Lori Pack, a licensed clinical social worker with a total of 32 years of experience at Child Guidance Center (CGC), stepped into the role of CEO in 2009. Previously, Lori served in various roles, including licensed therapist, supervisor, university liaison and clinical director.
In her role as CEO, she oversees 125 full- and part-time staff and students and has facilitated agency budget growth and impact from $4.3 million to $10.6 million. CGC’s budget is comprised of State/County contracts, foundation support, and private donors. Today, Child Guidance Center is listed as one of the top 100 nonprofit organizations by the Orange County Business Journal, serving the mental health needs of 4,500 youth and their family members annually with over 10 service locations.
Lori has a track record of establishing strong professional partnerships and introducing innovative, evidence-based therapeutic programs including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, PEERS groups for teens on the Autism spectrum, Seeking Safety, and the Strong Families, Strong Children program for veteran and military families and children.
Her passion and commitment for helping the Orange County community is demonstrated through her leadership and collaboration; ensuring her team is well-trained and always providing the highest quality of innovative and evidence-based care to children and families in need. Lori also participates in numerous community-wide advocacy, and awareness efforts to decrease stigmatization and increase access to mental health services for children, adolescents, and families.
Lori earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, New York, and her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She studied Spanish at the Institute for Bilingual Studies in Cuernavaca, Mexico.