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About Us

Starting in Fall of 2019, Sierra Child and Family Services, El Dorado County Behavioral Health and the El Dorado Union High School District partnered to create on-campus Wellness Centers for students at the school sites.  

The  goal of the Wellness Centers is to assist students and families with navigation to community resources, to offer a safe space on campus and to improve the overall health and well-being of the students.
 

Meet the Team
Kim Hughes, LCSW
Kim Hughes

Clinical Director School Based Mental Health

Hello, I am Kim. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been providing mental health services to youth and families in El Dorado County since 1993.  I like to celebrate resiliency of young people and help them recognize their potential to grow and become leaders. 

Taylor Johnson, LMFT
Taylor Johnson

Director of Wellness Centers/Clinician

Hello!!  My name is Taylor. I am a LMFT. I have been working in the mental health field for 9+ years. I utilize a strength based approach and have a passion in supporting teens feeling empowered. When I am not working, I like to watch Netflix or take my dogs on adventures! I look forward to meeting you! 

Jennifer Owens, LPCC
Jennifer Owens

Co-Director of Wellness/Clinician

Hello!  My name is Jennifer, I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  I have worked in the mental health field for 16 years and have a passion for helping teens to feel empowered.  In my free time I love to be outside relaxing.  

Erica Johnstone, LMFT
Erica Johnstone

Clinician/LMFT

Hi! I'm Erica and I am an LMFT. I have worked  in a variety of mental health settings for the past 8 years. I am passionate about empowering youth to develop coping strategies, overcome struggles, and cultivate their own inner peace. I am extremely excited to return to a school setting and look forward to meeting you! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, swimming, surfing, cooking, and reading.

Lupita Rivas
Lupita Rivas

Mental Health Advocate

Hi! My name is Lupita, I am a BSW student. I have lived in El Dorado County my entire life, so I am excited to meet you all. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my family and make spontaneous road trips. Again, I look forward to meeting you. 

Carlie Regan, MSW Intern
Carlie Regan

Clinician/MSW Intern

Hey, I'm Carlie! I have been supporting our community's youth for about 6+ years! I live with my two cats, big dog Huckleberry and fiancé in downtown Placerville, and enjoy yoga, art, and hiking on our local trails. Mindfulness and creativity are my favorite tools. I'm excited to work with you!

Lupita Rivas

Mental Health Advocate

Hi! My name is Lupita, I am a BSW student. I have lived in El Dorado County my entire life, so I am excited to meet you all. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my family and make spontaneous road trips. Again, I look forward to meeting you.

Hannah Jones
Hannah Jones

Mental Health Advocate, BSW

I’m Hannah. I have my BSW and have been working in various social work settings for nearly a decade. In my personal time, you’ll find me on my homestead spending time my family and animals while gardening, building, or reading. 

Julie Serrato, AMFT
Julie Serrato

Clinician/AMFT

Hi! My name is Julie and I am an AMFT. I have over a decade of experience working in schools and mental health. On my days off I enjoy hikes, working out, reading, puzzles, Legos, writing and coloring. Looking forward to meeting you!

Lorrayna Angel, ASW
Lorrayna Angel

Clinician/ASW

Hi! I’m Lorrayna Angel and I’m an Associate Social Worker. I’ve worked with children, teens and their families for several years. I’m passionate about bringing mental health awareness into our communities. On my off time I enjoy being around any animals (the furrier the better) and reading thriller mystery books. Give me some suggestions! I look forward to chatting with you here at the Wellness Center!

Sharron Edgecombe
Sharron Edgecombe

Mental Health Advocate

Hello, I'm Sharron from London, England. I have 20 plus years of teaching Creative Writing, Interpersonal Skills and Functional Academics to adults and kids with autism. My free time is spent gallivanting with my four legged hound, Bella.

Brooke Gray
Brooke Gray

Mental Health Advocate

Hi there, I’m Brooke. I have been serving the youth of El Dorado County for several years in various capacities, and I am very excited to now offer my support in the Wellness Centers! In my free time I enjoy paddle boarding, exploring and hiking new terrain, yoga, gardening and spending quality time with my boyfriend and 6 cats! I’m passionate about mental health and helping others feel comfortable to learn, share and grow.

Kelly Boylan, AMFT
Kelly Boylan

Clinician/AMFT

Hello! My name is Kelly, and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. My therapeutic approach is one of curiosity, acceptance, and collaboration. I work through the lenses of narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, and queer theory. I'm passionate about film photography, sewing my wardrobe, and spending time outdoors. 

Katie Hacker
Katie Hacker

Mental Health Advocate

Hi, I'm Katie! I have worked in the mental health field in various roles over the last 20 years. I love camping, watching sports and relaxing with friends and family. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

Eryn Dixon
Eryn Dixan

Mental Health Advocate

Hey there! My name is Eryn and I am from Grass Valley. I have been in the mental health field for about 3 1/2 years now. I enjoy working with our youth and being an easy person to talk to. In my free time, I enjoy socializing with friends, kayaking, or simply laying around the house.