The Starting Line Breakfast is StarVista’s largest annual fundraising event. This sit-down event features inspirational success stories from our clients and staff, and celebrates the growth, evolution, and achievements of our programs over the past year. This year, our event will feature an eye-opening panel of mental health and community-building experts who will discuss stressors facing our shared community.
Lindsay Stark, MA, LMFT
Lindsay Stark is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who joined StarVista in 2009 and spent several years providing clinical services at StarVista’s Women’s Enrichment Center. In 2013, Lindsay was promoted to Program Manager of School-Based Counseling Services. In that role, Lindsay and her team worked to bring mental health services and social-emotional support to more than 30 schools throughout the county, connecting with thousands of children and youth who otherwise would not have access to support services. Since 2017, Lindsay has served as the Director of StarVista’s Wellness and Recovery Services Department. In this role, Lindsay strives to make high quality substance use services and mental health care highly accessible to all members of the community.
Jessamy Cadigan, PsyD
Dr. Jessamy Cadigan is a licensed Clinical Psychologist for the San Mateo Union High School District supporting students and their families with managing their relationships with substances, such as nicotine and vaping. As a strength-based narrative therapist, Jessamy has worked with families and teens at a community mental health clinic in Alameda county, as well as a local continuation high school where students and their families taught her how to do this work. Her skills and abilities stem from education and training as well as her roots from a large San Franciscan Irish American family and community. She hopes to foster communication, connection, and community in her work in San Mateo County, in the spirit of staying together when facing problems or troubles.
Narges Zohoury Dillon, LMFT
Narges is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and the current Director for StarVista’s Early Childhood and Family Services Department. In her prior role she was the Program Director for StarVista’s Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center, as well as the Child and Adolescent Hotline and Prevention Program. Narges joined StarVista in 2011 and throughout her career has worked in various school-based, community-based, and outpatient settings working collaboratively with families and schools to address the challenges of children and teens.
Shashank V. Joshi, MD
Dr. Shashank Joshi is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Education, and Director of School Mental Health at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), and Co-chair of the AACAP Committee on Schools. He is a member of the Steering Committee of Project Safety Net Palo Alto, and of the Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup for the State of California.
Dr. Joshi’s scholarly work focuses on cultural aspects of mental health, doctor-parent-teacher collaboration in medical care, and suicide prevention in school settings. He is co-editor of the recent book: Partnerships for Mental Health: A Guide to Community and Academic Collaboration.
Nancy Magee was elected as San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools in 2018, bringing 35 years of education experience to the role. Throughout her career, Superintendent Magee has championed the needs of all students, especially those who have become disenfranchised from traditional pathways to success. After the Newtown tragedy in 2012, Magee led the effort to create the San Mateo County Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities, a multidisciplinary, cross agency collaboration that develops and oversees countywide safety protocols including The Big Five for immediate emergency response, a suicide prevention toolkit, and a student threat assessment process that are now the standard in San Mateo County.
Michael and Judy Garb
Alina and Kevin Lloyd
Roger and Betty Toguchi
Chief Ed Barberini and Eric & Debbie Wollman
Children’s Place Supporters
Dr. Sara Larios Mitchell and Dr. Robert Mitchell
Chuck and Carol Ott
Peninsula Health Care District
Raiser Construction Company, Inc.
San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools
San Mateo Credit Union
Charley and Nicole Scandlyn | New Community Church
Seth Schalet and Claire Berney
Sheriff Carlos Bolanos
Steve and Wendy Shray
Howard and Evelyn Yang