is the Executive Director of Linking Efforts Against Drugs (LEAD) – a drug prevention organization based in Lake Forest.Andy blends his coalition and prevention work with more than 10 years of experience in youth leadership development. In addition to working for years as a Youth Minister in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Andy also served as the Executive Director of the Peacebuilders Initiative – a dynamic and unique leadership development program at Catholic Theological Union that trains young leaders for ministry. Andy is also the founder of Camp Hope, a recreational summer camp for children and teens with disabilities. Over the past 2 years, Andy has spoken in more than 20 states in the areas of youth development, drug prevention, social media, coalition development and mobilization, prescription drug prevention strategies, medical marijuana and more.
Under Andy’s direction, LEAD has developed into a nationally recognized organization that offers trainings, workshops and technical assistance for organizations all over the country.
In addition to his non-profit experience, Andy has worked as a marketing and social media consultant for organizations of all types and sizes.
Andy is passionate about the lives of young people, and about the adults who serve them.