Teresa Gardian most recently served as Director of the Department of Social Work at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has worked with children, adolescents and families in mental health throughout her career, has presented papers nationally and internationally, and has served as a consultant in cultural aspects of mental health. She holds an MSW from Nebraska University School of Social Work (1959), an MPH from Columbia School of Public Health (1975), and a DSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.