Jenna LeComte-Hinely, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. LeComte-Hinely oversees and conducts a wide range of research and evaluation services, including program evaluation, needs assessments, and representative community health assessments. Prior to becoming CEO of HARC, Dr. LeComte-Hinely held the role of Director of Research and Evaluation for two years.
Dr. LeComte-Hinely obtained her doctorate from Portland State University in the field of Applied Psychology. Her expertise is in the area of Occupational Health Psychology, which aims to keep workers healthy, happy, and productive. Dr. LeComte-Hinely has previously conducted research and evaluation in a wide range of fields, including health, well-being, work-life balance, supportive supervision in the workplace, green business, professional network development, gender discrimination, leadership, and informal science education.
Prior to joining HARC, Dr. LeComte-Hinely worked in the research and evaluation field at the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety, and Health; the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry; and the University of Redlands.
Casey Leier, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation
Dr. Cassaundra Leier is a researcher with over nine years of experience in research design and analysis. She holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from California State University of San Bernardino and a doctorate in organizational communication from Arizona State University. Dr. Leier has conducted research related to individual well-being and workplace practices that foster positivity and creativity.
Prior to working for HARC, Dr. Leier worked at Arizona State University teaching courses on a variety of different topics including leadership, conflict and negotiation, and advanced research methods.
One of the most critical health topics, according to Dr. Leier, is our connection to other people and living a fulfilling social life.
Ivy Torres, MA
Research and Evaluation Associate
Ivy Torres has over eight years of experience working in the non-profit industry where she served in a number of different capacities and roles. She holds a master’s degree in Mexican American Studies from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Ivy’s research interest include health and wellness and has conducted research related to health care access and cross-border health care utilization in the East-end of the Coachella Valley.
Prior to joining HARC, Ivy worked with the Alzheimer’s Association where she served as the Latino Education and Outreach Coordinator. There, she conducted workshops to educate the community on the disease, facilitated support groups, and coordinated the Latino Outreach Network.
Theresa Sama is the Executive Assistant at HARC, Inc. Theresa manages the overall general daily office operations, as well as scheduling meetings to contract and insurance compliance, computer support, payroll and accounts payables/receivables. Also, Theresa provides creative and professional design work for many of HARC’s reports and special projects.
Prior to HARC, Theresa worked at ULCA from 1995 – 2007, where she formatted grant applications, manuscripts for journal submission, reports, brochures, and designed PowerPoint presentations. She also worked closely with the computer support team and managed several websites, while serving administrative needs for the Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine.