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Matias is originally from Mexico and graduated from California State University, Fresno for undergrad and graduate school. He is pursuing a PhD in Organizational Psychology from University of California, Irvine. He began a career in victim services as a clinical intern counseling survivors of sexual assault and their families to complete his licensure. He transitioned to Santa Barbara in the Domestic Violence field. He has served on the Board of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and as the Central Coast Policy Representative lobbying state legislators for survivor’s rights and additional funding for the field. Matias is excited to serve as the Executive Director for Wild Iris/CASA. 

Ph. 760-873-6601, email: mbernal@wild-iris.org

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