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Leadership

Amy Evans, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Executive Director

A Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Amy has been in the field since 1987 working with children and adults throughout multiple systems (child welfare, mental health, education and adult services.) Amy has worked in Public Mental Health Settings, had her own Private Practice for a number of years and has been with Devereux in a variety of different positions for over 26 years. Amy actively participates in a number of statewide organizations advocating for better laws and services for the individuals we serve. She is the current chair for the Vendor Advisory Committee for the Tri Counties Regional Center. Amy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree from Antioch University.

Veronica Arenas-Soto, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director 

Veronica is the Human Resources Director and has worked at Devereux for 17 years.  Through out the past 17 years she has held various roles within the HR department until becoming the head of the HR department in 2009.  Veronica obtained a certification as Professional in Human Resources Management from the University of California in Santa Barbara in 2002, is certified as Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute and recently became certified as SHRM-SCP by the National Society for Human Resources Management. 

Jennifer Pascoe

Director of Finance and Support Services 

Jennifer is the Director of Finance for Devereux California. She is responsible for the overall financial management of the center as well as Facilities management and providing oversight of the Information Technology function.  Jennifer has been with Devereux since 1996 and has held a variety of positions within the finance and facility’s department. In addition she is also the Center’s HIPAA Security Officer and has a bachelor's degree in Business Management.  

Moraima (Mory) Alvarez, MA, LMFT

Quality Management Manager 

Moraima (Mory) is the Quality Management Manager for Devereux California. She has been in this role since 1997 but has worked at Devereux since 1975 (40 years). In addition, Mory is the Senior Investigator and the Safety, Privacy and Incident Command Officer.  Mory has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy, Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Licensed Family Therapist and certified as Community Emergency Response Team.   

Rebecca Popke, MA, LMFT

Admissions and Marketing Manager 

Rebecca is the Admissions and Marketing Manager for Devereux CA. Rebecca has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Rebecca began working for Devereux as a direct care staff as a college student. Throughout her time at Devereux she has also been a Program Administrator of adult residential facilities and Supported Living Services.  Her skills in program leadership coupled with her experience as a therapist has helped Rebecca support families and placement agencies as they go through the admission process.   

Wendy Cooper

Manager of External Affairs 

Wendy is the Manager of External Affairs for Devereux California. Her goal in development and public relations is to increase positive awareness about the important role of Devereux California to the community to reduce the stigma associated with the individuals that Devereux California serves. Wendy is the liaison to Devereux California’s Advisory Board and works with them to increase support from the community. Wendy supports Devereux California individuals through maintaining and creating an active Advisory Board that hosts fund-raising events; providing volunteer opportunities; and building relationships with local businesses, Devereux California families, and the local community. Her professional background includes experience in development, marketing, public relations, and education.

Rebecca Ponzio

Somerset Program Administrator 

Rebecca is the Program Administrator for the Devereux Somerset Program.

Jennifer Farley

Mark Villa and Casa Feliz Program Administrator 

Jennifer Farley is the Program Administrator for Casa Feliz and Mark Villa adult residential programs.  Jennifer has been with Devereux California since 2008.  She has been in the position of Program Administrator and Case Manager for the past 3 years and previously was a Program Coordinator in the Supported Living Program.    

HA Nguyen

Supported Living Program Administrator 

Ha Nguyen is the Program Administrator for the Supported and Independent Living Services. She received her BA in Sociology with a minor in Clinical Psychology from UC Santa Barbara. She worked as a Direct Care staff for eight years and started working with Devereux in 2015, as a Program Coordinator. Her previous experience in direct care, and case managing has helped Ha in supporting the individuals we serve as well as her staff and Program Coordinators.

Amy West, MPA  

Adult Day Program (ADP) Administrator 

Amy is the Program Administrator for Devereux California’s Adult Day Program. She has a Master’s degree in public administration and eighteen years of experience with Devereux California. She has been in the position of Program Administrator for five years and previously was a Case Manager and a Direct Support Professional. Her skills in program leadership coupled with her experience as a direct support staff has helped Amy to better support her staff as well as the individuals we serve.   

Jeffery Krutzsch

Weisman Program Administrator 

Jeffery is the Program Supervisor of Weisman (RCFE) Facility.

Sherry Davis, MA

Clinical Case Manager 

Sherry Davis received her BA in Developmental and Experimental Psychology from UC Santa Barbara in 1980. She began her career at St. Vincent’s, as a Direct Care staff working with children with I/DD. She was quickly promoted to a leadership position, and worked at St. Vincent’s for 10 years. Subsequently, she worked for Paul Cooney and Associates (in conjunction with TCRC), where she recruited and trained community members to participate in an Adult Foster program. She then worked at Hinchee House (recruiter), and Hillside House (Program Director). In 1997, she received her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.  Shortly thereafter, she joined the Devereux team and is currently the Clinical Case Manager for Mark Villa and Weisman Center.