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.


Santiago Ruiz President

Whitney Caruso Vice-President

Kenny Gutierrez Secretary

Tyrone Navarro Treasurer

Lupe Avila

Karla Castillo

Pat Gonzales-Rogers

Flavia Naves


Gloria Romero Incoming Executive Director

Bruno Celis Program Assistant

Theresa Chan Sr. Accountant

Noris Chavarria Development Director

Carolina Hernandez Program Asst.

Lluvia Hernandez Executive Assistant

Josephine Lau 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

Yvette Flores Mental Health Clinician

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

Irma Perez Mental Health Clinician

Lorena Plaza Mental Health Specialist

Indigena Health & Wellness

Francisco Icala Tiriquiz Promotor

Carlos Izaguirre Raices Program Coord.

Concepcion Cruz-Mendes Promotora

Jose Luis Monarcha Promotor

Juanita Quintero Promotora

Si a la Vida

Javier Saucedo Program Director

Carlos Acosta-Linares 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.

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 Program Coordinator

Sophia Heekin Mental Health Specialist

Mariaynez Carrasco Care Mgr/Mentor

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

Crystal Mendoza Care Manager

Antonio Murcia Care Manager

Anna Quartermaine-Bragg Mental Health Clinician

Fernando Ramirez Mental Health Clinician

Gerald Santamaria Care Manager

Robin Saravia Mental Health Clinician

Kevin Rios Program Liaison/Office Mgr.

Karina Ugur-Gonzalez QA Manager

Johanna Wesson Mental Health Spec.

Early Intervention

Cassandra Coe Program Director

Sara Briseno Mental Health Clinician

Jasmine Alvarez 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

Suzanna Osuna Mental Health Clinician

Jocelyn Panfilo 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

Ricardo Garcia-Acosta Initiative Director

Angelica Flores Program Assistant

Angela Gallegos-Castillo, Ph.D. Community Builder

Elizabeth Reyes Data Coordinator

Latino COVID Collaborative

Omar Pimentel Program Director

Fabian Avila Contact Tracing Coordinator

Camila Hernandez COVID-19 Contact Tracer

Edgar Hernandez COVID-19 Contact Tracer

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