The IEG Team

Our team of experienced and caring Coaches, Case Managers, and Peer Mentors are dedicated to helping our clients reach their goals. While many have Master's level degrees, all team members have extensive experience and training in mental health.

IEG also collaborates with a wide network of trusted and experienced psychiatrists, therapists, IOPs, and other treatment providers in order to provide a complete support team for you and your loved ones.

 
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Adam Sholder

Founder/Executive Director

Adam Sholder has been working in education for the past three decades. He has developed numerous programs throughout his career for at-risk youth and young adults living with mental health conditions. In 2004, Adam created Insight Enrichment Group, providing the highest quality individualized and integrated psychosocial support for teens and adults of all ages living with mental health conditions. IEG established their Peer Mentoring Program in 2010, and in 2018 IEG opened their independent living program, LaunchPad Living. In 2020, Adam and his team of Peer Mentors established the non-profit organization, A Gap In The Forest.

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Rachel Roessler

Coach/Case Manager

Rachel began working in community mental health over a decade ago, assisting those with dually diagnosed with mental disabilities and a mental health condition live independently in their communities. For the past 8 years Rachel has worked as a coach and case manager for Insight Enrichment Group. She has worked closely with IEG clients, their families, and their clinicians providing psychosocial support and independent living skills. When not working with our clients helping them achieve their personal, vocational, and educational goals, she’s working on her own goals and interests, including photography, furthering her education, and traveling the world.

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Hannah Quiba

Coach/Case Manager

Hannah Quiba works as a Mental Health Coach/Case Manager at Insight Enrichment Group. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology from California State University of Fullerton and Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has been in the field of Mental Health for 10+ years and has extensive experience working with a variety of clientele providing in-home, educational, and therapeutic support. In her free tim she enjoy movies, TV shows, Disneyland, and looks forward to Halloween pretty much all year round.

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Mara Gold

Coach/Community Outreach

San Fransisco

Mara received her Bachelors in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Building her passion for community service and her interest in governmental affairs, Mara has worked for a U.S. Congressman, County Supervisor, and for various community outreach campaigns. While in these roles, Mara worked with organizations like NAMI, County mental health boards, and underprivileged children's scholastic organizations.


Mara has spent the last five years as a coach for Insight Enrichment Group, using her skills as a Rehabilitation Technician for adults struggling with all issues relating to substance abuse and mental health. She also serves as a Board of Director for A Gap In The Forest, a peer-led nonprofit that expands awareness around mental health, creates community, and destigmatizes mental health.


Mara is from Berkeley, CA and finds calmness at the ocean and happiness in family get-togethers around good food. She is also big Golden State Warrriors and Oakland A's fan!

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Joya Italiano

Coach

Joya is currently earning a master’s degree for dual licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and Professional Clinical Counseling (PCC), and she is an MFT trainee at Hillside Wellness Center in Sherman Oaks.  She previously received a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and spent over a decade performing with her theater company in New York City and Los Angeles. Joya's passion for people led her to make the transition into the helping profession, and she currently works with IEG clients teaching independent living skills, providing accountability and follow-through, and helping to establish meaningful structure in clients' lives.

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Rob Altamirano

Coach

Robert Altamirano was born and raised in Los Angeles, and works as a Mental Health Coach at Insight Enrichment Group. He holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach and Master's in Social Work degree from California State University, Long Beach. He has been in the field of Mental Health for 6+ years and has worked with/advocated for marginalized communities that are often underserved, providing psychoeducation, case management, and therapeutic support.

In his free time he enjoys going out to eat with family and friends, dancing the night away, and playing board games. Engaging with our IEG clients is his favorite part of being a mental health coach—building genuine rapport is what he strives for.

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Tara Gellman

Administrative Director/Intake

Bio coming soon

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LaunchPad Living

LaunchPad Team

  • Mireya Alonso - Program Director

  • Diana Hernandez - Assistant Program Director

  • Erica Ullmann - LaunchPad Coach

  • Sargey Galstyan - LaunchPad Coach

  • Joseph Anguiano - LaunchPad Coach

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Kate Patel

Coach

Bio coming soon

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Erika Brown

Coach/Creative Director

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Aaron Amrich

Coach

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Lisseth Gutierrez

Coach

Lisseth has been a coach with IEG since 2010. With an educational background in Child Development and Sign Language, she offers a unique aptitude for fostering open communication between herself and our clients. Her ability to provide safe and unbiased companionship for our clients aids in recovery and ultimately propels our clients toward their goals. Lisseth’s focus with clients includes building meaningful structure through social/recreational outings, providing accountability and follow-through, and assisting in areas of self-management and personal care. Her heartfelt approach is highlighted by her inherent patience and bright disposition, all of which strengthen the foundation of IEG and our community.

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Joanna Ballard

Office Manager

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Sarah Foreman

Social Media/Marketing

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Our Founder and Executive Director

Adam Sholder

Adam Sholder has been working in education for the past three decades. He has developed numerous programs throughout his career for at-risk youth and young adults living with mental health conditions. For the past 25 years, he has been working and collaborating with leading psychiatrists, therapists, and other mental health professionals to further develop alternative and adjunct programs for this underserved and often misunderstood, stigmatized, and marginalized population.

In 2004, Adam created Insight Enrichment Group, providing the highest quality individualized and integrated psychosocial support, life skills education, executive functioning coaching, and case management for teens and adults of all ages living with mental health conditions. Insight Enrichment Group has served hundreds of clients throughout California and North America for nearly two decades. Recognizing the need for meaningful work for many of their clients, IEG established their Peer Mentoring Program in 2010, and in 2018 IEG opened their independent living program, LaunchPad Living. In 2020, Adam and his team of Peer Mentors established the non-profit organization, A Gap In The Forest.

A passionate voice in mental health advocacy and education, Adam also maintains numerous speaking engagements and educational presentations. Recent engagements include speaking at the 2020 Western Recovery Conference, and volunteer teaching at the Neighborhood Youth Association in Venice, CA. His continued collaboration with The National Alliance on Mental Illness includes volunteering as a lead presenter for their “Ending the Silence” program, and facilitating family support groups.

He has presented his seminar, "Failure to Launch at Any Age," to the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), The National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), and will be presenting this summer at the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.