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East Bay CAMFT

Executive Officers

President:  Mary Ann Dawkins-Padigela, AMFT

Mary Ann has transitioned from a 7-year career in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft mechanic while pursuing higher education. She attended Fresno State for her undergraduate studies in 2010 and later pursued a dual degree in Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Professional Clinical Counseling at Pacific Oaks College, completing her graduate studies in 2021.

Currently, Mary Ann is balancing a full-time position at a law enforcement agency along with her part-time work in private practice. Her involvement with the East Bay CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) since 2021 reflects her interest in networking and professional development within her field. Being an active participant on the board she has enjoyed collaborating with the Board and positively contributing to the community of mental health professionals and beyond.

Outside of her professional pursuits, Mary Ann has a passion for travel, fashion and reading books. She enjoys sharing unique dining experiences with her husband. She also shares a huge interest in watching reality television shows.
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408-341-6550
Urbanhealingtherapy.net

President Elect:  (open)

Past President: (vacant)

Secretary: Nanci Finley

Treasurer: Khea Gumbs

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Directors

Continuing Education Director: (open) 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Director: Nauser Wolfe, LMFT

Nauser took the long road to becoming a therapist. After first getting a BA and MA in linguistics from UC Santa Cruz and then completing a pre-med post-baccalaureate program at SF State, eventually, his interest in communication and health led him to complete an MA in counseling psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Today he works primarily with children and parents in private practice at SF Bay Play Therapy, but he also loves working with adults who see their own personal growth and healing as an integral part of their efforts to make the world a healthier, safer, and more just place to live for all beings. When he's not working, he enjoys reading, spending time outside with his wife and son, and building community. Nauser joined the board of East Bay CAMFT in order to connect with other therapists and to further his growth as a leader and a man of service.
Contact
sfbayplaytherapy.com
nauserbear.com
(510) 394-5373

Events Director: Jen Shelby

Hospitality Director: (open)

Member-at-Large:  Beth Hermosillo

Member-at-Large: (open) 

Membership Director: (open)

Networking Director: Natasha Griffin

Pre-Licensed Director: Tanya Jacobs

Pre-Licensed Co/Director: (open)

Program Director: Danielle Horne, LPCC

Danielle is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor working in private practice in Walnut Creek, supporting couples and adult clients processing childhood trauma. She graduated from Liberty University with her M.A. in Professional Counseling in 2020. She joined the East Bay chapter of CAMFT to connect with other therapists and learn more about the profession in 2023.
Danielle is a lifelong learner who has earned degrees in business, women’s chaplaincy and leadership, and counseling. Managing programs naturally fits her curiosity and propensity toward growth and development. She is passionate about the voice of the self and healing in community spaces. She looks forward to hearing from our membership about spaces for therapists to regroup, connect, and prepare for the future! She enjoys great food, working out, and hiking with East Bay CAMFT.
Contact
510-214-3980

Program Co/Director: (open)

Social Media Liason: (open)

Special Interest Groups:

Hiking/Special Events Group Director: Craig Toondor, LMFT

Craig Toonder is a licensed MFT specializing in somatic psychology and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. He received his Master’s degree at John F. Kennedy University in 2003. Craig is trained in several body-mind psychotherapies including Formative Therapy, the Hakomi Method, Somatic Experiencing, the Tamura Method, Somatic Resilience & Regulation, Psycho-Physical Therapy and Psychedelic Somatic Institute Psychotherapy.
He has a private practice in Oakland, CA and teaches private classes in the use of touch in psychotherapy.

He enjoys hiking, camping, baseball, Italy and non-dual consciousness.
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Networking Group Alameda County: Annia Raysberg, LMFT

Annia Raysberg, LMFT, is a dedicated therapist with a thriving private practice situated in Castro Valley, CA. Annia earned her B.A. in Psychology with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley, laying the foundation for her commitment to the field. Continuing her educational journey, she achieved her M.A. in Psychology with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy, earning High Honors at Golden Gate University from 2008 to 2010.
Annia specializes in EMDR/Flash Technique and has a keen focus on Addiction & Recovery, catering to the needs of adults aged 18 and over. Beyond her clinical work, she is deeply engaged in various psychology-related activities. Annia finds fulfillment in spending quality time with her husband and 7-year-old son. She actively facilitates psychology-related groups and participates in 12-step meetings.

A passionate advocate for mental health, Annia extends her expertise to creative psychotherapy projects. She has developed a deck of Wellness Exercises, showcasing her innovative approach to therapeutic practices (visit her website for more information). Additionally, Annia expresses her dedication to the field through the creation of videos, insightful articles, and other impactful contributions. With a holistic and dynamic approach to her work, Annia Raysberg embodies a commitment to the well-being of her clients and the broader community.
Contact
www.AnniaRaysberg.com
Mobile & confidential voicemail: 415-244-6647

Non-board positions:

Administrative Lead: Sandy Smith
Website Coordinator: Nancy Orr


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