LAP Board of Directors Announces Diana Uchiyama as Executive Director
The Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) has announced that Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD, has been named executive director.
LAP Board President Mary K. O’Brien said: “Dr. Uchiyama was selected from a number of talented candidates because her qualifications as an attorney, psychologist, and program administrator demonstrated to our board that she will be successful in increasing the reach of LAP to every part of Illinois. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Uchiyama in her new role as executive director and offer her our sincere congratulations.”
Uchiyama joined LAP in 2018 as a clinical associate and shortly thereafter earned her promotion to assistant deputy director. Prior to joining LAP, Uchiyama was the administrator of psychological services for DuPage County, where she oversaw a state-licensed substance use treatment program. She has also worked for the Kane County Diagnostic Center, as both a staff psychologist and juvenile drug court coordinator, and has an extensive background doing court ordered psychological, sanity, fitness, and sex offender evaluations and therapy.
She has implemented numerous changes to court-ordered programs both in Kane and DuPage County, and is a certified trauma informed care trainer.