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Media Contact: Clarencia J. Stephen
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Published on November 20, 2018

Robert Wehner Appointed to Lourie Center Board of Directors

Rockville, MD – The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness (Lourie Center) is excited to announce that Robert Wehner, Jr., MBA, was appointed to its board of directors. Wehner is a group vice president in the retail banking division at M&T Bank.  He leads the efforts of 96 M&T Bank branches and more than 500 employees in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“Rob is a respected member of the business community in our area,” said Jimmy Venza, Ph.D., executive director of the Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness. “His fresh perspective, dedication to children and families, and business acumen will help the Lourie Center continue to grow regionally.”

Wehner earned a master’s degree in business administration from John Carroll University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton. He is also a graduate of M&T Bank’s Senior Leadership Development Program at the University of Michigan.

About The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness

The Lourie Center for Children's Social & Emotional Wellness is a private, non-profit agency with a mission to improve the social and emotional health of young children and their families through prevention, early intervention, education, research and training. The Center was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. Reginald S. Lourie, a world-wide leader in the fields of pediatric child psychiatry and infant mental health, and his colleagues, including Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Stanley Greenspan, as an outgrowth of their six-year clinical research project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. In July 2006, the Center affiliated with Adventist HealthCare, Inc. Serving more than 4,000 children and families in the Washington metropolitan area, regardless of ability to pay, the Center is a pioneer and leader in the field of infant and child mental health.