Catherine Smith, Managing Director – Business Planning and Policy

As managing director of business planning and policy, Catherine Smith reports to the CEO and oversees all of the organization’s business development and state government relations efforts for Youth Villages’s direct service delivery. Her department is responsible for writing proposals for new and existing services; creating budgets and rates with new payers; identifying new service opportunities and trends; working with government relations firms in various states; and reaching out to new geographic areas as well as multi-state managed care organizations to share Youth Villages’ mission and expansion efforts. Additionally, Smith works closely with Youth Villages’ state leaders to develop state-specific business plans as well as helping the organization continue to refine its program offerings to meet the changing needs of the children and families Youth Villages serves.