Advisory Board

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

Karen Gosling MS, MPT

Symposium Chair

Karen Gosling received her bachelors degree in Sport Science at Chelsea School of Human Movement in England, a Masters Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Syracuse University and her Masters in Physical Therapy from USC. She has worked at Dominican Hospital since 1996 and is currently the Director of Health and Rehabilitation. Karen has recently joined the Advisory Board, and is excited to bring her passion for community wellness to the team.
George Jarrow, RN

George Jarrow, RN

Emeritus

George received his nursing degree from the State University of New York at Alfred in 1979. He has worked in the Mental Health field since 1981, and had been at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz for 33 years. He retired from Dominican in 2016. He is also the past chairperson of the Jon E. Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium Advisory Committee. His passion for this cause is deeply rooted in his desire to collaboratively see human tragedy transformed into hope and opportunity.
Joshua Nadherny-Calciano, MSN, RN, CNL

Joshua Nadherny-Calciano, MSN, RN, CNL

Board Member

Joshua is the younger brother of Jon Nadherny. He received his bachelors of science in Biochemistry and in Molecular Biology, from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2000. Joshua received his masters in nursing from the University of San Francisco in 2012. He works for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a nurse administrator.  He finds his service on the Jon Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium advisory committee to be very therapeutic in dealing with the tragic loss of his brother.
Paul Bellina, MFT

Paul Bellina, MFT

Board Member

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

Carol F.Berman, LCSW

Board Member

Carol received her B.A. degree in 1967 from UCLA in Presocial Welfare and Psychology and her Masters Degree from the University of Southern California in Social Work in 1970 where she had interned at the Department of Juvenile Probation in Los Angeles and at the Thalian Clinic of Child Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital. She continued her interest in working with adolescents while working towards her state licensure at the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center and Youth Services in Watsonville. She has been in private practice in Santa Cruz County since 1984 and continues her work with youth and young adults and also has an extensive practice working with adults as well as senior citizens; Ms. Berman does mostly individual psychotherapy. She has been a consult with the Calciano/Nadherny steering committee for approximately six years, contributing her knowledge of adolescent depression and mental health in general , and has a personal interest in supporting their endeavor because of her friendship with the Calciano/Nadherny family and her acquaintance with Jon when he was an adolescent. She is honored to serve on this committee.
Diane Bridgeman, PhD

Diane Bridgeman, PhD

Board Member

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

Linda Calciano, PhD

Board Member

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

Stan Einhorn, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Einhorn completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. He is clinically trained in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) school of psychotherapy and has presented workshops at IFS international conferences. He has worked for public mental health agencies for over twenty-five years and presently is a Program Manager for Santa Cruz County Behavioral Health Department. He also has a private practice in Santa Cruz. The value of collaborative learning and cooperative treatment approaches to benefit youth as championed by the Jon E. Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium, for the past 20 years, is what encouraged Dr. Einhorn to join the organization’s planning efforts.
Kathy Gonzales

Kathy Gonzales

Board Member

Kathy has been with Dominican Hospital for over ten years. She is the Office Manager of Behavioral Health Services and joined the Symposium Planning Committee in 2008. Kathy finds her service on the Jon Nadherny / Calciano Memorial Youth Symposium advisory comes from her daily experiences in the field of mental health.
Debbie Joy, DDS

Debbie Joy, DDS

Board Member

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

Suzanne Nicholas, PhD

Board Member

Dr. Nicholas is a licensed Psychologist who maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz working primarily with adolescents and young adults. She is also on the staff of U.C. Santa Cruz providing services to the Residential Crisis Program. In addition to her work as a psychologist, Dr. Nicholas is also a counselor with Santa Cruz City Schools working with at-risk youth in Costanoa and The Ark High Schools. Being on the Advisory Board of the Calciano Youth Symposium allows Dr. Nicholas to be a part of a valuable and dynamic organization that helps to bring important and timely education and training about our youth to the community of Santa Cruz.
Michael Paynter, Ed.D., LMFT

Michael Paynter, Ed.D., LMFT

Board Member

Michael Paynter, Ed.D., LMFT, is Director of the Student Support Services Department at the Santa Cruz County Office of Education, where he manages programs assisting vulnerable youth populations in the schools such as those experiencing homelessness, foster care, probation, gang involvement, mental health and/or substance use issues A recent graduate of San Jose State University’s Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, his research focused on school culture and climate in Alternative Education Settings.
Bob Semas

Bob Semas

Board Member

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.