Meet the Team


Shawana Booker, Center Director, LCSW (she/her)

Shawana is an Oakland native. She previously was Senior Director of Intensive Behavioral Health at EBAC. Prior to that, she provided trauma-informed culturally-responsive behavioral health interventions to children involved with the foster care system. She is also a national speaker and trainer on effective behavioral health interventions for children, youth, and families. She is a certified trainer of Triple P Parenting and has trained over 1000 practitioners to deliver this evidence-based intervention. Shawana earned her BA and MSW from University of California, Berkeley. Email


Anh Ta, TIS Practice Coordinator and Coach (anh/anh/anh’s)

Anh (pronounced “Ang”) is a licensed MFT. As a consumer provider, he does not “think outside the box” but instead has a “think as if there is no box” approach and has worked with youth communities for more than a decade. Email

 


Francesca Osuna, Training Coordinator/Organizational Coach (she/her)

Francesca is a Northern California native with Masters in Social Welfare and Public Health, who serves as the Trauma Informed Systems Training and Evaluation Coordinator. Francesca has worked at East Bay Agency for Children since 2013 and has experience in school-based settings with children, adolescents and families. She understands what it means to be on the front lines of this work, and her perspective informs her approach to
training and evaluation. Email


Jen Leland, Director of Partnerships (she/her)

Jen joined the EBAC team in April 2012. She is a licensed MFT with an extensive background in
community mental health programs including working as a residential counselor, street outreach worker for sexually exploited minors, case manager, home-based family therapist, clinical supervisor as well as directing multiple programs for various non-profit and county public health agencies. In 2014, Jen took on the role of T2 Center Director. Having her own lived experiences in systems and more than 15 years in the public health field, she is humbled and driven by the promise of this vision to connect communities to compassionate systems. Email


Cherie Falvey, Healing Organizations Manager (she/her)

Cherie is a public health champion who can work effectively to both change conditions for system change and create tools for knowledge and practice change. She draws from a variety of experiences including public health, epidemiology, research, and organizational change management to advance the larger goal for system transformation
and community healing. Email


Antoine Moore, TIS Specialist and Leadership Coach (he/him)

Antoine is at heart a catalyst for learning and development, having done some form of individual or organizational capacity building for 20 years. In the past, he worked as a life coach, nonprofit consultant, facilitator, manager, and creative arts therapist. Antoine has great passion for helping others create trauma informed systems.  His perpetual question is how to set up creative, responsive contexts where people are able to bring forth their best thinking and being.
Antoine loves language and culture and has a goal to become conversant in 7 languages before he retires. Email


Brianna Young (she/her), Lead Trainer and Project Specialist
Brianna is a Midwest native who draws on her experience as an educator, curriculum writer, and instructional coach to support projects and training facilitation at Trauma Transformed. Throughout her career, Brianna has journeyed through a variety of roles, from a national education consultant to a school-based site coordinator and instructional coach, as well as, most importantly, a middle school teacher. She obtained a Master's degree in curriculum and instruction, specializing in trauma and resilience in educational setting, and loves presenting, cultivating resources, and facilitating actionable conversations around equity, youth development, trauma-and-resilience informed practices, and systems-lvel decisions to actualize change. Email


Dr. Ken Epstein, Leadership Coach (he/him)

Ken is currently working at EBAC to help organizations promote and achieve culture change by improving organizational practices and workforce development. Previously he directed the Children, Youth and Family ’System of Care for San Francisco County Behavioral Health Services in the Department of Public Health. In this capacity he developed and lead the vision and implementation of Trauma Informed Systems which has become an organizational promising practice and has been spotlighted by SAMHSA. In addition, he served as the Principal Investigator for Trauma Transformed a regional SAMHSA grant.  Email


Paula Gonzalez, Lead TIS Trainer (she/her)

Paula, a native Spanish speaker, was born in Chile and raised outside of Boston, MA. She has her masters in Social Work and Pupil Personnel Services Credential  (PPSC) from San Jose State University. For the past 7 years, Paula has provided school-based therapy and case management for youth and families in the East Bay through various forms of expressive arts and interactive media. In addition to providing therapy, Paula has developed school interventions to support the broader social and emotional needs of children in school settings.  Email


Gigi Annino, Center Support  (she/her)

Gigi provides administrative, marketing, and graphic design support to the T2 team.  She is also the social media and marketing strategist and event coordinator for social impact. Email

 


 

 

Quandy, Therapy Dog

T2’s ancestral therapy dog.

Meet Our Consultants

 

 

 

Joyce Dorado, Lead TIS Curriculum Developer

Program: UCSF HEARTS (TIS in Education)

 

Matt Reddam, Northern California TIS Facilitator

Program: TIS in Education

 

Saun-Toy Trotter, Lead TIS Trainer and Coach

Program: Compassion Fatigue, Healing Circle

 

Briana Moore, Lead TIS Trainer

Program: Compassion Fatigue, Healing Circle

Darryn Green, TIS Coach

Program: Child Welfare, Community-led Policy