Youth Development Services
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Rene' S. Kemper, MA
Executive Director
Susie Martnez,
Executive Director's Assistant
Rene' is responsible for the overall administration, development of programming, policy and procedure, and supervision of the agency’s programs and staff.  She is also responsible for grant writing and fund raising.

Rene’ has been with the agency since April of 1990 and has served as the Executive Director since September of 1992.
Susie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Youth Home and supervision of the Youth Care Workers.  

Susie has been with the agency since April 15, 1996 and in the position of Executive Director’s Assistant since June 25, 2005.

Youth Development Services
Board of Directors
Becky Soske, President
Dan Edwards, Vice President
Rhonda Akin, Secretary/Treasurer
Lynne Bath
Dr. Wayne Hudson
Blake Hollon
Brittanie Sharp
Matt Wilson
Nikki York

Our staff members are selected for their capacity to provide and oversee direct services on the basis that they have a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems; value a nurturing family as the ideal environment for a person; have a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence; the ability to work collaboratively with other personnel and/or service providers or professionals; the capacity to maintain a helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet service goals; and the ability to set appropriate limits.

Full and part time Youth Care Workers are responsible for the constant supervision of YDS residents. They maintain a home-like atmosphere, act as appropriate role models, maintain confidentiality, prepare nutritious meals, and implement policy and program plans. Youth Care Workers also implement and evaluate Individualized Services Plans under the direction of the Executive Director’s Assistant.