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Leadership Team

Sarah Metz, PsyD – Director, Division of Trauma Recovery Services

Dr. Sarah Metz graduated from Pepperdine University in 2009.  Dr. Metz has extensive experience working with survivors of trauma, substance use disorders, combat Veterans, victims of violent crime, and complex PTSD. Prior to coming to UCSF in 2015, Dr. Metz worked for the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System at the National Center for PTSD and the Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program, a nationally recognized residential treatment program for homeless Veterans. Dr. Metz specializes in a variety of evidence-based practices and is a certified therapist in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation.  Dr. Metz has been with the Trauma Recovery Center since 2015.  She is Assistant Clinical Faculty in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and is the Director of the Division of Trauma Recovery Services.

Alicia Boccellari, PhD – Director of Special Programs

Alicia Boccellari, PhD is a Clinical Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and the Chief Psychologist in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG).  Dr. Boccellari is the founder of the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center (TRC), which she launched in 2001. She is also the former Director of TRC.  The TRC is designed to provide comprehensive mental health, case management and psychosocial services to survivors of violent crime.  The TRC also oversees the Survivors International Program (SI), a program designed to treat survivors of political torture.  SI has been designated a National Center for the Treatment of Torture.  The TRC evidence-based model of care is being replicated in other cities in California, as well as elsewhere in the US.  In addition, Dr. Boccellari has conducted longitudinal research and randomized clinical trials on a variety of topics including: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury and homelessness.  An overarching goal of this research is to not only contribute to evidence-based clinical practices, but to potentially influence public policy and to improve healthcare services for underserved populations in the public sector.

Jon Dean Green, MBA, MPH – Division Administrator

Jon Dean Green is the Division Administrator for Trauma Recovery Services and has been with the Division since 2001. Mr. Green previously worked for the Indian Health Service, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Marin County Health Department and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Mr. Green holds a Masters in Public Health and a Masters in Business Administration. His area of interest is health care for rural and underserved populations.

Cristina Biasetto, LCSW – Clinical Social Worker, Program Coordinator of Survivors International

Cristina Biasetto obtained her Master’s in Social Welfare at UC Berkeley and completed her clinical training at the Trauma Recovery Center in 2014.  As a staff clinical social worker, Ms. Biasetto provides individual therapy and case management to adult survivors of trauma. As a part of the Survivors International team, Ms. Biasetto supports the assessment and referral of asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees to the TRC.  Prior to joining TRC, Ms. Biasetto worked in the design, implementation and direct provision of psychosocial assistance to asylum seekers, refugees, and torture survivors across Europe, in the Middle East and in East Africa. Ms. Biasetto provides services in Spanish and English.

Jessica T. Dodge, MMSc, PA-C – Physician Assistant, Clinical Forensic Manager of the Rape Treatment Center

Mary Burke, MD – Medical Director, Trauma Recovery Center 

Mary Burke MD joined the TRC as Medical Director in 2020.  She graduated from the UCSF Medical School and the Langley Porter Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Programs.  She has worked with Child and Adolescent Services at SF General Hospital and at Edgewood Center, and supervised residents as volunteer clinical faculty for many years. She was concurrently in private practice for over 20 years. Most recently she worked with Sutter Health and the CPMC Psychiatry Residency Program, where she specialized in the treatment of trauma-related conditions, peri-partum and pregnancy care, working with parents with histories of trauma as well as parents with severe mental illness.  She was responsible for residency education in trauma-informed care, developed collaborative care programs and was a consult-liaison attending.  She has additional training in Infant Parent Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Floor Time and clinical hypnosis. Her academic and community activities include working with community groups addressing family advocacy, restorative justice and environmental justice.  Publications and presentations include the ethical complexities of psychotropic use in children, and the impact of lead and other environmental toxins on early development.

Stacey Wiggall, LCSW – TRC Technical Assistance Coordinator

Stacey Wiggall, LCSW worked on the UCSF pilot program that used assertive outreach to engage crime survivors in mental health services and evolved into the first Trauma Recovery Center. She has previously served as the Clinical Coordinator of the UCSF TRC, and as an appointed member of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office Safer Schools Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault.  As the TRC Technical Assistance Coordinator, she supports new and developing TRCs in strengthening their human, institutional and community resources.