Counseling and Support Services for Youth - CASSY
Nov 10, 2020
Marico Sayoc, Erin McNish, Joshua Ogawa
Counseling and Support Services for Youth - CASSY

Marico Sayoc is a community advocate that has dedicated her career to making positive impacts on social and environmental issues. She joined CASSY as the Executive Director in December, 2019.  Prior to CASSY, Marico served as the Chief Impact Officer for the Unity Care Group, which provides housing and support programs to serve transitional age foster youth (TAY) and families ages 16–21 in Northern California.

Marico’s expertise lies in strategic planning, community relations and public policy.  She is a Los Gatos Town Council Member and has served as both Vice Mayor and Mayor of Los Gatos.  Marico represents Los Gatos in regional and state policy issues and serves as the President of the League of California Cities, Peninsula Division and Vice President of the Cities Association of Santa Clara County.  Marico holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science from U.C. Berkeley and a Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Erin McNish is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who came to CASSY in August of 2019 where she worked at Los Gatos High School in the ASSIST Program. She was promoted to Site Supervisor at Los Gatos High School in August of 2020. Prior to working for CASSY, she was the Clinical Program Manager for Uplift Family Services Mobile Crisis Team. Erin specializes in working with crisis, trauma, and substance abuse.

Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation from Middle Tennessee State University and obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from John F. Kennedy University.

Joshua Ogawa is a Senior at Los Gatos High School. He attended RYLA, is LGHS Interact Treasurer, and is founder of Los Gatos Cats to Cats.