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Leadership and Staff

Lisa Maher

Lisa Maher has been a member of BRIDGES team for over 20 years. She has held several positions for various programs within the agency and has served as the program director for Casitas Tranquilas for most of her 20 year tenure.   Lisa recalls one of her first employment experiences outside of High School was in a medical office, as a medical biller, where she gained valuable experience in quality assurance and billing functions.  She continued her education and holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from California State University. 
Lisa has worked in the mental health field for over 24 years and has been fortunate to gain experiences in a variety of settings, including locked and inpatient psychiatric care facilities, as well as in several social rehabilitation facilities. She has worked with pediatric, adolescent and adult clients during her time in mental health.

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

  • Nicole Smith

    Executive Administrative Assistant

  • Ashley Jara

    Accounting/HR Assistant

  • Guadalupe Perez

    Trustart/FSP Program Assistant

  • Lizbeth Gonzalez

    Residential/Program Assistant


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.