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Leadership and Staff

Jose Gomez

As the Program Director for Casitas Esperanza, Jose believes that everyone has the necessary tools inside of them to succeed and has made it his mission to motivate and uplift the clients he serves. During his career in co-occurring disorder treatment, he has worked in case management, crisis response, and served in administrative/leadership roles.  Jose began his work in the field in 2003, with previous experience in managing dual diagnosis, forensic programs, and worked extensively with the Orange County Mental Health Courts. He has been a passionate advocate for those with mental health issues and substance use disorders and truly believes recovery is possible.  Jose is enthusiastic about helping others find the courage to change.

Medical Records, Billing and Quality Assurance

  • Cindy Luna

    QA Assistant

  • Davis Truong

    QA Assistant

  • Paulina Rojas

    Medical Billing and Records Coordinator

Executive Management and Programs Support Team

  • Ashley Jara

    Executive Assistant

  • Guadalupe Perez

    Trustart/FSP Program Assistant

  • Breannda Arguijo

    Residential/ Project Independence Program Assistant

  • Jorge Navarro

    Financial Clerk


Our team includes many valuable professional and direct service staff working in our homes and programs everyday providing support and treatment for our clients.

These staff members include:

  • Mental Health Workers
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Peer Support Staff
  • Volunteers/Interns

BRIDGES welcomes help from community volunteers, students and interns from various educational institutions. Students, interns and volunteers are provided with an opportunity to develop their therapeutic skills and gain a deeper knowledge of mental health while assisting clients in learning to manage their symptoms of mental health and providing treatment strategies for helping clients to achieve their individual goals.

All of our staff, volunteers, students, and interns are invaluable to our agency and importantly to the clients we serve.