OUR STORY

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DR. TATUM - CEO

Matthew Tatum, PsyD received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. Early in his career, he played a key role in helping develop two integrated behavioral health departments for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Fresno County. In 2015 he assumed the Executive Director role at First Steps Recovery. There he grew a single, six bed residential drug and alcohol treatment center into a six bed detoxification facility, 16 bed residential treatment center, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program, and 30 bed sober living program. Expanding services such as this is a passion and life’s work for Dr. Tatum. His goal for Sierra Meadows is to expand services to the entire Central Valley and be able to provide care for all those in need.

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STEPHANIE PATRICK,

PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

Stephanie Patrick-Calvillo, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, with training and experience treating patients with psychiatric disorders across the lifespan and across practice environments; including inpatient and outpatient settings. Her education includes a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on Executive Healthcare as well as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization from the University of St. Louis. Stephanie provides personalized, compassionate, and comprehensive care for patients.  When not caring for patients Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and collecting plants.

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KRISTINE WILLIAMS, COO

Kristine is an accomplished healthcare operations professional with over 17 years experience in healthcare.  She is passionate about ensuring people receive the quality healthcare they deserve.  She has represented long term care facilities to the California State Workforce Investment Board and chaired the workforce committee for California Association of Healthcare Facilities.  She holds a bachelor's degree in human development from California State University Hayward. Originally from the Bay Area, Fresno has been her home for the past twenty years.  She is a mother of two who loves hiking and traveling with her husband.  

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AMANDA FRANTZ, MSW - PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Amanda holds a BA in Psychology from University of Phoenix and MSW from Brandman University. Prior to coming to Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, Amanda was the Program Manager at Eminence Healthcare, where she led a team of counselors and therapists who provided services across thirty school sites in the Central Valley. She has always had a deep desire to care for others. Traveling and spending time in Europe taught her to appreciate life on a deeper level — particularly the value of time — and prepared her for the fast and furious life of being a mom, wife, student and working professional. She met her husband on a blind Taco Tuesday date and they have been together ever since.

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LOUISA GEE, MS - CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Louisa was born and raised in Scotland and attended the University of St. Andrews, where she earned her MA in Social Anthropology. After finishing school, she emigrated to the United States and earned her MA in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling. She is devoted to working with attachment, grief and loss issues, and helping clients learn to accept and embrace their emotions. Her clinical orientation is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) perspective. In her personal life, Louisa is a wife and mother of two amazing boys. She is passionate about helping people love who they are and find inner peace.

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NIKKI HILL - PROGRAM DIRECTOR, SMBH RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER

Nikki grew up in the Central Valley and holds a BS in Human Development from Azusa Pacific University. She brings over 12 years of experience leading programs that work with vulnerable and underserved communities with her. Prior to joining Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health, she was the Regional Director of Operations at Central Valley Training Center, providing oversight and leadership to multiple programs and managing 24/7 crisis response services for those with intellectual disabilities and dual diagnoses. Nikki is passionate about serving others and ensuring that those in need receive the quality care they deserve.  She thrives on the healing that takes place at our residential treatment centers. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with her spouse and two beautiful girls. 

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BRANDI OWENS - DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Brandi has spent nearly 20 years in Business Development working in banking, nonprofits, and healthcare. She has a long history of building trusting relationships with her partners and works to understand the needs of all parties to create mutually beneficial strategic alliances. Brandi has always taken an active role in community support while volunteering with a variety of organizations. Outside of work, Brandi enjoys playing golf and vacationing with her husband and two daughters and love traveling on weekends and watching their girls play softball.

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ANNIE FUJIKAWA - CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Annie Fujikawa holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. Prior to joining Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health as our Clinical Director overseeing our residential treatment centers, she was an associate professor of psychology at Fresno Pacific University. During her time there, she earned an Excellence in Teaching award. She also worked at Link Care Foundation where she was the Director of Missions and Member Care. Annie has always enjoyed working in the intersection of education, training, administration, and clinical work. But don’t let her degree or title fool you into thinking she is not just any other human being trying to figure out life and do her best, just like the rest of us! She is a working mother of two young children, and wife to her high school sweetheart. She balances taking care of others and her family by letting the idea of perfection go and relying on the support of a large extended family. She loves having family dance parties in her living room, bike rides through the town of Clovis and reading fiction. She hates being hungry and not having access to food, so you’ll always find her with snacks tucked away here and there. Some call her the Queen of Snacks! She is most passionate about people having experiences where they are not alone in their suffering. She thrives on witnessing healing and transformation in the lives of those she works with. She believes transformation is a beautiful and sacred thing to behold.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

We are excited to announce the opening of our not for profit collaboration Sierra Meadows Foundation.

The foundation has been established to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Follow the link below to find out more about this program or to donate.