Board of Directors
Three Rivers District Chair
Martha Neira (MA, University of Chicago; LCSW) has a professional life that spans over thirty years of dedicated and committed work to those whom, in many cases, cannot advocate for themselves. Martha's extensive experience includes working with multi-ethnic populations from varied socio-economic backgrounds, focusing on working with children and families involved in the child welfare system due to abuse and neglect. Martha's trajectory within DCFS took her from providing direct services to families involved with DCFS and the Juvenile Court System to becoming a unit supervisor, manager, and culminated with several years as a clinical facilitator attached to Juvenile Court to facilitate the resolution of complex cases. She retired from DCFS to continue her career as an individual psychotherapist. Presently she is an independent contractor at UCAN, providing individual therapy.