AMC Fall 2018 Update

April 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues of Ann Martin Center,

I am writing to tell you about an important leadership transition. David Theis, DMH, who has successfully served as Executive Director of the Ann Martin Center since 1989, has announced his retirement as leader of the Center, and his desire to make room for new leadership.

The Board has appointed Hasse Leonard-Pagel, PhD, as interim Executive Director, effective as of July 1, 2018. Dr. Leonard-Pagel has been Director of Clinical Programs at the Center for the past two years. The Board will work with Dr. Leonard-Pagel to manage a smooth transition and subsequently to begin a search for our permanent Executive Director.

The Center is very lucky to have had David Theis as its leader for the last three decades. His dedication, determination, and wisdom have been the foundation of our growth and success. We are also very lucky to have an interim Executive Director as experienced and respected as Hasse Leonard-Pagel to run the Center during the search for a new ED.

Ann Martin Center is committed to continuing its longstanding commitment to the community providing emotional and educational support to at-risk children, youth and their families in Alameda County. We currently serve over 1,000 individuals each year through 30,000 hours of treatment services. As we continue our core work, we will use this transition to consider ways to grow and evolve in order to best meet the changing needs of families.

Please join us in congratulating David Theis for his decades of work making positive changes in the lives of children and families in our community. And also please welcome Dr. Leonard-Pagel as the agency's interim Executive Director.

Sincerely yours,

John White, PhD

President, Board of Directors 

Agency Mission: Ann Martin Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit community clinic that provides treatment services and testing services: psychotherapy, educational therapy, psychological and educational testing to youth and adults. Ann Martin Center is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children, youth, and their families in Alameda County by providing psychotherapy, educational therapy, diagnostic assessment, and training. The Center is distinguished by its emphasis on both emotional and educational support.