Victoria Mann Simms, PhD co-founded the Simms/Mann Family Foundation and the Simms/Mann Institute with her husband Ronald Simms to advance integrative and transdisciplinary approaches to education and health and wellness, addressing the complex challenges of the 21st century through a whole-person lens. As President of the Foundation and Institute, she architects all the initiatives and programs these organizations currently fund and implement.
Dr. Simms has developed several integrative medicine programs that are used in the United States and abroad, and is passionate about creating innovative programs in child development that cross-pollinate research and practices with a focus on ages 0-3.
Dr. Simms practiced clinical psychology for more than 25 years in a variety of settings, including schools, parenting centers, clinics, and office-based private practice. In addition, she founded and served as the Director of the Mann Center for Education and Family Development, which specialized in psychological and educational assessment and treatment of children and adults. Dr. Simms has a master’s degree in early childhood development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA, and a PhD from the Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, CA. She received her training in infant psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dr. Simms currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA. Additionally, she is a board member of the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Geffen Playhouse, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).
When she’s not working, Dr. Simms enjoys spending time with her family, dancing, hiking, and practicing mindful meditation with her four grandchildren.