Dr. Sylvia Rowlands
Dr. Sylvia Rowlands, Senior Vice President of Evidence-Based Community Programs at The New York Foundling, has led the organization’s use of evidence-based practices, and her pioneering work has made The Foundling a global leader in the field. She manages the world’s largest evidence-based practice portfolio with over 400 licensed professional staff and 200 paraprofessionals under her direction. Under Dr. Rowlands’ leadership, The Foundling created its Implementation Support Center (ISC) and has worked with numerous service providers and governmental entities in the U.S. and abroad to implement effective, evidence-based initiatives, including in Australia, England, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, China, and Japan. She has a twenty-five-year background of social service and health care industry leadership, large system transformation expertise and executive management experience.