Executive Director John Lisy Receives The Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year Award

Shaker Heights, Ohio – The Shaker Heights Youth Center is proud to announce that Executive Director, John Lisy, received the Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year award from the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) in September of 2020. Created in 1979, the award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of the addiction profession.

“I am honored to have been selected for the Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year award,” John remarked. “We are so fortunate to have such a mission-driven team who believes in supporting students and the community.”

John Lisy has served as the Executive Director of the Shaker Heights Youth Center for the last 25 years.  During his tenure at the Youth Center he has been instrumental in substantially increasing its funding and services. “The Shaker Heights Youth Center remains committed to Shaker youth and continues to collaborate with many organizations and individuals who share our passion for helping youth reach their full potential,” Lisy explained. He added, “I am excited to continue to build on this solid base as well as bring new ideas and expertise to the organization in the coming years.”

Since 1970, the Shaker Heights Youth Center has distinguished itself as a leader in the prevention field by fostering the emotional, behavioral, and developmental well-being of a diverse spectrum of youth in the Shaker community. The Youth Center offers programs serving school-aged youth and their families with services that include life skills education, social-emotional learning, academic support, leadership development, student assistance and other prevention services.

For more information about the programs and services provided, please contact the Youth Center at 216-752-9292.


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