YOUR ALPHA FAMILY
Jenessa Sargent, Chief Executive Officer
Trained and mentored by the founders of Alpha Treatment Centers, Jenessa has held various positions throughout her fifteen years with the organization. In 2012, Jenessa developed the private adoption program which has provided families with an affordable option for growing their family. In October of 2015, Jenessa was elected as the chief executive officer by the ATC Board of Directors. Jenessa is dedicated to maintaining the agency’s reputation for creating a family centered work environment and unwavering devotion to the children within the programs.
Amber Lund, Executive Director
With a master’s degree in Human Services, Amber has spent the last 9 years directing her efforts toward child welfare. Amber became a member of the Alpha Family in January of 2017 as a case manager. It was soon apparent that Amber’s social work and leadership skills made her a perfect fit for the ATC admin team. Amber’s experience as an administrator with a previous foster family agency, gives her the upper hand when leading the ATC social work staff and with administrative duties. Her hands-on approach allows the ATC staff and families to truly connect with her. With all her wonderful qualities and accomplishments, her greatest strength is her undying dedication for the children and families she serves.
William Lang, Program Director
Known to most of the Alpha Family as “Mr. Bill”, William is a member of Alpha Treatment Centers’ founding team. William has worn many hats throughout his twenty-six years with ATC. His loyalty and commitment to ATC is unparalleled. “Mr. Bill” ensures ATC is running smooth and that all team members and families are assisted in identifying resolutions to virtually any issue that may arise. If you can’t find “Mr. Bill” in the office ready to assist, there’s a good chance he’s at the ballgame cheering for his home team.
Eric Reyes, Home Study and Adoption Supervisor
South Central Los Angeles, CA
Eric joined the Alpha Family in August 2016 after providing SAFE adoption home studies for a previous foster family agency. Eric began his social service career with San Bernardino Child and Family Service in 2012 conducting investigations for Child Protective Services before moving into their adoption unit. Eric is passionate about social justice and child welfare which makes him a great fit for assessing ATC’s prospective families.
Tiffany Bravo, Administrative Accountant & Human Resources
Tiffany started at Alpha Treatment Centers in August of 2002 as an internal auditor, she held several clerical positions before moving into the accounting department in 2004. In 2009, Tiffany took a sabbatical to focus on her family. Tiffany rejoined her Alpha Family in 2016 and jumped head first into her new administrative role. Tiffany is an enthusiastic team player who is making great progress toward Alpha’s shared vision.
Leticia “makin’ it happen” Flethez, Administrative Assistant
Leticia started her journey with Alpha Treatment Centers in 1993 and has been a cherished member of the Alpha Family ever since. Leticia, known to most Alpha Family members as “Tisha”, is the first contact for most ATC Team members and prospective resource parents. Her years with Alpha allows her to respond accurately to most questions you may have. “Tisha” is always ready and willing to lend a helping hand whenever needed. If you’re in low spirits, Tisha’s warm and upbeat personality will have you smiling before you know it!
Carlene Sawyer, Intensive Care Coordinator
Carlene obtained her master’s degree in counselling psychology from California Baptist University. She spent XXX years with the children of Inland Regional Centers. In XXX, Carlene.
Emilita “Emee” Espinas, Auditing Clerk
Emilita moved to the US in 1990. In 2015, Emee joined the Alpha Family as the auditing clerk, providing all Alpha staff with detailed accounts of case file documents. In addition to her diligent work keeping the case files in compliance, she also helps ATC resource families through--the sometimes stressful--monthly paperwork submissions. Emme is an irreplaceable member of the Alpha Family.
Luz Mendoza, Case Manager
Luz is the newest member of the ATC Full-time social work team. Luz obtained her MSW from University of Southern California while working as a residential counselor at a group home and an advocate at a women’s resource center. Her internships also include advocating for victims of domestic violence for the Fresno county DA and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, adult parole operations division. Currently, Luz is working her way towards a license in clinical social work as an associate clinical social worker (ASW).
Livier Lopez, Case Manager
Livier was born in San Pedro Caro Michoacán, Mexico until her family relocated to Brawley California at the age of 15. Graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2008 with a BSW and in 2012 with an MSW from San Diego State University, Livie began her career in social work. Livier has worked with foster children for over 20-years in different capacities including foster parent, case manager and Administrator. Livie had the additional experience of being an administrator for a board and care facility for the mentally ill, and social worker at two other foster family agencies. She has worked as a case manager and facilitator at a shelter for domestic violence and is certified in Anger Management Facilitation, Conflict Resolution, and Group Processes. Livie is caring, loyal and companionate. We couldn’t find a more dedicated case manager for the children in our programs.
Karina Mejia-Cuevas, Administrative Assistant
Long Beach, CA
Welcome the newest member of the Alpha Family. Karina is caring and supportive as our prospective resource parents move through the approval process; it won’t take long to make a connection and feel at ease with Karina! Once you are approved, don’t worry, you will still hear a lot from her as she aids in the intake and placement procedures.
Samantha Crawford & Lauren Cornwell, Community Outreach Coordinator
Samantha (Sammy) and Lauren work hard to bring awareness to the communities we work with. You may meet one of these hardworking ladies during a recruitment or outreach event. They are here to share resources and information to prospective families and community partners. Look out for their monthly E-newsletter!