Dr. Philippe Rey first joined Adolescent Counseling Services in 1998 as Caravan House Program Director. After three years at Caravan, he became a member of the executive team as Associate Director and has now been the agency's Executive Director since 2004. Philippe was born and raised in the French-speaking region of Switzerland and came to the United States in 1984 to attend the University of California at San Diego. In 1997 his doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in child and family therapy was conferred by Alliant International University in San Diego. Before pursuing graduate studies and a career in psychology, Philippe graduated from business school in Sion, Switzerland. Philippe operates an "Underground Dining" establishment which has served as a cultivation & fundraising vehicle for ACS since 2011.
Jennifer has 17 years of experience working in both non-profit and corporate environments. She was an editor at a leading legal publishing company and Marketing Manager at a national law firm. In 2000, Jennifer returned to the non-profit world, working as a development consultant for Stanford University. After this, she was hired by the Family Violence Law Center in Oakland, CA as a Development Coordinator. In 2005, Jennifer joined ACS as its Grant Writer and is now the agency's Foundation and Corporate Grants Officer. Jennifer has also severed as a development consultant to various non-profits located throughout CA and as a federal grant reviewer. Jennifer received her B.A. in Literature, with Honors, from UCSC and her J.D. from Golden Gate University Law School. Jennifer enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Gilbert is a recent college graduate who has grown up on military bases across the globe but calls Fairfield, California home. They hold a B.A. in Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, and Evolution, Ecology & Biodiversity as well as a minor in Art History from the University of California, Davis. In their time at UC Davis, they worked with the Peer Education program at the campus Women's Resources & Research Center as well as with BRIDGE: Pilipinx American Outreach & Retention, to create spaces for dialogue, education, and healing around issues that affect the Filipinx American and LGBTQ+ communities on the UC Davis campus. As Outlet's Program Coordinator, they hope to aid in the healing and empowerment of LGBTQ+ folks across various backgrounds in the Bay Area. Gilbert enjoys cuddling with their dogs Aberforth and Molly when they have the chance to visit home.
Ben (They/Them/Theirs) graduated Suma Cum Laude from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Sociology and a Minor in LGBTQ Studies. They have pursued the field of Youth Development through nonprofits like Hidden Villa, where they managed and facilitated experiential education programs for teens in the outdoors. They develop curriculum designed to encourage self-exploration, critical thinking, and leadership skills. Ben is a community collaborator on issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ experience, including strengthening social support for LGBTQ+ youth and increasing access to medical and mental health services. They strive to challenge cultural perceptions of sexual and gender diversity, mental health stigma, and human relationships to the environment.
This is Katie's seventh year with ACS. She has been the Site Supervisor at Terman Middle School, Jordan Middle School and Redwood High School in the past. Her prior experience includes three years at Esther B. Clark, a school for students with emotional and behavioral issues, at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto. Katie also has a private practice in Menlo Park working with adolescents and their families. Katie enjoys yoga and hiking, grew up in Palo Alto, and attended Gunn High School.
Over the past 16 years, Charlotte has gained extensive experience working as a therapist in elementary, middle and high schools, with both mainstream and Special Education programs. She worked for nine years at EMQ Families First as a Clinician in a School Program for Emotionally Disturbed Teenagers, and as a Clinical Coordinator for School-based and Intensive Transition Services. Her career has fueled by a love for children and adolescents and for the teamwork that takes place at schools. Charlotte has been trained in many different evidence based approaches and is especially fond of mindfulness. As an immigrant, she also treasures cultural diversity and awareness. Charlotte is from Denmark which has fostered a love affair with potatoes and salty licorice.