Welcome to the Pediatric Access Line (PAL) Program! 

The goal of our program is to leverage an innovative model of care to improve access to treatment for children and adolescents with behavioral health needs.

The PAL program makes child & adolescent psychiatry services accessible to the NV Health Center team through:

● Primary care to child psychiatry consultation
● Care coordination
● Primary care education
● Clinical consultation and support for deploying treatment recommendations

The PAL is staffed collaboratively with child and adolescent psychiatry attendings, fellows, clinical psychologists and care coordinators, through UNLV and CPLC.

Our team is excited to offer consultation and training to the NV Health Center practice to help you manage the mental health concerns of your patients and families, while maintaining their care within your medical home.



Lisa Durette, M.D.

Lisa Durette, MD, DFAPA, DFAACAP

Assistant Professor, and Fellowship Director of Child and Adolescent & Psychiatry and Behavioral Health


Child Psychiatry Fellow

Chau Pham, DO

Chau Pham, DO

"My name is Chau Pham and I am a second year fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program at UNLV. I am from the Bay Area and moved to Las Vegas 8 years ago to attend medical school. I completed my General Psychiatry Residency training at UNLV SOM before transitioning to fellowship. I chose to pursue Child and Adolescent Psychiatry because of the opportunity to create a positive impact early on in a child's life. My interests include traveling and spending time with my family."

Child Psychiatry Fellow

Colin Freedman, MD

Colin Freedman, MD

"My name is Colin Freedman and I am a second year fellow in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program with UNLV. I was born and raised in Las Vegas and hope to continue practicing in Nevada after completing fellowship. I went to medical school at UNR School of Medicine and completed my general psychiatry training at UNLV before transitioning to fellowship. I chose to pursue Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for the potential to change the trajectory of a child’s life through a positive therapeutic relationship/intervention. My interests include spending time with my family, taking my dog for hikes, traveling and watching Golden Knights or Philadelphia Eagles games."

Lead Care Coordinator

Alba Perez (CPLC)

Alba Perez (CPLC)

Alba has dedicated 30 years to all aspects of child development and parent education ranging from pregnancy to adolescence. After Graduating with a B.A in Speech Therapy in 1986 in her home country Venezuela, she focused on child language development, specializing in children with different types of disabilities. During the last 20 years, Alba has been working for Chicanos Por la Causa (CPLC) in different community programs. In 2001 She began with “Early Head-Start" where she created parenting classes for at-risk families and families sent to the program by family courts or Child Protective Services (CPS). In following, Alba was given the opportunity to thrive in a new position as Family Support Specialist and Parenting Educator for CPLC Arizona in 2009. During this period, she completed the Triple P program (Positive Parenting Program Levels 1-4) a research and evidenced-based parenting curriculum that promotes positive discipline and healthy parent-child relationships. Subsequently, she earned the “Parents as Teachers” certificate to further aid parents in generating skills to increase the development of their children. Deciding after 8 years of commitment, in 2017 Alba urged to harness yet another position with CPLC, as “Parent Educator” for Parenting Nevada. In expansion to her experience and knowledge Alba completed the Department of Family Services (DFS) Comprehensive Safety Manager Training; starting a partnership with Foster Kinship. Within this role, she tended to the foster parent population and assisted parents who are battling with substance abuse. As Alba looks forward to whatever new journey that CPLC brings, her heart and passion lies in serving the Las Vegas "At-Risk" population connecting them to resources needed to help them thrive in their perspective areas. Alba loves her community and is continuously inspired by the individuals she serves. Alba's driving force and passion has echoed throughout the Valley, and serves as a large footprint for supportive services in the Las Vegas Community.

Care Coordinator

Angela Townsend

Care Coordinator: Angela Townsend

Angela Townsend has been local to Las Vegas, NV for over 28 years and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. For over 15 years, she has developed the innate ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life. Angela is a creative support specialist with a record of increased responsibility and displaying a strong passion for serving opportunity youth.

Care Coordinator

Brooklyn Ives

Care Coordinator: Brooklyn Ives

My name is Brooklyn Ives and I am the newest member of the CPLC family. I am a care coordinator in Northern Nevada for the P.A.L. program. I received my bachelors in psychology with a minor in addiction treatment, and later graduated in May of 2021 with my Masters in social work at the University of Nevada, Reno. I am very excited to be a part of this amazing team!

Our line is open and ready to staff your calls.

We are available Monday through Friday, from 8-5.


(702 )553-4528

to speak with our team


Fax (702)852-0639

The PAL Program Partnership

Center for Community Solutions