Management Team
Management Team
Improving and Enriching Lives
 
William (Hobie) Hawthorne, PhD, Executive Director

Dr. Hawthorne founded CRF in 1977 and opened the first program in 1980. In addition to his Executive Director position, he is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSD and an Adjunct Associate Research Professor at SDSU, School of Social Work.  He has conducted, presented, and published numerous outcome studies, was one of the authors of the IAPSRS Outcomes Toolkit, and coauthored with Richard Hough, PhD, a chapter in a book edited by Ken Minkoff, MD, on managed care in the public sector.  In addition, during the twelve years the Advanced Center for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research at UCSD was funded by the National Institute for Mental Health, he was a co-investigator, with Dilip Jeste, MD, and other Department of Psychiatry faculty, and he currently conducts research on the public mental health system.  These endeavors keep Dr. Hawthorne well informed of the most up-to-date "best practices" in the field, and the best methods for outcome measurement and program improvement.  Dr. Hawthorne was selected as the Mental Health Person of the Year for San Diego County in 1997 when he was specifically recognized for his research and for being among the first in the County to hire clients to work in programs.

Linda Hammond, PhD, MFT, President

Dr. Hammond is a widely recognized leader in San Diego's behavioral health community and has devoted her entire career to public mental health.  She began her involvement in the mental health system in San Diego in 1983 as a volunteer intern at Isis Center during her graduate work. She served as Program Director at several START programs before moving on to administration.  Dr. Hammond is an active member of the Mental Health Contractors Association and served on the Executive Committee of that organization for over 15 years. She also serves on the SDNA CEO Roundtable. She regularly works collaboratively with San Diego County Mental Health Services management regarding system issues.  A certified Imago therapist, she was honored as San Diego County's Marriage and Family Therapist of the Year in 1993.  Dr. Hammond received the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award in 1996, the National Leadership Award from the Business Advisory Council in 2003, and the Outstanding Recovery International Partnership Award from Recovery International in 2014. 

Bob Marchetti, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bob Marchetti is recognized by the County and other contractors as a leader and expert in his field.  He represents contractors on the Behavioral Health Services Finance Workgroup.  He has worked on numerous projects with County financial and contracting staff with a focus on process improvement.  In addition, he represents CRF at Behavioral Health Advisory Board meetings to keep the company abreast of the Board's concerns, interests and decisions.  He is proud of CRF's long history of full unqualified public audits and outstanding County fiscal reviews.  He also leads CRF's wellness programs and its efforts each year to maintain CRF's status as a Live Well San Diego Partner and American Heart Association Fit Friendly Workplace.

Jack Farmer, PhD, Senior Vice President of Administration

Dr. Farmer is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in the San Diego County public mental health system since 1987. He has served in the capacity of Program Director in several START programs and has coordinated an array of outpatient and supportive housing programs.  He is a member of the San Diego State University Mental Health Training Program Advisory Board, an MHSA funded program designed to prepare MSW students for careers working in public behavioral health systems. He is an appointed member of the Mental Health Housing Council and is active in the community developing and expanding the supply of supportive housing. He worked on the HHSA Housing Matters anti-stigma campaign committee and participated in two HHSA sponsored documentaries on supportive housing. Dr. Farmer is a Past-Chair of the San Diego Mental Health Coalition and regularly represents CRF at their monthly meetings. He is also a Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA).  In June 2011, Dr. Farmer completed the Certificate Program in Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration through the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Behavioral Health.

James (Diego) Rogers, PsyD, CPRP Senior Vice President of Clinical Services

Dr. Rogers started at CRF as an intern at South Bay Guidance Wellness Recovery Center in 1995 and went on to be the Program Director there.  He opened the Maria Sardiñas Wellness Recovery Center in 1999. He currently serves on the San Diego County Behavioral Health Services Adult Council and on the Clinical Standards Committee.  Dr. Rogers is Past Chairperson of the San Diego County CCISC CADRE and serves on the CCISC Executive Subcommittee.   He served as an Advisory Board member of the Rehabilitation Research Training Center at Boston University and the Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He also served as a member of the NAMI Multicultural Advisory Board.  Past-President of the Executive Committee of the California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies, Dr. Rogers is also the founder of the Latino Networking Consortium, a volunteer effort of local social service providers with a focus on serving Latinos in San Diego County. He is a part-time lecturer at the SDSU Marriage and Family Therapy program and a curriculum consultant for their Master's Program in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Dr. Rogers has co-authored a book chapter on Cultural Competence for the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and a research study which was published in the Journal of Latino Psychology.  

Troy J. Boyle, PhD, LCSW, Vice President of Supportive Housing and Assertive Community Treatment

Dr. Boyle began his work in public mental health in 1998 in New York City. A licensed clinical social worker with a certification in substance abuse treatment, he started CRF's first Assertive Community Treatment programs in 2006.  His early experience with ACT and supportive housing in New York was instrumental in providing the foundation for CRF's ACT Division. Dr. Boyle has participated in many San Diego County committees and workgroups and has represented CRF at the city, county and state levels.  In 2011 the IMPACT program, which he started and now oversees, was named the Behavioral Health Director's Program of the Year.  In 2012 the Downtown IMPACT program was awarded the CSH Supportive Housing Award by the San Diego Housing Federation.  Dr. Boyle also serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit division of Wakeland Housing, a developer of affordable housing opportunities in San Diego County.

Paula Goncalves, PsyD, CPRP, Vice President of Quality Improvement

Dr. Gonçalves has committed her career to CRF and public mental health since 1995 when she started as an intern at South Bay Guidance Wellness & Recovery Center.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist.  She has held several positions at CRF which include Program Director for four adult outpatient programs, and the Associate Director of Clinical Services, overseeing adult BPSR Centers and clubhouse programs.  She served as a contractor representative on the MIS Project Implementation Team.  Dr. Gonçalves has participated in many San Diego County committees, workgroups and councils over the last 18 years representing both CRF and contractors.  She is currently a member of the County's Behavioral Health Quality Review Council and the Suicide Prevention Council.

Jim Harden, PHR, Vice President of Employee Relations

Jim Harden joined CRF in 2005.  He has worked in Human Resources consulting and management since 1989 and holds a Professional Human Resources Certification.  Having served on the Board of the local chapter of the Personnel Management Association (now called the Society of Human Resource Management) for several years, he continues to be a member of their local and national chapters. His work history prior to joining CRF includes working in an Employee Assistance Program, at a large international non-profit, and for a national consulting firm where he specialized in healthcare consulting for California hospitals and medical groups.  Jim was drawn to CRF because of a passion for helping those with serious mental illness which he developed very early in his career while doing a mental health internship at a psychiatric hospital in Paris, France.  He is a strong proponent of employee wellness and stays current on the ever changing field of human resources and California's requirements.  

Karen Hempstead, PsyD, Vice President of Adult Outpatient Services

Dr. Hempstead has committed her career to CRF and public mental health since 1998 when she started as a pre-doctoral intern at Areta Crowell Wellness Recovery Center.  She has held several positions at CRF including Assessment Coordinator, Assistant Director, and Program Director at Areta Crowell WRC.  Before her promotion to Vice President, she served as Regional Coordinator overseeing adult outpatient centers and clubhouse programs in the Central/North Central Regions.  She currently oversees five large adult outpatient programs and a behavioral health urgent care walk-in center that serve adults with serious mental illness. She has participated in a number of County of San Diego workgroups and volunteered to pilot new initiatives at her programs. A certified Core Adjunct Faculty at National University since 2003 and a member of the Training Committee since 2006, Dr. Hempstead provides trauma and CBT training to CRF staff.

Dan Maccia, PsyD, CPRP, Vice President of Residential Services

Dr. Maccia is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and is also certified in Psychosocial Rehabilitation by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.  He joined CRF in 2000 as a practicum student at Turning Point Crisis Center.  He quickly moved up the ladder within the organization and has held three Program Director positions:  Turning Point Crisis Center, Jary Barreto Crisis Center, and Vista Balboa.  Prior to his promotion to Vice President, in addition to his Program Director duties, he served as the Residential Service Line Coordinator overseeing all START Programs and a Transitional Residential Program and as East Region Coordinator.  He sits on the PERT Advisory Board and has participated in several County Behavioral Health committees charged with improving service delivery for the adult system of care.  Dr. Maccia also represents CRF at the Hospital Partners and LPS Meetings where he works with other acute care providers to improve services for the public behavioral health system. 

Julie McPherson, MA, LMFT, Vice President of Children's Services

Julie McPherson is a Marriage and Family Therapist who began her career with CRF in 1998 as an intern at Halcyon Center. In 2001, she joined the staff of Douglas Young Youth & Family Services as a school-based clinician and became the Program Director four years later.  In 2015 Julie was promoted to Vice President of Children's Services, where she oversees four large outpatient programs serving children, youth and families and the work of clinicians in 80 schools. Julie is highly respected in the behavioral health community and has been influential in the children's advocacy community.   She is a member of the Children's System of Care Outcomes Committee and represented San Diego County in the California Performance Outcomes System Project.  She serves on the San Diego County Clinical Standards Committee and the QI Leadership Committee.  Julie works collaboratively with the UCSD Children and Adolescent Services Research Center in their research projects.

Karen Wheeler, MSA, CPA, Vice President of Accounting and Controller

Karen Wheeler holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management and a Master's degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.  Responsible for oversight and management of the financial accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and third party insurance billing, she also oversees the accounting for CRF's subsidized housing and Representative Payee Services. As our primary banking liaison, Karen is responsible for financial reporting and cash management.  She is heavily involved in company policy review, revision, implementation, and compliance.  Karen represents CRF in financial audits and is responsible for their outcome.  She is very accomplished in this area and has a proven track record of success.  A strong proponent of continuous quality improvement, she has managed several software implementations resulting in increased accuracy and efficiencies throughout the organization.  She is a current member of the PERT Division Board and a former member and past President and Treasurer of the San Diego Chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance. 

Mary Wheeler, LMFT, Vice President of Self-Help Services

Mary Wheeler started with Community Research Foundation as an intern at the IMPACT program in 2008.  Mary's potential was quickly recognized and she move up quickly within the organization and has held several Program Director positions:  Casa Pacifica, a Transitional Residential Program; the After-Hours Access Line, a contract with Adult Protective Services; Douglas Young Wellness Recovery Center; and she is currently the Program Director at South Bay Guidance Wellness Recovery Center in Chula Vista.  She also oversees three vocational clubhouse programs and a partnership with Recovery International.  Mary is a member of the CRF training committee and provides trainings on professionalism, recovery, and psychosocial rehabilitation.   In addition to her roles at CRF, Mary serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Phoenix for the MFT, LPC, and Human Services programs.