William H. Bentley, Associate Commissioner
William H. Bentley is Associate Commissioner of FYSB, where he oversees programs that work to prevent teen pregnancy, youth homelessness and family violence. Bentley has more than four decades’ experience advocating for youth and families and promoting volunteerism and public service.
Most recently, Bentley helmed Voices for America’s Children, a national nonprofit that promotes public policies that benefit children and their families. As President and CEO, Bentley led national, state, and local policy efforts on a wide range of children’s issues including, but not limited to, children’s health, early childhood education, homeless youth, juvenile justice, child nutrition, childhood poverty and racial equity. During his tenure, the organization was instrumental in helping to draft and promote the Affordable Care Act.
Bentley has held leadership positions at the Points of Light Foundation and at the Corporation for National and Community Service, where he was responsible for the identification, development, implementation and dissemination of effective practices within national and community service throughout the country.
Bentley started his career in Florida, where he spent 25 years in social services and community development, including implementing and evaluating programs addressing child health, teen pregnancy prevention, child welfare, juvenile justice and family support programs, including domestic violence prevention initiatives.