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Family & Youth Services Bureau President and Program Directors

BeLinda Georgeff, President & CEO

BeLinda has served in a variety of different management capacities at FYSB since 2010 and as Vice President/Grants Manager in her last role prior to being promoted to President & CEO.  She has an array of experience working in social services and has provided vocational rehabilitation and counseling services for disabled veterans as well as special education, mental health, and counseling services for at-risk youth and those with exceptional needs. 

BeLinda earned her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and master’s degree in Counseling, all from Purdue University.  She is an avid sports fan and particularly enjoys mixed martial arts and baseball.  Being a die-hard Cubs fan, Wrigley Field is her favorite place to be during non-work hours. She also enjoys exercising, going to the beach and spending time with her daughter.

                                                                                                                        

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Sheryl Chambers, Director of Healthy Families Program

Sheryl received her education from Indiana University Northwest and holds a degree in Nursing with a concentration in Sociology and a master’s degree in Public Health Administration.

 

Sheryl comes to the FYSB family with over twenty years of service in family services, including working for the Department of Child Services, the Villages Foster Care agency, and Capitol City Family Services. She also has a strong skill-set and love for working with infants, children, and special needs individuals through her past work at Methodist Hospitals Maternal Child Unit.

Sheryl has a husband and two sons and enjoys being a "Military Mom".

                                                                                                                          

Sarah Fink, Director of the Porter County CASA Program

Sarah began volunteering with the CASA program in 2011 and was later hired as Staff Advocate, working in that capacity until her recent transition to Director of the Porter County CASA Program. She replaced Claudia Clark who retired in December 2016 after working more than 20 years with Family & Youth Services Bureau. 

“I am grateful to be working with such committed and terrific staff members and volunteers who care deeply about a child’s right to be safe, and treated with dignity and respect.”  Sarah and her husband, Joe, have raised four children in the Valparaiso community over the last twenty years.  She holds a master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, and declares one of her greatest joys to be performing music with her own kids, or watching them perform, since they are also all musicians.  Sarah says along with her passion for music and the arts, she has also always had a passion for social justice and children’s rights issues.  “We learn so much from the children whose stories we come to know, and it is a life-changing experience for all of us to serve and support them.”                        

DeLaney McGinley, Director of Clinical Services

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DeLaney began her career with FYSB in 2017 during her master’s program at Valparaiso University as an intern assisting in Clinical Services. Upon completing her master’s degree, DeLaney started at FYSB fulltime as a clinician. Within her time at FYSB, she has served as a Counselor, Program Coordinator, and now the Director of Clinical Services. As Director, she utilizes her passion to empathetically connect with her clients and build the foundation for growth and healing. “My goal is to generate a comfortable space for our clients to feel supported and valued. I hope to provide a warm encouraging atmosphere to allow the adolescents I work with to be their authentic self.”

DeLaney earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lewis University and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. While attending Lewis University, DeLaney was a hammer thrower on the Great Lakes Valley Conference track and field championship team. While an injury and surgeries ended her formal athletic career, she can still be found in the gym regularly, boating, fishing, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

“Be patient, have integrity, and do your best.”

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