Director of Business Development
Fueled by his exposure to the impact of mental health and trauma on individuals and families, and the influence of an activist mother, Noah learned early on that he had a passion for helping people, and has spent the entirety of his professional career serving
the most vulnerable populations in some capacity. After receiving his degree in Psychology and Sociology from UC Davis, he set out on a mission to provide direction and hope to young people in the foster care and juvenile justice system placed in out-of-home care.
This led him on a path of nearly a decade of direct care at a group home and a residential treatment center with adolescents struggling with co-occurring disorders, family systems dysfunction, and involvement in the juvenile justice system and multigenerational trauma. While there, Noah discovered that the program that had been in place long before him wasn’t serving the young men they were treating anymore, and was given full support from the CEO to re-write the program. Noah worked with residents, direct care staff—both new and old, the clinical team, a consultant, and other key stakeholders to develop a new, strengths-based approach that focused on skill building and empowerment, which almost immediately increased retention, improved treatment outcomes, reduced property damage and violence, and increased successful treatment completion.