November 2018
A Note From Interim Executive Director
Hasse Leonard-Pagel, PhD
Dear ,

Ann Martin Center has been in a season of transition. From updating technological systems to new additions to AMC leadership, we are confident these changes will position Ann Martin Center to better serve the children and youth in the Bay Area.

We began the school year welcoming Cynthia Dimon, Director of School-Based Services, who has been stellar in her role. Her skills and experience enrich our program and we are grateful she has joined us at Ann Martin Center. We also welcomed Amy McPartland as our HR Director earlier this year, and a short bio of her is below.

This year we are expanding our reach by pursuing new collaborative partners & strategic alliances, such as Urban Promise Academy (UPA) and Berkeley Unified School District. Our mobile therapy services continue to provide critical psychotherapy services to children & youth who have limited transportation. As for future opportunities, we are building bridges with faith-based communities, medical clinics, and homeless shelters.

In the Community Education Program, we have partnered with the Emery Unified School District to reduce barriers for parents & caregivers to access our free parenting workshops such as childcare and Spanish translation. Through these free workshops, we aim to empower parents & caregivers with key tools and strategies to raise healthy, well-rounded children.

When I think about the social & emotional well-being of the children in our community, I am grateful to be a part of the solution. We all must come together to help the youth & children of tomorrow, and your support makes a difference. Thank you for being part of our village.


Hasse Leonard-Pagel, PhD
Interim Executive Director

PS: Please join us for an AMC Happy Hour Mixer & Fundraiser at 612one Fusion on Thursday, November 29th from 3:30-7pm. A percentage of your food & beverage purchase will be donated back to AMC.  Come learn about Ann Martin Center, support a local business, and meet our staff and colleagues - all while dining for a great cause. I hope to see you there! RSVP here to let us know you're coming.
Do you know someone who could benefit from our services?

We offer many services such as psychotherapy, educational therapy, diagnostic testing, and community education. Click below to download our 1-page summary of services and contact information.

Download our 1-Pager in Spanish
Welcome Amy McPartland
HR Director

Amy McPartland joined the Ann Martin Center in April of 2018 as its Human Resources Director. She has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources and has worked in nonprofit, software and pharmaceutical industries. Amy was motivated by Ann Martin Center's mission to improve the lives of children and families and she is excited to again be working in the nonprofit sector.
Free Community Education Workshops

As a commitment to the community, we sponsor ongoing free lectures and workshops for parents and professionals.  Register today for the workshops below.

Parent Education Workshops (PEP) are in BLUE, geared towards parents & caregivers.  Professional Development Lectures (PDL) are in GREEN , geared towards educators and mental health professionals.

School Success for Children with ADHD

Speaker: Sarah Wheeler, PhD, LEP
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Understanding the Impact of Complex Trauma

Speaker: Lisa F. Carlisle, MA, MEd
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location: Emeryville Head Start - 1275 61st St. Emeryville 
(Free Childcare with RSVP. Food provided. Parking in lot on Doyle St.)

Effective Autism Support

Speaker: Brian Blaisch, MD
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm 


Due to a generous foundation grant, we have secured matching challenge funds of up to $23,000 for critically needed technology upgrades and hardware. Now we need YOUR HELP to raise these funds. 

Will you give today to help us invest in the required equipment that will allow us to better serve our clients? Your gift will be DOUBLED by the matching grant. Thank you!

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