Meet Our New Youth Solutions Team Member - Susan Ward, Manager of Program Success, North


I graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education then went on to get my Master's from Ball State University in Adult and Community Education. I was a teacher in Fort Wayne, Indiana for 4 years and then moved to Michigan. I worked in healthcare for a bit but knew my passion was working with youth and education so I took a part-time position at Networks Northwest and worked my way up to the JMG Manager position and finally the Youth Services Manager position doing what I love...supporting youth!


Now, as the Manager of Program Success, North at Youth Solutions, the most important part of my work is supporting our network. I hope to support and provide tools, resources, and training for the specialists and managers so they can help youth achieve a future beyond imagination! I am a very organized person and love to find better and more efficient ways to do things. I look forward to helping others do their job to the best of their ability.


I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Ethan, for 9 years. We have a cat named Jerry. I love to read books, go open water swimming, hike, cook, bake, and garden. We love where we live but also love to travel.


To learn about the rest of the Youth Solutions team, visit the leadership page of our website, here.