Tyrone Howard, PhD, UCLA Professor of Education and Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, will serve as Director of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. Howard is also the Founder and Director of the Black Male Institute at UCLA. Audra Langley, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, will serve as Co-Director. She is the Director of UCLA TIES for Families, an interdisciplinary program serving children in foster care or adopted through foster care. Patricia Lester, MD, from the UCLA Semel Institute and Todd Franke, PhD, of the UCLA Department of Social Welfare will also serve on the Leadership Team.
A staff director will be hired over the coming months to manage the day-to-day work of the UCLA Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families.