La Tonya Glover, MSW
(831) 424-6655 Ext. 14
La Tonya Glover joined Valley Health Associates (VHA) in the Spring of 2021. La Tonya is bringing over 20 years of experience in social welfare, education, and management to VHA. Prior to joining the team, La Tonya was the Director of Service-Learning and Volunteering as well as the Director of the After School Programs at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, where she oversaw school site programs and was responsible for the start-up of after-school programs at a local school. Following her time with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District she was District Area Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County. During her time at the Boys & Girls Club, she restructured departments- implemented new policies, programs, procedures, and more! Additionally, La Tonya has served as a Board Member for numerous organizations, such as Palenke Arts, Restorative Justice Partners Inc., and Girls' Health in Girls' Hands. Besides her successful career and work as a Board Member for multiple organizations, giving back to the community has also been a lifelong project of hers. So much so that her hard work and dedication to the community, through volunteering and consulting for other nonprofits that benefit the youth, the homeless community, and church organizations led to her being nominated and awarded the Monterey County Weekly's 'Do-Gooder" Award in 2016. She is excited to join the dedicated staff of VHA and is ready to help grow and create new life-saving programs at VHA.
Lena Allen, LCSW
Lena has over 21 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings. She has a background in working with the community with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders. Throughout her career she has worked in numerous substance abuse programs, adolescent and adult residential treatment centers, forensic settings, behavioral health, and legal and court settings.
Silvia Duran, LVN
(831) 424-6655 Ext. 15
Silvia Duran was born and raised in Salinas to migrant agriculture working parents. She is bilingual, fluent in both English & Spanish. Her bicultural background brings value to serving a diverse population. She joined VHA in the Spring of 2022 as the Nursing Supervisor. She has 16 years of nursing experience in a variety of disciplines, such as skilled nursing, home care, hospice, and 5 years of clinical work with substance use disorders. She is dedicated to our clients in providing them with the best possible care to assist them in their wellbeing and overall quality of life.
(831) 424-6655 Ext. 23
Linda has over 17 years of experience in marketing and fundraising including several years with Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Beacon House Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center and United Way of Monterey County. She has designed and coordinated fundraising events (Comics for Kids with James Corden), worked with the Concours d' Elegance on several charity drawings, and produced a fundraising telethon and dozens of promotional videos to support fundraising efforts. As a skilled writer, Linda hopes to convey meaningful client experiences that evoke empathy and understanding from the community, reducing the stigma of addiction and supporting the VHA mission.
Gillian Renteria, CADC I
Associate Director of Medicated Assisted Treatment
(831) 424-6655 Ext. 19
Gillian Renteria is a certified substance abuse counselor who has worked in the addiction treatment field since 2016. Gillian started her career at Valley Health Associates working as an MAT counselor before transitioning to a residential treatment program where she worked in multiple roles including Perinatal Counselor, Intake Coordinator and as a supervising counselor. Gillian is passionate about decreasing stigmatization of individuals with substance use disorders, increasing access to treatment, and ensuring that clients are provided care congruent with stabilization of their multidimensional needs.
Renee Rocha, BS Business Admin
Director of Finance
(831) 424-6655 Ext. 11
Renee's financial background and passion for serving the community led her to nonprofit finance in 2016, eventually landing her in the position of CFO for a short-term residential therapeutic program (STRTP) serving at-risk foster youth throughout California. The education and experience gained in the nonprofit sector secured her desire to broaden her career with an agency that had a direct positive impact on the community it serves, which led her to VHA. Renee has also been a volunteer at HHH Emergency Department and a mentor to multiple foster youth with whom she remains connected. She utilizes her financial and business background to continuously strive for the creation of efficiency and progression in administrative support systems, ensuring critical services for the community are always available. She is honored to be a part of VHA and the mission it upholds.