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We are currently accepting applications for several roles on our board. Please view our home page to view these roles, their responsibilities, qualifications, and how to apply.
President: Catherine Marreiro, PhD, ABPP-CN
Dr. Marreiro (PSY26835) is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with over 13 years of experience in the assessment of neurological and psychological conditions affecting adolescents and adults. She is the Director of Neuropsychology at the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center (RDBHC) at California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Marreiro remains actively involved in research as a Sub-Investigator for clinical drug trials targeting Alzheimer’s disease within the RDBHC as well as serving as a clinical rater for clinical trials through Elligo Health Research. She has been actively involved in supervision and mentorship of neuropsychology trainees. Within the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, she has served as a supervisor for practicum, internship, and post-doctoral trainees.
Her clinical expertise extends across a wide range of lifespan conditions, including but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, movement disorders, stroke, cancer, traumatic brain injury/concussion, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sleep disorders, ADHD/Learning disorders, and mood problems.
Dr. Marreiro earned her Master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. Her Master’s thesis focused on the psychosocial and cultural predictors of maternal and infant health outcomes. Her dissertation work was recognized with an APA Dissertation Research Award and examined how stress impacts neuropsychological and physiological reactivity within young adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
Dr. Marreiro completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, IL and her two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology within the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California, Davis.
Immediate Past President: Karen M. Lau, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Bio coming soon. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
President Elect: William McMullen, PhD, ABPP-CN
Bio coming soon.
Secretary: Andrea Alioto, Ph.D.
Andrea Alioto, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist at Kaiser Santa Clara Health Care Center. Dr. Alioto earned her master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. During her doctoral training she completed neuropsychology practica at the Palo Alto VA Health Care System, UCSF Memory and Aging Center, and UCSF Movement Disorder and Neuromodulation Center. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at UC Davis Department of Neurology. Her clinical and research interests include cognitive aging, assessment and diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases, psychosocial functioning in chronic illnesses, and genetic disorders across the lifespan.Email:
Treasurer: Viktoriya Samarina, Ph.D.
Dr. Viktoriya (Vika) Samarina is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and a national co-director of the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. She is involved with the Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s Clinic and provides neuropsychological didactics for the geropsychiatry fellows. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. She later completed a two-year fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a staff adult/geriatric neuropsychologist at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA for 2.5 years before relocating home to the Bay Area to be closer to family. Dr. Samarina has vast experience working with an adult and geriatric population with various neurodegenerative diseases, as well as medical and psychiatric conditions. She also previously served as a member-at-large for the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society. Email: email@example.com
Member at Large: Silva Hassert, PhD
Dr. Silva Hassert (she/her) is a licensed psychologist living and working in Mill Valley, California. She opened a private practice in 2018 and dedicated her work to helping families find answers to complex questions through the use of psychodiagnostic assessment. Much of her training, interests, and prior work experiences have focused on child and young adult neuropsychological assessment. She enjoys working with teens with learning differences and complex emotional needs.
In addition to her clinical work, she has taught and lectured at the undergraduate, graduate, and community college levels. She has a research interest in women's health and published several peer-reviewed articles on postpartum depression as well as co-authored a book chapter on midlife women. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Member at Large: Sara Mason, PsyD
Sara Mason, PsyD (she/her) is a clinical neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist (PSY32210) with specialized training in the evaluation of individuals across the lifespan. Dr. Mason currently works as a staff neuropsychologist at California Pacific Medical Center’s Ray Dolby Brain Health Center. She is also the co-founder/president of the Queer Neuropsychological Society (QNS), a national organization dedicated to advancing accessible and affirming neuropsychological services for members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Dr. Mason earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Vassar College and a master’s degree in clinical psychology/biopsychology from New York University, where she graduated with honors. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, from the University of Denver. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in the neuropsychology track at California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health. She then completed a two-year fellowship in lifespan neuropsychology at San Francisco Neuropsychology, PC, a private practice that specializes in serving patients from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Email: email@example.com
Marketing Chair: Madison Wright, M.S.
Madison Wright, MS, is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the clinical psychology Ph.D. Program at Palo Alto University. She is currently working with veterans at the Palo Alto VA Memory Clinic. Her previous training experiences include pre- and post-surgical evaluations for patients with epilepsy, and providing bilingual psychotherapy at a community mental health outpatient clinic. As a bicultural Nicaraguan American, Madison is passionate about providing equal services to Spanish-speaking and Latinx/hispanic clients, specifically within neuropsychology. Her research interests are the influence of emotion on cognition, Spanish assessment, and assessment in neurosurgery/epilepsy treatment. Madison received her bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Language Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECNC chairperson: Lyndsay Dell, PsyD
Lyndsay Dell, PsyD, completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Her training experiences have included clinical neuropsychology and geriatric psychology in UCSF research, private practice and VA hospital settings with foundations in cognitive behavioral therapies and treating children and adults. She recently completed her post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology and adult outpatient psychiatry at Kaiser San Francisco. Dr. Dell received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Legal Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She remains actively engaged in both professional and mental health advocacy organizations, having held seats on the Wright Institute’s diversity committee and student leadership roles on California Psychological Association. Email: email@example.com
Saira Malik, M.S.
Saira Malik, M.S., is a Ph.D Candidate in Clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. She is currently working with underserved geriatric populations at San Mateo Medical Center. Her previous training experience include clinical neuropsychology evaluations for lifespan populations and geropsychology with Veteran populations. Saira is passionate in developing expertise in cultural neuropsychology and her research interest focus on acculturation and executive functions. Saira completed her bachelors in biopsychology at University of California, Davis. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lexie Thomas, MA, LMFT
Lexie Thomas, MA, LMFT, is a third-year doctoral student of Clinical Psychology with a focus on neuropsychological assessment at the Wright Institute. She is an extern in Neurocognitive Rehabilitation at the VA Northern California Health Care System and a clinical interviewer for the San Francisco VA’s Stress Health and Research Program. She has clinical and research experience working with various populations that have faced challenges related to acute and complex trauma, the criminal justice system, severe mental illness/serious emotional disturbance, and chemical dependency.
Ashlynn Steinbaugh, B.S.
Ashlynn Steinbaugh, B.S., is a third-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program at Palo Alto University. She is currently working with pediatric populations at a community mental health clinic and conducting neuropsychological assessments with children and adults for the UCSF BrainLens Research Lab. Ashlynn’s clinical and research interests include neuropsychological assessment, neurological disorders and injuries, and substance use. Ashlynn received her bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Portland State University. Email: email@example.com
Devon Taylor- bio coming soon
For more information about our organization please email our Secretary Chelsea Vilinskas, PsyD at firstname.lastname@example.org
NCNF is proud of the hard work and commitment that our San Francisco Bay Area neuropsychologist colleagues have shown over the last 25 years and counting to make our organization what it is today.
2021 - 2022: Karen M. Lau, PhD, ABPP-CN
2020 - 2021: Ankhesenamun Ball, PsyD
2019 - 2020: Carmen C. Velazquez, PhD
2018 - 2019: Harmony J. Satre, Psy.D
2017 - 2018: Allen Hobbs, PhD
2016 - 2017: Dave Hawkey, PsyD
2015 - 2016: Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD
2014 - 2015: Sharon Perlman Berry, PsyD
2013 - 2014: Eric Freitag, PsyD
2012 - 2013: Charles Filanosky, PhD
2011 - 2012: Brenda Austin, PhD
2010 - 2011: David O'Grady, PhD
2009 - 2010: Nancy Hoffman, PsyD
2008 - 2009: Richard Delmonico, PhD
2007 - 2008: Howard Friedman, PhD
2006 - 2007: Darryl Thomander, PhD
2005 - 2006: Tina Guterman, PhD
2004 - 2005: Ellen Krantz, PhD
2003 - 2004: Penelope Zeifert, PhD
2002 - 2003: Michael Drexler, PhD
2001 - 2002: Ann Levy, PhD
2000 - 2001: Rosemarie Bowler, PhD
1999 - 2000: Jane Fielding, PhD
1998 - 1999: Tatjana Novakovic-Agopian, PhD
1997 - 1998: Jack Fahy, PhD
1996 -1997: Gayle Hostetter, PhD
1995 -1996: David King, PhD
1994 - 1995: Sandra Portman, PhD
1993 - 1994: Nell Riley, PhD
1992 - 1993: James R. Cole, PhD
1991 - 1992: Karen Bronk Froming, Phd
1990 - 1991: Catherine Long Popell, PhD
1989 - 1990: Vivian Clayton, PhD
1987 - 1989: Leonard Price, PhD