Dr. Doreen Samelson
Chief Clinical Officer
The Catalight Foundation
Dr. Doreen Samelson (aka Dr. Sam) is part of the movement for change in healthcare and services, with a focus on the successful management of Northern California’s growing demand for behavioral health services. She uses her 20+ years of experience to guide clinical operations and program development for multiple organizations, including Catalight Care Services.
Dr. Samelson’s Qualifications:
- Licensed clinical psychologist
- Post-Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology
- Doctoral Degree in Psychology
- Master of Science in Psychology
- Master of Science in Experimental Psychology
VP, Remote Care and Program Design
The Behavioral Health Provider Network
As the Vice President of Remote Care & Program Design, Brianna is responsible for new program design and leadership focused on expanding care opportunities and offerings for Catalight. As a parent herself, Brianna views care as a whole family approach and is focused on making treatments and solutions that make parenting easier.
Brianna has over 15 years of experience caring for clients and families with autism and developmental disabilities. Starting as a Behavior Interventionist and Integration Teacher, Brianna has held various leadership positions in the field. She currently oversees behavioral health and clinical initiatives impacting the autism and developmental disability communities helping to build a comprehensive set of clinical standards and industry-leading solutions in client care and treatment. Brianna is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, holds a Masters Degree in Special Education, and is working on a Master of Public Health and Healthcare Administration degree.
- Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
- Master of Arts in Special Education and Teaching
- Hawaii Licensed Behavior Analyst
- Bachelor of Arts in Art History
Consulting Editor, myBrightlink
Strategic Communications Consultant,
C2 Communication + Creative
Chuck has consulted with Easterseals Northern California since 2017. He offers strategic messaging and content development expertise based on more than 20 years of communications experience in the technology, healthcare and medical device industries. In 2012, Chuck opened C2 Communication + Creative which serves the strategic messaging and reputation needs of clients of all sizes with a focus on communication planning, communication initiatives, creative design services and news and social media outreach.
- Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communications
- Executive Mini MBA Certification