Decatur Doc to Lead Community Service Board

A Decatur resident and Emory faculty member has been elected chair of the DeKalb Community Service Board.

A local physician has been tapped to lead the DeKalb Community Service Board.

Dr. Arden Dingle, a Decatur resident, was recently elected board chair
for the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB), a public nonprofit
provider of mental health, developmental disabilities and addiction

“We look forward to working with Dr. Dingle as our new board chair and
appreciate the depth of healthcare experience and knowledge she brings
to this position,” said Gary Richey, CEO of DeKalb CSB. “Additionally,
we extend our gratitude to Charles Martin who served as board chair
for the past two years.”

Martin will continue serving on the board.

Dingle has served on the DeKalb CSB board since 2007, and will now
preside over board meetings and carry out the
decisions of the board.

“It is an honor to chair the board of the DeKalb Community Service Board. Working with the board and the CSB staff is a wonderful experience as we work together to provide services to help individuals and families lead the lives that they should, as involved and productive members of society,” Dingle said.

Dingle also serves as Program Director of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry Residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She has
served as Program Director since 1996 and has practiced for 21 years.
Dingle holds a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and History from the University of California at Berkeley and a medical degree from the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from New Jersey Medical School.

In addition to her work at Emory, Dingle is an active member of
several societies and organizations such as the American Academy of
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Georgia Council on Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association and Georgia
Psychiatric Physicians’ Association. Several of her research topics
have been published focusing on her interests in educational methods
and assessments. Her work interests are kids, medical education,
psychotherapy and community mental health. In her spare time, Dingle
loves to knit, read and take outings to the beach.

The public is invited to DeKalb CSB board meetings, held bimonthly on
the fourth Thursday at 4 p.m. in Room 421 of the EL Richardson Health
Center, 445 Winn Way, Decatur. The next meeting will be held
Sept. 27. For more information, call the Office of Community
Relations at (404) 508-7875.


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