Wediko is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Ed Zadravec as Clinical Director of Wediko Children’s Services. As Clinical Director, Ed will work collaboratively with Wediko’s Program Directors and senior leadership to ensure that Wediko provides the highest quality of clinical services, including training, program development, and supervision of clinical staff.
Ed’s first experience with Wediko was working in the 1986 Summer Program. After finishing his undergraduate education at Brown University (Sc.B., Psychology), Ed went on to earn his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) from William James College. He returned to Wediko in 1993 as an individual and family therapist in the School-Based Program and he has spent the past 24 years in a variety of roles. Most recently, Ed served as Associate Director of the Wediko School-Based Program, providing leadership and direction in all aspects of the program. In 2012, Ed received the Dr. Florence H. Lehrman Mintz Alumni Award from William James College for his work at Wediko, and his direction of the psychology internship training program in particular.
Ed has worked closely with the McKinley Schools in Boston throughout his time at Wediko, providing program consultation, professional development, and directing Wediko’s psychological assessment team. He was also the longtime director of the Wediko Summer Day Program (“ESY”), an extended school-year program for the McKinley Schools.
A Great Fit
Dr. Zadravec’s work at Wediko has long been focused on helping Wediko staff to learn, grow, and provide the best services to children, families, and schools.
“As an administrator, supervisor and consultant, I have been very fortunate to meet with many interesting and dedicated professionals who share the goal of improving learning environments,” Ed says. “As Clinical Director, I look forward to supporting Wediko’s partnerships with schools, families, and other agency providers. These partnerships are central to our work.”
Ed brings with him a commitment to using best practice approaches to meeting the needs of children, families, and schools.
“I have grown up professionally at Wediko,” Ed adds, “I have been very impressed over the past 10-15 years with Wediko’s willingness to look outside of ourselves, to learn from other leaders in the field, and to integrate those practices with the longstanding traditions at Wediko.”
Ed loves working with teams and finding ways to make use of the diverse strengths in every group. He looks forward to helping Wediko expand its role as a leader in children’s mental health and educational services.