Chief Operating Officer for Community Based Programs
Charmaine Kromer is chief operating officer for community-based programs at Youth Villages and is responsible for all national operations for community-based services for the organization in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Kromer continues to lead work in the state of Tennessee, where she oversees all in-home services, foster care, LifeSet and Specialized Crisis operations across the state, as well as group homes in Middle Tennessee.
Kromer joined Youth Villages in 1996 and has worked as a family counselor, clinical supervisor, regional supervisor and director in the organization. Before joining Youth Villages, Kromer worked in special education and as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital setting.
Kromer has a masters of education degree in mental health counseling and is a licensed professional counselor-mental health service provider. She is a member of the Council on Children and Mental Health, the Tennessee Alliance for Children and Families, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and the Commissioner’s Children’s Advisory Council.
Kromer is married and has two children.