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Georgia Ferrell - Executive Director

Georgia C. Ferrell earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from San Diego State University.  Her passion for promoting health and wellness was the driving force behind her work with the Peace Corps in West Africa and also her own successful business as a Health Coach.

In addition to her work in the field of Health and Wellness, Georgia brings to Coronado SAFE skills in business administration, development and operations. Her experience as a business owner and other related work has given her a natural ability to organize, collaborate, and lead. Georgia has a natural ability in bringing people together and bring SAFE’s mission statement to life by deepening relationships between kids, parents, and community leaders.

Georgia also has a passion for the community of Coronado. Georgia grew up here and graduated from CHS in 1985. She has remained involved over the years and was recently the PTO President at Village Elementary where her children attended. With two children, one now at CMS and the other still at Village, Georgia has lots of opportunity to practice the skills that SAFE provides to families. 

With her background in health, entrepreneurial skills, dedication to the community of Coronado, along with her vision and leadership skills, the Coronado SAFE Board of Directors is grateful to have Georgia leading the organization.

 

Monique Reynolds Ph.D. - Director of Programs

Dr. Reynolds or known as "Dr. Mo" holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, teens and families in research, teaching, and clinical practice. She provides training to parent groups, teachers and clinical staff on putting research into practice to cultivate emotional health and wellness. As SAFE's Director of Programs, Dr. Mo manages our major programming areas including counseling and support services, student enrichment, and community engagement. She brings a wealth of content expertise to our training and curriculums and serves as an in-house expert for social-emotional concerns.

 

Dianne Baldwin - Early Childhood Enrichment Specialist

Dianne Baldwin was raised in Conneticut and attended Bethany College in West Virginia. She was a willing sun-seeking transplant to California, alternating between Coronado and Marin County while working at a variety of jobs that began with American Airlines as a flight attendant and ended by her managing an elite running store in Marin County.  Flying 27 years with American gave her an amazing store of travel adventures along with the confidence to handle many serious situations.  She held a variety of leadership roles as an attendant and transferred those skills to manage the elite running store. 

Through the years, working with children has been the other important focus for her; from leading a Girl Scout troop in college to chairing a reading group for middle-school aged kids.  Coronado SAFE has given her the opportunity to grow and learn while coordinating the ever popular “On Applebee Pond” life skills program for the youngest Coronado population.  SAFE has supported and endorsed her return to school in order to enhance her credentials.  “Being with SAFE enriches my life and I hope that I have enhanced the student’s lives I worked with these past nine years.”  

 

Carl Gregory - Counselor 

Carl Gregory was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. While taking a few years off before pursueing a graduate degree, he worked with the Psychological Emergency Response Team, homeless populations of San Diego, the Critical Emergency Response Team, and as a peer support member for a local law enforcement agency. Carl then pursued a graduate degree in Master of Science in Counseling/Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy and is now working on his PhD in Psychology, with an emphasis in gerontology. Carl looks forward to working with kids and teens in a supportive, compassionate, caring way. He understands family dynamics and how daily stress can take its toll on the family system. Carl sought out Coronado Safe more than a year in advance of completing his degree because of the organizations outlook, community involvement, and diverse population of Coronado. 


Tory LaRochelle - Counselor 

Tory LaRochelle was born in Princeton, New Jersey and was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. As a military veteran, the Navy brought her to San Diego in 2004. After completing her active duty service, Tory completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Phoenix (San Diego Campus) with a BS in Human Services. She immediately continued on to her Graduate Degree in Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy in hopes of following her passion of supporting families through adversity. Aside from her internship status at Coronado Safe, Tory also holds a position as a Psychosocial Rehab Specialist working with the severely mentally ill and homeless population in downtown San Diego. Tory specializes in working with diverse populations and has been a team leader for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 2011. Tory lives in Chula Vista with her Husband of 10 years and two children ages 8 and 6.


Taina Aceves - Counselor 

Taina Aceves holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She has a background in Early Childhood Education and Child and Family Development. Taína's counseling experience includes working with clients ages 4 and up, providing family, individual, group and collateral therapy. She is certified as a California State Domestic Violence Counselor and is fluent in English and Spanish. Her passion is to help individuals and families thrive, by learning to utilize their own strengths and abilities.