Delegate at Large Q: A. M. Chip Bonsutto
A. M. Chip Bonsutto has been working with children and youth for over 37 years. He has been a child and care worker, a counselor, a manager, program director, and administrator. Today, Dr. Bonsutto is the Executive Director of Ohio MENTOR, agencies that provides therapeutic foster care and behavioral health services throughout the state. Dr. Bonsutto is also an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University with a focus on child and youth care professionalism. Dr. Bonsutto holds a doctorate in education (Ed.D.), a masters (M.S.) in administration from Nova Southeastern University, and a bachelors (B.A.) in psychology from Cleveland State University. He is an Ohio licensed social worker, a nationally certified child and youth care professional (CYC-P), and a Robert Wood Johnson Leadership Fellow. Dr. Bonsutto has served as President of the Ohio Association of Child and Youth Care Professionals, Inc. (OACYCP) and the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice, Inc. (ACYCP) and remains an active board member of each association. In addition, he is a former Board Member of the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies Inc. (OACCA, currently known as the Ohio Children’s Council). A strong proponent of professionalism in his chosen field, Dr. Bonsutto is a founding board member of the national Child and Youth Care Professional Certification Board and has served as a co-chair of two International Child and Youth Care Conferences. In addition, Dr. Bonsutto is a seasoned trainer having presented at numerous international, national, state, and regional conferences.