The mission of Sierra Child & Family Services is to provide excellent mental health, foster, and adoptive services for children and families in Northern California.

    Our vision is to bring our services, at whatever level a child or family may need, to all of the communities we serve, overcoming whatever barriers may exist.

      Our Core Values

      Our Programs

      Sierra Child & Family Services operates a foster family agency, an adoption agency, and outpatient mental health clinics with wraparound services. Our clients typically are emotionally challenged children between birth and 20 years of age. We are licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services and the Department of Education.

      Sierra Child & Family Services, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formally designated in the State of California. The agency is governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is reflective of the diverse groups within the community, collectively has a range and depth of experience to lead effectively and individually demonstrates interest in providing for the care and welfare of children.

      Founded in 1988, SCFS began as a residential treatment program for boys with emotional disturbance. Shortly after opening, the agency added educational services in the form of a non-public school, and began serving multiple school districts from Sacramento, Amador, and El Dorado counties. At their peak, the residential program served 18 boys, while the non-public school had 45 students.

      In 2001, the agency expanded services, becoming a provider of specialty mental health services in El Dorado County. In the years to follow, additional mental health clinics were opened in South Lake Tahoe, and Jackson, serving a combined total of over 150 children.

      In 2012, the agency expanded upon services for foster children by merging with a foster family and adoption agency. This merger created greater ability to serve children over a continuum of placement options, increased opportunities for permanency, and increased opportunities for foster children to access mental health services. Foster family agency sub-offices were opened in Santa Rosa, Diamond Springs, South Lake Tahoe, Jackson, Sacramento, and Stockton, serving approximately 120 children and families.

      Beginning in 2013, the outpatient mental health programs expanded to serve children on public school campuses under the new AB 114 legislation. AB 114 restructured funding and access to mental health services for children with special education needs.

      As the agency expanded programs to adjust to the evolving needs of California youth, additional focus was placed on the success of all programs. In 2016, with yet another statewide overhaul of children’s services on the horizon, the Board of Directors decided to discontinue the residential and non-public school programs to place more focus our community based programs. Through a partnership with Summitview Child & Family Services, these programs were maintained in the community under Summitview’ s expanded menu of programs.

      Throughout the evolution of the agency, the continued focus on quality of care and the needs of the communities we serve has remained constant. As the agency continues to grow, the Board remains committed to these ideals.

      Mental Health Staff Directory

      Board of Directors:

      Brandon Dinon, President
      Michelle Vien, Vice President
      Monica Carrillo, Secretary
      Leah Bielejeski, Treasurer
      Laurie Heyman, Member


      Staff Directory

      Provider NameLocation, Email address, Phone NumberSpecialtyServices ProvidedLinguistic CapabilitiesCA License Number & Type of PractionerNational Provider Number
      Alexander, Jennifer A.4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 jennifera@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English37673 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1780807602
      Augino, Jacob4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 jakea@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1528579133
      Balme, Eric4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 ericb@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English34860 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1922102243
      Bauerle, Justin4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 justinb@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1225576234
      Brown, Trina4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 trinab@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English88914 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1033540018
      Bruce, Terry4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 terryb@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1225251309
      Darnell, Jenyn 4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 jenynd@sierrachild.org Children & FamiliesMental Health English42743 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1295857217
      Delariva, Mitchell2580 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Ste G S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 544-2111 mitchd@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1215366000
      Eramaa, Regina2580 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Ste G S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 544-2111 reginae@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English103462 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1427242577
      Fusano, Marcia601 Court Street, Ste 100 Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 257-1244 marciaf@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1770972556
      Gelgood, Teri4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 terig@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English36536 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1104015882
      Goode, Frances4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 francesg@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English29496 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1548274541
      Greene, Nicole4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 nicoleg@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1720500242
      Hacker, Kathleen4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 katieh@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1144456492
      Haffner, Cheree4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 chereeh@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English17553 Licensed Clinical Social Worker1841413226
      Hamrick, Philip601 Court Street, Ste 100 Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 257-1244 Children & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1629529318
      Hughes, Kimberly F.4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 kimh@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English19274 Licensed Clinical Social Worker1750504775
      Huxtable, Kay2580 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Ste G S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 544.2111 kayh@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English and SpanishRehab Specialist1144611641
      Johnson, Taylor4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 taylorj@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English105957 Licensed Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1811485048
      Mosher, Kate2580 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Ste G S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 544-2111 katem@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English66640 Licensed Clinical Social Worker1245563048
      Neumann, Megan2580 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Ste G S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 544-2111 megann@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1598188351
      Orozco, Aimee2580 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Ste G S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 (530) 544-2111 aimeeo@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1891281796
      Pekarcik, Karen601 Court Street, Ste 100 Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 257-1244 karenp@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English80071 Licensed Clinical Social Worker1235411513
      Reed, Russell4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 russr@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English73529 Associate Social Worker1881076396
      Regan, Carlie4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 carlier@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1174973291
      Sauve, Daniel4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 danielcs@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health EnglishRehab Specialist1467901801
      Simpson, Daniel A.601 Court Street, Ste 100 Jackson, CA 95642 (209) 257-1244 daniels@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English84344 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1508043381
      Velez, Katherine4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 katherinev@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English50067 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1821268715
      Youngsmith, Wendy4250 Fowler Lane, Ste 204 Diamond Springs, CA 95619 (530)626-3105 wendyy@sierrachild.orgChildren & FamiliesMental Health English101164 Intern: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist1588931265 
      PageLines