Roster and Biographies

 

 

https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=264CPF Chair<div class="ExternalClassE21AF77C10714897BE18271CBBCC79B8">CPF<br></div><div class="ExternalClassEFBA8D4F478645D3940AAB8BBE204E88"><p>​<span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Jeff Hughes is a retired Fire Captain with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) with 38 years of firefighting experience. </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Jeff is a third generation Firefighter whose father died of occupational cancer after serving 21 years with the Long Beach Fire Department.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">  Jeff spent 3.5 years as an Assistant Fire Training Officer and retired out of the Risk Management section as the OCFA’s Cancer Awareness and Prevention program manager. Jeff is currently the chair position for the working group to create the Orange County Fire Chief’s Operational Annex for contamination reduction as well as he was as original member of the California State FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Working Group to create a working plan for the mental wellness needs during incidents. Jeff currently participates in the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health subcommittee and has been on the OCFA Peer Support team for many years. Jeff organized a one-day Behavioral Health symposium for fire service partners in Orange County. Dubbed “Past-Present-Future” for first responder mental health learning from our past. Jeff also attended the National Fire Academy Managing Fire Officer Program and Safety Program-Operations. Jeff is also a qualified Line Safety Officer by the National Wildland Coordinating Group. Jeff represents the California Professional Firefighters for both the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health and Cancer Prevention Subcommittees.</span>​<br></p></div>mailto: jeffhughes@ocfirefighers.orgJeff Hughes
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=254Ventura County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassD59100BF18874842AE4381B34649F93A">Ventura County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassEFF6C9E018894A6993BA56AFCD96BBB5"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">I started my career in 1996 as a seasonal Fire Control Worker on the Ventura County Fire Department Hand Crew. I was hired continuously until becoming a permanent/full-time FCW in 1999.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">I was a liaison between the County and CalFire as a VMP, which job functions primarily revolved around using inmate hand crews as a labor force to implement prescribed burn plans in the County of Ventura and also responding to wildland incidents as Gulf Strike Teams.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I was hired as a Firefighter in September 2001 and served as a firefighter for seven years until I was promoted to Engineer in 2008 and currently hold that rank. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">I am currently my Locals President and have served in that capacity for five years. I have also been involved with several department cadres and committees throughout my career in most disciplines within the department.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">I attended Simi Valley High School<strong> </strong>and graduated in 1995, then heard both Oxnard and Moorpark Community Colleges working on degrees and certificates in Early Childhood Education, History, and Fire Technologies. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">I have my Bachelor of Science in Theology and Cultural Engagement from Moody Bible Institute. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Throughout my career, I have been a member of our USA&R Team, Training cadres to include SCBA and Ladders, Battalion/Department Fire Cadet Coordinator, Outreach and Recruitment, and Peer Support Team Member.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">I have taught Fire Line EMT and am currently qualified as a CICCS Heavy Equipment Boss, Fire Line EMT, and Dozer Strike Team Leader Trainee.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​I have recalibrated my focus back to my wife and sons, realizing that family is the most important thing. In doing so, I have found time to camp, hunt, fish, and find peace with my family and friends. In addition, I love being able to serve the members of my local as their president and working to do things that help them in their time of need. <br></p></div>mailto: kevin.aguayo@ventura. orgKevin Aguayo
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=253U.S. Forest Service<div class="ExternalClass3A45A002F9DD41D6B932562C00AEF174">U.S. Forest Service</div><div class="ExternalClassD6EA154248964BDB906D928197EFB056"><p>​Molly Day started her fire service path as a high school intern with Livermore Fire Dept in 1991, but left the area after graduation to follow her interest in all the things that the mountains had to offer. She settled in the Sierra Foothills and has been with the USDA Forest Service working on the Stanislaus NF since 1995. She started as a temporary firefighter on a Type 3 engine in Pinecrest, California & has worked her way up via Engine Crews, Hot Shots, Fire Patrol and now is the Forest Fire Prevention Battalion Chief.  <br></p><p>Along the way, the day-to-day experiences with her Brother & Sisters have led her to value the importance of the Mental & Behavioral Health field for Wildland Fire and recognize the lack of support. After the loss of a fellow employee, in 2012, Molly became involved with the Peer Support piece of CISM for the Forest Service in hopes to fill that gap & keep the grass growing in a program that has started from the ground up.  </p><p>Education in the specific field of Mental Health has mostly been in the field, on the street & in the trenches, but she has completed formal training via ICISF course work. Her role has become that of training coach, peer support lead and backup coordinator. </p><p>When not working, Molly enjoys spending time with her 9 year old daughter & her husband (when he is home, as he is a Hotshot Captain & gone all summer). Other joys are taking care of her multiple rescue animals, yardwork, gardening regardless of how unsuccessful she is, and enjoying the simple country life in a beautiful part of California.</p><p>This is Molly's first experience participating in Firescope. She is very honored to be part of an organization and mission that she has valued throughout her career.<br></p></div>mailto: molly.day@usda.govMolly Day
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=455CALFIRE<div class="ExternalClass2D3AA20920C743268899D8593F204D20"><p>​CALFIRE<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass198AD6212F864E8BA8B47E64410B4D19"><p>​Mike Aiello is a Battalion Chief for CAL Fire’s Behavioral Health and Wellness team. Prior to promoting to Sacramento in 2019, Mike was the Peer Support Unit Lead in the Mendocino Unit. During his career, Mike has been a Firefighter, Fire Apparatus Engineer, and Station Captain. After High School, Mike attended the Basic Police & Fire Academies in Santa Rosa in 2000 & 2002. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in General Education from Mendocino College, an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Technology and is a certified Fire Officer. In 2022, Chief Aiello received the Directors Award for Superior Accomplishment for his support of the Department’s Employees. Chief Aiello is currently the statewide coordinator for Law Enforcement and Veteran Support. He has deployed to Fire Base Camps as well as Officer Involved Shootings. He holds multiple basic and advanced ICISF and IAFF behavioral operational certifications and has been utilized as both a CISM and a CISL on multiple incidents since 2017. Chief Aiello has specialized experience as a Training Captain, JAC Coordinator, and Hired Equipment Coordinator. He is both a Division and Strike Team Leader with experience in the Command Center and Helitack. Since September of 2021, Chief Aiello has been active on several Ad Hoc Committees relating to Behavioral Health within the Department. In 2022, Chief Aiello served as a Subject Matter Expert for FIRESCOPE’s Behavioral Health Taskforce specifically for Retiree Support. His experience working alongside that group prompted him to become more involved. When he is not working, Mike enjoys traveling with his wife and 3 children. He is active in all their activities which include year-round sports 4-H.​<br></p></div>mailto: mike.aiello@fire.ca.govMike Aiello
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=255Vice Chair San Diego Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass06B64E49EC794405899ECE4C4778AA82">San Diego Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass21FA7323CE86487AB1646FC1676EB36E"><p>​<br><br></p></div>mailto: jjlee@sbfire.orgJay Lee
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=256Los Angeles Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassDAAE341D4470451EA106C97D57CEFC61">Los Angeles Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassE5EB06A9F37D40E7AF86779469256E5F"><p>​<span style="text-align:justify;">Currently, Dr. Madrid is the acting director of the Los Angeles City Fire Department Behavioral Health Program. She specializes in providing empirically supported and behaviorally based treatments. Dr. Madrid provides on-call emergency response, conducts critical incident debriefings, and is responsible for management consultation and training for sworn employees.Dr. Madrid also serves as an adjunct professor in Pepperdine's Graduate School of Education and Psychology where she teaches Individual and Family Treatment of Substance Abuse and Multicultural Psychology courses to students working toward their graduate degrees. Concurrently, Dr. Madrid is also a supervisor at the Pepperdine University Community Counseling Center. In this position she trains and helps foster clinical competence in Master level students working toward licensure as a marriage and family therapist.</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Krystle Madrid received her Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) clinical internship through the Center for Multicultural Mental Health from Boston University School of Medicine. She furthered her training through a postdoctoral APA fellowship in assertive community treatment/corrections psychosocial rehabilitation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has an extensive background treating diverse populations including first responders, serious mental illness, substance abuse, trauma and populations from correctional facilities and medical settings.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr. Madrid is a highly trained clinical psychologist. Her primary focus in on treating trauma across the lifespan. She is trained in providing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Adolescent Prolonged Exposure to children and adolescents. Additionally she holds specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Prolonged Exposure for treating trauma in adults. Simultaneously, Dr. Madrid is a Gottman trained couple's therapist targeting trust development, learning effective communication skills and building emotional awareness. Additionally, she is bilingual and is able to conduct therapy in Spanish. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Krystle enjoys spending time traveling the world preferring to visit natural areas which conserve the environment and sustains the well-being of the local people. <br></p></div>Krystle Madrid, Psy.D
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=252Los Angeles County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassE87604E8E4174D6FBD0D5CDDE891E0E3">Los Angeles County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass21DDAD0FA80C44019812BF38A4B0F813"><p>​Captain Blackburn was hired with the Los Angeles County Fire Department in October of 2003. Capt. Blackburn has rose through the ranks of Firefighter, Paramedic, Engineer and promoted to Captain in June of 2019. Capt. Blackburn was interviewed and selected on July 1st of 2022 for the position of Assistant Peer Support Coordinator for Los Angeles County Fire. Education and Experience Captain Blackburn grew up in Los Angeles County and graduated in 1993 from Saugus High School. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1994-1996 in the Amazon region of Brazil. There he had the opportunity to become fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish. Upon returning he attended College of the Canyons where he pursued classes in both Fire Science and Administration of Justice. During his years as a paramedic, Captain Blackburn served as a subject matter expert for the EMS Cadre and precepted 4 paramedic students. Capt. Blackburn was a Department DMV Instructor for 4 years as well as a Rescue Youth Advisor for 5 years. Captain Blackburn is currently returning to school to finish a bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Services from BYU Idaho. Specialized Training Captain Blackburn began his education in CISM in 2013 with Los Angeles County Fire’s Basic Peer Support class. He continued his studies with Basic and Advanced ICISF Assisting Individuals in Crisis courses and Group Crisis Intervention. He has taken the Strategic Crisis Response Course for setting up critical incidents as well as learning the IAFF model of Peer Support. Capt. Blackburn has been on both sides of the table with Peer Support in his career losing a close friend in a LODD fire in Contra Costa County and good friend in his station to Cancer last year. Capt. Blackburn has been utilized on multiple critical Incidents in the last decade including the LACOFD Terapaca LODD, LACOFD Sierra Incident LODD and the recent CALFIRE RRU Memorial LODD incident. FIRESCOPE History Capt. Blackburn was tasked to find about 30 of LACOFD’s most experienced Peers and guide them through the process of getting their newly created CISM, CISL and CISK applications through FIRESCOPE. He currently assists Capt. Scott Ross who is a FIRESCOPE Member and is eager to take over for Capt. Ross as he nears retirement. Personal Interests Capt. Blackburn enjoys spending time with his 4 children attending and coaching their various sports teams. Travel and hiking are hobbies that help him decompress from the stressors of the job. ​<br></p></div>mailto: steve.blackburn@fire.lacounty.govSteve Blackburn
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=257Kern County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass3C4137B2A5D64DA89C7231ADFBEE7AFD">Kern County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClassEB9508B52DA94F1889D3D5A4DABBB22B"><p>​<br><br></p></div>mailto: dsoto@kerncountyfire.orgDavid Soto
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=419OCFA<div class="ExternalClass7BE50FD81E394CD1B4A27C8FCBFE140A"><p>​OCFA<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassB6FAF98E7138425CA1AC4E54363A3B55"><p>​Captain Lee Cabrera has over 20 years of fire service experience. He has worked for Rialto Fire Department, Arcadia Fire Department, and the last 15 years with the Orange County Fire Authority. His current assignment is Fire Station 66, where he proudly serves the citizens of Westminster. In addition to his commitment to OCFA, Captain Cabrera is also a Director on the Orange County Professional Firefighters Local 3631 Executive Board.</p><p>Captain Cabrera attended Hesperia High School and Victor Valley College, where he received an associate degree in Fire Science and Paramedicine. Captain Cabrera has a passion for the health & wellness of his fellow firefighters and is heavily involved in department programs such as WEFIT, behavioral health and cancer awareness & prevention. Captain Cabrera was the recipient of the Battalion 1 Firefighter of the Year for 2020 and 2021.     </p><p>Captain Cabrera has attended many behavioral health courses and seminars. He is a part of the peer support and critical incident stress debriefing teams for the Orange County Fire Authority. Captain Cabrera is also the Peer Support Lead for A-Shift.  </p><p>In June of 2022, Captain Cabrera was selected by Fire Chief Brian Fennessy to replace retired Captain Jeff Hughes to serve on the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Subcommittee. Being associated with such a prestigious organization is one of Captain Cabrera's greatest honors where he works proudly alongside a talented group of fire service professionals.           </p><p>During his time away from work, Captain Cabrera enjoys spending time with his family and friends and engaging in all types of outdoor activity.  Captain Cabrera enjoys camping with his family, deep sea fishing and jiu jitsu. Captain Cabrera is very proud of his profession but considers his greatest accomplishments in the life to be a good father and role model for his family.  <br></p><p><br></p></div>mailto: leecabrera@ocfirefighters.orgLee Cabrera
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=427Bureau of Land Management<div class="ExternalClassFE2E382F5BEA4A1680C5C35D732E7AE3"><p>​Bureau of Land Management<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass591B39B664234EB8B56C81EA01118815"><p>​Patricia O’Brien, PhD currently serves as Critical Incident Stress Management Program Manager for Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation Directorate. Prior to working for BLM, she worked as a clinical psychologist with Veteran’s Affairs PTSD Clinical Team in Portland, OR. She spent over 15 years in the wildland fire service with the US Forest Service, including 10 years with the Lolo Interagency Hotshots in Missoula, MT. Patricia holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Health Promotion and a from the University of Montana.<br></p></div>mailto: paobrien@blm.govPatricia Obrien
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=428Oxnard Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass8CA08F1E041A41B09799ACA38754B849"><p>​Oxnard Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass76DEB01CC51341818433E77B68F1DC88"><p>​Originally hailing from Australia, Chief Hamilton became an Oxnard Firefighter in 2005. Chief Hamilton worked as a Firefighter, Fire Engineer, Captain, Battalion Chief and on February 20th 2021, Alex Hamilton was appointed to the Fire Chief after serving 3 years as Assistant Fire Chief.</p><div>The Oxnard Fire Department has afforded Chief Hamilton the opportunity to serve on all our specialty disciplines teams; Haz Mat, USAR, Ocean Rescue and Dive Team. Early in his career with Oxnard, Alex found a way to enhance and augment the Fire Department through grant funding. Chief Hamilton has now procured and successfully managed over $23 million in grants to has provided a critical lifeline for training, equipment, vehicles and staffing – particularly in the economic downturn that started in 2009.</div><div>However, grants have also provided the department with the opportunity to develop new programs. Chief Hamilton’s most satisfying accomplishment was building a comprehensive behavioral health program for our department. However, the connection with behavioral health now runs much deeper. Chief Hamilton assisted in the development of the IAFF peer support class, and more recently the IAFF Suicide Safety Worksheet. He has deployed multi times for the IAFF to assist agencies after extraordinary events and continues to advocate for strong behavioral health programs in the fire service.</div><div>Chief Hamilton continues to support behavioral health initiatives in the Fire Service by teaching Suicide Awareness and Intervention classes. He and his team have trained over 300 fire service peer support team members in suicide intervention since the beginning of the pandemic. He is also honored to continue to be an IAFF Master instructor in Peer Support and Resiliency classes.</div><div>Chief Hamilton also founded the Oxnard Firefighters Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. The Foundation has provided a range of different support to our community; from purchasing equipment for the fire department to providing swim lessons, child seats and bike helmets to our low income residents. The Foundation’s latest initiative prior to the beginning of the pandemic was providing suicide intervention and awareness classes free of charge to first responders; police, fire and EMS personnel.</div><div>On a personal level, Alex has been married to his beautiful wife for almost 18 years and they have three children; Kayden (15), Cooper (12) and Kenzie (9) that keep them incredibly active. The Hamilton’s love to travel and explore new places. They all look forward to traveling internationally again soon.</div><div>One of the leadership quotes that Chief Hamilton tries to emulate is; “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt<br></div><p><br></p></div>mailto: alex_hamiltonsmith@yahoo.comAlex Hamilton-Smith
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=429Sacramento Fire Department<div class="ExternalClassA6F9118475DC4276AB00DA59088BB067"><p>​Sacramento Fire Department<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass400BCB735D504603BA66C319867D0C52"><div>Richard began his public safety career in 1999, with the Sacramento Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He has held the ranks of Fire Engineer, Fire Captain and most recently was appointed by the Fire Chief as the Behavioral Health Coordinator.<br></div><div><br></div><div>After graduating from Montclair High School in 1994, Richard relocated to Northern California to attend the Fire Technology program at Sierra College in Rocklin, California. Richard holds an Associate of Science degree in Fire Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Arizona State University.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Richard has been a contributing member to the Sacramento Fire Department’s peer support team for the past 5 years. Richard has completed training in peer support, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) for individuals and Critical Incident Stress Management for groups. He is experienced in CISM defusing, substance abuse programs, 12-step work, and crisis intervention.</div><div>Richard is an Ironman triathlete and in November 2021, completed his 11th Ironman; an endurance event that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112- mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. Besides his love for physical training and traveling, Richard enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and daughter.<br></div><p><br></p></div>mailto: ralamo@sfd.cityofsacramento.orgRichard Alamo
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=259CALFIRE<div class="ExternalClass2FE51CCBA6B447409A31F70EF648BC5D">CALFIRE<br></div><div class="ExternalClassDF5549FAE9664C039756ABA588B6929A"><p>​Jake Hannan started his career with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in the Humboldt/Del Norte Unit in 2004. He worked at various stations and programs and promoted through Fire Captain A in Humboldt/Del Norte Unit. In 2016, he transferred to Valley View Conservation Camp. In 2018, he promoted to Battalion Chief in Sonoma/Lake/Napa Unit assigned to Lake County. In 2021, he transferred out of the field into Employee Support Services, where he served CAL FIRE’s employees and their families by getting them in touch with behavioral health resources. In 2024, he transferred into the CAL FIRE Training Center as the Wellness Battalion, where he currently works. Education and Accomplishments Jake Hannan attended Jesuit High School in Carmichael, CA, American River College in Sacramento, CA for lower division courses, and Humboldt State University for upper division courses. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology earned in 1999. Specialized Training Jake Hannan has taken numerous classes related to Critical Incident Stress Management including Group and Individual Crisis Intervention, Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention, and Strategic Response to Crisis. FIRESCOPE History In August of 2023, Jake Hannan and Mike Aiello were selected by Chief Nikole Tippit to replace herself and Kevin Molloy on the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Subcommittee. Personal Interests Jake Hannan resides in Northern California with his wife and two children. His hobbies include hanging out with the kids, painting, writing, running, walking the dog, weight-lifting, and yoga.  ​<br><br></p></div>mailto: jake.hannon@fire.ca.govJake Hannon
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=260Santa Barbara County Fire Department<div class="ExternalClass97DD505544D649F9B709A0D627F9EA51">Santa Barbara County Fire Department</div><div class="ExternalClass9EC01BCB68144EE583A496907DB01621"><p>​Captain Toole graduated from high school in 1993 in Southern California and immediately went into the US Army, where he was stationed in the European theater as a mechanized infantryman.  During his three years of service in the US Army, Captain Toole was deployed on peacekeeping missions in both Macedonia and Bosnia, before being honorably discharged in 1996.  In 1999 Captain Toole began his career in the fire service working as a paid reserve for Twentynine Palms Fire Department, before being hired full time with Santa Barbara County Fire Department in January of 2000.  After serving the ranks of Firefighter and Apparatus Engineer, Captain Toole was promoted to the rank of Fire Captain in April of 2012.  Captain Toole is also a thyroid cancer survivor, having been diagnosed in late 2010, and has been in remission ever since 2012.  In 2016 Captain Toole began his training in Peer Support by taking ICISF's Basic CISM and the USFS' You Will Not Stand Alone.  After seeing the need for Peer Support as well as mental and behavioral health within the fire service, Captain Toole has continued his training by taking advanced ICISF and IAFF training classes along with suicide prevention and intervention training.  Captain Toole helped create Santa Barbara County Fire's current Peer Support program and is a Team Lead for Santa Barbara County Fire's Peer Support Team, as well as the Agency Representative for the Santa Barbara County Regional Peer Support Team.  Captain Toole is also a trainer for the safeTALK suicide prevention training program through LivingWorks, and a Peer Support instructor for Santa Barbara County Fire's recruit academy.  In late 2020 Captain Toole was asked to join the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Specialist Group as a representative of Santa Barbara County Fire.  Captain Toole is married and the father of three children.​<br></p></div>mailto: jason.toole@sbcfire.comJason Toole
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=265U.S. Forest Service<div class="ExternalClass864FD54EB26D431687F8F866ACAE02A3">U.S. Forest Service<br></div><div class="ExternalClass9114968FD27C4D09AF62571FDA3AFD17"><p style="text-align:justify;">Wendy started on the Laguna Hotshots, Cleveland National Forest, during fire season 1992. In 1995, she was accepted into the apprenticeship program, completing Academy #7, sponsored by the Stanislaus NF. She spent three years on the Stanislaus Hotshots, one on Helicopter 517 and one on Dorrington Fire Engine. In 2003 she started a stint as a dispatcher for the Stanislaus. She also served as Assistant Center Manager, Battalion Chief and was the Stanislaus Dispatch Center Manager, Division Chief for five years. She has served in three details as the Regional CISM Coordinator at the regional office. Wendy is a peer supporter, peer lead, and CISM Coordinator, and Hospital and Family Liaison. Currently, Wendy is in the first permanent position in Casualty Assistance and Critical Incident Stress Management that that USDA Forest Service has ever filled permanently, for the Pacific Southwest Region, R5, her passion has always been and still is in Taking Care of Our Own. </p><p>​Wendy has thoroughly enjoyed raising two sons, 21-year-old, Jackson, currently a junior at Montana State University and 19-year old Brody, a sophomore at Cuesta Junior College in San Luis Obispo, CA. She enjoys jogging, masters swim and swimming in the ocean, hiking and hanging out with her Boston Terrier, Lotti.<br></p></div>mailto: wendy.mortier@usda.govWendy Mortier
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=426Associate Advisor<div class="ExternalClass8060FA371E734A2DBD68684B372111D9"><p>​First Alarm Wellness<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass052F268276ED49949D01B42CFB7BA262"><p>​As a former Staff Therapist with the San Diego Veterans Health Administration and UCSD</p><div><span style="font-family:"segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">Tina understands the nature of these stress reactions in adults as well as the concerns people have about the possible effects on their careers. Tina is a graduate of the University of San Diego’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. She continued her training and honed her clinical skills while working with UCSD Medicine in the Outpatient Psychiatric Services Division, Mental Health Systems, Inc., Veteran’s Medical Research Foundation, and the Veteran’s Health Administration: San Diego where she worked on a DoD study regarding the effectiveness of using telehealth for PTSD interventions (2009).  </span></div><div><br></div><div>Tina has also served as the Disaster Mental Health Lead for the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties allowing her a full perspective of impacts of emergency operations (in the community and in the responders).<br><br></div><p><br></p></div>mailto: tina@firstalarmwellness.comTina Casola
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=262Task Force Liaison<div class="ExternalClass16F09E7DEBA84A9EA6347F47A6F7AC71">Task Force Liaison</div>mailto: caryn.petty@fire.ca.govCaryn Petty
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=456Associate Advisor<div class="ExternalClassBEBD6150C244431FBD974AE542DF49F3"><p>​Associate Advisor<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass98B0151CBBD44BBB8786C8195666FC2B"><p>​Professional Background </p><p>Ms. Gustafson began providing trauma focused services to multiple disciplines of clientele in 1984 while completing her undergraduate work through Arizona State University, graduating in 1985. She continued this work while in her Masters Program at Sacramento Stare University and began her private practice in June 1991 following her licensure. She has continued her professional development in this area as was others that benefit Frist Responders and their families. </p><p>Education and Accomplishments </p><p>Ms. Gustafson graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work from Sacramento State University in 1988. She completed her licensure hours specializing in trauma in 1991 and was licensed in June of that year. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, June 1991-Present, Private Clinical Practice, Diamond Springs, CA -Provide psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and individuals in high conflict and traumatic situations -Provide crisis and ongoing treatment to emergency response personnel including Crisis Intervention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting -Provide CISM and CISD Services including Defusing’s, Debriefs and CMB’s -Provide collaborative family therapy and reunification services -Frequently interface with local attorneys and court regarding dependent care regarding PC 300 for dependents. Clinician, June 1990-July 2016 Sierra Child and Family Services, a residential and educational treatment facility serving Emotionally Disturbed youth, ages 5-17 years and their families, Placerville, CA -Provide clinical intervention and support to children and families with an emphasis of attention to neuropsychological disorders for children -Provide support services to families with emphasis on behavioral interventions and education of neuropsychological disorders -Interface regularly with Psychiatrist, Dr. Charles Eubanks, for medication and treatment concerns -Provide weekly or as needed treatment team planning with collaborative staff members, teachers and administrators -Authored quarterly treatment reports for residential patients and those involved with Children Protective Services, including treatment recommendations for children and their parents specific to trauma -Provide trainings to staff members on neuropsychological disorders in children, childhood DSM diagnosis and general coping skills Clinical Supervisor, 2002-2010 -Provide clinical supervision to licensed clinicians employed by Sierra Child and Family Services with emphasis on trauma and dissociation of children and their parents -Provide on-call services and triage crisis intervention with Sierra Child and Family Services Mentor, 2004-2008, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) -Provided mentor services to clinical professionals advancing their skills in the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) field. -Assisted clinical professionals in identifying areas of transference, countertransference burnout as well as areas of success and strength, while providing EAP sessions Instructor, 2002-2008, Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) -Provided training for clinical professionals participating in the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program including ethics, boundaries, transference, counter-transference, trauma and effective collaboration with other professionals. Trainings occurred throughout the United States and Canada -Provided workshops in collaboration with two colleagues for clinical professionals utilizing the EAGALA model titled: Creativity in the Arena and the Team Approach These workshops emphasized developing and implementing programs utilizing a team approach for the treatment of individuals, families and groups with a variety of psychological disorders, trauma and anxiety. Workshops occurred throughout the United States and Canada Awards 1998-2023 - 2023 Recipient of Style Magazines Best Mental Health Professional Award for the Foothills Western Slope (third time receiving this award) -2022 Cal Fire Director’s Partnership Award for Superior Performance and Outstanding Contribution in a Cooperative Partnership -Specialty Referral Team for Sacramento City, Sacramento Fire, Sacramento PD, SWAT, El Dorado County Law Enforcement and Fire Services. Provide Crisis Services, CISM and CISD services. Current - EAGALA Overall Contribution to the EAP Field, 2002 ` El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office Award of Excellence in Providing Psychotherapeutic Service to Victims of Violent Crimes, 1998 Specialized Training and Professional Memberships Ms. Gustafson has presented at multiple conferences and workshops as a Subject Matter Expert regarding the developmental effects of trauma as well as multiple effective areas of treatment for both trauma and compassion fatigue for First Responders. She currently sits on several Fire and Law Enforcement Peer Support Teams providing both support and training. Ms. Gustafson has deployed with Cal Fire Incident Management Teams consistently since the Carr Fire in 2018, providing acute mental health trauma services both individually and in groups. Additionally, she provides a variety of CISM services when needed including but not limited to defusings, debriefs and CMB’s. Since August of 2020, Ms. Gustafson has activated specifically with IMT 6 at their request.</p><p> PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS </p><p> International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation National Association of Social Workers Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing, Member Provider Brainspotting International International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Member of Peer Support Groups for both Fire and Law Enforcement Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association On-going Clinical Consultation Group, Member -Specialty Referral Team for Sacramento City, Sacramento Fire, Sacramento PD, SWAT, El Dorado County Law Enforcement and Fire Services. Provide Crisis Services, CISM and CISD services. </p><p>Current FIRESCOPE History </p><p>Currently Ms. Gustafson has no FIRESCOPE history. Personal Interests During her time away from the office, Jill enjoys spending time with her husband of 37 years, Mike, a retired Fire Captain, on their ranch in El Dorado County. There they raise and show performance horses and provide trauma focused equine assisted psychotherapy as well as train and trial their Border Collies in sheep herding. Additionally, Jill enjoys hiking, kayaking, and gardening. ​<br></p></div>mailto: jillguslcsw@yahoo.comJill Gustafson
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=454Task Force Liaison<div class="ExternalClass48E6E67F02F34989B8F01A96815D2040"><p>​Task Force Liaison<br></p></div>mailto: cwright@kerncountyfire.orgCary Wright
https://firescope.caloes.ca.gov/Governance/Lists/Firescope Roster and Biography/DispForm.aspx?ID=251Associate Advisor<div class="ExternalClassD044493439CC45F39145D00582EC84A7"> Member at large<br></div><div class="ExternalClass29AA963168ED4FF6B11EC5E5E873674C"><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Molloy was appointed to the CALFIRE in February 2005 and has served the citizens of Riverside County in multiple city/county contracts. He has held the ranks of a Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic and promoted to Fire Captain in March 2016.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Molloy graduated high school in Massachusetts in 1992, joined the US Navy and was honorably discharged after 4 years or service. Captain Molloy started training in 1997 as a part-time paid firefighter in the Lake Tahoe region and obtained his California Paramedic license in 2002. He is currently working to obtain his bachelor's degree in Psychology with a specialty in crisis response. Captain Molloy also currently holds a position on the Public Safety Peer Support Association's (PSPSA) fire board.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Captain Molloy is currently the Peer Support/CISM lead for the CALFIRE Riverside County team. He holds multiple basic and advanced ICISF and IAFF behavioral operational certifications and has been utilized as both a CISM and a CISL on multiple occasions since 2013. Notably, he has been utilized as a CISM for the Santa Rosa Complex (2017),  a CISL for the Montecito Mud Slide (2018) and also a CISL for the Woolsey Fire in Ventura/Los Angeles County in November 2018. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In August of 2019, Captain Molloy was selected by Santa Barbara County Battalion Chief Garrett Huff to replace retired CALFIRE Battalion Chief Steve Diaz to serve on the FIRESCOPE Behavioral Health Working Group.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​</strong>During his time away from work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin and his two children Georgia and Ryan, enjoying all that Southern California has to offer.<br></p></div>mailto: Kevlar31@gmail.comKevin Molloy