Greg Swift, LMFT
Associate Divisional Director
As Portalsí Associate Divisional Director, Greg focuses on staff hiring, training, quality assurance and UOS delivery/monitoring across all Portals programs.
He comes to Portals with over 14 years of experience in the mental health field including direct service delivery, clinical supervision, and program administration related to fiscal and regulatory requirements. He is experienced in delivering services in adult residential programming, in-patient older-adult IMD programs, Transitional Age Youth (TAY) programs and adult outpatient programs including Homeless Case Management (AB 2034), MHSA Full Service Partnership (FSP) and Intensive Community Services (ICS).
Prior to joining Portals, Greg served as Regional Administrator at Telecare in Ventura County where he supervised a multitude of mental health programs. While working at Telecare, Greg assisted in the organizationís ten year plan to end homelessness. Greg also held positions at College Hospital, Bellflower Hospital and Homes For Life Foundation. He is experienced in the bio-psychosocial rehabilitation model and has training and experience in DBT and Recovery Model services.
Greg has a Masterís degree in Counseling Psychology from National University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT).
Edna Mercorios, Psy.D.
Community Connections Clubhouse Recovery and Wellness Center
Edna became Interim Center Director for Community Connections on April 18, 2007. She also continues to serve as Mental Health Clinical Supervisor for Community Connections, a role she has played since October of 2005.
Edna has spent the last 19 years in the mental health field, working with severely and persistently mentally ill and dually diagnosed individuals. She has been at Portals since 2003, starting as a Licensed Service Coordinator and Clinician for the AB 2034 program in Service Area 6. Two years later, she began overseeing both the AB 2034 and Community Connections Clubhouse programs.
Prior to her arrival at Portals, Edna spent five years at Pacific Clinicsí PARTNERS (now ACT) Program in Pasadena as a registered psychologist and clinician. At PARTNERS, Edna worked with the young-to-middle aged, ethnically diverse clients who were dually diagnosed with severe mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Edna conducted both individual therapy and skill-building sessions as part of these clientsí recovery.
Edna has been licensed as a clinical psychologist since 2000. She has a Bachelorís degree in Psychology from the University of California at Riverside, and Masterís and Doctorate degrees, with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child, and Multicultural Community and Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and California School of Professional Psychology (C.S.P.P.), Los Angeles, respectively.
Victoria Onwualu, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Director, Wilshire Recovery & Wellness Center
Intensive Community Services and Transitional Age Youth
Victoria serves as Director of Portalsí Wilshire Recovery and Wellness Center, which includes overseeing the Intensive Community Services (ICS), FSP (Full Service Partnership), CLP (Community Living Program), and Transitional Age Youth (TAY) programs. She manages the supervision of a staff of psychologists, case managers, social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs), registered nurses (RNs) and psychiatrists.
Victoria started her social work career as a Child Behavior Specialist at Dubnoff Center for Child Development. She later worked in various clinical, behavioral and social work positions with the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, the Inner Circle Foster Family Agency, and Kedren Community Mental Health Center.
Victoria is a graduate of the University of Nigeria with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education Biology and an MBA in Management. She completed the required course work for a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling at the University of Benin, Nigeria, before relocating to the United States of America. She also graduated with a Masterís degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California and she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).