The Children’s Guild named Lisa Anderson program director of residential services. She brings more than 11 years of experience in the behavioral health field. In her new position, Anderson directs The Guild Academy, which consists of The Children’s Guild’s group homes in Maryland.
Prior to joining The Children’s Guild, Anderson was the deputy superintendent of treatment for the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services for the District of Columbia, where she oversaw facility rehabilitation and treatment services. Previously, she was a youth treatment manager and team leader for the department.
Anderson was a program manager for Langley Residential Support Services in McLean, Virginia, and Pines Residential Treatment Center in Portsmouth, Virginia. She also coached track and field for Cincinnati Public Schools in Ohio.
Among her community service activities, Anderson serves on the committee for breast cancer awareness for the Pink Hope Foundation in Annapolis, Maryland. She also is a member of Emerging Leaders in Fairfax, Virginia.
Anderson is certified as an applied forensic specialist from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she is studying for a master’s degree in forensic psychology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in family studies with a minor in educational leadership at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.