William H. Bentley Assumes Role as Associate Commissioner of FYSB
William H. Bentley was appointed by the White House to serve as the Associate Commissioner of the Family and Youth Services Bureau. He assumed the leadership position at the Bureau on September 23.
“I am honored to join a community of people dedicated to tackling some of our country’s most difficult challenges,” Mr. Bentley said. “FYSB’s nonprofit grantee partners can count on my full support as they go about the demanding work of reducing domestic violence, teen pregnancy and youth homelessness.”
Mr. Bentley has more than four decades’ experience advocating for children, youth and families and promoting volunteerism and public service. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Voices for America’s Children, a national nonprofit child advocacy organization that promotes public policies that benefit children and their families. Mr. Bentley has also held leadership positions at the Points of Light Foundation and at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Mr. 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.