Meet The Team

Dr. Kay Ramsey

Dr. Kay Ramsey

Executive Branch Director

Dr. Kay Ramsey, Ph.D. joined Bethany in 2019 as the Executive Branch Director for Southern California overseeing offices in Camarillo, La Mirada, and Riverside. As a former foster youth and adoptee, Dr. Ramsey has a personal commitment to GOD in being a good steward of HIS work as she has triumphed beyond adversity throughout her life. As a transformational leader and visionary, Dr. Ramsey brings 20 years of experience in social services. Her business acumen, strategic planning and clinical expertise as a Marriage and Family Therapist is truly an asset for Bethany. Dr. Kay Ramsey successfully completed her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Non-profit Leadership. She also has a dual master’s degree with receiving her MA from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Master in Business Administration. Dr. Ramsey’s post-doc research focuses on social change initiatives for underserved populations in areas of foster care, emancipated youth and social justice. Her plan is also to broaden this scholarship in various demographics while seeking best practices from a global perspective.

David A. Satterlee

David A. Satterlee

Program Director

David Satterlee joined the Bethany family in 2019. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. David has worked at a wide range of social service and clinical environments including: group homes, a community clinic, a university counseling center, a non-public school, psychiatric hospitals and in county Child Protective Services. He brings over 20 years of management experience to our team. David has a passion for encouraging others and working alongside foster families. His life purpose is to love God, love people. He is active in volunteer service at his church and in the community. David enjoys spending time with his family, swimming at the beach, motorcycle riding, and music

Laurissa Miller

Laurissa Miller

Foster Care Case Manager

Laurissa Miller joined Bethany in 2018. She has been working in foster care and adoption since 2010. She started at the front desk as the Administrative Assistant, moved to Case manager, and is currently the Foster Care Supervisor and Placement Coordinator. She earned her master’s degree from University of New England in Social Work. She is currently working on her hours to obtain her licensure. Laurissa loves spending time with her husband and two little girls.

Kerry de la Rionda

Kerry de la Rionda

Foster Care Case Manager

Kerry de la Rionda joined Bethany Christian Services in 2017, bringing with her 15 years of experience in the field of foster care and adoption. Kerry earned her master’s degree in social work in New Mexico. She loves to spend time with her family, and enjoys running and adventuring outdoors.

Navie M. Fredrickson

Navie M. Fredrickson

Administrative Assistant

Navie Fredrickson joined Bethany in 2019. She assists her team and Bethany families with various administrative responsibilities. She is presently attending California State University of Channel Islands in pursuance of becoming a Marriage Family Therapist and to further Gods calling upon her life, which is helping families and children. Navie finds great joy in spending time with her family, performing music, and doing community outreach.

Saira Patino

Saira Patino

Adoption Specialist

Saira Patino joined Bethany Christian Services as an Adoption Specialist in 2018. She earned her master’s degree in social work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Saira has worked in the social services field for the last 8 years and has enjoyed her role as an advocate for children and families. She enjoys reading, going to the beach and spending time with family and friends during her free time.