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Nicole Cameron Named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage


Bridget Hatch, Metropolitan Family Services
(312) 579-6541 | hatchb@metrofamily.org


Previously Interim Executive Director, Cameron to lead Metropolitan DuPage in serving 22,000

WHEATON, ILL. (May 15, 2020) – Nicole (Nikki) Cameron has been named Executive Director of Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center, effective Friday, May 15, 2020. Previously serving as Interim Executive Director of Metropolitan DuPage since January 2020, Cameron will lead the Center in providing a wide variety of human services designed to promote the well-being of the nearly 22,000 individuals and families Metropolitan serves across DuPage County.

Cameron will bring a strategic lens to empowering families through integrated program and service delivery, looking outside the box to guide staff in ways to approach service integration more broadly in order to serve clients more effectively and holistically. Additionally, she will lead Metropolitan DuPage’s extensive partnerships with the greater DuPage community, which have been an essential part of the Center’s success and span the public and private sectors.

Before serving as Interim Executive Director at Metropolitan DuPage, Cameron was Director of Early Learning Programs for all of Metropolitan Family Services, leading agency-wide Early Childhood Education (ECE) services since 2018. Prior to that, she served as head of Metropolitan DuPage’s ECE programs from 2012-2018. During her tenure in these leadership roles, Metropolitan’s early learning programs doubled in number, and she has developed strong relationships with many DuPage County funders and partners.

“I am thrilled with Nikki’s leadership, which can be seen in exceptional results in all of our federal reviews and with the achievement of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation,” shares Metropolitan COO Theresa Nihill, who served as Executive Director of Metropolitan DuPage from 2007-2016. “She has demonstrated commitment to her team by coaching several of them to further their education in early childhood education, allowing us to promote from within for a number of positions.”

In response to consistently evolving community needs, Cameron has developed integrations with behavioral health services and with domestic violence services, as the team is discovering more and more domestic violence in the ECE population. Cameron has also worked collaboratively with Metropolitan’s clinical services in DuPage to provide basic mental health training and case consultation for her staff.

Metropolitan Family Services DuPage Center has provided support to vulnerable families who have had nowhere to turn, helping them restore balance in their lives since 1930 with services including counseling, youth mentoring and family self-sufficiency. Metropolitan DuPage is part of Metropolitan Family Services, which has been empowering Chicago-area families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities since 1857. Learn more at www.metrofamily.org