Board of Directors
*No relation to Shawn Nemeth.
In addition to being President and CEO of the Chester Street Foundation, he is author of the book Thorns of Chester Street, which chronicles his own personal story of abuse, neglect, recovery, and transformation. Proceeds from its sales benefit Chester Street Foundation.
Ann teaches mindfulness classes for adults, teens, and school districts, often in collaboration with Mental Health America of Greater Houston. She also presents at corporations. In 2018 Ann was sent by UNICEF to teach Mindfulness in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.
Ann previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Counseling Psychology Graduate Program for over ten years. She holds both a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston. She completed her Residency in Clinical Psychology at U.T. Medical School and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.
Taylor earned her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology with a minor in clinical interventions from the University of New Orleans. With training in developmental psychopathology and its clinical applications, she is able to examine the interplay among context, behavioral and developmental patterns when approaching child, teen and family intervention needs. She is trained in evidence-based practices for the treatment of emotional and behavioral concerns commonly experienced in childhood and adolescence, such as anxiety, depression, trauma and conduct problems. Taylor also has specialized training in family engagement and empowerment and school mental health topic areas, such as positive behavior supports and socio-emotional learning programs. She is interested in researching and mobilizing the impacts of family-school-community partnerships to the benefit of children, youth and families.