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Our Team

Vulnerable individuals caught at the intersection of mental health, substance misuse and legal infractions have complex needs and require specialized support. Our treatment team includes a program director, board-certified psychiatrist, licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner, licensed psychiatric technicians, reentry support specialists, and other qualified experts and practitioners.

Leadership

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Director of Operations

Ali Torres

With over two decades of operations experience, Ali Torres has honed a skill set encompassing systems building, project management, and high-level executive support. 

Throughout Ali's career, a commitment to fostering excellence has been paramount. This dedication is reflected in her adeptness at recruiting, retaining, and motivating qualified staff, ensuring that Gray Haven maintains a dynamic and high-performing team. Her collaborative leadership style has not only fostered a culture of teamwork and accountability but has also positioned her as a trusted representative of the company, adept at forging lasting partnerships and driving growth.

Driven by a passion for continuous improvement and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Ali Torres remains poised to make enduring contributions to the operational success and growth trajectory of Gray Haven. With a proven track record of leadership, strong communication, and strategic vision, she embodies the qualities of a dynamic and results-oriented executive poised to thrive in the ever-evolving non-profit landscape.

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Assistant Program Director

Kris Knego

Kris Knego is a compassionate professional with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from San Francisco State University, where he cultivated a deep understanding of human behavior, empathy, and cultural diversity. His academic journey instilled a profound commitment to equitable treatment and support for individuals from diverse backgrounds. Years of award-winning hospitality experience have equipped him with unparalleled skills in empathy, communication, and customer care.

Transitioning from academia to hands-on experience, Kris dedicated himself to supporting children with autism and developmental disorders, facilitating their learning and transition into adulthood. Motivated by a desire to make a meaningful difference in people's lives, Kris entered the mental health field, leveraging his empathy and understanding to foster a supportive environment for individuals on their journey to wellness and recovery.

Kris initially joined Gray Haven as a Re-entry coach, supporting residents and instilling a positive outlook to help them graduate to successful independent living. In his role as Assistant Program Director, Kris continues to foster a nurturing environment where residents feel valued and understood, all while he partners with fellow executive team leaders to ensure the operations, staff, and residents are aligned and successful.

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Clinical Supervisor

Tia Logan, LPT

With 18 years of experience as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician, Tia has garnered extensive expertise across a multitude of settings. Notably, her 11-year tenure within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) attests to her adeptness in navigating complex environments. Proficient in organization, prioritization, policy and procedure development, as well as audit systems implementation, she excels in ensuring operational excellence and regulatory compliance. Moreover, Tia demonstrates a remarkable ability to work effectively with individuals contending with mental health and substance use challenges, extending her support to their families, recognizing the integral role of familial involvement in the recovery journey.

Driven by an unwavering passion for aiding others, Tia eagerly looks forward to leveraging her extensive experience in a new, enriching environment. Her enthusiasm stems from a genuine commitment to contributing to the collective mission of fostering healing and resilience. Continuously striving for professional growth, she prioritizes staying abreast of emerging trends and relevant information in the field, ensuring she delivers the highest standard of care to those she serves. Alongside her dedication to her profession, Tia excels at maintaining a healthy work-life balance, firmly believing in the importance of self-care and cherishing family time as integral components of her well-being.

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Forensic Therapist

Allison Hizy, LMFT

With a robust background in mental health, counseling, and program management, Allison brings over a decade of experience to her role as Forensic Therapist at Gray Haven. Passionate about making a difference in the lives of others, Allison is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of clinical practice while fostering collaborative relationships within multidisciplinary teams. 

Previously, Allison held pivotal roles as Program Director and Clinical Supervisor at Wellpath, overseeing psychiatric and behavioral health programs within the Solano County Jail System. Her responsibilities included clinical supervision, program development, and ensuring compliance with legal and ethical standards. Allison's dedication to excellence is evident in her proactive approach to advocating for quality care for the individuals she feels privileged to serve.

Allison's educational background includes a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University.

Whether providing direct therapy, supervising clinical staff, or spearheading program development initiatives, Allison's unwavering commitment to excellence and advocacy shines through in every aspect of her work.
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Culinary Director

Rebecca Peizer

Chef Rebecca Peizer serves as the Culinary Director at Gray Haven Health and Wellness and is a seasoned culinary professional with 25 years of industry experience. She has held many roles such as Professor, Consultant, & Digital Media and Demonstration Chef at The Culinary Institute of America’s California Campus.

Her accolades include Top 10 Sous Chef in America by Food & Wine Magazine for her work at Roux Restaurant, which was awarded Top 10 Bay Area Restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle and placing 1st in the National Pork Board Taste of Elegance Competition as well as the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners Sintonie Olive Oil Competition.

Chef Peizer has worked at some of Napa Valley's esteemed wineries and restaurants including Cakebread Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, Far Niente and Mustard's Grill, as a native of New York City she worked at the famed Sarabeth's Kitchen and Keen's Steakhouse, and served as the Executive Chef of the elite Resort Elk Creek Ranch in Colorado and Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Blue in Las Vegas.

Some of her pro-bono work is having written the Culinary Training Academy program for the Salvation Army nationwide, which gives education and job training to rehabilitees and those struggling with Homelessness and mental health challenges.

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Founder

Patricia Gray, PsyD, J.D.

Dr. Gray is an expert and thought leader in the area of mental health and criminal justice involvement. Dr. Gray is an attorney, forensic consultant, professional mediator, and retired Criminal Trial Court Judge. She holds a doctorate in psychology.

Early in her career she worked as a psychiatric technician in California State Hospitals. Combining legal, forensic, and psychiatric expertise, Dr. Gray provided consultation to federal and state courts, government agencies and legal advocates. Dr. Gray also assisted federal courts in negotiating and monitoring post settlement consent decree compliance in the areas of correctional and institutional mental health.

As a state trial court judge, Dr. Gray convened a team of mental health professionals, law enforcement, lawyers, and probation staff to open the first mental health court in Northern California in 1998 in order to address the high recidivism rates of incarcerated individuals diagnosed with mental illness. Dr. Gray has devoted much of her career to advocating for those living with mental health challenges who are caught in the criminal justice system.

Staff

Our Program Director oversees all facilities, programs, and services. The Director ensures safety and compliance with state and county rules and regulations; hires, trains, and provides guidance to staff; coordinates with partners; and facilitates support services.

Our Board-Certified Psychiatrist and licensed psychiatric nurse practitioner provide medication expertise, education, training, monitoring, management, and oversight.

Our Licensed Psychiatric Technicians and vocational nurses implement and oversee services and activities, monitor the behavior and appearance of residents, execute treatment plans, encourage resident participation, compliance, and communication, and facilitate the self-administration of medication.

Our Reentry Coaches encourage and support residents to participate in all milieu-based activities and follow directions from medical and clinical staffing, and communicate concerns and/or ongoing challenges to superiors.