Los Angeles, CA. (June 14, 2016)- Culminating a statewide Executive Search, Nancy Tallerino, LCSW has been appointed to the position of President and CEO of Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, effective immediately. Vista’s Board Chair, Philip M. Stein confirmed the appointment today.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are delighted that Nancy Tallerino has become Vista Del Mar’s new President /CEO. I’ve had the special opportunity to work closely with her for the past six months while she served as acting CEO, and have found her to be an outstanding leader, very thoughtful, purposeful and reflective. Nancy has a wealth of experience having worked at Vista for over 17 years. We’re confident that she’ll continue to do an exceptional job. Together, we are devoted to ensuring that Vista remains a cornerstone of the Los Angeles community, providing excellence and comprehensive vital services to the children and families most in need of them. We are united and tireless in that goal.”
Vista Del Mar was founded in Los Angeles in 1908, and has long been recognized as one of the nation’s leading non-sectarian child welfare and mental health agencies. Vista holds a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, and is the recipient of the Gold Seal by the Joint Commission, recognizing the highest level of accreditation that can be bestowed upon a behavioral health organization. As only the ninth President and CEO in 108 years, Ms. Tallerino’s appointment demonstrates a remarkable history of leadership stability throughout Vista Del Mar’s history.
Prior to coming to Vista Del Mar, Tallerino served as Executive Director of Family Service of Santa Monica for ten years. When Family Service merged with Vista Del Mar in 2001, Tallerino became Vista’s Director of Outpatient Services and was later promoted to Senior Vice President of Outpatient Services and Professional Development. Before that she was aligned with several public and non-profit agencies that support the diverse critical needs of families and children of all circumstance and abilities. Tallerino received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from USC, and is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers. She has presented workshops at National Child Welfare League of America conferences and has served as a trainer for the University of Southern California’s Delinquency Control Institute.
Tallerino’s deep and compelling sense of purpose and compassion define her strategic leadership style and vision for the agency’s future. She anticipates several newsworthy announcements reflecting Vista’s state of the arts program and project initiatives in 2016 and beyond.
“For more than a century, Vista Del Mar has been a leader in the fields of child welfare, education and mental health, addressing the diverse needs of children and families in the Los Angeles community. I’m honored to be chosen to lead this outstanding agency and am committed to Vista’s history, as well as furthering its’ mission. Together with our talented staff, our dedicated board and our numerous strategic partners, we will continue to create and implement relevant and meaningful programs and services that enrich and support the lives of children of all abilities.”
Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services President/CEO 2016, Nancy Tallerino