Program Supervisory Team
Anthony Miner, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Internship & Training Manager
Dr. Miner received his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of California, Riverside, his Master’s Degree from California Baptist University, and his Doctorate from Alliant International University, Sacramento. He received his license as a psychologist in 2011 and has worked at the Internship & Training Manager at AACI since 2015. Dr. Miner has a background in treating children, adolescents, families, and adults. He has experience treating anxiety and depression, as well as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Additionally, he has provided direct services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is skilled in the administration of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. Miner also has experience in the treatment of addictions and has worked in various capacities in both outpatient and inpatient settings. In addition to these experiences, Dr. Miner has served as an adjunct professor for several courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has a passion for research, education, and training.
Nira Singh, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health
Dr. Singh has been the Director of Behavioral Health at AACI since November 2016. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has served for over 25 years in community based, non-profit settings, working with and advocating for underserved and marginalized populations, with a strong focus on programs for immigrant and refugee populations.She began her career in the field of domestic violence in a shelter began by Dr. Lenore Walker, and then as the first staff working with Narika, a domestic violence program serving South Asian women and children. Dr. Singh has worked within agencies and on several coalitions to address cultural competency and cultural humility in the training of service providers and models of service delivery, and has been involved in developing and implementing trauma informed and strength based services at various agencies in the Bay Area. She has served as the Director of Children Youth and Family Services at Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) and as the Director of Refugee Foster Care Services at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSCC), where invested in client centered care, also helped to develop and meet with client councils to inform services and empower consumers. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at CSPP-Alameda, on several dissertation committees and has enjoyed teaching, supervising and mentoring clinicians and supervisors for the last 15 years. Dr. Singh oversees the Family and Child, Adult/Older Adult, Calworks, and Intern and Training programs and serves as a clinical supervisor for various staff, doctoral interns and trainees.
Phoebe Tieu, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor & Manager of Integrated Behavioral Health
Dr. Tieu is a Behavioral Health Manager at AACI. She manages Integrated Behavioral Health at AACI’s Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, Problem Gambling, and Assessment. She received her doctorate degree from Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Tieu completed her internship at San Mateo Medical Center with an emphasis in neuropsychology. She completed a 2-year neuropsychological post-doctoral fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, conducting evaluations for both adults and children. Dr. Tieu is a bilingual therapist, providing both therapy and neuropsychological testing in Vietnamese and English.
Ruth Steinhardt, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Psychological Assessment Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Steinhardt is AACI’s Psychological Assessment Clinical Supervisor and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST). She has received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies from The University of California, Berkeley. She then worked in a nonprofit setting assisting elders and those with disabilities before deciding to pursue an advanced degree. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degree from The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She has worked in a wide range of diverse settings since beginning her career and has completed training in Expressive Arts Therapy, Chemical Dependency and Neuropsychology.
Freda Feng, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Feng is a Clinical Supervisor and bilingual Licensed Psychologist in the Adult & Older Adult (AOA) Program. She received her MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University with an emphasis in Diversity & Community Mental Health. Dr. Feng has experiences in community mental health clinics and VA medical centers prior to joining the AOA team at AACI. She completed her Pre-doctoral Internship training at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System and her Post-doctoral Fellowship in Geropsychology at the San Francisco VA Healthcare System. Her clinical interests include reducing mental health stigma among Asian Americans, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and working with older adults.
Shilpa Kapoor, Psy.D.
Psychologist, Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Shilpa Kapoor is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Behavioral Health Supervisor at the Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) at AACI. Dr. Kapoor joined CST in the year 2014 as a staff psychologist. She is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of clinical psychology who balances her time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and self-care. In her clinical practice, she specializes in working with survivors of torture and trauma, domestic violence survivors, human trafficking victims, and immigrant population. Being an immigrant herself, Dr. Kapoor has passion for and experience working with the immigrant population from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds using culturally and linguistically sensitive approach in her clinical work. At CST, Dr. Kapoor provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment to survivors of tortures, asylum seekers, asylees and refugees. She also supervises clinicians, interns and case managers working with survivors of torture. Dr. Kapoor finds it gratifying to help refugees and immigrants to use the resources more effectively, to empower them to be more self-reliant and self-sufficient so they can make their own decisions and solve their own problems to create paths to the lives they want.
Duy Pham, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Quality Improvement Program Manager
Duy Pham is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from the University of Missouri—Kansas City with a Master’s degree in Social Work. He is a program manager for Adult and Older Adult program at AACI, where he provides administrative and clinical supervision. He has volunteered and served as a board member for Ai Tam Foundation, where he provides strategic consultations to its clients to promote community development in the remote areas in Vietnam. Furthermore, he has conducted workshops to facilitate psychoeducation classes to Vietnamese parents and high school students on various mental health topics.
Mio Hidaka, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Family & Children (F&C) Program Manager
Mio obtained her BA in Psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She worked as a case manager and counselor in child welfare in Chicago and obtained her LCSW in 2009. After moving to the Bay Area in 2011, she has worked in early intervention as a mental health consultant at RAMS, Inc. in San Francisco and as a mental health therapist working with children, families and dually diagnosed adults at the Indian Health Center in San Jose. At AACI, Mio has provided direct service and supported staff as a clinical supervisor and transitioned to the F&C Program Manager position in 2017.
Thu “Annie” Nguyen, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CalWORKs Program Manager
Annie received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Mission College in 1997 and continued on toward her Master’s Degree in Social Work at San Jose State University and graduated in 1999. She has worked at Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) ever since. She received her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) in 2005 and became the Clinical Supervisor in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Department in 2007. Currently, she is Program Manager and Clinical Supervisor for the CalWORKs program at AACI. Beside her full-time job at AACI, she volunteers to teach Bible study and Vietnamese language to youths at St. Patrick Church every Saturday. She also volunteers with several Vietnamese professional groups to provide assistance to Vietnamese families in need through counseling support services, parent education, substance abuse related issues, parenting challenges and acculturation matters.