Meet the Jodi House Staff
Susan Cass, Program Director
A Santa Barbara native, Susan graduated from the Cate School and continued her education at Parsons School of Design and The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art Studies in 2002. After living in several cities around the United States, Susan returned to her hometown in 2012. Her experience working in the field of education led her to Jodi House, where she spent her first year as Program Specialist and the last two as Program Director. Susan is proud to be a part of the Jodi House organization and hopes to continue to be a part of its growth for years to come.
Jamie Madsen M.S., Development Coordinator
A northern California native, Jamie Madsen is a published Organizational Development professional with a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from San Francisco State University. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated with Honors in the major. Starting with Technology ventures in San Francisco, Jamie recently made a pivot into the non-profit world after the loss of her grandmother earlier this year. Joining Jodi House in July 2017, Jamie is eager to be of service to those suffering from traumatic and acquired brain injuries, educate and provide resources for the greater SB community, and support organizations working to improve the quality of life for all survivors. Jamie is passionate about community service and an active volunteer for local non-profits, such as Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation and the Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Nadia Ratkowski, Program Specialist
Nadia Ratkowski recently began as our new Program Specialist. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Applied Psychology. Her interests include bringing awareness to the realm of mental health, as well as using music for therapeutic purposes. She is excited to be at Jodi House and help the program grow.
Gabby Chambers, Case Manager
Gabby began her time at Jodi House as a volunteer during her sophomore year while attending the University of California, Santa Barbara. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Applied Psychology. Joining us in August 2017, Gabby is our newest Case Manager here in Santa Barbara. She looks forward to furthering the impact of our Case Management program and is excited to assist brain injury survivors in achieving their goals via one-on-one, individualized support. Gabby has been active in the non-profit world since a young age and is happy to be a part of the Jodi House team.
Jennifer Martinez and Miguel Marquez, Ventura County Case Managers
Jennifer Martinez and Miguel Marquez serve as Jodi House’s case managers in Ventura County, contracted through the Independent Living Resource Center. We are very thankful for their help in expanding our services to brain injury survivors outside of Santa Barbara County. You can contact them at [email protected] and [email protected].
Adam Harcourt, DC
Imagine X Functional Neurology
Ruth Ann Bowe
Santa Barbara Independent
Director of Finance
Santa Barbara Airbus
Wells Fargo Bank
Plan Member Financial Group
Jim Marston, PhD
Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute
Daniella R. Scioscia-Regencia
Mullen & Henzell, LLP
Stephanie Boumediene, MPH
Founder and President, SAJA Health and Consulting
American Riviera Bank
Gayle Cummings, M.A.
Retired School Psychologist
Founder and CEO, Home Savi
Founder and CEO, Mariposa Project