Breaking News!

Our very own Dr. Deborah Pontillo was just featured in the SD Voyager!

Click here to read the SD Voyager’s interview with Dr. Pontillo, and learn more about her journey and getting San Diego Kids First to where it is today!

Here’s a sneak peek from the interview:

“I loved doing evaluations at Rady Children’s – but wanted to do more. I wanted to follow up and work with children and families and see them make gains and develop. I wanted to go to the schools, connect with teachers, go to homes, and work with families on the front lines. That’s when I opened the doors to my office in Carmel Valley, just a few hours a week seeing children and families of all ages.”

If you want to read further, click here!

As always, thank you for trusting us with your care. We truly appreciate our San Diego Kids First children and families, and are always working to provide the best possible resources and support.
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Deb Pontillo, Ph.D.
Director, San Diego Kids First