Doreen Samelson

Dr. Doreen Samelson

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Doreen Samelson is a licensed clinical psychologist and author with 30 years of experience in healthcare as a practicing clinician, administrator and thought leader. Before joining the Catalight Foundation, Dr. Samelson was an Area Director for five mental health clinics with Kaiser Permanente where she also provided direct services to individuals with behavioral health needs.

As the Chief Clinical Officer for the Catalight Foundation, Dr. Samelson provides clinical leadership for behavioral health research – developing new modalities of care and addressing unmet needs through technology advancements. She is also the parent of an adult with a developmental disability and is passionate about self-determinism, inclusion and helping people with developmental disabilities improve their quality of life.