CARES Mental Health Team
David Irving, LMFT - CARES Coordinator
David Irving (he/him/his) is a licensed marriage and family therapist that has been providing therapy to Alameda County for over 10 years. I use cognitive behavioral and relational therapy techniques to support students with anxiety, mood disorder, or issues with trauma. I incorporate cultural humility into my work with all students. I am very passionate about supporting college students and I am especially skilled at working with sexual and gender minorities as well as students of color. I was born and raised in Oakland, CA and I enjoy good food, good community, swimming, and self-care.
Juztino Panella, LMFT (on sabbatical 23/24)
Juztino Panella (he/him/éll) first came to Chabot in 2012 to play flute and percussion for a Loss & Grief ceremony, and shortly after began working in mental health at the college. He started the Rootz2Rise men’s group where self-identified men could have “real talk” about things like dysfunctional families, violence in the community, toxic masculinity, and relationship issues and get support and guidance. He also co-founded Justice Arts Collective where students could create music to express their pain and their resilience, to challenge oppression and to support one another in the preciousness of this life! Juztino works with Cultural Humility and supports students in gaining greater insight to develop tools and practices to support the transformation they desire. He provides therapy in English and Spanish, and occasionally Italian. When he is not working, you may catch him playing congas in the park or making some good Italian food!
Dr. Lee Porscha Moore, LCSW
Dr. Lee Porscha Moore (she/her/ella) is a Jackie of all trades; college professor, licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), certified yoga instructor, DEI trainer, lifelong student, to name a few. As a sunny SoCal native and beach bum, Porscha's communication style honors cultural humility by inviting those she serves to unpack their thoughts and feelings with laughter and grace. Outside of supporting the amazing human beans of Chabot College, Porscha's wanderlust spirit is always ready to catch a flight and eat some sweets (mmm cupcakes & ice cream).
Karen Navarro, LCSW
Karen Navarro (she/they) works as a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker and psychotherapist. She is a Salvi lesbian tia from a mixed status family who has worked over the last twenty years in non-profit organizations. She has experience as a community educator on the topics of immigrant and labor rights, interpersonal violence prevention, sexual health, harm reduction strategies, facilitator and mentor training, stress management, early childhood mental health, identity exploration, burnout, and parent education including developmental milestones and healthy communication techniques for families. Over the last four years she has worked as a Spanish speaking therapist and support group facilitator with STARS Community Services, Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Rafiki Coalition and Chabot College.
Yuriko Domyo, LMFT
Yuriko Domyo (she/her) is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist. She has experience working with individual adults, teens, and families in non-profit community agencies and private practice in East Bay. She is passionate about learning and growing in the area of cultural humility, social justice, trauma & chronic stress, and holistic health & wellness. She is originally from Japan and immigrated to the US in her early 20s. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, being in nature, studying astrology, and spending quality time with her friends and family. She is honored and excited to be a part of the CARES team and Chabot campus community.
Alfonso Silva-Piontek, CARES Mental Health Trainee
Alfonso Silva-Piontek (he/him/his/él) is a dedicated social work student looking forward to supporting students at Chabot College. Alfonso has proud Mexican roots and grew up all over California. In addition to working with the CARES team, Alfonso works in policy advocacy to prioritize behavioral and mental health funding for prevention and early intervention services at the state level. Alfonso also brings extensive knowledge about the child welfare system in California and has researched how it impacts older youth aging out of the foster care system without supportive adults. When not immersed in a world of academia and advocacy, Alfonso enjoys spending time hiking in the woods with his two dogs, Onyx and Copper, or tending to his indoor jungle of tropical plants.
Mona Khoury, CARES Mental Health Trainee
Mona Khoury (she/her) is an SFSU graduate student and MFT intern at Chabot College, driven by a genuine passion for mental well-being and a strong desire to make a positive impact. Embracing her Palestinian roots as a first-generation woman born and raised in the Bay Area, she brings a unique perspective that fosters cultural humility and a deep respect for diverse experiences. Mona's genuine enthusiasm for helping others creates a warm and welcoming space where individuals can feel heard and supported. Beyond her studies, Mona finds inspiration in competitive cooking shows, unwinds at the beach, loves to travel, and is constantly searching for new and tasty restaurants to try!
Lanesha Tyler, Counseling Assistant
As a passionate and empathetic Counseling Assistant, I am dedicated to providing compassionate support and guidance to all students. Through active listening, empathy, and effective communication, I will create a safe and non-judgmental environment where students can explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges. A place where they can feel safe.I will strive to make a positive impact on the lives of those I assist.