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Dr. Lauren C. Solotar

Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP, is President of the National Autism Center. She also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of May Institute. In this capacity, Dr. Solotar is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the organization and management of its senior leadership team.

Dr. Solotar is an expert in cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, and specializes in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She regularly does presentations and guest lectures, and her research has been published in professional journals including Behavior Therapy and Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and she has written a chapter in the Child Behavior Therapy Casebook.

Prior to her promotion to CEO, Dr. Solotar served as May Institute’s Chief Clinical Officer, providing clinical oversight for all of May Institute’s programs and centers, its Clinical Leadership, and the National Autism Center. Her responsibilities included setting standards for clinical practice, credentialing and privileging staff, supervision of clinical procedures and interventions, and oversight of professional training programs and research. She was also responsible for ensuring the quality of clinical services throughout the agency.

In 1996, Dr. Solotar began her career at May Institute as Chief Psychologist and Vice President of Clinical Services. In 2001, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of Behavioral Health Services and was responsible for the operation and clinical service delivery of ambulatory behavioral health and rehabilitation services.

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Solotar is also board certified in clinical psychology (ABPP). She received her doctorate from the University of New York at Albany, State University of New York, where she was the recipient of the University’s Award for Excellence. She completed her internship at the Albany Psychology Internship Consortium. She has held a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine and was formerly the Chief Psychologist at Tufts New England Medical Center for ten years. During her tenure at NEMC, Dr. Solotar was involved in the development of the Boston VA/New England Medical Center APA Psychology Internship Consortium.

National Autism Center’s executive and clinical team

Cynthia M. Anderson, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Senior Vice President of Applied Behavior Analysis, May Institute
Director of the National Autism Center

Lauren C. Solotar, Ph.D., ABPP
President and CEO, May Institute

Debra Blair, M.B.A., CMA, CPA
Chief Operating Officer

Michael Tobin, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Zarcone, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Chief Clinical Officer

Eileen G. Pollack, M.A.
Senior Vice President of Communications and Philanthropy

Robert F. Putnam, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Senior Vice President of Research and Consultation

Ryan J. Martin, Ph.D., NCSP
Research Scientist / SAAGE Coordinator