Tony Angelo, Psy.D.
President / Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY24893)
Dr. Angelo is the President of Pacific Forensic Psychology Associates – Sharper Future. Dr. Angelo began his working career in the world of manufacturing working as a Quality Assurance Manager for a national manufactured housing company. During that time he became interested in statistical process control and eventually sought out a certificate program in Total Quality Management-Statistical Process Control, which he completed through The University of California Riverside.
During his tenure in manufacturing he instituted a company training department and eventually trained company supervisors in statistical process control measures that led to significant process improvement and drastically reduced warranty rates. Although this was a very satisfying experience his true passion remained in working with and better understanding people. His curiosity of people and culture was deepened by his travel, including the many years that he spent living in Jamaica in his early twenties. This led to his returning to school and completing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Loma Linda University.
Initially, he anticipated working closely with families, however, a practicum placement at Sharper Future forever changed his focus and the course of his life! He was immediately fascinated by the forensic work and the challenge that it presented. During his time at Sharper Future he has held nearly every clinical position, including the role of clinic coordinator, staff clinician, director and regional director. In management he discovered that he found the perfect combination of his desire to help people, while incorporating his training in process improvement and business. Dr. Angelo describes his clinical training as a combination of dynamic theories, CBT and he recently completed training in EMDR therapy.
Andrew Mendonsa, Psy.D., MBA, QME
Chief Executive Officer / Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY23208)
Dr. Mendonsa is a licensed California psychologist specializing in clinical and forensic psychology, and has provided treatment and assessment to forensic populations for more than a decade. He has operated six Sharper Future clinics in the Northern and Central California areas, and led significant company growth and expansion. Dr. Mendonsa’s leadership experience includes previous management employment in large healthcare systems and the public sector, including serving as Chief Operations Officer for a large national healthcare and substance abuse treatment organization.
Dr. Mendonsa is also a California Qualified Medical Evaluator. He serves on the Board of Psychology Enforcement Division as an Expert Reviewer determining any deviations of care related to the practice of psychology. He holds an Independent Practitioner designation from the California Sex Offender Management Board. He also holds certifications as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) and Substance Abuse Expert (SAE). Dr. Mendonsa is commonly featured on local and national media outlets discussing mental health, substance abuse and forensic topics. He has presented a variety of topics at local, state, national and international conferences. Andrew is a member of California Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO), Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) and National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC).
Dr. Mendonsa is currently elected or appointed to a variety of non-profit and government advisory boards charged with improving sex offender treatment outcomes and mental health/substance abuse care throughout California. Dr. Mendonsa is proud to not only hold an APA clinical doctorate degree, but also holds a MBA from a top-ranked AACSB accredited business school.
Josh Craig, Psy.D.
Southern California Regional Director
Clinical Psychologist (PSY30442)
Joshua Craig is the Southern California Regional Director of Forensic Pacific Psychology Associates – Sharper Future. Josh’s territory encompasses Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and San Diego. He is a licensed California psychologist specializing in clinical and forensic psychology and is a certified practitioner by the California Sex Offender Management Board. He has provided treatment and assessment to forensic populations, including substance abusing clients, clients with mental health disorders, and sex offenders, for the past 6 years. Josh began working at Sharper Future as a practicum student and became an employed staff clinician where he provided services in 7 of the organization’s clinics. He has been the coordinator of 5 offices, including opening a clinic and initiating services in Victorville.
Josh has provided care to both adults and juveniles in various settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, day reporting service centers, and community counseling centers. He has presented on various topics relevant to clinical practice, including mindfulness, substance abuse recognition, and forensic assessment. He has also served in volunteer positions of leadership in religious committees, collegiate athletics, and youth coaching capacities.
Andrew Wakefield, MA, LMFT
Northern/Central and Bay Area Regional Director
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (90767)
Andrew Wakefield is the Regional Director of Northern California – Forensic Pacific Psychological Associates. Andrew’s territory encompasses Northern and Central California and the Bay Area. He has provided evaluation and treatment to forensic populations, including substance abusing clients, sex offenders and human trafficking victims, for the past several years. Andrew has provided care in various settings including hospitals, jails, inpatient units and outpatient clinics.
He is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He has been featured on national podcasts speaking on forensic, mental health, and substance abuse topics. He has conducted presentations on topics including law and ethics, clinical supervision, forensic assessment, psychopathy and self-care for various law enforcement agencies, universities and both private and public organizations both nationally and internationally.
Andrew is a member of California Coalition on Sexual Offending (CCOSO) and Association For The Treatment Of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Andrew is also a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for the Department of Transportation.