Yes to Youth – Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) has announced staff leadership changes with the promotion of Dannette Suding to the position of Chief Executive Officer and Shelly Owens to Chief Financial Officer.
Dannette Suding has been with MCYS for over two years. She has served in the role of Interim CEO for five months and was named the Chief Executive Officer in November of 2017. Her previous role as Chief Financial Officer began at MCYS in 2015.
Suding holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Iowa Wesleyan University, graduating Magna cum Laude and received her Masters of Business Administration from St. Ambrose University.
“As CFO of MCYS, Dannette made an impact in the financial health of MCYS,” said MCYS Board Chair Gregory Freede, “Through her leadership and commitment, MCYS is in great shape financially, and I have every confidence in her role as CEO to lead our organization to bigger and better accomplishments.”
Shelly Owens has been named Chief Financial Officer for MCYS. She has been with the agency since 2015 as Staff Accountant. Her prior experience as an Assistant Auditor with Walker County and her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from Sam Houston State University prepared her for her current role.
Owens enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her church. Regarding her role at Yes to Youth – MCYS, Owens said “Seeing the children and families we serve grow stronger and knowing that we’re providing a safe environment for our residents has been a wonderful and humbling experience.”
About Yes to Youth – MCYS
Yes to Youth – Montgomery County Youth Services (MCYS) is a private, not-for-profit counseling agency committed to providing quality social service programs to children and families in crisis throughout Montgomery County.
The mission of Yes to Youth – MCYS is to provide crisis counseling, shelter programs and prevention services to strengthen families, keep youth in school and prepare them to be productive citizens.
Yes to Youth – MCYS, a United Way Agency, provides youth and family counseling; crisis counseling; substance abuse education and prevention services; community outreach programs; and BridgeWay, an emergency shelter for abused and neglected youth in Montgomery County. Yes to Youth – MCYS is also a beneficiary of the Community Development Block Grant.
With offices in Conroe, The Woodlands, Magnolia, New Caney, and Huntsville, Yes to Youth – MCYS has been servicing Montgomery County since 1979, continuously working to help improve young lives.
For more information about Yes to Youth – MCYS, please call 936-756-8682 or visit www.youthmc.org