The Santa Cruz Monterey Medical Association Foundation

Resilience in Medicine

Resilience in Medicine is a community program offered by the Santa Cruz Monterey Medical Association Foundation (SCMMAF) in partnership with the Santa Cruz Monterey Medical Association. Resilience in Medicine is a physician wellness program designed to help physicians experiencing stress and burnout by providing education, resources, and program services designed to nurture individual resilience, well-being and collegiality. 


The Resilience in Medicine Committee is comprised of physician leaders living and working in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. The Committee is responsible for managing and developing program policies, recruiting and vetting potential therapists, evaluating program efficacy, and promoting the program within the medical community. The Committee meets each quarter to share best practices and to advise SCMMAF in the creation and implementation of Resilience in Medicine programming. To learn more about the Resilience in Medicine Committee, contact Donna Odryna, Executive Director.

Program Services

Individual Resiliency Sessions

Recognizing the overwhelming stresses and immense workloads that physicians face today, the Foundation sponsors up to two (2) annual sessions with approved and vetted providers. These services are confidential, convenient and free of charge. 
*limited spots available

  • Confidential - Participating in a Resilience in Medicine Session is completely voluntary and confidential and may not be mandated as a condition of employment. Neither Foundation, Medical Societies, your employer, nor the California Board of Medicine will be notified if you choose to participate.
  • Competent - All program providers participating in the Resilience in Medicine Program have been vetted by the SCMMAF Physician Wellness Committee.
  • Convenient - Participating providers offer a wide range of appointment times that strive to accommodate the unique and busy schedules of physicians.
  • Comprehensive - Members and non-members may utilize this service.
  • Cost-Free - The Foundation sponsors up to two (2) Resiliency Consultations for physicians living and practicing in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Our vetted providers are paid discreetly by the Foundation. Insurance will not be asked for or billed. Physicians will have the option to extend their participation in this experience at their own expense after the second visit if desired.
  • Crucial - Are you in need of urgent consultation?

    If you are in need of urgent assistance, call CMA's 24-hour Physicians' Confidential Assistance Line. This 24-hour phone service provides completely confidential doctor-to-doctor assistance. The service is free and will not result in any form of disciplinary action or referral to any disciplinary body.
    Call: (650)756-7787

*Any late cancellations or missed appointments are the financial responsibiity of the physician.


To schedule an appointment, contact on of the providers directly and mention that you are a physician accessing the Resilience in Medicine Physician Wellness Program.


Resilience in Medicine psychologists are familiar with the needs of physicians. They are contracted and licensed providers, not employees of the Santa Cruz Monterey Medical Association Foundation or the Santa Cruz Monterey Medical Association.

Bob Gallo, LCSW, BCD

Bob Gallo, LCSW, BCD

Psychotherapist/Clinical Social Worker
(831) 768-8384
9057 B Soquel Drive, Suite B
Aptos, California 95003

Learn more about Bob Gallo here.


Lani Chin, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist
(310) 344-5550 
574 Polk St.
Monterey, CA 93940

Learn more here.


Catherine McGovern, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist
(831) 238-8612
945 University Avenue, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95825

Learn more here.


Andrew Purchin, LCSW

(831) 460-0241 
550 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Learn more here.