Dr. Reginaldo Garcia retires

Dr. Reginaldo Garcia will be retiring as the San Luis Valley Program Director for the University of Colorado Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center.

Reginaldo ("Reg") Garcia grew up in Antonito, Colorado with his parents, Reginaldo, Jr., and Otilda, brothers, Roberto and Carlos, grandparents, Reginaldo, Sr, Rosa, and Beatriz, and tio Crestino. After he graduated from Antonito High School he attended Regis University, the University of Colorado Boulder and the Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences. He earned his doctorate degree in clinical psychology and is licensed in Colorado and Alabama.

Dr. Garcia enjoyed careers as a clinical psychologist in Colorado and Texas. He was the Director of the Colorado Southwest Region Migrant Education Program; the San Luis Valley Program Director for the U. Colorado Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center and on the community advisory board; the community research liaison to the SLV for the U. Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute; and a training facilitator for medication assisted treatment of opioid use disorder. Dr. Garcia spent 10 years working in Houston and 30 years serving the Valley.

Dr. Garcia will be moving to join his wife, Betty Goulden, and family, Laura, Brad, Hayden, and Ryan (Mobile, AL), and Chris and Shirley (Frisco, TX).

A retirement party sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center and Community Advisory Board (Dr. Elaine Belansky, Director) will be held at SquarePeg Brewerks, 625 Main Street, Alamosa, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. Dr. Garcia would like your gift of a card or note that briefly expresses what you liked or appreciated about him. Please RSVP to: [email protected] by March 10, 2018.