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Marc D. Smith

Marc is the Executive Vice President of Foster Care and Intact Services at Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness. In this role, he collaborates with child welfare leaders, professionals, and other stakeholders to implement family-centered systems and practices that protect and support vulnerable children and families. After working for more than two decades as a social worker, trainer, and leader in child welfare, Marc knows that the key to successfully serving children and families is an integrated system that offers a coordinated, holistic response to their social, educational, psychological, and physical health needs.

Marc has served on numerous boards, committees, and work groups, helping to shape policies and inform best practices in leadership and in the field. He has also led the development of program models that have increased the likelihood of family reunification, increased adoptions, and significantly improved the ability of workers and agencies to connect people with substance abuse treatment, mental health care, and other supportive services.

Marc is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Certified Trainer with the State of Illinois. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Illinois State University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois.