CHSA selects new board leadership

Children’s Home Society of America has elected new board leadership that will work toward transforming local and national child welfare systems to create better outcomes for children and their families.  

Brian Maness, president/CEO of Children’s Home Society of North Carolina, will serve as board chair. Other key positions include: Amy Herbst, vice president of Child Welfare at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, as vice chair; Encarni Gallardo, executive director of Children’s Service Society in Utah, as secretary; and James Mason, president/CEO of Beech Acres Parenting Center in Ohio as treasurer.

“Children’s Home Society of America and our member organizations serve a vital role in driving positive change for our country’s children and families. Now is an important time as we work to advance evidence-based practice and innovation in our field while informing important public policy discussions,” Maness said. “I am honored and inspired to serve in a leadership role for such an important national organization.”

As president and CEO of Children’s Home Society of North Carolina since 2014, Maness is known as a champion for innovation and transformative change on behalf of children and families.

He has led the growth and development of Children’s Home Society of North Carolina from its traditional focus on adoption and foster care to its comprehensive array of child and family support programs today.

Maness has garnered respect within North Carolina and nationally for his leadership and contributions in organizational strategy, resource development, service innovation, advocacy and public policy.

 Board Chair Brian Maness

Board Chair Brian Maness

 Vice Chair Amy Herbst

Vice Chair Amy Herbst

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