Board of Directors

Executive Director
Lisa Perry, MSW

Lisa Perry is a graudate of Ohio State University.  She brings over 26 years of clinical and social service expertise in a broad variety of clinical and social services settings. Her experience ranges from grassroots and faith-based organizations, psychotherapy, to large community based social services and mental health services, housing communities, hospitals, and addiction/recovery services in the community and correctional facilities.  Lisa has a passion for social justice, women's equality and helping others discover their purpose and maximize their potential.

Clinical Director
Renee M. Lindquist, LCSW
Renee Lindquist is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the mental health field formally for 22 years and has been involved in social justice work since the early 90's, during the AIDS crisis. She has worked in many settings,   primarily focusing on working with oppressed and marginalized groups. She has extensive experience in Community Mental Health working with adults around issues of trauma, grief, and addiction from a relationally oriented perspective. In addition, Renee has a private practice in Oakland where she works primarily with the LGBTQQIP community. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work at Smith College School for Social Work with a research interest in Animal Assisted Therapy and its effectiveness when working with clients who have experienced developmental trauma, through an Intersubjective lens.

Administrative and Marketing Assistant
Amber de Joya

Amber was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. in 2002. She graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2012 with a BA in Fine Arts. When she is not offering support to the Women's Therapy Center, she illustrates children's books for writers on the Autism spectrum. Amber is an avid supporter of feminism, equal rights, the LGBT movement, and BLM.