David Fox, M.D.
David Fox, M.D., is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1962 with a degree in Social Relations, and cum laude from Yale University School of Medicine in 1966. He completed his internship in Pediatrics and Child Development at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and did his psychiatric residency and fellowship at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. He was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School from 1973-1977, and since 1977 has been a Professor of Psychiatry with the University of California at San Francisco. His professional experience is extensive, serving as the Associate Chief of Psychiatry at Valley Medical Center, and the Medical Director of the Renaissance Adolescent Center for Clovis Community Hospital, and was the director of Child and Adolescent Services at Cedar Vista Hospital. He also served as the Director of Psychiatric Training at Valley Children’s Hospital for 18 years. Dr. Fox is also a consultant to the California State Diagnostic School for Neurologically Handicapped Children. He holds certifications in Psychiatry-Neurology, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Fox is the author of numerous publications.
Gina Keller, Psy.D, LMFT
Individual, Group & Family Therapist
Dr. Keller is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and an unlicensed psychologist. Her Master’s level training took place at the University of San Francisco where she achieved her Master’s in Counseling. She then earned her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in 2003 with an emphasis on children and family issues. She has experience with Butte County Youth Services where she conducted individual and group therapy with children and adolescents in a residential facility. She also conducted AB3632 evaluations for the Severely Emotionally Disturbed population as well. She has also worked for the Spirit of Woman, a residential facility for women recovering from drug/alcohol issues where Dr. Keller was the Clinical Director for the Children’s Program, supervising attachment based therapy and play therapy as well as parenting groups. Dr. Keller is also trained in the Marshack Interacton Method and Beginning level Theraplay Model for attachment based therapy. She has also gathered clinical experience doing day treatment groups and individual therapy at the San Joaquin Psychotherapy Center where the severely mentally ill were treated with individual and group psychotherapy using a range of modalities such as art therapy, sand tray therapy, recreational therapy, music therapy, dream work, and process group therapy.
Dr. Keller has been in Private Practice in Fresno since 2000 and contracts with DN Associates and Core Conditions, Inc. to provide individual, group and family therapy.
Shari Marquez, M.S., LMFT
Shari, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, has spent over 20 years working in the Mental Health field. She received her B.S. in Education and Psychology, as well as a Secondary Teaching Credential, from the University of Michigan and her M.S. in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from California State University, Fresno. Shari has extensive experience in art and play therapy and in the treatment of trauma. She is currently the Clinical Program Supervisor for Resource Center for Survivors (RCS) (formerly Rape Counseling Services) where she supervises and trains novice therapists. Shari provided group therapy for CCI for many years, but now primarily focuses on conducting trainings on various mental health topics for CCI and DNA staff members.
David Bethea, RRW
Substance Abuse Specialist
David is the Executive Director for Youth OPS, a non-profit community youth development corporation he founded in 2003. He is also is the Adolescent Treatment Supervisor for Fresno New Connections Substance Abuse Services. David began his work in prevention in 1989 with John Jay College in Queens New York. He has attended Hampton University and Teacher’s College at Columbia University.
In 1995, David was hired as a Prevention Specialist for Fresno New Connections (FNC) and was lead staff for numerous community prevention services and activities. In 1998, David was hand-picked by Kings View Corporation to run its county-wide Friday Night Live Youth Development Program. David has been asked to speak at numerous colleges, schools, and communities on various approaches and techniques in youth development.
David was asked to return to FNC in 2004 to supervise and facilitate adolescent treatment as well as family groups. In 2005, David was also hired by the Fresno County Office of Education to supervise the Safe and Healthy Kids After-School Program for West Fresno School District.
David has also provided trainings on youth development to the Fresno Parks and Recreation Dept., Boys and Girls Clubs, various community based organizations, schools and churches.
Cheryl has always had an interest in health and healing. She became interested in reflexology after experiencing the many benefits for herself. Some of the benefits include releasing toxins that have accumulated in our bodies by using different reflex points on our hands, feet, and ears. This also helps to relieve stress and promote relaxation, which in turn helps our body work more efficiently and heal. She studied at The American Academy of Reflexology in Los Angeles, CA and became certified in February 2006. She provides weekly reflexology sessions for our youth.
JoAnn Heffington, M.A.
JoAnn Heffington is a registered clinician with the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) who provides hippotherapy intervention (therapy with horses). JoAnn has a very strong background in education, teaching, and equine management. Her many notable accolades, accomplishments, and credentials include the following:
•Certified PATH Inter. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) Instructor
•Certified PATH Inter. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
•Owner of Fresno Hippotherapy, a consulting, educational, and referral business
•Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (semi-retired)
•Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (retired)
•Holder of a Masters Degree in Education and CA Teaching Credential
•Over 40 years of equine experience
JoAnn is a native Fresnan who has a deep love for our community and a lifelong commitment to serving individuals with physical, mental, emotional, and social challenges. She continually strives to develop new and innovative interventions to help individuals who are at risk or who have disabilities.
Certified Yoga Instructor
Eric is a certified yoga teacher through the teacher training program of the White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara CA . He has been teaching yoga since 2002 in the Fresno area. Eric has also studied with master yoga teachers Annie Carpenter and Max Strom. This experience made the mind body connection his main focus. The mind-body connection allows you to be in moment letting go of the past and the future . We spend so much of our lives riding an emotional roller coaster consumed by stress. Yoga teaches you to find a balance in life. Eric provides weekly yoga classes for adults and youth.
Rafael Bastien-Herrera, M.DIV, M.A.
Rafael grew up in Pinedale (a negatively reputable “barrio” in North Fresno), and at a very young age, was forced into the gang life to survive. After years of all that is within the topsy-turvy confines of a gang infested environment, Rafael, tired of the life, at the age of 17, joined the United States Military, seeking something more. During those years, it was a learning adventure to say the least. After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, Rafael (since 1982) has dedicated his life to teaching, ministering and counseling adults and at-risk youth who have gone down the wrong path in life.
Rafael attended Southwestern University in Dallas, Texas and earned a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry with a minor in Counseling, and later received his M.A. in Mass Communications, and his second, a M.Div. in Theology. He has experience in working in group homes and juvenile correctional facilities. Rafael is currently the Director of The Word Walk School of Ministry where he trains men for practical ministry. Rafael is also a teacher/counselor at the Fresno Rescue Mission’s Men’s Academy where he interacts with parolees, the homeless, and gang members, in giving positive and solid direction for their lives.