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The Children’s Guild Alliance, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and child-serving organizations, promoted Elizabeth Warmington Garcia to chief clinical officer. Previously, Garcia served as interim chief of children’s and community services for The Children’s Guild Alliance.

As chief clinical officer, Garcia will work with the clinical leadership throughout the organization, including the Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Expanded School-Based Mental Health program, Treatment Foster Care program, residential treatment and the schools. Garcia will implement program models and best practice interventions to ensure the continued success of treatment outcomes for children and families. As a licensed clinical social worker, Garcia brings more than 25 years of experience providing clinical services as well as managing behavioral health and out-of-home care for children and families.

“Elizabeth has a wealth of expertise and experience to lead The Children’s Guild Alliance’s clinical services,” said Andrew L. Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance. “Elizabeth’s proven success in understanding the needs of children and families, training clinicians and developing quality clinical programs is exceptional. We are thrilled that she will now integrate our clinical services throughout the organization.” 

“Elizabeth has a wealth of expertise and experience to lead The Children’s Guild Alliance’s clinical services,” said Andrew L. Ross, president and CEO of The Children’s Guild Alliance. “Elizabeth’s proven success in understanding the needs of children and families, training clinicians and developing quality clinical programs is exceptional. We are thrilled that she will now integrate our clinical services throughout the organization.”

Garcia joined The Children’s Guild Alliance in 2011 as director of behavioral health services. She has spearheaded the growth of school-based mental health services into six counties and 90 schools.

Additionally, she serves on the board of the Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland and chairs the Clinical Learning Community. Before joining The Children’s Guild Alliance, Garcia was division director for Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau in Cleveland, Ohio.

Garcia holds two master’s degrees in social work and nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College.