Newsmakers

Jeffrey Vanderploeg, Ph.D. is the Newly-Appointed President and CEO of the Child Health and Development Institute

Jeffrey Vanderploeg, Ph.D. has been announced as the Child Health and Development Institute’s (CHDI) new president and CEO. The Connecticut-based institute was first created and funded by the Children’s Fund of Connecticut in 1997. It officially became a subsidiary of the Children’s Fund in 2002, although it retained its independent nonprofit status. Having joined CHDI in 2009, Vanderploeg first served the institute as associate director at its Connecticut Center for Effective Practice and then went on to become vice president for mental health. In this position he was instrumental in developing the basis for Connecticut’s current children’s mental health plan. While working at CHDI, Dr. Vanderploeg has also conducted research and taught as an assistant clinical professor at the Yale University School of Medicine since 2004.

His own education includes a bachelor of arts in psychology from Calvin College and a Ph.D.  in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University. He completed his predoctoral training at Yale University and then his postdoctoral work there as well during his tenure as an assistant clinical professor. Since 2009, Dr. Vanderploeg has also been the owner of J.P. Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC, a firm which specializes in advising children’s mental health and juvenile justice service systems. Additionally, he serves on the Behavioral Health Plan Implementation Advisory Board and co-chairs the Quality, Access and Policy Subcommittee of the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership. CHDI’s board approved his appointment as its second president and CEO effective Oct. 1, 2017. Dr. Jeffrey Vanderploeg, Ph.D. succeeds longtime president and CEO Judith Meyers, who has led the Child Health and Development Institute since it officially began operations in 1999.

Comments

Youth Today is the only independent, internationally distributed digital media publication that is read by thousands of professionals in the youth service field.

Youth Today adheres to high-quality journalistic standards, providing readers with professional news coverage dedicated to examining a wide spectrum of complex issues in the youth services industry from legislation to community-based youth work.

EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE

Our organization retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue.

DONORS & DONOR TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparency in every aspect of funding our organization. Donors may be quoted, mentioned or featured in our stories. Our news judgments are made independently – not based on or influenced by donors. Accepting financial support does not mean we endorse donors or their products, services or opinions…(read more)

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Search

Kennesaw State University Mountain Logo & Ceneter for Sustainable Journalism Logo
LOGO Institute for Nonprofit News 3 turquoise boxes stacked in "J" shape

Copyright © 2018 Youth Today and MVP Themes --- Published by Center for Sustainable Journalism,
Kennesaw State University, 1200 Chastain Blvd. Suite 310, Kennesaw GA 30144

To Top