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Team Biographies

Tom Nolan


Alameda County Children and Family Services, Child Welfare Supervisor 1989 - 2011.

Dependency (Court) Investigations, Family Preservation and Family Maintenance. Senior supervisor and trainer for court investigations. Facilitated Team Decision Making meetings to resolve family issues with goal of least intrusive county intervention while providing child safety. Provided direct crisis intervention and court intervention as needed. Established Intake Family Preservation Program with 86% non-recidivism rate after 12 months. Provided community education and developed collaborative relationships with other agencies.

Child Welfare Worker 1986-1989

Dependency Investigations. Investigated allegations of child abuse and neglect. Initiated services and court intervention when needed. 

Bay Area Youth Centers (formerly Ulrey Homes), Hayward, CA

Clinical & Administrative Director 1982-1986

Managed 39 bed, 6 facility residential program for abused and neglected adolescents. Provided clinical supervision and training.


1980-1982 Provided supervision for 2 adolescent group homes

Carquinez Counseling Center, Martinez, CA

Marriage Family and Child Therapist 1979-1984ighlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

Child Abuse Institute/Family Growth Center, Suisun City, CA

Marriage Family and Child Therapist 1978–1980

Ulrey Homes, Hayward, CA

Residential Counselor 1977-78

Discovery Center, Rodeo, CA

Facilitator 1976-1977

Co-led Family Communication Workshops with at risk youth and their families

Teen Hope, Concord, CA

Residential Counselor 1974-1975

Dr. Millard Hoyt, Psychiatrist, Indianapolis, IN

Group Therapist 1972-1974

Led therapy groups for psychiatric patients


1978 M.A. in Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA

1972 B.A. Indiana University in Human Relations with emphasis on Small Group Processes.

I am married with two adult children.

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