Nancy Heilner, Executive Director
Nancy received her BA in psychology from the College of New Jersey and her master’s in social work from Michigan State University. She has over 30 years of therapeutic experience and 25 years of non-profit managerial experience.
Her passion for her work began in the field of violence against women and included work in a battered women’s shelter and rape crisis program in New Orleans. As the Program Director of the Greater New Orleans YWCA Rape Crisis and Battered Women’s Programs, she was responsible for grant writing, budgeting and program development over a three parish area. During that time she also conducted trainings for numerous organizations throughout the New Orleans region including the New Orleans Police Department and District Attorney’s Office and the New Orleans Hate Crime Project through the LGBT Community Center. She served on the Mayor’s Domestic Violence Task Force from 1998 -2001. She was also involved in the statewide organizations of the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault. In addition, she was an adjunct instructor for the Southern University at New Orleans graduate school of social work for 12 years.
After moving to San Francisco in 2002, she continued her non-profit managerial experience while working at Edgewood Center for Children and Families as the Director of Community Based Programs. She went on to become the Clinical Director of The SAGE Project where she was responsible for program development, quality assurance and adherence to city and state requirements for the mental health and substance abuse programs. In 2004, she became involved with New Leaf: Services For Our Community as a volunteer clinician. She spent her last two years at New Leaf as the Clinical Manager of the Adult Substance Abuse Program and the HIV Mental Health Program.
She joined three colleagues from New Leaf to form the SF Therapy Collective in October of 2010 where she currently functions as therapist and co-founder.
Chris Holleran, Director of Operations
Christopher received his BA from New College of Florida with a concentration in psychology and a focus on developmental research. He completed his graduate degree, a MS in Clinical Psychology, at San Francisco State University in 2005. Chris worked with low-income families and provided school counseling services through Family Service Agency’s Tenderlion Family Program.
Following that experience, Chris spent the next four years at New Leaf Services. While at New Leaf, Chris was put in charge of restructuring and managing the Intake Department for the Adult Substance Abuse Program. Chris implemented and led a continuous quality improvement process throughout the program that focused on service specification, increasing programmatic diversity, fulfilling contractual obligations, and facilitating programmatic implementation.
Currently, Chris is implementing policy and procedures for the Intake Department at the SF Therapy Collective where he is also a therapist and co-founder. He also acts as medical liaison for psychiatric services and monitors contracts and maintains relationships with insurance providers and Community Behavioral Health Services in the city of San Francisco. With Chris’ extensive history in policy development and execution, we feel fortunate to have him on board as our Director of Operations.
Stacey Rodgers, Director of Communications
Stacey received her BA in Communications and Psychology from University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, and her master’s in Clinical Psychology at New College of California in 2005. Since then, Stacey has worked providing mental health and substance abuse therapy to the LGBTQQI community in both private practice and at New Leaf Services in San Francisco, CA. Most recently, Stacey has been providing individual and group therapy at the SF Therapy Collective, which she helped co-found in October 2010. She additionally heads up the outreach program for this organization.
Prior to shifting her career focus to clinical work with the LGBTQQI community, Stacey held various positions in office and account management for 12 years with local and national companies such as Fed Ex, We Work It Entertainment Group and Corporate Communications Broadcast Network. While employed at these organizations, Stacey gained experience and expertise in electronic and print communications, contributions to company publications, marketing materials, websites, and client/community engagement communications. Stacey’s passion for making mental health services more accessible to her community, along with knowledge on how to develop, implement and maintain Queer LifeSpace’s vision of connecting with the local community, has made her an invaluable part of the senior management team.
Joe Voors, Director of Finance
Joe received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University with a focus in Cognitive Theory and life span developmental theory. Joe then then went on to receive his Masters in Clinical Social Psychology from New College of California. Here he focused on psychodynamic and analytic therapy with a focus on the effects our society has on each of us and how we can affect our environment as well, especially as queer individuals.
Prior to his career as a therapist, Joe worked for 18 years in the private sector as a manager and director of operations in the high tech industry. Responsible for budgets in the tens of millions, Joe has extensive experience in formulating budgets, executing them and keeping the organization on budget. In addition to the requirements of ongoing fiscal management, Joe also worked as director of operations for a start-up corporation that eventually went public. With Joe’s extensive experience with the budgeting process, fiscal management and experience in starting and launching new organizations, Joe is well placed as Queer LifeSpace’s Director of Finance.