Doreen Samelson

Senior Vice President

Dr. Doreen Samelson, a licensed clinical psychologist, is the Senior Vice President of Clinical Excellence and is responsible for leading the clinical operations and program development for Easterseals Bay Area, Easterseals Hawaii and the BHPN, a behavioral health provider network with over 100 providers serving clients and families in Northern California. Doreen brings extensive experience in leading change in health care systems and services, including development, access, and quality, which is instrumental in her successful management of the organization’s growing demand for clinical services.

Doreen received a Psychology Doctoral Degree from the University of Pacific, completed a Post-Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the Alliant International University, and received a Master of Science in Psychology from The University of Minnesota. She spent 20 years at Kaiser Permanente where she directed Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Services and evolved its behavioral health program.

Our Stories

What’s New with ABA at Easterseals Bay Area?

Since October of this year, we’ve been enrolling clients between 4- and 18-years-old in our social skills groups at our clinics around the Bay Area. Clients participate in small groups led by our applied behavior analysis (ABA) Supervisors who teach and reinforce social skills development with a focus on STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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