Andrew Grover began his career in social services working directly with troubled youth and families. This built on both his training and passion for the work having personally been involved in the children's social service system as a child. He enjoyed direct service delivery for many years, then turned his attention to non-profit management with a particular emphasis on program development, advocacy, and strategic planning. He is a recognized leader in system design and evaluation and played a key role in supporting one of the largest non-profit mergers in Oregon’s history, which brought new high impact programs to youth and families facing life's most difficult problems.
Andrew lives in the Portland metro area with his wife Autumn, two daughters, and son all of whom enjoy the active, outdoor lifestyle Oregon has to offer. He spends his free time in his woodshop where he is (slowly) working to build all the furniture in his family home – arts and crafts style.
His volunteer activities include supporting Oregon’s statewide early learning council with analysis and technical support (2014), an appointment to the Juvenile Justice Mental Health task force by Chief Justice Ballmer (2015), and supporting the Oregon Health Authority’s Behavioral Health Mapping project in (2016-2017).
Andrew received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Masters in Public Health from Portland State University.