UREP Contacts

UREP Information
UREP Program Manager: Tara Yaralian, Psy.D.
213-251-6814

African Immigrant/African American
Staff Liaison: Earleen Parson
213-251-6807

Co-Chairs:
Dr. Ernie Smith, Professor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Charles R. Drew,
                             University of Medicine and Science
Yolanda Whittington, District Chief

American Indian
Staff Liaison: Neelofer (Nina) Tayyib PsyD, MPH
213-251-6806

Co-Chairs:
Daniel Dickerson, D.O., M.P.H. Assistant Research Psychiatrist,
                              Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP)
Mark Parra, M.Ed., DMH, County of Los Angeles, Countywide Housing
                              Employment and Education Resource Development

Asian/Pacific Islander
Staff Liaison: Neelofer (Nina) Tayyib PsyD, MPH
213-251-6806

Co-Chairs:
Mariko Kahn, MFT, Executive Director of Pacific Asian Counseling Services
Scott Hanada, LCSW, DMH Program Head of Adult Systems of Care

Latino
Staff Liaisons: Sandra Chang-Ptasinski, PhD
213-251-6815
Edgar Moran
213-251-6813

Chairs:
Katty Callendar, LCSW, Program Head, DMH
Ed Viramontes, El Centro De Amistad

Eastern European/Middle Eastern
Staff Liason: Tara Yaralian, PsyD
213-251-6814

Chairs:
Katrin Aslanian-Vartan, DMH, Office of the Administrative Deputy
Angela Savolan, American Relief Societs
Mastaneh Moghadam, LCSW, Jewish Family Service 

Related Information

Prevention & Early Intervention
MHSAPEI@dmh.lacounty.gov
Phone:  (213) 251-6712
Fax:  (213) 252-8749

Workforce Education Training Division
MHSAWET@dmh.lacounty.gov
Phone:  (213) 251-6879
Fax:  (213) 252-8776