Social Workers Organization

National Association of Social Workers, NASW

NASW CA Chapter
1016 23rd Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
916-442-4564 (f)916-442-2075

NASW-CA is broken down into nine regions,  You can see a map of them and upcoming meeting for each district at
You can also contact the Regional Director at



Psychiatrists Organizations

California Psychiatric Association – Area 6
Executive Director Schmall, Lila
1029 K St Ste 28
Sacramento, CA 95814-3821
Phone : (916) 442-5196
Fax : (916) 442-6515
E-Mail :
Web Site :

Central California Psychiatric Society
Executive Director Stockton, Chris
4747 N 1st St Ste 140
Fresno, CA 93726-0517
Phone : (888)  234-1613
Fax : (559) 227-1463
E-Mail :
Web Site :

Northern California Psychiatric Society
Executive Director Ashleigh Servadio
77 Van Ness Ave Ste 101
San Francisco, CA 94102-6042
Phone : (415) 334-2418
Fax : (415) 334-2418
E-Mail :
Web Site :



Psychologists Organizations

CA Psychological Association
1231 I Street, Suite 204
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: 916.286.7979
Fax: 916.286.7971

Listed here are the various chapters of CA Psychological Association where you can participate in meetings.  Notice they need contact people in two different chapters.

 Chapter  Contact  Phone  E-mail
Alameda Anatasia Kim, PhD 510 841-9230
Central Coast Babak Tehrani, PsyD 805 907-5099
Contra Costa Alissa Scanlin, PsyD 925 283-3902
Inland Glenn Potts, PhD 909 904-4462
Kern Vacant  
Los Angeles Gitu Bhatia, PsyD 310 476-6040
Marin Robert Nemerovski, PsyD 415 272-3282
Monterey Bay Vacant
Napa/Solano Leslie Lessenger, PhD 707 751-0289
Orange County Carla DeFraine, PhD 858 336-5475
Pacific-Cascade Marvin Megibow, PhD 530 343-2075
Redwood Michael Pinkston, PhD 707 575-7230
Sacramento Nathaniel Mills, PhD 916 722-7792
San Diego Katherine Quinn, PhD 619 665-1010
San Francisco Shawn McCall, PsyD 415 263-9930
San Gabriel Valley Ellen Miller-Kwon, PsyD 626 807-5451
San Joaquin Jennifer Fanzo, PsyD 559 271 1186
San Mateo Jeffrey S. Kline, PhD, ABPP 650 350-1998
Santa Barbara Gilbert Reyes, PhD 805 708-4323
Santa Clara Nancy Wesson, PhD 650 965-7332

Ventura                     Bruce Gladstone, PhD                           805 646-9724   

Psychiatric Nurses Organizations

Ca American Psychiatric Nursing ASSN.

Sacramento Region
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Educational dinner presentation
Monday, April 13, 2015

San Francisco
2015 Chapter Annual Conference
Saturday, April 25, 2015
El Camino Hospital Mountain View
Go to the conference page at

See more at:


Links to Other Organizations working For Single Payer


Physicians For A National Health Program –
Single Payer Now –
Healthcare-Now –
Wellstone –
Labor Campaign For Single Payer Healthcare –


California OneCare –

Kaiser Strike


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