Chief Executive Officer
Robin has been the CEO of CHS since 1994. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of California, Davis. Under her leadership, CHS eliminated its debt and established an operating reserve. When she began her tenure, the agency had three programs, 55 employees, and a $1M budget. Today, CHS is a multi-million dollar organization with nearly double the workforce, operating 13 programs at eight locations throughout Monterey County. Ms. McCrae has been instrumental in developing several new programs, including Safe Place’s Street Outreach Program, Elm House, Safe Passage, Family to Family, D.A.I.S.Y., and Pathways to Safety. Two new outpatient treatment centers are currently under development.
Chief Financial Officer
Sharon is a licensed CPA with over 30 years of experience working in not-for-profit accounting, auditing, and tax preparation. Before coming to CHS Sharon was the CFO at United Way Monterey County and spent time at CTB/McGraw-Hill and the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Sharon graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelors of Science, Accounting Emphasis.
Dr. Bruce Loisel
Senior Program Officer
Bruce spent nine years as the Director of the Salvation Army Southern California Social Services, and has over 25 years of social service experience and another 20 years of undergraduate and graduate college and university teaching experience. He has also served as an administrator at several small to mid-sized foster family agencies. He holds a B.A., M.A. and Psy.D. degrees from Azusa Pacific University and an M.S. degree from Cal-State Fullerton. As Senior Program Officer, Dr. Loisel manages the day-to-day operations of Off Main Clinic and oversees the Safe Place/Passage programs and both Family Service Centers. Bruce was a six-time NAIA All-American, NAIA National Record holder in the decathlon, two-time NAIA National Champion, United States Jr. National Champion and has been inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame
Senior Program Officer
Marta has worked in the addiction field for over twenty years. She was the first treatment coordinator for Monterey County Drug Court and helped develop many of the initial treatment protocols for program participants. Marta has worked in program management and non-profit agency administration for the last fifteen years . She completed her addiction studies at UC Santa Cruz. Marta will manage the day-to-day operations of the two Outpatient Treatment programs and oversees Elm House and Genesis House.
Rob has ten years of experience working with local non-profits as a Development Director, Program Manager and Contract Grant Writer. Rob has a M.A. in History from California State University East Bay and a B.A. in Psychology from Cornell College in Iowa. He recently graduated from the LEAD Program at Community Foundation for Monterey County and from Leadership Monterey Peninsula. In his free time Rob enjoys playing guitar poorly, gardening and hiking around the beautiful Monterey coast.
Program Officer, Family Service Centers
Shawn is a graduate of Sonoma State University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. His years of experience in program management and as a counselor provided him an in-depth knowledge in both administrative and clinical areas. He was born and raised in the Monterey Peninsula, is an avid tennis player, and enjoys all outdoor activities. As Program Officer for the Family Service Centers, Shawn manages the operations of programs including: Drug and Alcohol Intervention Services for Youth, Family to Family, Supervised Visitation and Exchange, Domestic Violence/Anger Management, Pathways to Safety, and Parent Education Program.
Program Officer, Safe Place and Safe Passage
Shirley is a former Street Outreach Counselor at Safe Place who returned to take over the Youth Services Program Officer position. She has a wealth of experience working with and volunteering with at-risk youth in our local community. Shirley has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Jose State University and is currently working toward licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She also has a wide range of additional training in numerous evidenced-based practices including Seeking Safety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Administrative Services Manager
Rosie joined the leadership team as Administrative Services Manager in February 2015 after providing excellent support to CHS as a temporary employee. Rosie worked for the Lucky/Save Mart Corporation in Office Management and Bookkeeping for over 14 years and won numerous awards for exemplary customer service. She attended Cabrillo College and holds many volunteer positions in her community.