Larry Becker, Ph.D., Director
Phone: (818) 677-3478
Thomas E Backer, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
Chair, Community Advisory Board
Dr. Thomas Backer is a psychologist whose life work is devoted to studying and working with people, organizations, and communities to help them meet the challenges of innovation and change. He concentrates on improving health and human services for vulnerable populations, enhancing nonprofit arts and culture programs, and helping highly creative people deal with the challenges of creative work. He is the Executive Director of Valley Nonprofit Resources, which provides services for the more than 4,500 nonprofit organizations in the San Fernando Valley, and the President Emeritus of the Human Interaction Research Institute. He is also the Chair of the CSCS Community Advisory Board.