After completing her Master of Arts and Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Illinois, Dr. Ruth Creary worked at the Central City Community Mental Health Center in Los Angeles. She next served as the Executive Director of the South-Central Los Angeles Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities for more than 12 years. She was also the Director of Residential Services at the Dubnoff Center for Child Development in North Hollywood.
Dr. Ruth Creary says the importance of giving back to the community is something she learned at an early age.
“My parents had six children and they instilled in each of us from young children the importance of helping others and giving back. It didn’t matter that we weren’t a rich family but we were rich in giving and helping others and that was something they instilled an me. And my mantra, even today Luke 12:48—to whom much was given of him, much will be expected. And that is really important to me.”