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Mental Health SpecialistsThe heart and soul of any mental health treatment center is the team of mental health specialists who help clients achieve their treatment goals. When the mental health treatment center provides programs and services for adolescents and children, the mental health specialists are especially responsible for their clients’ health and well-being. If you are the parent of a child or adolescent who may need more support and guidance than you or their school can provide, it can be overwhelming to find a perfect facility for your child.

HillsidesCares is a mental health treatment and education center in Pasadena, CA, that specializes in customized care and educational services for children and adolescents. However, what makes us a progressive leader in our field is the HillsidesCares staff. Our team of dynamic experts is the reason our comprehensive programs and services are so effective.

Our Leadership Structure

At HillsidesCares, our standard of excellence begins with our executive leadership team. They have set the tone for the rest of our HillsidesCares staff. Our executive team is led by:

  • Stacey Roth, LCSW – CEO
  • Gina Perez, PsyD – COO/EVP

Our HillsidesCares staff also includes our other highly valuable teams. These teams include our:

  • Clinical leadership team
  • Medical team
  • Education team
  • Admissions and outreach team

All of our teams work as a collaborative and cohesive unit whose top priority is the health and well-being of our clients. We are dedicated to providing outstanding mental health treatment and educational services, and our HillsidesCares staff is proud to help children and adolescents progress through our programs and services.

Clinical Leadership

Stacey Roth, LCSW

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gina Perez, PsyD

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Casey Meinster, LMFT

Division Chief, Campus Based Services

Andrew Hernandez, MPA

Senior Director, Campus Based Services

Catalina Garcia

Program Manager

Matt Philips

Program Manager

Amanda Almendarez

Clinical Director

Medical Team

Dr. Ashraf Elmashat


Ana Pineda, LVN

Nursing Director


Jessica Meza, LVN

Lead LVN


Christy Wagner, LVN

Nurse LVN


Simone Lowe, LVN

Nurse LVN


Courtney Oaties, LVN

Overnight Nurse LVN

Business Team

Lucia Garcia, MPH

Business Development Manager


Justin Blackburn

Senior Director of Billing and Contracts


Monica Hy, LMFT

Intake Program Manager

Hannah LaLone

Intake Coordinator

Bernatrice Colón

Community Outreach Specialist

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Our HillsidesCares education team is one of the many aspects of our care that sets us apart. Many mental health treatment centers employ only therapists or counselors. However, at HillsidesCares, our team has a wider range of skills that are their specialties. Our team members include:
  • Mental health clinicians
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Case managers
  • Crisis response specialists
Because we have a wide range of specialists, we are more capable of personalizing treatment plans to fit the needs of our clients. Just as each client in our care is unique, each treatment plan should be unique as well. HillsidesCares is unlike many other treatment centers because of these members of our team.

Discover More About Our HillsidesCares Staff Today

At HillsidesCares, our team of mental health specialists creates comprehensive care for children and adolescents. Our programs, services, and facility make HillsidesCares a leading mental health provider in California. Get to know our HillsidesCares staff today by calling 323.641.4842 or completing our online form. Our dedication to our clients is a fundamental part of what we do. Learn more about HillsidesCares today.