This project is possible due to our partners, grantees, and participants.
A Joint Effort by the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions and Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. and funded by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), Community Services Division, Federal Grants Branch.
Let us meet the team.
The YOR California Project is led by a talented and diverse group of faculty, coaches, and subject matter experts who together offer decades of experience in the field and a deep commitment to working with systems, communities, families, youth, and individuals challenged by opioid and stimulant use disorders.
LalaineMae (Lala) Oliveria-Villafana
Lala is a licensed marriage and family therapist and project director for AHP. Lala brings 18 years of experience in the behavioral health field with a background in clinical practice, culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed care, non-profit leadership, policy and workforce development, strategic planning, and business analysis. Lala is dedicated to increasing access to care and reducing…
Victor Kogler is VP of CIBHS. Mr. Kogler has worked in the substance use disorder field in California since 1972. He served as Alcohol and Drug Program Administrator of Santa Barbara County for twenty years and is a past president of the County Alcohol and Drug Programs Administrators Association of California. Mr. Kogler had been…
Deborah (Deb) Werner
Deb Werner, senior program director at AHP, has worked with federal, state, and community-based agencies to create effective treatment and recovery services for 30+ years. She served as the director for SAMHSA’s Women, Children and Families TA & Training Center for ten years. Deb is committed to supporting youth toward recovery, instilling hope, building skills…
Ashlye Durrell is a senior program associate at AHP. While attending Hampton University, she developed a keen sense for the advancement of the Black community, especially as it relates behavioral health. For over a decade, she has worked with the most vulnerable populations and discovered this is where her passion lies. In addition to her…
Amanda Helguera serves as a program associate at AHP. Amanda is a social work professional with experience working in youth development, mental health, and community development. Throughout her career, she has provided direct services to at-promised youth and adults and has cultivated community partnerships and engagement in violence reduction efforts. She has experience in trauma-informed…
Candice Russell is a senior program associate at AHP. Candice specializes in providing equity-driven Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to entities that are developing capacity and workforce aimed at treating mental health and addiction disorders. Her areas of subject matter expertise include coordinating treatment, prevention, and recovery supports for adults, people experiencing homelessness, adolescents and…
Liz Stanley-Salazar has served as a leader, program administrator, policy analyst, and clinician in behavioral health care for more than 35 years. She led Phoenix Houses of California’s Adolescent Treatment Continuum, providing integrated substance use and mental health services. She consults with CIBHS, Health Management Associates, and other clients. She also serves as a Senior…