Meet the Staff
Corrina Gould, Title Vll Coordinator
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Corrina is a Chochenyo and Kerkin Ohlone woman born and and raised in Oakland, CA, Corrina is the mother of three children and currently works as the Title VII Coordinator. Corrina assists in directing an after school program that includes wrap around services for Native students including academic advocacy, transricpt evaluations, negotiating special needs accommodations with schools.
Corrina is also the Co-Founder and a Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change(IPOC), a small Native run organization that works on Indigenous people issues as well as sponsoring an annual Shellmound Peace Walk to bring about education and awareness of the desecration of the sacred sites in the greater Bay Area, 2005-2009. IPOC has led many actions including the 2011 occupation of Segorea Te in Vallejo, California which was successful in preserving the sacred site.
Corrina also sits on the California Indigenous Environmental Association Board , the Board of Directors for the Oakland Street Academy Foundation and is the treasurer for the Edes HOA. She is an avid Raiders Fan.
Manny Lieras, After school Coordinator
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Manny ( Diné, Comanche, Chicano) received his Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Liberal Arts and Sciences. His area of specialization was Education in the American Indian and Chicano communities. His responsibilities include recruiting and supervising the tutorial staff, overseeing the after school program at AICRC, field trips, cultural arts and family community activities. He is a well known local artist and singer in American Indian drum circles.
In his current position at the American Indian Child Resource Center Manny has continued to network with several statewide and national tribal leaders to combat issues within American Indian education, land rights, fishing and hunting rights, Indian Child Welfare, Tribal gaming, and sovereignty. He has created a web of reliable friends and sources for stories and possible collaborations on projects that would benefit Natives of all tribes.
He is also a proud father to Joni Lazarita Marshall- Lieras who was born on the 26th of January in 2013.
Emma Gomez, MSW, Youth Advocate/Educator
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Emma is Mexican American and currently works within the Indian Education Center and Living by Sacred Colors departments at the AICRC. Emma came to our agency with over six years of advocacy, case management, clinical, and education experience and a passion for working with disconnected youth and their families. Emma has social work skills and has experience providing empowerment based services to Native youth and their families. Her past work at AICRC has included providing case management to youth, managing the youth internship program, facilitating cultural arts and traditional foods courses, and developing and implementing curriculum on tobacco prevention.
Ines Gardilcic, Youth Leadership Coordinator
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As a Bolivian American multi media artist, educator and organizer, Ines has worked with youth and families from diverse and underserved communities for over ten years in projects ranging from youth rights clinics and sexual violence prevention programming to film making and entrepreneurship. She is an Ethnic Studies graduate with an emphasis in art and social justice. As Youth Leadership Coordinator she combines political education, community empowerment, multimedia art and technology with life and leadership skills in the programs she facilitates. In her five years in the Indian Education Center afterschool program she has facilitated many youth development projects including a culturally-based life skills programs, the youth entrepreneurship training program, job readiness training program, youth internship placements, and acted as case manager. As a case manager she has worked hard on gaining the trust of youth and worked on strategies that empower youth. She has used social media mechanisms to developed effective communication strategies with youth and created interesting internships that captured student buy-in and engagement.
Beverly Shalom, MSW, Family Therapist
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is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Coordinator of the American Indian Child Resource Center’s Indian Child Advocacy Network (ICAN). She has worked for over thirteen years with children who have experienced trauma, foster children and Indian families. She also provides parenting education and bonding support to parents and children.
Darlyn Tsosie MSW, Foster Care Supervisor
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Darlyn (Navajo), has worked at AICRC for over 10 years and receiving her Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University.
Currently, she is the Foster Care Supervisor and Administrator and Bay Area Collaboration of American Indian Resources (BACAIR) Team Decision Making (TDM) Coordinator for Alameda County.
Her responsibilities include recruitment, certification of foster homes and keeping foster homes in regulation to Community Care Licensing. She is responsible for placement of Native children in foster care looking for caring Native foster homes and working with Child Protective Service and Native American Tribes regarding ICWA compliance.
As a Team Decision Making Coordinator she also provided Native identified families in the child welfare system culturally appropriate resources through collaborations with other Native programs and agencies.