Administrative Director - Michelle Owhadi MPH
Michelle Owhadi began working for California Psychological Institute in 2003. She obtained a Graduate Degree from California State University, Fresno in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy and Management. She completed an internship at Children’s Hospital Central California with a focus on hospital policy and regulatory compliance. In her work at CPI she has expanded the team and increased the number of services provided to Fresno County to twice the amount from which they started. She sits on the board for the Fresno Association of Mental Health Contractors. As Administrative Director for CPI, Michelle oversees contracts with Fresno County as well as manages staff. She believes in strong collaboration between agencies and team members and participates in many committees and monthly collaborations.
Julie Torok-Mangasarian, LMFT - Clinical Director
Julie Torok-Mangasarian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Clinical Director of the California Psychological Institute. Julie is also an Endorsed Infant-Family and Early Childhood Specialist and specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma. Julie has facilitated trainings and workshops for community members and agencies on a variety of topics related to Infant Mental Health, trauma, and attachment. Julie has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Infant-Toddler Mental Health, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and Reflective Practice/Supervision.
Program Manager - Cristina Rodriguez B.A.
Cristina has been a member of the CPI Team since November of 2006. Cristina began her career with CPI as a front office support staff member. Cristina’s many years of experience as a supervisor in previous positions and her wealth of knowledge regarding the systematic procedures of CPI have led to her promotion to the position of Office Manager; this was subsequently followed by her current position as Program Director at CPI. Cristina is also CPI’s Continuing Education Coordinator. As the Continuing Education Coordinator, Cristina has organized multiple training's for CPI staff, as well as training's available for the community. Cristina attended California State University, Fresno in 2003 and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology in 2007. Cristina has attended training in Excel as well as some management seminars to enhance her skills as a management team member for CPI.
Kathleen Romeiro, LCSW - Clinical Supervisor - Infant Mental Health Coordinator
Kathleen Romeiro is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with almost 20 years of experience working with children and families. She received her BA in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine and her Masters in Social Work from University of Southern California. Kathleen has special training and experience in working with children and families in crisis and with children 0-5 and their families. She is endorsed by the State of California as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. Kathleen also has training in Theraplay through the intermediate level, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. In addition to providing direct services to children and families, she is a clinical supervisor, the Infant Mental Health Coordinator, a Reflective Practice Facilitator for CPI staff and conducts Bonding, Attachment and Sibling Studies for the Courts.
Clinical Supervisor - Angela Boardman LMFT
Angela Boardman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, receiving her Master of Science degree from Fresno State. Angela’s career has been dedicated to working primarily with children in the public mental health arena. Her work focuses on helping children and families who have experienced trauma and attachment disruption. She enjoys working with families, infants, children and adolescents to help improve secure parent-child relationships using attachment-focused, strength-based interventions. She has specialized training in Early Childhood Mental Health and relationship-based therapy models of Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. The impact of healthy attachment on the neurological trauma response is also the focus of her published research article in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. Angela also conducts Attachment, Bonding, and Sibling Studies for the courts and believes in an inclusive, collaborative approach to treatment. She aspires to help children and families create healing attachments and generational change by using relationship-based trauma-informed practice.
Brooke Pfister, LMFT - Clinical Supervisor
Brooke Pfister is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at the California Psychological Institute. Brooke has been a member of the CPI staff since 2003. Brooke first began her career at CPI as a case manager and is now a licensed clinician. Prior to her work at CPI, Brooke attended California State University, Fresno and graduated with a Master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy. Brooke has participated in training with Anthony Mannarino on Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Deborah Gray on Nurturing Attachments: Working with Complex and Complicated Children.