(Feb. 21, 2020) Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services welcomes Dr. Jennifer Leggour as its new executive director.
She is very excited and honored to take the position and support the organization and its mission of empowering people of all ages to live healthy, productive and fulfilling lives.
Dr. Leggour, an Ocean City native, currently resides locally with her husband and children.
She graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, then obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Salisbury University.
She moved to Baltimore to complete her education and training, knowing that she would return to Ocean City one day to raise a family at the beach.
Dr. Leggour attended Loyola College, and finished its first Doctor of Psychology program in 2000, which was APA accredited.
After graduation, she moved back to the Eastern Shore and has practiced as a psychologist for 20 years.
During that time, she expanded her family and her career, finding Worcester Youth along the way.
She has been employed at Worcester Youth for 11 years, serving as the clinical director for eight of those years.
While she has always valued the science and study of human behavior, she is just as passionate about humanitarian efforts and the essence of giving back to the community.
Dr. Leggour believes in the mission of the organization, which has assisted thousands of people by providing mental health services, advocating for abused and neglected children, finding resources for those in challenging situations, and offering many outreach programs to youth within the community.
She is looking forward to working with the staff, the board of directors, community partners, and members of the community in continuing this philosophy in her new role.
“On behalf of the WYFCS Board of Directors, I want our community to know how thrilled and fortunate we are to welcome Dr. Jennifer Leggour into her role as our new executive director,” said Robin Walter, WYFCS Board of Directors president. “Her experience and demeanor make her a terrific match for her selection into this professional role. She has already exhibited her leadership capabilities and our board members look forward to working with her and supporting her as she enhances and grows WYFCS. She is fully committed to the organization and is dedicated to ‘Helping People Shine.’”
Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in Berlin. It has been serving the community since 1975.
For more information about the organization’s youth programs, CASA, community resources, or counseling services, call 410-641-4598, or visit www.gowoyo.org.