Arrowhead is very proud of the dedication and commitment of its staff.  Professional development is an important ongoing process at Arrowhead.  Our staff members attend outside conferences, take part in local and state workshops, and participate in in-service training pertaining to adolescent education and behavior.  We focus on human growth and development, behavioral theory and its applications, and personality issues with adolescents.

Arrowhead staff are certified in CPR,first aid, and Crisis Prevention Intervention.  Behavior management training (CPI) continues to be an integral part of the Arrowhead's orientation training new staff.


Arrowhead CEO: Dr. Chester Lien


I have been in the educational world since 1987; I have a degree as an Education Specialist and my Doctor of Education, to name a couple of my accomplishments. I have held positions from paraprofessional, to teacher to principal to superintendent.

Over the years residential treatment centers have faced many challenges.  Increased costs for residential care make the top of the list. Funding cuts in the state of Illinois create an even bigger challenge.  Arrowhead Youth and Family Services is necessary for the children and families in our community.  They are our future. I look forward to exploring new ways to define the direction Arrowhead will go moving forward and taking the steps needed to get there.

I ask you, our valued supporters, to connect or reconnect with Arrowhead. We need your help. There are many ways to support our mission. Volunteer, donate a car, sponsor an event or leave a legacy. Together we can motivate youth at risk to become responsible young men and women.


Chief Operating Officer: Reina Reyes, LCSW, MBA

Chief Financial Officer: Ted Kurt, MBA

Marketing and Development Director: Mary Davidson

Quality Assurance Director: Art Cajigal, LCPC, CADC

Community Outreach Director: Matt Beverly

Director of Admissions: Connor Frakes