Cynthia Ann Telles, Ph.D.
Cynthia Telles has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry since 1986. She is the Director of the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Spanish-speaking Psychosocial Clinic. In addition to department-wide oversight responsibilities, she manages the clinical operations of this model psychiatric clinic, as well as training and research.
Dr. Telles has extensive experience serving on corporate boards, as well as governmental commissions and boards of civic/philanthropic organizations. She served on the Board of Directors of General Motors Co. between 2010-2014 where she was a member of Governance, Public Policy and Finance committees.
For more than a decade, she has been a member of the Board of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals (Kaiser Permanente), the largest, integrated health care system in the United States (approximately $55 billion annual operating revenue). She is a member of the Executive and Audit Committees and, most importantly, serves as the Chair of the Community Benefit Committee, which formulates policy and approves the allocation of approximately $2 billion in charitable contributions and community health investments.
In 2013, Telles was appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti to the Board of Airport Commissioners of Los Angeles World Airports, an independent, financially self-sufficient department, which owns and operates the Los Angeles International Airport, the Ontario International Airport and the Van Nuys Airport.
Telles has authored many publications in scientific journals and numerous presentations at national and international scientific meetings. She received a B.A. from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University.
UCLA School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-4568