Dr. Forbes had been in practice of Psychiatry for the past 45 years. She has served as Medical Director of Partial Hospital Program and as Medical Director of In-Patient Psychiatry at Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA. As the first woman Chief of Staff at Good Samaritan Hospital, she had further administration leadership experience.
After her Psychiatry Residency at Stanford, she served on the Stanford Adjunct Clinical Faculty for approximately 30 years and is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Emeritus.
She is passionately interested in eliminating stigma and prejudice associated with drug abuse, mental health issues and the effects of these medical issues on children and family.