Susan comes to Elpida with a strong business, accounting and property management background. Susan has a long association with Elpida, first, as the parent of a former Elpida resident and, more recently, as a member of Elpida’s Board of Directors. Susan is unquestionably committed to supporting Elpida, its mission, clients and staff.
Marie Cantrell, M.A.
Marie Cantrell received her Masters of Arts with an emphasis in Depth psychology in 2010. She has worked with individuals with mental disabilities in a community based residential setting since 2005. This includes working with clients in transitional residential treatment programs, outside case management and in-patient facility. She has worked with Elpida Residential Programs since 2011. She approaches the advocacy, treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with mental health issues with both a Jungian and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based ideology. The Jungian lens includes working with the unconscious, dreams, ego development and the persona while the Cognitive Behavioral approach addresses symptom management skills, activities of daily living and maintaining an individual quality life for Elpida clients.
Bradly A. Long, L.M.F.T.
Bradly comes to Elpida with years of experience in residential setting. Bradly believes in meeting the clients where they are in a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, with effective tools and thought processes to help our clients make choices that serve their best interests. Bradly available for one on one private sessions and will be the lead with all Elpida groups.
Steve Donnellan is a Care Manager at Elpida Residential Programs where he provides Individual Case Management and works with residents to develop independent living skills. Steve has spent the last 17 years in the mental health field working with individuals with mental illness including clients with substance and sexual abuse, and from the juvenile justice system. He has supported these individuals as counselor, medical coordinator, and vocational coordinator. Steve has also helped facilitate many hours of group process, teaching independent and daily living skills, and training staff. Steve comes from many years in the business community and brings a calm, loving, and understanding presence in working with our residents at Elpida Residential Programs.
Jordan Morris is a Case Manager at Elpida Residential Programs and brings a wide variety of experience to the Elpida team. His experience has been primarily in case management, service coordination, and in-home nursing care. He has worked as a case manager for older adults; veterans; and individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health conditions, and addiction problems. Jordan has also spent time as a service coordinator for Certified Professional Guardians, Washington State’s equivalent to California’s conservatorship program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Addiction Studies from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.
Connie Ahlman has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Social Services, with a minor in Pre-Med, from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been a Care Manager with our program since 2010, and currently staffs the evening shift at Marion House in Novato. She also covers our other houses as relief staff when needed. Connie has 35 years of experience working as a Medical Social Worker, Discharge Planner, and Case Manager in the areas of acute care, rehabilitation, and long term care. She has also worked with the Petaluma School District coordinating before-and after-school programs for at-risk students. Her work in the evenings helps our residents transition from their daily program schedules to managing their life skills and evening routines.
Michael Gabriel is a case manager with Elpida Residential Programs and has been working in nonprofits for nearly two decades. He began by working as a direct care professional serving individuals with developmental disabilities. He then worked as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist in treatment facilities for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Michael began case managing several years ago and has worked with populations similar to Elpida's in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties. Before joining Elpida, Michael spent four years as the supervisor on the floor of Marin's emergency homeless shelter. He is an alumnus of San Francisco State University.