Melissa Ludington is the Senior Vice President of Child Welfare Services at Children’s Home & Aid. In this role, Melissa leads a staff of over 300 professionals to deliver residential, foster care, family preservation and adoption services. She manages an annual budget of over $22 million, and directs innovative programming and implementation of evidence-based practice models. Melissa has worked in the child welfare field for nearly twenty years for both the public and private sectors, and is a leader in the Illinois child welfare field, serving on a variety of committees and leading several public-private work groups.
Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has a MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.