Youth Solutions Announces New Executive Director


The Board of Directors is proud the announce that Mollie Waller has accepted the role of Executive Director of Youth Solutions, Inc., a nonprofit organization that inspires and connects youth to achieve a future beyond imagination. They accomplish this by equipping young people with the skills to overcome barriers and succeed in education, employment, and life.


“Mollie has the experience, good judgment, kindness and intelligence to lead our organization through the next set of challenges, whatever they may be! I’m excited to see what she can accomplish with the support of her team and our Board,” said Barbara Anderson, Youth Solutions Board Chair.


With a life-long passion for storytelling and service to others, Mollie has a wealth of experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors ranging from communications to business development to fund raising and to organizational design and leadership. She has successfully integrated her passions into her career, working as a Wienermobile spokesperson for Oscar Mayer, leading all communications for America’s dairy farmers for several years and bookending this with non-profit leadership in fund development, board relations, event management and communications. She joined Youth Solutions in 2018.


Youth Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of Kinexus Group, and organization that is committed to inspiring positive economic change one person, one business, one community at a time.


“We’re excited about Mollie’s addition to the leadership of our family of organizations,” said Todd Gustafson, President and CEO of Kinexus Group.


Youth Solutions has a solid strategic plan with a goal of serving 10,000 of Michigan’s young people by 2026. The organization helps vulnerable young people find a sense of purpose and belonging, overcome barriers and pursue family sustaining careers they may not have considered before the program. Mollie is most excited by the range of services offered by Youth Solutions. "It's a privilege to lead this dynamic and talented team toward our Strategic Plan goals and beyond. The support of our highly engaged Board of Directors and the Kinexus Group is complimented by our strong partnerships across the state. Working together we can provide more youth with the services they need, when and where they need them. I look forward to deepening our partnership network and expanding our impact in every part of Michigan."