Support and Care

Hub staff come from social work, education, and clinical fields, bringing expertise and real-world insight to working with clients in all of our programs.


Noeli Cardenas Zamora


Clinical Director, Community Mental Health Hub at Hanna

Noeli Cardenas Zamora is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years of clinical experience providing treatment to children and adults in various sectors of the mental health community in both Southern and Northern California. As a licensed clinical supervisor, she has overseen the administration of treatment programs that facilitate clinical services for at risk children, families, and adults. Noeli is a bilingual/bicultural provider with specialized training in the areas of trauma, grief and loss, behavioral analysis, intimate partner relations and Latinx women. Noeli has been an invited speaker in the areas of clinical treatment of children, professional development, and overcoming barriers to mental health recovery. She is a distinguished graduate of Pepperdine University where she received specialized training in the areas of assessment and treatment of Latinx clients. She was also appointed as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.


Fay Hartje


Fay Hartje gained her early experience in the mental health field by completing her BA in Psychology at Oregon State University and then working with the University of Washington’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Fay graduated with her MA in Clinical Counseling at Sonoma State University where her clinical rotation on a child abuse treatment team involved working with children and families with complex trauma backgrounds. Fay utilizes a multi-model approach to treatment including psychodynamic talk therapy, trauma-focused CBT, art therapy, and nervous system-based applications. Fay works with clients to identify their needs and goals and does so by supporting connection, exploring identity and working to regulate the nervous system.


Dr. Rachel Segundo


Manager of Clinical Services for Legacy Program

Dr. Rachel Segundo has been at Hanna since June 2020 and has 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She has provided services to victims of sexual assault of various ages as a hotline counselor and hospital respondent, in addition to working with abused and neglected children in the California foster system as an advocate. In her role at Hanna, Dr. Segundo oversees the daily functioning of the clinical aspect of our Legacy program, collaborating with leaders of other departments to ensure quality services and continuity of care. She also provides direct services to our youth and families.

Emily Alona, LCSW #69804


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)Coordinator

Emily is a Sonoma native, graduating from Sonoma Valley High School before moving to Southern California. She received her BA from Long Beach State University and MSW from California State University, Fullerton. She worked with young children and their parents, both in Early Childhood Education as well as Early Childhood Mental Health, with an emphasis on improving parent-child relationships.  Emily has worked at Hanna Center since 2015. She enjoys traveling and, above all else, spending time with her husband and young daughter.


Eliana Martin, MSW, ACSW


Bilingual Mental Health Clinician

Eliana Martin is a bilingual Clinical Social Worker; she obtained her master’s in social work from Western Carolina University. She enjoys working with people from all backgrounds but specializes in BIPOC individuals; especially Spanish speaking migrants, and those who identify as LGBTQAI +. Her practice prioritizes Cultural Humility, Solution-Focused, Client-Centered, and LGBTQAI+ affirmative care.


Erminio Carreno


Clinical Trainee (MFT Student)

Erminio has been at Hanna Center for 6 years, he has taken many roles at out center beginning as a youth counselor, following with coordinator of residence and caseworker roles. Currently Erminio is transitioning into the role of MFT Trainee, he is enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling masters program at Sonoma State University and is working towards getting licensed as a marriage and family therapist.  As a Latinx MFT trainee, he is passionate about serving the Spanish-speaking community and helping lessen the fear of accessing mental health services. Erminio is interested in furthering his clinical work with adolescents experiencing trauma, Hanna Center alums, families, couples and adults. 



Dr. Sita-Marie Pillay


Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Sita-Marie Pillay obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the CSPP at Alliant International University. While Dr. Pillay has worked with a wide range of clientele, she has a current emphasis on transitional-age youth. She has found that each client is unique in their needs and uses multi-theoretical psychology to support her clients. Dr. Pillay’s research includes multiethnic adolescents who have experienced events of trauma and bibliotherapy. Her current specialties include the LBGTQAI+ population, the South Asian-Pacific Islander community, the multiethnic identity, suicide awareness, and trauma.