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JULIE A. YOUNGQUIST, Executive Vice President of Lawrence Hall Youth Services, provides strategic direction and oversight for the agency’s organizational development, resource development, program evaluation, quality improvement, communications, marketing, media relations, government relations, community affairs, public policy advocacy, and volunteer management. She chairs the Executive Leadership Institute Alumni Board, as well as the Child Welfare Subcommittee of the Illinois Collaboration on Youth Policy Board. Ms. Youngquist brings nearly 20 years of experience in fundraising, advocacy, government relations, and child and family services. She is a licensed social worker and has been employed with Lawrence Hall Youth Services since 1998. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois, a Master of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University.