Angela Bentsen Named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center
Angela S. Bentsen has been named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center, effective September 1, 2016. Bentsen formerly served as Program Supervisor, Senior Services for Metropolitan DuPage.
“Angela brings extensive clinical and management experience to Metropolitan Family Services DuPage,” says Theresa Nihill, Chief Operating Officer of Metropolitan Family Services, and immediate former Executive Director of Metropolitan DuPage. “Her innovative focus on client care and staff wellbeing characterizes her leadership, and she is respected for the community partnerships she has fostered to meet families’ needs. I look forward to her contributions to the agency and to DuPage County.”
As Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Bentsen is responsible for all of the Center’s leadership and management functions. She will work to increase the impact of Center services, overseeing service delivery and quality, personnel, grant deliverables and facilities. Bentsen also will serve as lead contact for the agency’s Community Board, and guide resource development including private fundraising.
Before assuming her new role Bentsen was responsible for supervising program staff for Metropolitan DuPage’s senior counseling, caregivers counseling, education and support as well as oversight of the In-Home Senior Respite Program. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 13 years of experience leading programs for seniors, and is known for her advocacy on behalf of older adults and their families.
Before joining Metropolitan DuPage in 2013 as a Senior Counselor/Caregiver Specialist, she served as Executive Director of Senior Home Sharing, Director of Senior Services for Naperville Township, and Senior Case Manager/Ombudsman for DuPage County Senior Services.
Bentsen is a member of the American Society on Aging (ASA), the Illinois Mental Health Counseling Association, the Illinois Counseling Association, and the Illinois Association of Adult Development & Aging. She also serves as an Elder at the River Glen Presbyterian Church.
Bentsen earned her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
About Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage, started more than 80 years ago, is a family service/mental health agency serving some of DuPage County’s most vulnerable children and families. Whether through early childhood education, parent education, family therapy, psychiatric and mental health services for all ages, or services for older adults and their caregivers, Metropolitan “Mpowers” individuals and families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive.