ABOUT MHA

 
 

Our History

Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA) was created over 60 years ago as a volunteer organization. Over the years, the scale and scope of our work has increased to cover a range of support services including case management, socialization opportunities and affordable housing for individuals with mental illness in San Mateo County.

Our Mission

Mental Health Association of San Mateo County is dedicated to improving and enriching the quality of life for individuals in our community who have a mental illness, HIV/AIDS or a co-occurring disorder by providing stable housing and supportive services.

 

Our People

Individuals dedicated to supporting clients who need access to safe and affordable housing, healthcare and financial counseling during their life's challenging journey.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kristen is a licensed clinical social worker with 18 years of corporate clinical experience providing counseling services to employees.  In more recent years, she has become an active community volunteer; since 2014 she has served on the board of the MHA as well as a member of Peninsula Family Service board.  Additionally, Kristen has been pursuing her passion for photography providing a variety of headshots and portraits for local businesses and non-profits.

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KRISTEN SANDIFER
President
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GINNY STEWART
Secretary
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EMILY K.ANDREWS
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Max Hartman is the Dean of Counseling at Cañada College in Redwood City. He has an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Francisco State University and is a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor. Max is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of California at Davis. Max has worked in community colleges for more than 10 years as a counselor and instructor, and before he became Dean he served as the Director of the Cañada College Disability Resource and Personal Counseling Centers. He lives in San Bruno with his wife Lauren and their dog Sonny.

MAX HARTMAN, MS, CRC
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PAUL KUNKEL
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Yamel Medina joined the Mental Health Association’s Board of Directors in August 2021.

YAMEL MEDINA,LCSW

Leslie Moroni is a lifelong resident of San Mateo County. She has worked with CPP, Inc. since 2000 and served as Manager and now Director of Customer Support Services.

LESLIE MORONI
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RUTH WEST

“...it has been an honor to work and interact with colleagues, board members, donors and volunteers from various backgrounds who share a common goal and mission to help others...I am grateful for the community’s role in bringing hope and opportunity to our...citizens."

- L. Woodworth, Former MHA Board Member