Rawna Romero, LMFT
Director of Clinical Services and Programs
Rawna has been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist since 2005. In addition to her work as a clinician, she has been supervising trainees and interns since 2007, most recently through the auspices of the California Institute for Integral Studies.
Angie joined Grateful Heart in October 2016 as Financial Coordinator and is tasked with overseeing most of the financial activities for the Grateful Heart interns. With more than 30+ years of marketing, business development, and customer service expertise, Angie is excited working in the background supporting the interns as they work towards full licensure certification.
Paul LeBars, MA
Paul brings his passion for the organization and the community to the position of Intake Coordinator. Paul completed his masters degree at John F. Kennedy University in 2013 with his focus being in Transpersonal Psychology, and continues his life’s work in facilitating healing in the world and inspiring others.
Susannah Harris, MA
Susannah brings with her a true desire to support the agency and each of its interns as they move through the internship process. Most of Susannah’s career has been spent working in the non-profit youth development field.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President of the Board
Jessica holds a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University and is currently employed as a Senior Manager of Vendor Management at Lam Research. She was sought as a member of the Board of Directors for her experience in operational planning, budgeting and forecasting, contracts management, team building, leadership development, strategic planning and project management, as well as her involvement in community and philanthropic organizations.
Laura Gardner, MA, LMFT
Laura is a holistic psychotherapist in private practice and sees women, men, and couples in Emeryville, California. She specializes in relationship issues, repetitive behavior patterns, healing sexual abuse, and working with interracial couples. As a graduate of John F. Kennedy University, she did the majority of her internship hours under Marsha Hiller, MFT, in Berkeley, and spent her final 8 months as an intern at Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center.
Larisa Blum, MA, JD, LMFT
Larissa joined Grateful Heart upon graduating from JFK University with a degree in somatic psychology. She became licensed in 2015 and has continued on with Grateful Heart participating in the pilot Bridge Program which seeks to provide continued training for licensed clinicians, supporting their development as supervisors and building a multi-generational therapist community.
Chief Financial Officer, Board Treasurer
Sunny founded Sunny Books and offers bookkeeping and systems design for entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations in the United States and Canada, working remotely throughout North America. Her experience in fiscal management, bookkeeping, human resources and non profit management have been an invaluable contribution to our agency and Board. In addition to her work in finances, Sunny is an devoted ceramicist and artist.
Isabel Diamond, MA, MFTi
Intern Liaison to the Board
In her role as Intern Liaison to the Board, Isabel represents the interns at board meetings. She also shares information from the board, with the interns. Isabel spent 20 years working in tech, designing software so that it would be easy to use. She also held positions as a manager and a software developer. Isabel is excited to bring her diverse skills to the Grateful Heart organization.
Mary Owen, LMFT
Founder & Board Member 2006-2014
Mary Owen founded Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center in 2006, following several years as an adjunct professor and a clinical supervisor for MFT interns and Master’s students in San Francisco. She acted as the clinical director from founding until 2014, and she continues to consult and supervise at Grateful Heart.