John Steinfirst, LCSW was the CEO of the well-respected residential and community based Fred Finch Youth Center in Oakland, CA. for 20 years, with programs throughout California. He has experience with an array of services for a variety of institutions, government and private agencies, with clients including but not limited to abused and neglected children, developmentally disabled and mentally disabled, co-occurring disordered, children, youth, and families, adults, the elderly and those with substance abuse problems. As a licensed and experienced mental health therapist, he can also assist in cases where suits have been brought against therapists for malpractice.
Matthew Madaus is a LCSW with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field. He was previously the CEO of Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco, overseeing all residential treatment and community-based programs. He was the Clinical Director of The Home for Little Wanderers in Boston, where he provided leadership to numerous residential and community-based programs. He has held positions as Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Residential Treatment Director, Director of Community Mental Health, Program Director, and other manager and clinical roles. He has experience designing, launching, running, and accrediting residential treatment centers, group homes, special education schools, day treatment programs, crisis stabilization units, inpatient psychiatric programs, emergency shelters, foster care programs, and a wide range of community-based programs in both California and Massachusetts. Mr. Madaus has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level, served on many regional, state, national, and international committees and Boards, and presented at numerous conferences. He has provided training and consultation on behavioral health standards of care, clinical practice, and program design throughout the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Madaus has provided expert witness consultation and testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants and testified multiple times. He is currently the Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Collaborative of Alameda County, an association of non-profit behavioral health providers.