SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Center for Children, San Diego’s oldest accredited nonprofit helping children, has named Ann Garland, PhD., to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Garland is a professor and founding chair of the Department of School, Family, and Mental Health Professions at the University of San Diego. Prior to this, Dr. Garland served as a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Deputy Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) at Rady Children’s Hospital. At CASRC she led multiple research projects focused on understanding and improving community-based child and family mental health care.
“We are honored to have Ann join our Board of Directors,” said Sheila Howe, Chairperson of the San Diego Center for Children. “Ann brings to our board extraordinary credentials and a life-long commitment to helping children.”
The San Diego Center for Children, founded in 1887, supports children and teenagers throughout the San Diego region. The organization provides an extensive array of behavioral health therapies, support services, and special education to children and teens.
Dr. Garland’s research has been supported by grants from federal sources such as the National Institute of Mental Health, as well as state and local public agencies. She has published more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and served on multiple editorial and advisory boards. In addition, she has been a mentor and supervisor for dozens of researchers and practitioners across mental health disciplines, many of whom are now faculty members in universities across the country.
Dr. Garland received her doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology from Yale University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Human Development from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of California Berkeley. She is a native San Diegan, living with her husband, Saul Levine, and daughter, HannaMei, in northern San Diego.