Herbst named vice president of Child Welfare

December 13, 2011

MILWAUKEE - Amy Herbst, MSW, has been promoted to vice president of Child Welfare at Children's Service Society of Wisconsin. Herbst is responsible for providing direction and leadership to ensure Children's Service Society achieves its mission, vision, strategies, annual goals and objectives. Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, a member of Children's Hospital and Health System, is the state's largest private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services.

Herbst has been employed with Children's Service Society for more than 13 years and has held the interim vice president role since June 2011. Prior to that, she has held various leadership positions at Children's Service Society including area supervisor, area director, area vice president and executive director. Herbst has been instrumental in providing leadership for many important initiatives.

"Amy is a strong leader who is dedicated to the well-being of children," said Bob Duncan, executive vice president of Community Services for Children's Hospital and Health System and president of Children's Service Society. "She is an advocate for children and families in our care and is focused on remaining true to our core mission."

Herbst received a bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at UW–Whitewater, where she also is on the advisory board of the department of Social Work. In addition, Herbst is a member of the governing board of the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children's Agencies.

Herbst and her husband, Chris, live in Wauwatosa, Wis., with their three children.

About Children's Hospital and Health System

Children's Hospital and Health System is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the health system's flagship member, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States, named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Other health system entities include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Medical Group, Children's Physician Group, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Children's Health Education Center, Children's Research Institute and Children's Community Health Plan. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million back into the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. For more information visit the website at chw.org.