Director of Operations, FOCUS

Ms. Cantwell-Selby is the Director of Operations for FOCUS, based at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor degree, with an emphasis on Criminal Law in Child and Family Protection, from California Western School of Law. Her considerable experience in administration, research, and mental heath includes ten years as Director of Development and Publications at the UCLA Center for Community Health and several years as an Assistant Program Director with the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Ms. Cantwell-Selby also completed an internship with the Family Protection Unit of the District Attorney’s office for the County of San Diego as part of her interdisciplinary legal training.  Additionally, she served as an independent consultant in San Francisco, drawing on her interdisciplinary experience in family protection, working on projects focused on interactions between the justice system and mental health issues for children.