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Judge Baker Children's Center Names Dr. Gary R. Lyon, EdD, MPA as Vice President of Innovation and External Affairs/Senior Diversity Officer

August 10, 2021

BOSTON, MA (AUGUST 10, 2021) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Dr. Gary R. Lyon,EdD, MPA to the role of  Vice President of Innovation and External Affairs and Senior Diversity Officer. Dr. Lyon collaborates with the CEO, VP of Programs, and senior management team to drive innovation in children's behavioral health and special education.  Dr. Lyon also acts as an external liaison representing JBCC in local, regional, and national venues. As a Senior Diversity Officer (SDO), he is responsible for developing organization-w...

Judge Baker Children's Center Names Richard Voccio, MBA as Vice President of Finance

July 26, 2021

BOSTON, MA (JULY 26, 2021) - Judge Baker Children’s Center (Judge Baker), a national leader in children’s mental health, named Richard Voccio, MBA to the role of Vice President of Finance. Voccio will be responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the organization and supporting the President and CEO, senior leadership, and the Board of Trustees to develop and implement financial management and oversight strategies across the organization. He brings a well-rounded financial executive leadership track record of supporting organizations by integrating a hands-on approach with a big p...

LGBTQ+ Youth and Depression

June 23, 2021

By Dr. Fabienne Bain, Clinical Director of The Baker Center for Children and Families at Waltham  In our previous post, we discussed some alarming statistics that show LGBTQ+ youth consistently struggle with more mental health conditions in comparison to heterosexual or cisgender youth. While each experience is different, and some youth may experience different conditions than others, research has identified depression as one of the leading m...

LGBTQ+ Youth and Mental Health

June 11, 2021

By Dr. Fabienne Bain, Clinical Director of The Baker Center for Children and Families at Waltham  As we end the second week of Pride Month, it’s important to acknowledge why we celebrate in the first place. While Pride’s origins are largely historical, the month is used as an opportunity to put a spotlight on the specific issues and challenges the LGBTQ+ community has overcome or continues to fight against. Chief among these issues are statistics that prove a distinct pattern of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing a disproportionate amo...

Judge Baker's 2019-2020 Biennial Report

April 22, 2021

We are pleased to unveil our FY 2019-2020 Biennial Report which details the major milestones and accomplishments we've made over the past two years. The report also includes an overview of our financials during FY 2019 and FY 2020, including the names of our incredibly generous donors. We hope you'll find the report informative and engaging. Click here to view our 2019-2020 Biennial Report

Spotlight On: Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming (T/GNC) Youth in Massachusetts

April 20, 2021

It's our pleasure to announce the newest entry in our "Spotlight On" series, written and coordinated by our Evidence-Based Policy Institute. This entry is titled "Supporting Transgender & Gender-Nonconforming (T/GNC) Youth in Massachusetts". In this report, we examine the experiences that contribute to the growth and development of T/GNC youth, as well as the reasons why many of these youth disproportionately experience negative social, physical, and behavioral health outcomes.  Read more

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