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 Liaison:

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 Liaison:

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