Sonoma County Indian Health Project Behavioral Health Team
Getting to know your Behavioral Health Providers
Phone: (707) 521-4550
Todd Spath, LMFT, BHS Director
From working with non-profits and other organizations in LA, Todd has lots of experience with patients who have experienced addiction, abuse, trauma, and severe mental illness. He has also worked with a diverse range of patients including families, couples, and children.
He likes meeting and learning about many different people and feels that creating trust is one of the most important aspects of therapy. Todd,“loves people’s stories”
and believes that “people are the most interesting thing on earth”and believes in creating a unique bond with his patients to strengthen their trust.
While working in LA, Todd worked with an IHS clinic and had an impactful experience there. He was impressed with their addiction recovery treatment programs, and it got him thinking about how Western values and native values are very different than each other. Todd enjoys running as a form of self-care and enjoys basketball.
Constance Collins, LCSW
Connie is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in grief work, trauma, substance use disorders, intimate partner violence, and conflict mediation. Connie is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II (CADC-II), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCJP) and Wellbriety Firestarter. She has been working with the Native community for many years and her passion lies in providing care to Indigenous people.
Connie utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Supportive Therapy, and EMDR. She believes that genuine, respectful, and trustworthy relationships are the foundation of successful patient-doctor relationships.
Connie is passionate about journeying with patients during difficult times in their lives, and ensuring they know they can trust her and her judgement. When she’s not busy providing care to her patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, serving her tribe, and catering to her beloved pets. In her free time, Connie also enjoys riding her motorcycle as she is always looking for new adventures and ways to expand her knowledge and experience.
Overall, Connie is an experienced and passionate LCSW that genuinely cares about her patients and their well-being. Her commitment to her patients and her expertise in her field makes her an invaluable asset to the community.
Eileen Evind, LCSW
Meet Eileen, a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is dedicated to serving the Native American community. With a strong belief in providing high-quality, culturally competent care, Eileen strives to address the needs of individuals who have historically faced limited access to essential services. She specializes in trauma-focused psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy for young children (ages 0-5), play therapy for children (ages 5-12), attachment-based therapy, and identity development. In her patient-provider relationships, Eileen places great emphasis on safety and trust as essential elements for progress towards desired goals.
Beyond her profession, Eileen finds joy in spending time in nature, traveling, connecting with friends and family, and attending live music events. Given her ancestral roots, she holds a special connection to Ireland and Norway, which she plans to visit in the future. Eileen values authenticity and strives to be her true self in all interactions. Her genuine desire is to create a safe space where patients can also feel comfortable being their authentic selves.
Eileen, whose name has Irish and Norwegian origins, is committed to providing patient-centered care with cultural sensitivity. She welcomes individuals from all backgrounds and aims to support their healing journey while ensuring a trusted therapeutic relationship.
Susan Guerrero, PsyD
Growing up and living in San Francisco, Susan has worked in community clinics including Lifelong, Axis Community Health, and West County Health as a psychologist. Before she came a psychologist, she worked as a health educator and HIV testing counselor at Glide Memorial, the Women’s Community Clinic, and Haight Ashbury Free clinic.
Susan greatly enjoys working in public health and serving the community that she lives in. Susan’s career has led her to have lots of exposure and experiences in working with many different people who have experienced trauma in their lifetime. She is a certified EMDR practitioner and enjoys being able to provide this type of therapy to her patients. EMDR is an eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy that is used to treat mental health conditions that stem from memories of past traumatic events and is best known for its role in treating PTSD.
One of Susan’s greatest values in her work is creating a trusting and safe environment for her patients. She believes that her patients should feel safe coming to their health care providers and feel supported and respected no matter what they are coming in for.
Outside of work, Susan enjoys sewing quilts, going on hikes with my friends, and live theatre. She has even worked for state parks in the past and lived on Angel Island. You might run into her at the Berkely Repertory Theatre – where she has been a ticket holder for 17 years!
Brandon Allen, ASW
Brandon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a member of the Mechoopda Indian tribe of Chico Rancheria. He holds a master’s in social Welfare from UC Berkeley and has been working in the mental health field for over 8 years.
Brandon specializes in working with school-aged youth and adolescents in a trauma-informed, client centered, and strengths-based approach. Brandon strives to create a safe and trusting environment for his patients and believes that connection is essential to successful treatment. When he is not working, Brandon enjoys trying new foods, being out in nature, traveling, and geeking out to all things nerdy. He is also an author, having published a children's book titled "The Very Lonely Boy" in 2020. Brandon identifies as two-spirit and is committed to advocating for Native communities.
Emily Luna, Care Coordinator (Pomo/Wailaki/Concow)
As the Behavioral Health Integration Care Coordinator, Emily helps navigate patients for whole-person care to SCIHP clinic and tribal services, and refer to community resources as needed. Emily has 9 years of experience in healthcare and is a graduate of Santa Rosa Junior College with degrees in Social & Behavioral Sciences as well as Liberal Arts & Sciences. She is an enrolled member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation and is from Sonoma County. Emily enjoys walking the local trails, running, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog.
Sally Barbella, FNP
Sally is a highly experienced Nurse Practitioner with a BSN from Columbia University, an MSN in Nursing and FNP from the University of Phoenix and post graduate credentials in Psychiatric Mental Health from Cal State Long Beach. She is passionate about Mental Health and has been working in the field of Addiction Medicine since 2007.
When she is not working, Sally enjoys spending quality time with her two grandchildren, Rose, and Charlie. She loves playing My Little Pony with Rose and cars with Charlie, as well as teaching them how to salsa. In her spare time, Sally enjoys growing flowering succulents and sewing baby quilts.
Sally chose to work for SCIHP because of the opportunity to be part of an integrative medical model and to work with a team of providers. She is excited to be able to provide quality care to her patients.
John is an experienced provider specializing in trauma-focused care and delighted to be part of SCIHP's Behavioral Health Department. He was drawn to this clinic by stories shared by a former coworker who also came to work for SCIHP. When offered a tour of the facility by the Behavioral Health Director, John instantly felt the positive and welcoming atmosphere, confirming his decision to join.
With a focus on trauma-informed care, John believes that trust, guided by love, is the key to authentic healing in a provider-patient relationship. He understands that without a strong foundation of trust, true progress is difficult to achieve. John is passionate about creating a safe and supportive space where patients can explore and understand themselves better.
Outside of work, John finds joy in playing drums, chanting, and anything related to water. He also has an interesting hobby as a percussionist in a local rock band.
John wants his patients to know that their safety and privacy are of utmost importance. He is committed to providing loving care and focused attention, helping patients uncover hidden aspects of themselves and facilitating their healing journey. With John's guidance, patients can expect a compassionate and transformative experience that encompasses both physical and emotional well-being.
Adam Villagomez, AODC-A (Dakota/Chippewa)
Adam is a certified substance abuse counselor and has started working at SCIHP in 2004. He is Dakota/Chippewa and a graduate of tribal college- D.Q. University. He provides individual and group counseling at SCIHP Outpatient Program. He also provides jail diversion services to local jails for Native American inmates who qualify for treatment instead of incarceration. Adam is a member of Native Resistance Drum Group and has been involved in his traditional tribal practices since 1993 when he became clean/sober. He has experienced that the most successful addiction recovery for Native Americans is being connected to their tribal culture. Adam has experienced that everyone is on their own path and is in support of anything that provides support and healing for the person.
Kenny Dumbrill, SUDCC (Northern Arapaho)
Kenny Dumbrill has been with Sonoma County Indian Health Project’s Behavioral Health Department since 2012. He provides counseling, education related to chemical dependency, and works individually with the patient to address treatment needs.
He facilitates culturally appropriate outpatient recovery support groups. Kenny conducts assessments and recommendations for treatment for clients seeking treatment / MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) services.
Kenny received his education from the University of Wyoming, and Santa Rosa Junior College. He is a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming.