Stephen Setterberg, MD
CHILD, ADOLESCENT, ADULT & RESEARCH PSYCHIATRIST
Stephen Setterberg, MD, BACA’s Board President, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who brings to the Bay Area his experience founding and developing the PrairieCare system of psychiatric clinics and hospitals for children and adolescents Minnesota. PrairieCare and its sister organization, PrairieCare Medical Group, exemplify the preservation of a depth psychological and relational approach to care, despite socioeconomic pressures to the contrary. While subsequently training in Zurich as a Jungian analyst, Dr. Setterberg also co-founded the Stillpoint Spaces project – a forum for individuals of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds to connect, share, and reflect on questions of personal meaning and cultural context, utilizing insights from psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and related fields, with branches in Berlin, London, Paris and Zurich. Dr. Setterberg is also a co-director of CONFER, the United Kingdom’s leading source of continuing education for psychotherapists, and continues to direct PrairieCare's strategic innovations as its president and board chairman.
JOEL V. OBERSTAR, MD
VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
CHILD, ADOLESCENT & ADULT PSYCHIATRIST
Dr. Oberstar is BACA's Vice President of Operations and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with over a decade of clinical and administrative experience. He comes to BACA having served previously as CEO of PrairieCare, a psychiatric healthcare system in Minnesota, where he oversaw that organization's rapid growth over a five-year period. Named by Minnesota Physician as one of the state’s “Top 100 Influential Health Care Leaders” in 2016, Dr. Oberstar serves on committees at the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Hospital Association and is a past president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society and the Minnesota Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He eager to bring his knowledge and experience to bear in helping BACA grow to meet the needs of youth and their families in the Bay Area.
THOMAS TARSHIS, MD, MPH
VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL SERVICES
CHILD, ADOLESCENT & ADULT PSYCHIATRIST
Dr. Tarshis grew up in San Jose, California, attended UC Berkeley for college and then spent two years at the University of Michigan getting a Master’s degree in Public Health. Dr. Tarshis attended Wayne State University in Detroit for medical school, did adult psychiatry training in Arizona and then completed a three year National Institutes of Mental Health research fellowship combined with child psychiatry training at Stanford University. Since leaving Stanford, Dr. Tarshis has been working to create a new standard for providing high-quality mental health care while maintaining academic institution standards in the community.
Michelle Ikei, MA, LMFT
clinical director of INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMs
Michelle grew up in Hawaii and attended Notre Dame de Namur University where she obtained her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Michelle has been working with the organization since January of 2017.
Theresa allocco, MA, Lcsw
clinical director of OUTPATIENT therapy
Theresa grew up in Skokie, Illinois, and attended Johns Hopkins University where she obtained her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and attended University of Chicago where she obtained her Master's degree in Social Service Administration with a concentration in Family Support. Theresa has been working with the organization since September of 2013.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
Brandi grew up in San Jose and attended San Jose State University where she obtained her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Business. Brandi has been working with the organization since May of 2011.
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Gina grew up in Tahoe City and attended the University of Oregon where she obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Communication Studies. Gina has been working with the organization since May of 2011.
DIRECTOR OF PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Marina grew up in the Bay Area and attended San Francisco State University where she obtained her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Liberal Studies-Elementary Education. Marina has been working with the organization since September of 2012.