Our Team

All 17 schools in KIPP’s Northern California region have a broad spectrum of mental health services provided by both Mental Health Clinicians and School Psychologists. Mental Health Clinicians and School Psychologists are supported by both the regional Culture and Special Education departments and work in collaboration with school leadership, staff, and regional support teams to implement comprehensive mental health support across schools.

Mental Health Leadership Team


Associate Director of Mental Health
Stephanie Del Chiaro

415.710.6563
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Associate Director of Special Education

Amelia McGowan

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Lead School
Psychologist
Katie Pettersen

510.410.4071
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School Wellness Staff

KIPP Bayview Academy (5-8)

  • Elizabeth Max, School Psychologist – 510.506.1762
  • Ruth Dimagmaliw, Mental Health Counselor – 415.652.8264
  • Jordan Mattson, Mental Health Counselor – 415.231.4870

KIPP Bayview Elementary (TK-4)

  • Cameron Braun, School Psychologist – 510.850.9057
  • Raquel Monge , Mental Health Counselor (Seneca)

KIPP SF Bay Academy (5-8)

  • Cameron Braun, School Psychologist – 415.238.9622
  • Aaron Martin, Mental Health Counselor – 628.207.9084


KIPP San Francisco College Prep (9-12)

  • Elizabeth Max, School Psychologist – 415.238.9622
  • Ronnie Bautista, Mental Health Counselor – 628.202.4825
  • Noreen Raja-Halpern, Mental Health Counselor – 510.929.6649
  • Brianna Centeno Ramirez, Mental Health Counselor – 628.241-8798

KIPP Bridge Rising (TK-4)

  • Jo Anne Mabika, School Psychologist – 
  • Amirah Salaam, Mental Health Counselor –
  • Makalah McElroy, Mental Health Counselor (Seneca)

KIPP Bridge Upper (5-8)

  • Jo Anne Mabika, School Psychologist – 510.899.2916
  • Lauren Bruhn, Mental Health Counselor – 510.899.0206
  • Brittany Carey, Mental Health Counselor – 510.998.8721
  • Michael Clark, Mental Health Counselor – 510.850.9169

KIPP Esperanza High School(9-10)

  • Alejandro Figueroa, School Psychologist
  • Alicia Corwin, Mental Health Counselor – 415.238.9621
  • Molly Simpson, Mental Health Counselor – 

KIPP Excelencia (TK-8)

  • Travis Ito-Stone, School Psychologist – 650.935.1565
  • Desiree Botelho, Mental Health Counselor – 650.680.9840
  • Erin Dawn Pasaporte, Mental Health Counselor – 650.407.0993

KIPP Valiant (TK-8)

  • Alejandro Figueroa, School Psychologist – 650.269.1266
  • Nicole Dhamnaskar, Mental Health Counselor – 650.229.9784
  • Marcus Randolph, Mental Health Counselor

KIPP Heartwood (5-8)

  • Katie Pettersen, School Psychologist – 510.410.4071
  • Celeste Colson, Mental Health Counselor – 408.204.8837
  • Belinda Olson, Mental Health Counselor – 510.379.8603

KIPP Heritage (5-8)

  • Miguel Serrano, School Psychologist – 510.955.7979
  • Christina Nguyen, Mental Health Counselor – 669.306.1869

KIPP Prize (5-8)

  • Sherry Flores, School Psychologist – 650.713.8944
  • Uwey Belleto, Mental Health Counselor – 669.250.9847
  • Idania Martinez, Mental Health Counselor – 669.306.1874

KIPP Navigate (9-12)

  • Sherry Flores, School Psychologist – 650.713.8944
  • Rene Erazo, Mental Health Counselor – 669.609.3899
  • Vidur Malik, Mental Health Counselor – 669.260.0353

KIPP King (9-12)

  • Paige Rosenthal, School Psychologist – 435.659.9451
  • Shequita Jones, Mental Health Counselor – 510.368.3970
  • Carly Martin, Mental Health Counselor – 510.988.1976
  • Heather Thompson, Mental Health Counselor – 510.915.3794
  • Ken King, Mental Health Counselor – 

KIPP Summit (5-8)

  • Paige Rosenthal, School Psychologist – 435.659.9451
  • Cynthia Yee, Mental Health Counselor
  • Kaelani Loo, Mental Health Counselor –
  • Tina Broussard, Mental Health Counselor –

KIPP Stockton Middle (Grade 5)

  • Katie Pettersen, School Psychologist – 510.410.4071