Our Children, Our Families Council Members

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Dr. Maria Su  

Executive Director  

Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families


Dr. Maria Su is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families (DCYF). Maria was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to lead DCYF in 2009. DCYF grants out approximately $70M each year for services that support children and youth from birth to age 24 and their families. Prior to DCYF, Maria held senior management and executive positions at the Vietnamese Youth Development Center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District and at SF General Hospital-UCSF. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the San Francisco First 5 Children and Families Commission, is the Co-Chair of the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council. Maria is a member of the San Francisco Re-entry Council, the Workforce Investment Act Youth Council, and the San Francisco Childcare Planning and Advisory Council. Maria earned her B.A. in Psychology from Boston University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University-CSPP.

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