The San Diego Center for Children has named Moisés Barón its new CEO.
A psychologist, Barón will lead the organization in sustaining its newly created mission and slogan of protecting the joy of childhood, prevent emotional suffering and inciting change. The center is San Diego’s oldest accredited nonprofit organization helping children.
Barón served the last 11 years as assistant vice president of student affairs and wellness at the University of San Diego. He's credited with conceptualizing and implementing a plan there to restructure, expand and integrate health and wellness services, remodel facilities, and establish integrated clinical, preventive and educational programs for students. His oversight included that of USD's Student Health Center, Counseling Center, Center for Health and Wellness Promotion and Disability Services.
Barón had previously directed the USD counseling center. He also founded the USD COMPASS Academic Center and has served as adjunct faculty at the university for more than 20 years.
“The San Diego Center for Children is truly honored to name Moisés as our new CEO,” Keith Wilson, chairperson of the center’s board of trustees, said. “His wealth of experience as a clinician, manager and visionary in the field of children and adolescent mental health makes him an ideal leader for the center’s mission.”