Leadership begins with a vision.


From the earliest days of our organization, our services have been created to fulfill the vision of the communities that we serve, a tradition that carries on today through the guidance and oversight given by our Board of Trustees.

Supported by our professional staff, including James W. Coder, CEO and Carolyne DeFranco, President, the Board brings a wealth of experience, expertise and the varied perspectives of their lived lives.  

Dedicated, knowledgeable board members with a diverse range of skills and cultural experience are vital to fulfilling our mission of leading social change through advocacy, collaboration and service to children and families. And now more than ever, we need people at the highest level of agency leadership who can help prioritize, support, and invest in diversity, inclusion, equity and justice.

Whether it is sharing in efforts to help a child remain at home with their family, placing a child in a loving and stable home, or allowing youth to focus on healing in a residential setting, the rewards are genuine and meaningful.


Discover if serving on our board is a good fit for you!

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