Alaina Cantor, MSW, LCSW

Alaina is a social services professional with over twenty years of experience developing, evaluating and managing programs designed to improve the quality of life of diverse communities. Her administrative skills are uniquely complemented by her therapeutic interventions, effective in helping children and families address issues stemming from complex trauma, mental health disorders and psychosocial stressors.

She holds a master of social work (MSW) and bachelor of arts in social work from CSU Sacramento, where she graduated summa cum laude. Throughout the course of her career, Alaina has helped obtain and manage more than $14.5 million in grants and contracts from the government, as well as private grants and foundations in order to support comprehensive health and social services programs. She received the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission for her work developing a Promotores or community health advocate program with Berta Campos-Anicetti, MPH and the Novato Youth Center. She returned to North Marin Community Services in October 2019 after working with Kaiser Permanente as a Psychiatric Social Worker and, more recently, with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) in the North Bay Area providing psychotherapy to underserved patients while also helping to oversee integrated behavioral health services in an administrative capacity.

Born and raised in Novato, she enjoys exploring the S.F. Bay Area with her husband and two daughters.