360 Youth Services Jumps into 2018 with New CEO
Leadership reorganization will serve youth better
NAPERVILLE—The 360 Youth Services Board of Directors is proud to announce Harley Jones will take the helm as chief executive officer today, kicking off what the organization expects will be a strong year of continued growth and success. The appointment of Jones comes as the agency continues to enhance services it has provided the greater Naperville community for nearly 50 years.
Jones will work closely with the 360 Youth Services’ Board of Directors to provide strategic vision, while overseeing all of the agency’s operations and programs.
“We’ve never been more robust than we are right now,” said Debra Lellbach, president of 360 Youth Services Board of Directors. “Harley Jones’s leadership will ensure that 360 Youth Services remains strong on our path to serve youth in the area.”
Jones joins 360 Youth Services as CEO following more than 13 years of experience in progressive leadership positions at non-profit organizations. Most recently, Jones served as the Regional Disaster Officer of the Chicago and Northern Illinois Chapter of the Red Cross, one of the top five largest chapters in the country. A Naperville native, Jones will build upon his extensive professional experience with youth and families as he prepares to lead the agency forward.
“360 Youth Services does a fantastic job of setting young people up to be successful adults,” Jones said. “I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and working with a great team to positively impact our next generation.”
Jones’ appointment comes as the agency knits its leadership structure more tightly together in order to more efficiently provide resources for young people.
“We reevaluated the organization’s leadership structure and decided we should more tightly integrate services across our housing, prevention, and counseling departments,” Lellbach said.
These three core programs will now report to Deb Robertson, who was promoted to executive director of child welfare and programming. Robertson will report directly to CEO Jones. This step will enable staff to provide a 360-degree continuum of service for a broader number of youth and their families.
Robertson has been a key member of the agency for nearly 20 years with increasing responsibilities that most recently included oversight for the agency’s transitional housing program, from which she started in 2000.
“It is astounding to see how 360 Youth Services has grown,” Robertson said. “I want to see this organization continue to flourish and I believe this new direction will help us engage a larger number of youth.”
360 Youth Services is a Naperville-based non-profit organization that provides substance abuse prevention education, counseling and housing for youth and their families.