Marilyn Bamford

Executive Director, Fresno Region

Marilyn Bamford joined Uplift Family Services in 2000. She has over 20 years’ of experience in child welfare and mental health, including extensive policy advocacy, management and supervisory experience with responsibility for program and fiscal oversight.

She has demonstrated leadership in numerous collaborative efforts. She has been a Fellow in the Women’s Policy Institute, through the Women’s Foundation of California and serves on a number of boards such as the Foster Care Standards and Oversight Committee, Mental Health Committees and the Fresno County Model of Care Partner Oversight Committee.

Marilyn has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 15 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work in May 1987 and her master’s degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in May 1989 from California State University, Fresno.