Dave Simpson

Director, Counseling

David holds degrees from Valparaiso University, Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC, and Loyola University Law School.  He has worked at YG since 1971 as a clinical social worker, program manager and director.  He currently directs the School Based Counseling, STRIVE and Family Engagement programs at YG.  He has also been involved in the development of the BAM and WOW programs.

Dave has served as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate school of Social Services Administration (SSA) at the University of Chicago, teaching a course in supervision and staff development.   His major interest is in the interface between social services, schools, childhood trauma and youth violence.

Dave has also been involved in international professional social service exchanges with Hamburg, Germany; Birmingham, England; Paris, France; and Casablanca, Morocco.