Staff

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Martin Mennen MD, FACEP

I have been the Medical Director at HAART Oakland since 2009.My medical training began in 1978 at the State University School of Medicine in Buffalo. I completed my internship at Baylor Affiliated Hospitals in Houston. My specialty residency training was in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. I am currently Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and have practiced Emergency Medicine for 28 years. From my years of medical practice, I have learned that Drug Dependency is a complex disease, requiring a comprehensive approach. I believe that all those suffering from Drug Dependency should be treated with care, dignity and respect. These are also guiding principles of the HAART organization and that is why I am proud to participate in the excellent care provided at HAART Oakland.

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Deborah Brown, RN

I have been a registered nurse for 30+ years and have worked at HAART over 20 years. I provide CE trainings for RN’s and LVN’s as a BRN (Board of Registered Nursing) provider for the State of California. I am also currently affiliated with BHC Fremont as an intake specialist providing evaluations and assessments to individuals with behavioral health issues. It has been my pleasure to be a part of HAART, helping individuals and families struggling with addiction.

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Julie Kaderabek, BSN, PHN

I have been a registered nurse and a member of the dispensing staff at HAART since 1994.  I divide my professional time between HAART Oakland, HAART Hayward and Children’s Hospital in Oakland.  I am proud to be part of a great group of competent, professional staff working at HAART.

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Jessica Ramirez, Front Desk

I have been working at HAART Oakland for about 2 years.  I’ve been in the Methadone field for the past five years. I am also a Certified Medical Assistant.  I love the work that I do and working with the people that I work with every day; it’s nice when you love what you do.

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Anne Branch, Counselor

I am a Social Work Professional with 25+ years’ experience providing counseling and life management consultation to Alameda County residents with addictive and mental health issues.  I have a BA in Psychology and I am CADC II Certified.

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Yolanda French, R.A.S

I am a native of Oakland California. I have served in the East Bay Area as in Individual/Group counselor for 18 years. My experience is in providing multi-level care in Substance Abuse/Chemical Dependency, Narcotic Replacement Therapy, Relapse prevention, Pregnancy, parenting, and women’s issues and Adult Education. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Holy Names University.

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Vereniz Alejandre, Intake Coordinator

HAART Oakland would like to welcome Vereniz Alejandre as our new Intake Coordinator.  Intake hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday  from 6AM to 12Noon.

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Marie Archuleta, Counselor

We would like to welcome Marie Archuleta to our staff.  She comes to HAART Oakland with a variety of experience working from a harm reduction framework. She is committed to offering compassionate care and counseling that values each individual client experience, and allows each person to enter as they are.

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Sage Leitson, M.A., MFT

I am a licensed psychotherapist who has been working in the Harm Reduction field since 2000 and HAART since 2004. I believe that recovery starts wherever the client is and that any positive change toward health and well-being is empowering and therefore allows for access to a greater number of options. My goal is to support clients in obtaining an improved quality of life.

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Eric Miller, MS, M-R.A.S

It is an honor to work at H.A.A.R.T and I look forward to helping people who are helping themselves. I am a cognitive behavioral therapist who believes that everyone can change. With collaboration between patients, nurses, doctors, administration and therapists, we can help people reach their goals.

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Rafael Alvarado

I graduated in Accounting from The National University of Nicaragua in 1977.  I started to work for HAART on January 1, 1986, since then I have been working in Administration and Bookkeeping.

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Jolee Boyd, Counselor

We would like to welcome Jolee Boyd to our staff.  She comes to HAART Oakland with a variety of experience working from a harm reduction framework. She is committed to offering compassionate care and counseling that values each individual client experience, and allows each person to enter as they are.

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Dr. Michael Martinez, MD.

HAART Oakland would like to welcome our new staff physician, Dr. Michael Martinez.

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Jasmin Canfield, Counselor

As a native of the East Bay Area, I feel it is important to empower and enrich the members of my community. I believe that anyone is capable of making positive changes in their life; with counseling and understanding addiction/recovery, the possibilities are endless. I have experience in the field of mental health and received my B.A. in sociology from San Francisco State University.

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Eric Savoth, Counselor

HAART Oakland would like to welcome Eric Savoth to our counseling staff.  Eric comes to HAART with a variety of work/counseling experiences.  We look forward to the knowledge he brings that will benefit HAART Oakland and our clients.

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James Davis, JR., RAS

We would like to introduce and welcome James Davis to the position of counselor at HAART Oakland.  The knowledge and experiences he gained from working at other clinics in the Bay Area will be a great asset to HAART Oakland’s counseling department and we look forward to the help and services he will provide our clients.

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Danika Grundemann, Counselor

We would like to welcome Danika Grundemann to our staff.  She comes to HAART Oakland with a variety of experience working from a harm reduction framework. She is committed to offering compassionate care and counseling that values each individual client experience, and allows each person to enter as they are.

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Erica Anderson, Counselor

HAART Oakland would like to welcome Erica Anderson to our counseling staff.  Erica comes to HAART with a variety of work/counseling experiences.  We look forward to the knowledge she brings that will benefit HAART Oakland and our clients

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Rinchen Wangyel, Counselor

HAART Oakland would like to welcome Rinchen Wangyel to our counseling staff.  Rinchen comes to HAART with a variety of work/life/counseling experiences.  We look forward to the knowledge he brings that will benefit HAART Oakland and our clients

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