About Us

Established in 1972 as Therapeutic Homes Incorporated, Sierra Vista Child & Family Services initially operated Residential Treatment facilities for children. Over the years, our agency has continually evolved to meet the changing needs of the community, developing programs aimed at enhancing the quality of life for the families we serve.

We Are Sierra Vista

Today, Sierra Vista offers a diverse array of services designed to support and strengthen the community. Our commitment to excellence has positioned Sierra Vista as a leader in best practices for mental health and family support services.

Sierra Vista provides quality resources and services in behavioral health to youth and families. Through tailored programs that address a wide range of needs, we offer healing and hope to individuals of all ages.

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Mission, Vision & Values

Our Mission

To cultivate lasting change in the well-being of our communities by strengthening youth and families.

Our Vision

We envision a healthy community that is connected to quality resources and services in behavioral health.

Our Values

Our values are fundamental to our mission. They are the foundation of our agency and shape the culture and define the character of our organization.

Excellence: We hold ourselves to the highest standards for services and staff.

Professionalism: We meet the ethical and technical standards in our field while showing respect for others at all times.

Innovation: We are focused on driving progress, problem-solving and improving quality as a fundamental driver for community advancement.

Collaboration: We produce results not through our actions alone, but in partnership with clients, community organizations, and one another.

Caring: We are committed to treating people as valued human beings.

Diversity: We are dedicated to actively valuing and embracing individuals from diverse backgrounds, identities and perspectives.


Board Of Directors

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of diverse individuals from various professions and geographic areas of the county. The Sierra Vista Board is a policy-setting body charged with the responsibility of oversight of the financial solvency of the agency, as well as the quality of services provided to the community.

Jane Johnson Sierra Vista Board Member

Jane Johnson

Grimbleby Coleman Certified Public Accountants, Inc.

Danny Price Sierra Vista Board Member

Danny Price

PMZ Commercial Real Estate

Wanda Bonnell

Retired, California State University, Stanislaus

Elbra Poulus Sierra Vista Board Member

Elbra Poulus

E. & J. Gallo Winery

Adrian Luna Sierra Vista Board Member

Adrian Luna

G-Wiz IT Services

Adriana Sanchez Sierra Vista Board Member

Adriana Sanchez

Stanislaus Equity Partners

Debbie Sanders Sierra Vista Board Member

Debbie Sanders

Grimbleby Coleman Certified Public Accountants, Inc.

Justin Livingston Sierra Vista Board Member

Justin Livingston

Ramsbacher Prokey Leonard, LLP

Dr. Kathy Cronin Sierra Vista Board Member

Dr. Kathie Cronin

Retired, Sutter Gould

Rafael Martinez Sierra Vista Board Member

Rafael Martinez

F&M Bank

Victoria Gaffney Sierra Vista Board Member

Victoria Gaffney

Oak Valley Community Bank

Dr. Rimmie Pandher

Dental Design Studio

Executive Leadership

Andrew Timbie Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Timbie

Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Anderson Chief Program Officer

Jeff Anderson, LMFT

Chief Program Officer

John Gilfillan

Chief Financial Officer

Jean Edwards

Director of People Relations

Bonnie Childers, MPA

Director of Communications & Development

Luis Ortega

Director of Information Technology & Facilities

Our Financials

Learn about our financial transparency and impact to support our mission.

Our Partners

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services is a member of:

California Alliance of Child and Family Services
Foster Family-Based Treatment Association
Hughson Chamber of Commerce
Merced Chamber of Commerce
Modesto Chamber of Commerce
Ripon Chamber of Commerce
Turlock Chamber of Commerce
Waterford Chamber of Commerce

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services partnerships include:

Stanislaus County

First 5 Stanislaus
Health Net
Health Plan of San Joaquin
Stanislaus Community Foundation
Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors
Stanislaus County Community Services Agency
Stanislaus County Health Services Agency
Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE)
Stanislaus County Probation Department
Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
Stanislaus  County SELPA

Merced County

Central California Alliance for Health
First 5 Merced County
Los Banos Unified School District
Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Merced County Community Action Agency
Merced County Department of Education
Merced County Public Health
Merced Union High School District
Weaver Union School District

Other Partners

Bright Family Foundation
California State University, Stanislaus
Central California Child Development Services
Kaiser Permanente Community Benefit Program
Legacy Health Endowment
Modesto City Schools
Stanislaus County School Districts


Accreditation is one of the means by which the agency strives to champion the quality of services.

Joint Commission

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

The Joint Commission’s behavioral healthcare standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Joint Commission http://www.jointcommission.org/

California Alliance

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services is a member agency of the California Alliance of Child and Family Services.

The California Alliance of Child and Family Services is a statewide association of more than 130 private nonprofit child and family serving agencies committed to providing the highest quality services in the most caring and effective fashion.

California Alliance of Child and Family Services www.cacfs.org