Eric Lofchie, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) with extensive leadership and program development experience in the mental health field, recently joined Sunny Hills Services in the newly created position of Program Development Director. Sunny Hills Services provides an array of programs throughout the Bay Area for children and youth who struggle with mental health and behavioral health issues.
As a member of Sunny Hills’ Senior Management Team, Eric is responsible for building key community partnerships, extending the agency’s reach, both geographically and through services, and for positioning Sunny Hills Services as a non-profit leader in multiple Bay Area
Eric comes to Sunny Hills poised for success. Previously he was the Executive Director at SOS Community Counseling, a multi-faceted, community counseling clinic that offers affordable private therapy for individuals, couples, families, teens, and children in multiple settings throughout Sonoma County. Earlier in his career, Eric created and managed several programs designed to support youth and families, including those involved in the Juvenile Justice System. He has strong relationships with Sonoma County mental health and law enforcement personnel, and some Sonoma County school systems.
Eric received his BS degree in Psychology at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, and his MA in Counseling at Sonoma State University. He lives in Sebastopol
Mary Denton, CEO of Sunny Hills Services said, “Eric’s work as a clinician combined with his
expertise in evidence-based mental health and substance abuse prevention programs are tremendous assets to Sunny Hills as the agency continues to pursue its goals and objectives. His previous leadership of SOS Community Counseling makes future collaborations between SOS and Sunny Hills Services very likely, allowing both to develop new programs, to strengthen and expand existing programs, and to extend outreach into the community, bringing essential services and support to many more people.”
About Sunny Hills Services
The mission of Sunny Hills Services is to help vulnerable children, youth, and their families use their strengths to develop healthy relationships and fulfilling lives. Founded in 1895 as an orphanage and farm, Sunny Hills Services is now a regional organization recognized as being at the forefront of best practices in child welfare. The agency operates a variety of distinct programs in Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Alameda counties. For more information: www.sunnyhillsservices.org