Ave Schwartz, LICSW is the Director of Information Systems. Mr. Schwartz is the former Director of Clinical Social Work at Austen Riggs. In his social work role he provided staff supervision, consultation, and administrative management for Center-wide clinical social work services. He earned his MSW at the Smith College School for Social Work and has served as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Smith. Prior to joining the Riggs staff in 1995, he was a clinician, clinical supervisor, and director of social work training at community mental health centers around Boston and in the Berkshires. He has presented extensively on the theory and practice of family therapy and is author of a chapter on family therapy in The Riggs Reader.
Mr. Schwartz has over thirty years experience in the field of computer technology. He has held senior management roles in the areas of software development, integrated systems, and commercial product development. He has also served as a product development consultant to technology companies and as a business strategy and technology consultant in the banking, healthcare, and education sectors. At Austen Riggs he is responsible for the design, development, implementation, operations, and integration of information management systems Center-wide.