Mike Shaver

For more than 25 years, Mike Shaver has been a child and family advocate committed to the idea that investing in child and youth wellbeing starts with strong, supported families. Mike’s experience includes the public and private sectors across five states as well as at the federal level as a policy advocate.

Mike joined Brightpoint — then Children’s Home & Aid — as the Chief Operating Officer, a role he held until 2014 when he moved to Florida to lead the Children’s Home Society for Florida as President and CEO. Mike returned in 2019 when the board named him President and CEO.

Mike’s passionate about two things as a CEO: changing the life trajectories of children and youth by partnering with families and using data to tell the story. He knows neither job will be done by the time he is ready for retirement. But he knows the solution — supporting families — lies at the core of every child’s well-being.

Mike’s the proud father of two adult sons — Nick and Tyrus — both adopted from the Illinois child welfare system and has only recently gotten used to being called grandpa by his eight-year-old grandson, Sebastian.

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