Margaret M. Berglind, ACSW-LCSW Biography
Biography of Margaret M. Berglind,
President & CEO
Association of Illinois
Margaret M. Berglind, appointed
President and CEO of the Child Care Association of Illinois (CCAI) on June 1,
2001, possesses over thirty years of executive leadership, management, and
program operations in the child welfare field in Illinois. She previously served as Assistant Executive
Director at the CCAI prior to becoming its chief staff officer. She provides
leadership for the voluntary member agencies of the organization so they are
able to provide the best quality children’s services, and for marshalling the
collective efforts of members to advocate for the best possible system of
social services in Illinois.
Ms. Berglind has served in a number of
capacities in child caring organizations, including Central Baptist Children’s
Home and Chicago Youth Centers. Ms. Berglind’s educational credentials include
a Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts
degree from Saint Xavier College. She
also completed the Harvard University JFK School of Government/Child Welfare
League of America study program.
Marge is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois and
is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of
Certified Social Workers.
Marge serves in
a number of voluntary capacities in professional organizations, including
policy chair of the National Organization of State Associations for Children,
Illinois Adoption Registry Advisory Council, member of numerous Illinois Child Welfare
Advisory Committee work groups, and St. Xavier University School for Continuing
and Professional Studies Advisory Council.
She has served on the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice Transition
Team, Social Work/Medicaid Task Force, and Public Awareness Committee of the
Child Mental Health Partnership. Marge
is a lifelong Chicagoan and member of a large extended family.