Board & Staff

Board and Staff

Administrative Team

Lisa Turner, LCSW

Executive Director

Lisa Turner earned her Master of Social Work at Syracuse University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience. While she found all clinical work meaningful, the deepest rewards came in forging connections with survivors of domestic violence, particularly those with young children. Her professional career has been entirely with nonprofit organizations and she strives to reduce disparities in access to high quality, community-based mental health services. Having been at Palomar Family Counseling Service for 21 years and its Executive Director for the last seven, she is passionate about the excellent work the organization does to support and strengthen those in the North County community.  It’s a great honor and a privilege to lead the tremendously dedicated staff of PFCS.  Lisa is grateful and humble to learn something new every day.

David Drazenovich, MA

Director of Development & Communications

David Drazenovich holds a Master of Arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership & Management from the University of San Diego. With over 25 years of nonprofit leadership & management, David is passionate about connecting people with the issues they care most about. In his current role, he has the privilege to share the incredible work being done at PFCS and to create opportunities for the community to join us in our mission. David joined PFCS in July, 2020. “Caring about others and serving is what philanthropy is all about.”

John Lunny, MS

Senior Accountant

John Lunny holds a Bachelor of Science from La Salle University, Philadelphia in Business Administration and Accounting and a Master of Science in Systems Management (M.S.S.M.) degree in Information Systems from University of Southern California (USC).

With almost 30 years of nonprofit leadership & management John is dedicated to providing accurate and timely information for the incredible work being done at PFCS. John joined PFCS in September, 2007. “A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart.”

Edralyn Botz, MA, HRMC

Human Resources Administrative Coordinator

Edralyn Botz is the Human Resources Administrative Coordinator at PFCS. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in  Strategic Communications, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and a Human Resources Management Certificate from Cal State San Marcos. With over 10 years extensive experience in Human Resources gained from corporate and educational institutes, Edralyn is passionate about the overall success of her peers and community members to which she takes part in serving. “Every good conversation starts with listening.”

Rosario Garcia Lopez

Office Manager

Kelli Lawrence

Facilities Administrator

Program and Clinical Staff

Patti Christensen, LCSW

Program Manager & Clinical Supervisor

Patti Christensen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, works as a Program Director for School-Based Services, as well as a clinical supervisor for graduate students and pre-licensed staff. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Minnesota, as well as a Masters in Pastoral Theology from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a happy transplant to California having lived here for the past 24 years.

Patti’s clinical experience includes working in domestic violence, child abuse prevention and sexual assault programs. She works with Child Welfare Service families, Medi-Cal funded clients, and with teens and adults of all ages. Areas that Patti specializes in include spirituality or religious issues, midlife and aging, foster care and adoption, and addiction. She also has a long history of working with LGBTQ community members. In addition to her work as a family therapist, Patti is also a professional storyteller and has worked as part of the Healing Arts program at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego for the past 15 years.

Chris DuVall, LMFT

Program Manager

Chris DuVall is an experienced Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She has been practicing for over 30 years. For the past 25 years Chris has been working at Palomar Family Counseling with many diverse populations. Her expertise and early career was in the area of adolescents and eating disorders. Her work has been published in the Journal of Psychotherapy in Independent Practice. For the last 15 years Chris has been the Program Manager for the North Coastal Prevention and Early Intervention Program specializing in Evidence Based Practice and children 3- 8 years of age. She has been trained in the Incredible Years Child, Teacher, Parent Training as well as TF-CBT, Motivational interviewing, and EMDR.

“Advice for parents: Acknowledge the good, ignore what you can, and address what you have to.”

Jodi Erickson, LMFT

Program Director – Full Service Partnership

Jodi Erickson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She originally joined PFCS as trainee providing school-based counseling. After completing her Master’s degree, Jodi joined the Full Service Partnership team. After licensure, Jodi was promoted to Program Manager in Fallbrook. Jodi specializes in child, youth and transitional youth therapy with a focus on trauma, depression and anxiety. Jodi is certified in trauma-focused therapy along with cognitive behavioral therapy. She enjoys working with children and teens and focuses treatment on the whole person and the family unit.

Laura Stuver Harris, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor

Laura Stuver Harris, LCSW, is a clinical supervisor at Palomar Family Counseling Service.

Ms. Harris has worked at PFCS intermittently since her SDSU social work internship in 1988. In addition, she has worked at two acute care hospitals and two mental health facilities. One of the things that Ms. Harris enjoys most about her position at PFCS is the privilege of accompanying trainees through their graduate experience. Clinically, her interests steer toward people experiencing transition, adolescents, and most especially, children.

“Being able to choose work that is rewarding is a privilege.”

Analia Chapero, LMFT

Program Manager

Analia Chapero is a bilingual and bi-cultural, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a career starting in her country of origin, Argentina, in 1994. Analia had worked in many settings and with different populations but found her passion working with children and families when started her internship at PFCS. She has worked also in private practice with a focus on trauma. Analia has been trained in many modalities including CBT, EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness, and the Incredible Years model approach that her program utilizes. She enjoys being part of a team and an organization that cares for their clients and their families and making a long-lasting impact on children’s lives.   Analia  is the Program Manager of ChildNET CSED (Children with Social and Emotional Difficulties).

Ashley White, LMFT

Program Manager

Ashley White has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. Ashley has always had a big heart for families and children, so her work in Prevention and Early Intervention is where her passion lies, aiding in the development of students’ social & emotional wellbeing. “I delight in witnessing children practice kindness and inclusion as a result of our work together as a community of parents, teachers, and supportive staff.”

Nicole Asencio, Psy.D., LMFT

Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Nicole Asencio has the distinction of holding both a Doctorate degree and a Master’s degree and corresponding licenses in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has broad experience in all mental and behavioral health treatment modalities with specific expertise in EMDR, Narrative Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Nicole is an active member with the following organizations: CAMFT; AAMFT; IOCDF – International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation.

Elizabeth Nua, LMFT

Program Manager

Elizabeth Nua obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science in Counseling with specialization in Family, Child and Couples Therapy from University of Phoenix. Professionally, she started her journey with Palomar Family Counseling and has provided therapy for over ten years in office and school-based settings to families, children, teens, and young adults, ages 3-21. Within her 10 years’ experience, she has professionally grown into management and supervisory positions while continuing to work with individuals and families. She has a passion for working with parents, teens, and children ages 3+ and strongly believes “everyone is an individual and requires an individualized approach to therapy”. She believes in the importance of empowering individuals and families to facilitate growth, understanding, and skill-building necessary to support mental health needs.

Sheilamarie Racicot, LMFT

Program Manager

Sheilamarie Racicot, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is the current Manager of Mandated and Group Services at Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc. An experienced clinician she has been involved in clinical practice for over 25 years as both a clinical service provider and a Behavioral Healthcare Director. Her background includes expertise in domestic violence, addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders. Cross cultural counseling is her first love.

Board Officers

Dan Engelbrecht, President

Business Owner, Escondido

Ronald A. Rosol, Vice President

Regional Manager, Retired, Vista

Darol Caster, Treasurer

CPA, Retired Banker, Escondido

Albert Trevisan, Past President  

Business Owner, Temecula

Angel Gotay, Secretary

Education Adminstrator, Retired San Marcos


Vi Dupre

Health District Administrator Retired, Fallbrook


Jeff Epp, 

City Manager, Retired     Escondido 

Shelby King, 

Director Medical Comms., Halogen, Escondido

Jose Monforte

Business Owner, Escondido

Don Romo 

Consultant, Escondido

Karina Cazares

Organizational Development Specialist, San Diego


Elizabeth Stubblefield, LMFT

Therapist / Business Owner, Valley Center

James Talley, Esq

Attorney At Law, Escondido

Judy Tillyer

Education Administrator, Retired Escondido