Celina is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, class of 1992. Her focus was children and family services. She earned a Spanish major from the University of the Pacific. Throughout her career, she has worked with the underserved providing quality service to families impacted by community violence, by leading parenting groups in local schools, family court as well as providing individual and family therapy.
With a recent focus in medical social work, she has been involved in discharge planning, bridging care from the hospital to the community for patients with complex medical and social histories. Now at Sutterhealth, she is part of a clinical team of nurses and social work case managers that work to help build a framework for implementing strategies to reduce unnecessary re-hospitalization as well as partnering with the outpatient clinical teams to address social determinants of health.
She enjoys music of various genres and ballroom and freestyle dancing. She loves to garden in her spare time.