Chief Executive Officer
With more than 25 years of experience in management and program development, winning the 2018 Illinois NASW’s Social Worker of the Year award, Michelle Adler Morrison champions Youth Guidance’s mission to help youth in under-resourced communities overcome obstacles, focus on their education and succeed in school and life. Her expertise includes child and adolescent growth and development, evidence-based approaches to addressing youth violence and trauma, resiliency, nonprofit leadership and educational reform. Under her direction, the agency has expanded its programs and garnered national support. Mrs. Adler Morrison holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is also a devoted wife and mother of three children.