Senior Leadership

Meet our Team

Senior Leadership
Program Leadership
Board of Trustees
Advisory Council

A team of talented and committed individuals help lead over 350 employees on eight campuses of the San Diego Center for Children. Each brings an expertise, understanding and personal story to their commitment to making San Diego a healthier and happier community.


Tara Beckman, LCSW

President and CEO
Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson

Chief Administrative Officer
Dr. Cheryl Rode

Cheryl Rode, Ph.D.

Vice President of Clinical Operations
Janelle Battaglia

Janelle Battaglia, LCSW

Director of Business Development
Carole Fisher

Carole Fisher, MS Special Education

Principal of San Diego Center for Children Academy
Pam Hansen

Pam Hansen, LCSW

Senior Director of Specialty Clinical Programs
Misty Howard

Misty Howard

Director of Quality Assurance
Ervey Salinas

Ervey Salinas, LMFT

Senior Director of Residential Programs
Kristi Worley

Kristi Worley

Director of Philanthropy
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