Renee Mandala

Associate Director

Renee comes to OjaiCARES with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, a Certification in Consciousness, Health and Healing, a Bachelor’s in Social Work, and a lifelong career in human services.  She was a medical social worker at UCLA Medical Center and other hospitals for 15 years, after which she served in maternal-child health as a lactation consultant and birth and postpartum doula. Through her own cancer experience, a passion to serve others with cancer emerged.

Renee’s experience with non-profits includes support group facilitation, patient navigation, program development, volunteer management, community outreach and marketing, board membership and development.

Renee received Certification in Integrative Cancer Advocacy as part of the Integrative Cancer Awareness Network with Dr. Nasha Winters of Optimal Terrain Consulting and has a private practice helping others interested in a “terrain” focused approach to wellness.

Foundational to her work is respect for each person’s unique path to healing.