Our Staff

Clinical Staff

Our caring staff of professionals work together as a team, assuring the best treatment approach for each child and family.

  • Child Psychiatrists
  • Licensed psychologists
  • Licensed clinical social workers
  • Marriage, family and child therapists
  • Case managers
  • Preschool teachers

Leadership Team

Joan Aschoff, Psy.D.   

Dr. Joan Aschoff is a licensed clinical psychologist and a passionate and results oriented behavioral health care executive who joined Child & Family Center in 2014 first as the Executive Vice President of Clinical Services and shortly thereafter was appointed President and CEO.
Joan began her career in community mental health, and later moved into positions in managed behavioral health and financial services. She held senior leadership roles at PacifiCare Behavioral Health, United Behavioral Health and Unum.  Her experience has positioned her well to lead and understand the complex business, operational and clinical needs facing Child & Family Center. Joan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University Fullerton and her Doctorate in Psychology from Indiana State University.  


Bert Paras
V.P. of Operations

Bert Paras oversees the Center’s day-to-day operations including: business services, finance, IT, facilities and office support services.   Bert joined the Child and Family Center in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in community based programming. He has held senior level positions while administering government funded initiatives including the City/County jail in-reach, winter shelter and affordable housing development programs. Bert received EPA certified technician status with the US Army in Aberdeen, Maryland. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the American Military University.  Bert also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work with a minor in Accounting from California State University, Northridge.            


Kelly Morehouse-Smith, LMFT
Vice President Clinical Services


Cheryl Jones
V.P. Marketing and Community Outreach


Linda Lawrence
H.R. Manager