In July, Syntero added “inclusiveness” to its existing values of integrity, empowerment and innovation. Syntero is pleased to announce the development of a new Diversity and Inclusion Program, which will focus on programming and operational improvements on behalf of groups or individuals who have experienced trauma due to racism, racial inequity, ageism, sexism, homophobia or xenophobia. Syntero’s new Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator Karida Cardoso, MS, LPC, will ensure that the agency’s programs and operations are culturally sensitive and informed regarding the unique needs and issues specific to marginalized populations whose behavioral health problems are worsened due to their marginalized status in society.
Cardosa has worked at Syntero as an outpatient clinician for more than two years and has worked with various client populations and presenting conditions. She is passionate about incorporating new treatment modalities into her work, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. ”
“I am so excited for this new position, because I can incorporate my passion and skills in a new way to reach the community in a broader capacity,” Cardosa said. “I am also excited to work for such a great company that really cares about the community and staff and makes an effort to be a part of the change that we want to see in the world.”