Title: Assistant Regional Administrator
Company: Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
Location: La Crescenta, California, United States
Preston Carl Oppenheimer, PhD, Assistant Region Administrator at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in childhood service.
Dr. Oppenheimer enjoyed a fulfilling career in public service on behalf of the children of Los Angeles that spanned for more than three decades. Focusing his efforts on the investigation and management of child abuse cases throughout the local community, he garnered a laudable reputation through his various roles at the Department of Children and Family Services between 1995 and 2020, whereupon he retired from his position as an assistant regional administrator. Having begun as a social worker, Dr. Oppenheimer previously worked with such organizations as APOGEE Incorporated, the Glendale Family Service Association, Curtis Psychological Associates and the University of California Los Angeles.
In a career suffused with highlights, Dr. Oppenheimer is particularly gratified to have learned through the act of teaching, and to have witnessed first-hand the enduring power of kindness and patience. Furthermore, he is proud to have served as a contract negotiator on behalf of his office in Santa Fe Springs from 1999 until 2000 and to have earned numerous accolades for his inimitable work from judges and hearing officers. Known for his contributions as a civic-minded citizen, particularly as a board director for the Pasadena Jaycees, Dr. Oppenheimer was bestowed with the Chairman of the Year award in 1987 and with a William Sloss Award for his work as a creative and inspirational project manager in 1988.
Dr. Oppenheimer first sought a formal education at the University of California San Diego, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1980. He went on to matriculate at the University of Southern California, from which he received a Master of Science in education in 1982, and a Doctor of Philosophy in counseling in 1988. In accounting for his subsequent success, Dr. Oppenheimer credits the influence of his parents, as well as the encouragement and support of his wife and mentors.
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