Celebrating More than a Decade of Service to our Community
We are very excited to be celebrating over 20 years of providing high quality, in-depth reviews of adolescent and young adult topics of clinical relevance. The Jon E. Nadherny/Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium Committee is a multidisciplinary team representing key professions and organizations in our community. We are dedicated to bringing you excellent topics from nationally renowned speakers.
Karen Gosling MS, MPT
George Jarrow, RN
Joshua Nadherny-Calciano, MSN, RN, CNL
Paul Bellina, MFT
Paul received his bachelors of arts in 1968 from the University of California Santa Barbara. He received his masters in counseling from San Francisco State University in 1974. Retired after 25 years as the Acute Services Program manager for Santa Cruz County Mental Health. His responsibilities included management of all transitional youth and older adult services to the Santa Cruz County Jail Psychiatric Services and county contracted impatient Behavioral Health Services at Dominican Hospital.
Carol F.Berman, LCSW
Diane Bridgeman, PhD
Dr. Dridgeman is a licensed Psychologist, trainer of trainers for the American Psychological Assoc. Dr. Bridgeman serves on several national & local boards (i.e. the executive committee for the Calif. Psych Assoc. Colleague Assist. Program) and presents nationally & internationally. Dr. Bridgeman finds her service on the “Jon Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium” advisory committee to be an important community public education endeavor and the effort very rewarding as it’s annual high-level presentation’s not only seeks to inform but also to contribute to preventing serious mental health concerns. The combination of nationally known presenters with local professional panelists have proven to be highly effective, all within a collaborative, interdisciplinary team of planning committee members.
Linda Calciano, PhD
Dr. Calciano is the mother of Jon Nadherny. She received her doctorate from the University of California Santa Cruz in 1989. Her doctorate was in Physical Organic Chemistry and continued her post doctorate in Biochemistry at UC, Berkeley. With support from her family Linda along with Bob Semas, founded the Jon E. Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium in 1997. Throughout the ensuing years this symposium has grown to serve the greater Santa Cruz County Community. In addition to her devotion to this mission Linda actively participates in the Dominican Hospital Foundation Guild, which helps support this annual conference.
Stan Einhorn, PhD
Debbie Joy, DDS
Dr. Joy is the aunt of Jon Nadherny. She received her masters in Chemistry from the University of California Santa Cruz. She received her Doctorate in Dental Science from University of California San Francisco in 1989. She recently retired in 2003 and lives in Scotts Valley with her family. She finds her service on the Jon Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium advisory committee to be very therapeutic in dealing with the tragic loss of her nephew.
Suzanne Nicholas, PhD
Michael Paynter, Ed.D., LMFT
Mr. Semas is the previous Executive Director of the Dominican Hospital Foundation. Bob is pleased to have assisted the Nadherny / Calciano family in conceptualizing the symposia. He has participated in the planning and logistics of each symposium since inception. Under his direction, the Dominican Hospital Foundation maintains Endowment and Restricted Funds dedicated to perpetuating this community education series by underwriting the cost of the annual symposia.
Jen Hastings, MD
Jen Hastings, MD is Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Consulting Physician for the Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County, and Co-Medical Director with Encompass of Santa Cruz County. Jen has been working with Safe Rx Santa Cruz since its inception in 2015, increasing access to Medication Assisted Treatment and Naloxone, and developing Pain Management Guidelines. As the physician at Planned Parenthood Westside for 20 years, Jen piloted Integrated Behavioral Health, mindfulness approaches to care, and transgender care. Jen continues work with the Transgender Community, teaching nationally and internationally, and has been teaching Mindfulness with local community centers and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. As part of the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellowship, Jen worked with Encompass to open the Mindfulness-Based Medication Assisted Treatment Program in August of 2018.