Sonya started her career working in California as a Direct Support Professional in care homes for while attending university and found satisfaction and enjoyment working with people. After graduation, she continued her career a Facility Manager and QMRP in the Santa Rosa area. Sonya joined CVTC in 2001 as Program Director – CARES Behavioral Respite, Program Director – Another Way Supported Living, Program Director – CVTC Stockton Day program, Northern Regional Director and Chief Operations Officer at CVTC.
Working at CVTC provides opportunity for Sonya to do the work she enjoys with awesome people, in a great atmosphere. Accomplishments include – grants for service development in RAPID Mobile Crisis Response, Sacramento Behavior Services Day Program, Sacramento Employment Services Day Program and employment services. Sonya identifies and leads initiatives for partnering with organizations that support CVTC’s mission examples include secure electronic files using Therap Services and standardized training using Relias Learning. Sonya is an advocate for the developmental disability service system in California and is an agency member of California Disability Services Association (CDSA).
Sonya is a lifelong learner and avid reader of leadership, productivity and personal development content. Favorites include authors; Darren Hardy, Tim Ferris, Michael Singer, Daniel Goleman, Grant Cardone, Deepak Chopra, Gary Vaynerchuk, and many more. When not at work, you may find her traveling, doing anything outdoors including hiking, mountain biking and spending time with her two boys.
Sonya is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a BA in Psychology in 1999 and Sacramento State University Executive Masters in Business Administration in 2007.