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CalSWEC Program Staff

Andrea Aramburú, M.A.

Project Manager, Title IV-E Program

Ms. Aramburú joined CalSWEC in May 2023 as Project Manager for the Title IV-E Program, supporting program implementation, including CalSWEC Title IV-E convenings and events, and evaluation and CQI efforts. She was most recently at a tech startup, Voltron Data, as an Operations Analyst. Prior to that, she was a Project/Policy Analyst at UC Berkeley in Residential & Student Service Programs for eight years.

Ms. Aramburú received her M.A. in International Relations. She loves to climb, knit, and spend a lot of time outdoors. She hates cooking but loves watching it on TV—the British Bake-off is amazing!

Rose Chahla, M.A.

Assistant Director, Title IV-E Program

Ms. Chahla has been employed at CalSWEC since March 2016. As Assistant Director of the Title IV-E Program, she oversees statewide program and curricular coordination efforts, including CalSWEC Title IV-E Summit, the CalSWEC Student Information System (CSIS) database design and implementation, data compliance, and the CalSWEC Curriculum Competencies development. She also provides evaluation and research support. Prior to joining CalSWEC, Ms. Chahla was Manager of Employment Services and Interim Program Director of Upwardly Global, a national nonprofit focused on the workforce development and integration of immigrant and refugees.

Ms. Chahla earned her M.A. in educational psychology & counseling at the University of Minnesota and B.A. in psychology & education at Carleton College.

Marjorie Delgadillo

Project Manager, Title IV-E Program

Ms. Delgadillo joined CalSWEC in October 2022. As Project Manager of the Title IV-E Program, she builds relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including university and public child welfare agency partners, to coordinate and implement statewide social work education and child welfare workforce development efforts. She also regularly reviews and updates program policy while providing technical guidance on program implementation.

Prior to joining CalSWEC, Ms. Delgadillo has dedicated her professional career to authentically uplifting the often marginalized lived experience of undocumented and foster youth. She has spent the last few years consulting, providing cross-sector connections, contributing talent and passion to local nonprofits as well as philanthropists urging us all to make an investment for a more equitable community.

Ms. Delgadillo earned her B.A. as first generation scholar from Dominican University of California in Humanities and Latin American studies. She is a member of the SF Foundation Koshland Civic Unity Fellows, Marin’s Boards and Commission Leadership Institute as well as United Way’s Leaders for Equitable Opportunities.

Athena Georganas 

Senior Database Coordinator

Ms. Georganas joined CalSWEC in February 2019. She manages and maintains CalSWEC databases for both the Title IV-E Program and MHSA Stipend Program. Using these databases, she provides data reports and analyses to support program operation and evaluation efforts.

Ms. Georganas earned a B.A. in studio art at Humboldt State University, where she was an administrative support coordinator in the Department of Social Work. She loves hiking and landscape photography.

Jennifer James, M.A., PH.D.

Project Manager, Adults and Aging Services Program

Dr. Jennifer James joined CalSWEC in May 2023 as Project Manager of the Adults and Aging Services (AAS) Program. In this role, she manages all training, evaluation and community capacity building projects associated with the AAS unit at CalSWEC, including the launch of the statewide Adult Protective Services (APS) MSW Training Program and ongoing follow-up and program evaluation for the pilot regional Bay Area APS MSW Training Program. Prior to joining CalSWEC, Dr. James was the Special Projects Coordinator at the Thompson Policy Institute on Disability at Chapman University, where she worked on projects supporting equitable access to education, meaningful employment, and independent living for individuals with disabilities. In addition, Dr. James has taught all levels of college composition at Orange Coast College, Cerritos College, and Chaffey College. Her experiences working with students with disabilities while teaching composition fueled her desire to pursue her Ph.D.

Dr. James earned her Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Disability Studies from Chapman University, and received both her M.A. and B.A. in English from California State University, Fullerton. In her free time she likes to garden, read, and hike with her dog, Joey

Christina Lacey

Events Coordinator

Ms. Lacey joined CalSWEC in August 2022 as Events Coordinator to plan and organize a variety of events to further CalSWEC's mission and reach. Christina first entered the world of social welfare by providing direct services to refugees and migrants in the Southwest. In her previous position, she worked as a Program Manager for a nonprofit that supports social justice organizations from around the world.  

Ms. Lacey enjoys making art and exploring all the delicious cuisines of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Allison Lowery, M.P.A.

Program Evaluation Specialist 

Ms. Lowery joined CalSWEC in November 2022 as the Program Evaluation Specialist for the Title IV-E Program. She has seven years of evaluation and research experience working with public and non-profit organizations in the fields of behavioral health, human services, education, early childhood development, and health programs. Ms. Lowery started her career working with youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in 2004. She has content expertise in childhood trauma and trauma-informed care gained through working as a Program Coordinator and Evaluator for a trauma assessment program for children. Ms. Lowery has experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies as well as experience with designing and implementing data collection tools. She is experienced in evaluation planning as well as implementing both internal and external evaluations. She also has experience managing research studies at the university level. 

Ms. Lowery received her Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Program Evaluation as well as a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University.

Martina Parashkevova, M.A.

Project Manager, Integrated Behavioral Health Program

Ms. Parashkevova joined CalSWEC as the IBH Project Manager in June 2023. Martina came to CalSWEC from the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing and the Engineering Research Support Office at UC Berkeley, where she managed research programs and supported postdoctoral scholars, visiting scholars, and volunteers. Prior to working at Berkeley, Martina conducted social science research in Yosemite National Park for several years.

Martina is a certified Salesforce Administrator and is passionate about optimizing business systems and processes. She also enjoys the outdoors and exploring different cultures and places, which is reflected in her studies. She earned her M.A. from the University of Cumbria, England in Transcultural European Outdoor Education and her B.A. from the University of Connecticut in Sociology and Anthropology.

Suhel Pathan

Sr. Salesforce Platform Solutions Engineer

Since September 2018, Mr. Pathan has been involved in the ongoing build and maintenance of the CSIS (CalSWEC Student Information System) Salesforce platform. This includes management of the current system's architecture and processes, implementing operational guidelines for data management, and ensuring overall data integrity and security moving forward.

As a Salesforce Certified Administrator, Certified Advanced Administrator, and Certified Developer, Mr. Pathan has been working in the Salesforce ecosystem for about eight years, including for such Fortune companies as, Oracle, T-Mobile, and NetApp. Most recently he was involved in end-to-end implementation of Salesforce CRM and its integration with all the backend systems at a startup in the South Bay.

Mr. Pathan earned a B.S. in business management and psychology at Palo Alto University. A spiritual person for whom his family always comes first, Mr. Pathan also enjoys an active lifestyle. He was a national-level cricket player and was drafted to play Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2001.

Mauricio Alexander Wright

Manager, Learning Management Systems, Technology and Instructional Design

Mr. Wright joined CalSWEC in April 2015 as online Learning Management System (LMS) administrator, instructional designer, and developer and deliverer of Common Core 3.0 online training material for all California's regions and counties. He is also a videographer, capturing live events and training materials for In-Service Training and Title IV-E and for the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) to assist with building the library of Just in Time training resources for foster parents in the state.

Mr. Wright previously worked for the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE), where he was a media production specialist and instructional designer. He earned his B.A. in cinematography from San Francisco State University and is an avid enthusiast of technology, education, and community engagement.

CalSWEC Administrative Staff

Barbara Stewart Anderson

Fiscal Assistant

Ms. Anderson joined CalSWEC in November 2007 and assists with all fiscal matters, including vendor set-up, travel reimbursement, purchase orders, supplies, and reconciliation.

Previously, Ms. Anderson was a bank teller and customer services representative. She loves baking and making crafts.

Ore Carmi, M.S.

Administrative Assistant

Mr. Carmi joined CalSWEC in February 2017 and provides general administrative support and specialized support for the Integrated Behavioral Health program and for evaluation and research staff.  For a decade, he worked as an Administrative Assistant at UC Berkeley before taking a break to earn his M.S. in ecology and systematic biology from San Francisco State University.

Mr. Carmi holds a Bachelor of Music in piano from The Juilliard School. When not at work, he enjoys exploring nature and playing the piano.

Shifra Gaman, M.A.

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Gaman has been an Administrative Assistant for CalSWEC since January 2010. Currently, she supports the administrative needs of the Leadership Team. Previously, Ms. Gaman worked for Alameda County’s In Home Supportive Services as an Executive Secretary.

Ms. Gaman obtained an M.A. in Spanish from UC Berkeley and A.A. in secretarial science at Laney College. She loves working for UC Berkeley and being a grandmother.

Sheela Jhaveri, M.I.A.

Research Administrator

Ms. Jhaveri has supported and overseen post-award administration of some of CalSWEC's grants since June 2018. A UC Berkeley veteran of many years, she has also worked at various nonprofits in the Bay Area, most recently Destiny Arts Center as Development Administrator.

Ms. Jhaveri earned a Master of International Affairs at Columbia University and a B.A. in cultural and social anthropology at UC Berkeley. Her creative side finds expression in concocting healing remedies from plant medicine for friends and family, creating jewelry for customers through her Etsy shop, and spending time in her garden.

Yvonne Kabuoro

Research Administrator

Ms. Kabuoro supports and oversees the pre-award and post-award administration of the Title IV-E contracts. She joined CalSWEC in November 2019 with eight years of grant accounting experience working for the Ministry of Health, Kenya and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Atlanta Project. Most recently, she was an Office Coordinator at Telecare Age Wise Program in San Diego for three years. 

Ms. Kabuoro has a B.S. in International Business Administration from United States International University Africa in Kenya and a Certified Public Accountant license from Strathmore University School of Accountancy, also in Kenya. She loves to travel, hike, and take nature walks.

Ann Oakenfull

Contracts and Grants Supervisor