Leah Kelly, Psy.D., Executive Director
Leah Kelly, Psy.D., is the Executive Director of ACS. Leah’s 20-year career in mental health has spanned a broad range of clinical settings. In Colorado and Massachusetts, she has worked in community-based mental health clinics, public school systems, psychiatric hospitals, academic research labs, and most recently, correctional facilities.
After earning her M.A. at Boston College in Adolescent and Adult Counseling Psychology, Leah later earned her Psy.D. at Williams James College (formerly, the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology) in Clinical Psychology, and a Certificate of Specialized Training in Forensic Psychology. She began her doctoral training at ACS and developed a keen interest in the challenges facing court-involved individuals and families. Over the past several years, Leah has practiced at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, a maximum-security men’s prison in Shirley, MA, most recently serving as the Clinical Director of Mental Health Services and the Director of Training. Her work with incarcerated adults has deepened Leah’s commitment to providing critical intervention and advocacy to court-involved youth and families.
Dan Sanford Psy.D., CJCC I and II, CJCC I and II Mentor, Clinical Director
Dan Sanford, PsyD, is the Clinical Director of ACS. Dan is a licensed psychologist with a specialty in forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations. He has worked for ACS since 2001, beginning as a staff psychologist in Lowell, and as Clinical Director since 2012. As Clinical Director, Dan oversees all clinical aspects of ACS services. Dan is an adjunct faculty member at Tufts Medical School and supervises psychiatry fellows in their juvenile forensic rotation. He is a CJCC I and CJCC II Mentor. Dan also serves on the Department of Mental Health Child and Adolescent Team conducting court ordered inpatient evaluations.