Meet Our Resiliency Center Staff

Rodney Lowery

Rodney Lowery

CEO

I grew up in Selma CA and graduated from Selma High School. I’m married to an

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I grew up in Selma and graduated from Selma High School. I’m married to an amazing woman named Lana, and we have three adult children.

Much of my work experience has been in law enforcement, working for Selma Police Department and later with the Fresno Police Department. An injury changed the trajectory of my career, allowing me to pursue my education.

I completed a four-year degree in Bible and Theology from California Christian College and later graduated from Multnomah University (Portland Oregon) with a Master of Divinity. I’m currently working towards a Doctorate in Psychology through California Southern University.

My life experiences have taught me that early childhood trauma is often the catalyst for negative thinking patterns and behaviors. Unfortunately, many traumas that occur go unidentified and subsequently untreated. My passion is reimagining systems so that childhood trauma is identified and treated in a timely way.

I was blessed to be a part of launching the Resiliency Center, a mental health facility that focuses on primary prevention and early intervention for children. Working in law enforcement and being a parent have taught me that we cannot prevent bad things from happening to children, but we can ensure we ingrain resiliency for those challenging moments of life.

While working towards completion of my psychology degree I enjoy offering biblical counseling.

“As Man Thinks, So Is He” – Bible Meaning of Proverbs 23:7

Dr. Amy Parks

Dr. Amy Parks

Director of Clinical Services, Doctor of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialization in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal State Northridge, in Family Relations and Child Development and a Minor in Psychology.  I received my Master of Social Work degree from Fresno State and am currently a Doctor of Social Work Candidate at the University of Southern California. I have been a therapist for over 20 years, working with children and families. I am passionate about working with parents and their children because a child’s well-being is directly connected to their parent’s well-being.  A healthy parent will be able to provide that important relationship that is crucial for a child to develop resilience.  It is such an honor and privilege when families allow me to work with them, helping them discover and build on their strengths to heal, transform, and strengthen their family bonds.

Trina Rodriguez-Jensen

Trina Rodriguez-Jensen

Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with an

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist with an additional Master’s Degree in Organizational Management.I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from California State University, Fresno and moved here after finding the love of my life. I have lived in Fresno for 10 years and have come to love and care about the community and the people who reside here. I worked for a non-profit for 20 years, gaining knowledge and experience working with children and families. I have always believed in supporting and delivering a safe place for families to come to heal.  This healing process is a journey that is never easy, especially to start, but the rewards are immeasurable.  Many families have trusted and experienced a non-judgmental venue to share and disclose the traumatic events that had hindered their healing. The staff of the Resiliency Center is committed to supporting kids and families impacted by trauma and providing a safe place to begin the process of recovery.

Teresa Watts

Teresa Watts

Director of Operations

I have served on the staff of various nonprofit organizations for more than 

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I have served on the staff of various nonprofit organizations for more than 30 years and have worked for the Resiliency Center since its inception. Every position I’ve held throughout my career has been with the goal of making a positive impact on my community. I am so proud of the unique and much needed work of the Resiliency Center, reaching into the lives of families experiencing trauma and offering hope and healing through mental health services.

Darryl Prince

Darryl Prince

Clinical Program Manager, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, having received both my

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, having received both my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies and my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University. I am a native of San Jose but planted roots in Fresno 25 years ago and have made this my home. During this time, I have gained experience as a social worker or therapist in both county and nonprofit agencies, in schools, and in private practice. In these contexts, I have worked with families, couples, and individuals of all ages and with a variety of needs. I have additional training in DBT, EMDR, and Imago Relationship Therapy.

It is my goal to care and support my clients, believing that we are all doing the best we can. I hope to help clients discover new skills and become more effective in living a joyful life. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment that promotes healing from past hurts, nurtures secure connections, and growth in new directions.

Blanca Godinez

Blanca Godinez

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I received my Master of Social Work degree from California State

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I received my Master of Social Work degree from California State University, Fresno, and I have been providing individual and family therapy in the Central Valley for the last four years.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is trained in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). Currently, I am working towards endorsement as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist.

Working at the Resiliency Center allows me to support children and families who have been impacted by trauma. I hope to improve their overall well-being to bring hope and healing through this new paradigm in Mental Health.

Mayela Razo-Vega

Mayela Razo-Vega

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 7 years of experience

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 7 years of experience in the field of mental health. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield I spent some time providing services and educating others on autism, child abuse, and inclusion. I continued my journey in becoming a therapist at University of Phoenix and obtained a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My experience includes work in settings such as Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs, county based programs, and a school based agency working with the gen-ed and SPED population. I am certified as a Functional Family Therapist, have experience in play therapy, and have provided services for children, adolescents, and adults. My goal is to provide individuals and families a safe place that will promote hope and healing. My areas of interest include working with families of and children with special needs, depression anxiety, postpartum mental health, trauma, and grief/loss.

Quentina Johnson

Quentina Johnson

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor / Community Outreach

I am the mother of one phenomenal 19 year old sophomore in college and a

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I am the mother of one phenomenal 19 year old sophomore in college and a 7 year old Marvel and Sonic fan. I am building a legacy to give them as I’m here and to carry forward when I’m not. God is my partner and I give thanks to Him for all that I have, and I bless people who cross my path. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Services in 2016 from University of Phoenix. I’m an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, completing my practicum here at the Resiliency Center and earning my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2021 from University of Phoenix as well. Always a Phoenix. In 2016 I co-founded, with a few of my classmates and backed by Central Valley Veterans, the “To the Mat” scholarship fund for children of veterans to receive scholarship funds for college. I’ve worked as a social worker with families and children for Department of Social Services and recognize the negative impact trauma has on the mind of the individual, the family and in the community. My practice aims to demonstrate a level of knowledge and experience that offers a space of safety and trust to build a professional relationship that walks alongside the people I work with to help them reach toward personal elevation and meet their desired goals.

Jackie Cobian

Jackie Cobian

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I received a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy

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I received a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.  My past work consists of working with children on the Autism Spectrum as a Registered Behavioral Technician and as a Substitute Teacher for local school districts.  During my time in these settings, I observed children struggling in their academics, behavior, and relationships with peers and family members.  My work history and my passion for seeing individuals strive towards resilience led me to the Resiliency Center.  I believe in meeting people where they are and creating a safe environment for all to process their feelings and experiences. Ultimately, I hope every encounter can lead people towards healing and well-being.

Ryan Regier

Ryan Regier

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

I was born and raised in Fresno and received both my bachelor’s degree

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I was born and raised in Fresno and received both my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Fresno. I have experience working with children and families of all ages and with many different needs in treatment. My goal as a therapist is to be an advocate for my clients in the best possible way. I hope to assist my clients in managing their personal issues by providing skills and resources they can use so they can have a fulfilling life.

Aleyah Burton

Aleyah Burton

Assoc. Professional Clinical Counselor

I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminology, specifically in Victimology, with a 

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I have a bachelor’s degree in Criminology, specifically in Victimology, with a Victim Services Certificate from California State University, Fresno. I also received my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling at Alliant International University. I have knowledge and experience working with men, women, and children who have experienced trauma and assault in their lives, and I have a desire to help others in my community. I am blessed to have an opportunity to work with the Resiliency Center in being proactive in helping our clients begin to heal and live fuller lives.

Angelica Sison

Angelica Sison

I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, but have lived in Fresno for most

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I was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, but have lived in Fresno for most of my life.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Fresno State University, and am currently working on my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary.  I am passionate about mental health, and serving those who have limited access to mental health resources is deeply important to me.  Being a mental health advocate with a heart for underserved communities has led me to the Resiliency Center.  My hope is that I can meet people where they are with compassion and empathy, advocate for their mental health care alongside them, and help lead them towards hope and healing.

Maria Nunez

Maria Nunez

I am a bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, currently working toward

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I am a bilingual Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, currently working toward a Masters of Arts degree at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. I have a passion for people and my community and have spent the past 9-years of my career working with children and families dealing with an array of traumatic situations. I wholeheartedly believe in the Resiliency Center’s mission to provide compassionate and professional mental health services to families and children in order to disrupt emotional and generational trauma, and feel honored to be able to be part of this mission. My goal is to provide for my clients a safe, judgment-free zone, where they feel free to share their stories, uncover their strengths, and work through their healing journey.

PaNhia Vang

PaNhia Vang

I am currently working towards a Master of Counseling in Marriage, 

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I am currently working towards a Master of Counseling in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at University of Phoenix. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Criminology-Law Enforcement from Fresno State. My past work consists of working with children, adults, and the geriatric population living in poverty. My goals in therapy are to support and provide a safe space for individuals to cope with a difficult period in their lives. I am grateful to be a part of the Resiliency team as they serve the community.

Brianna Magallanes

Brianna Magallanes

Throughout my education I have grown a passion for working with children and

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Throughout my education I have grown a passion for working with children and adolescents. I have had the privilege in working with multiple ages ranging from 3-18. I have also had the privilege in working with youth placed at a juvenile detention center. I am grateful to be a part of the Resiliency Center in continuing to give back to my community and support those in need.

Morgan Parrott

Morgan Parrott

Case Manager

I grew up in Modesto, then moved to Fresno to attend Fresno State where

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I grew up in Modesto, then moved to Fresno to attend Fresno State where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Victimology with a minor in Psychology. While attending school here, I fell in love with Fresno and decided to stay after graduating to look for job prospects and to give back to the city that I’ve learned to call home. My experience in this field is interning with Fresno EOC Central Valley Against Human Trafficking and recently assisting with Project S.T.E.A.L.T.H. through the Fresno Police Chaplaincy. Trauma not only affects the victims, but also the individuals involved in their lives. Every aspect of a victim’s life can be touched by trauma. Untreated trauma can lead individuals down a dark and dangerous path. I believe that having a safe space where it can be processed in a healthy way can be the first step in the healing process for all affected. I think it’s important those who have experienced trauma receive the help and services that they need, especially young children and teens. The Resiliency Center offers help so that victims can become survivors who can start to thrive in their lives again.

Jeannette Martinez

Jeannette Martinez

Case Manager

I was born and raised in Reedley. I received my bachelor’s degree

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I was born and raised in Reedley. I received my bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University in Early Childhood Education. Currently, I am attending graduate school to receive my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. My professional experience lies heavily within the educational field as both a literacy coordinator and preschool teacher. My respect for the mental health field and gratitude for educators has culminated into a passion for serving and supporting children and their families who are affected by trauma. I believe building resiliency is a process and the Resiliency Center offers the proper resources to bring hope, support, and healing for victims of trauma. I am honored to be a part of the resiliency team and grateful that I get to develop here and learn new skills.

Justin Lowery

Justin Lowery

Case Manager

I grew up in Selma, CA before moving to Bend, OR  and eventually coming back  

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I grew up in Selma, CA before moving to Bend, OR and eventually coming back to the Central Valley in Clovis, CA. I graduated from Clovis High School and am currently a senior at Fresno State where I am majoring in Psychology. I love working for the Resiliency Center because it allows me to offer support to those who are in need and help those who are struggling. I have always felt called upon to help and serve others and the mental health field is an extremely great place to do so. Good mental health and building resilience are extremely important facets in life and I am honored to be a part of positively impacting the city of Fresno by working here at the Resiliency Center.

Carole Blomgren

Carole Blomgren

Billing Administrator

My many years of life experience as a wife of 38 years, a mom to three

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My many years of life experience as a wife of 38 years, a mom to three adult children and numerous jobs have all helped form and prepare me for my current position as a Case Manager. God has shown me through personal experiences the need and power of empathy, which I feel is the most valuable gift I bring to this role. Children are increasingly exposed to dysfunctional behaviors and lifestyles, causing the repeated cycle of generational trauma. Reflecting on my own childhood challenges, I realize the power and change that can happen in the life of a hurting child when they are able to receive counseling and guidance from a loving and caring adult, mentor, or mental health professional.