manager

Georgina Gutierrez Care Manager

Victor Martinez Care Manager

Antonio Murcia Care Manager

Crystal Mendoza Care Manager

Fernando Ramirez Mental Health Clinician

Gerald Santamaria Care Manager

Solymar Sola Negron Mental Health Spec.

Karina Ugur-Gonzalez QA Manager

Johanna Wesson Mental Health Spec.

Early Intervention

Cassandra Coe Program Director

Jasmine Alvarez Mental Health Clinician

Sara Briseno Mental Health Clinician

Elia Dominguez Mental Health Clinician

Elizabeth Hinojosa Mental Health Clinician

Karen Navarro Mental Health Clinician

Linda Mora Program Coordinator

Pamela Gonzalez Mental Health Clinician

Daniel Nieves Mental Health Clinician

Jocelyn Panfilo Mental Health Clinician

Suzanna Osuna Mental Health Clinician

Tia Phillips Mental Health Clinician

Rocsana Ribeiro Mental Health Clinician

Daniel Segundo Mental Health Clinician

Anthony Vai Mental Health Clinician

Teresa Vargas Mental Health Clinician

Phillip Watson Mental Health Clinician

Casa Corazon

Berta Hernandez Program Director

Irma Alvarado Martinez Data/ Training Coord.

Socorro Beltran- Peer Advocate

Carolina Cruz Family Support Specialist

Twiggy Damy Family Advocate

Lorena de la Rosa Family Support Specialist

Lupe Iraheta Family Support Specialist

Marcela Maldonado Fam. Supp. Specialist

Misild Martinez Senior Family Support Spec.

Eli May Family Support Specialist

Gustavo Poktzin Diff. Response Case Manager

Brenda Quintero Diff. Response Coor

Johanna Ruiz Family Support Specialist

Roadmap to Peace

Gloria Romero Initiative Director

Angela Gallegos-Castillo, Ph.D. Community Builder

Omar Pimentel Service Coordinator

Elizabeth Reyes Data Coordinator

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