Chief Executive Officer

Mary Ann Jones, Ph.D. is CEO of Westside Community Services, which provides culturally informed, family-centered behavioral health and human services to communities impacted by substance abuse, HIV, mental illness, violence and high incarceration rates. With more than thirty years of experience as a clinician, grassroots program developer and senior administrator, Dr. Jones is recognized as a visionary leader in community-based mental health, trauma focused treatment and international program development for domestic violence prevention and intervention.

Dr. Jones received her Ph.D. from the Wright Institute and has worked as a researcher, licensed psychologist, and administrator in health care management and advocacy. She has worked around the world in the area of trauma and her experience includes work with the African Union in Darfur, Sudan; Partners of the Americas, EDUCARE in Georgetown, Guyana to address childhood labor/trafficking and bring violence prevention strategies to youth; and, developing services for families impacted by sexual violence for the governments of Antigua, St. Kitts, and Nevis.