National Youth Advocate Program President Names Michelle Corry Executive Director

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NYAP Inc. Promotes Michelle Corry to Executive Director in Indiana.

Michelle Corry has assumed the role of Executive Director in Indiana where she is responsible for leading day-to-day operations and programs providing services to youth and their families. “Under Michelle’s guidance NYAP has seen significant growth in Indiana in the last few years doubling the number of sites in operation from three to six and expanding NYAP’s continuum of care,” says CEO Marvena Twigg.

Michelle joined the National Youth Advocate Program in 1999 and has served in various roles including Clinical Team Leader, Regional Director for Northwest Ohio, Director of Quality Advancement and Program Excellence, and was named the Director of Clinical Services in 2006.

“As a leading voice for at-risk youth and their families, NYAP strives to take a holistic view of child welfare and social services. Michelle has the experience and compassion to deliver our state-of-art integrated programs in Indiana,” says Twigg.

Michelle has been at the forefront of many projects highlighting NYAP’s unique approach. For instance, when it became clear that families in Indiana often deal with both a mental illness and alcohol and drug abuse problems together; Michelle says she made sure she was reaching out to the alcohol and drug services community to expand and enhance treatment offerings. “Dual diagnoses in the home means dual treatment—we can’t treat one without treating the other, ” according to the former child and adolescent therapist. “The challenge is to focus on both—helping children in foster care and making sure foster children are successfully integrated back into the home.”

Michelle Corry holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Houston. She has been a Clinically Licensed Social Worker since 1997.

National Youth Advocate Program, a non profit 501 c (3) organization founded in 1978 by Dr. Mubarak Awad. The National Youth Advocate Program provides a wide array of services to youth and families in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Services include: Counseling, Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Assessment, Home-Based Services, Mentoring, Parent Advocacy, Shelter Care, Treatment Foster Care, Independent Living, Respite Care, Positive Adolescent Sexuality Services (PASS), Constant and Never Ending Improvement (CANEI) and Care Management. For more information visit or call 877-692-7226.

F. Edward Sparks, Executive Vice President
1801 Watermark Drive, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 487-8758 ext. 3824

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