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Making a Positive Impact!

Resilient. Strong. Dependable. Compassionate.

These are just a few of the qualities embodied by Allendale’s dedicated staff. Did you know that nearly 50% of our team members have been with the agency for over 6 years? Many join us right out of college, discovering their true calling in the human services field and building a lasting career at Allendale.

Families turning to Allendale during their most tumultuous times find solace and support. Our staff stand with them through the storms, offering hope amidst adversity. Always willing, never giving up.

One exemplary individual who embodies these exceptional qualities is Chris Schrantz. For the past 27 years, Chris has served as Allendale’s Chief Financial Officer with unyielding loyalty. With the clicking of his adding machine (and later computer & spreadsheets) he managed agency budgets, oversaw investment portfolios, and created lasting relationships with agency vendors and fellow providers. His keen eye for detail and accuracy established a towering standard.

“I had the honor of working beside Chris for 7 years and quickly came to realize and admire how he tempered his extensive knowledge with humility. As CFO, Chris shepherded Allendale for a generation, often requiring significant and sometimes difficult decisions, and he did so balancing practicality with sensitivity, focusing on families as well as finance and believing compassion must come before cost,” says Jason Keeler, President & CEO.

A good steward.

Chris and his Accounting team ensure all of Allendale’s programs and services stay on track. Chris humbly states of his long tenure, “Working at Allendale for the past several decades has been a privilege and an honor. I have met countless employees who place service for Allendale’s mission ahead of their own interests and are truly inspirational. Those who work for an extended period realize that Allendale is a family with a tradition of caring and friendship. For myself personally, I want to recognize the Accounting Department for their consistent dedication and excellent work in managing Allendale’s finances. They are a pleasure to work with and made coming to work an enjoyable experience.”

A caring friend.

Beyond his financial acumen, Chris is a caring friend, always checking in on coworkers and genuinely caring about their well-being. His laughter fills the room, a testament to his warm presence and authentic spirit.

A brilliant mind and problem-solver.

Chris has consistently answered the call of service. From reviewing and managing investment strategies and creating avenues of funding to managing tight budget years, he is always there to lend his expertise. His departure will undoubtedly leave a void in the Accounting Department, but his legacy of excellence will endure.

“Through the many years of working with Chris, I’ve witnessed his unwavering dedication to the Allendale mission. I can also say that he’s not just a Green Bay Packer fan; he’s a fervent supporter. He’s a pillar of fatherhood, a steadfast participant in his church’s men’s group, and a lifelong advocate for fitness through running. Chris exemplifies leadership through his absolute commitment to service,” says Tammy LaBrie, Allendale Accounts Payable.

Our hats off to you, Chris! Thank you for your incredible dedication, leadership, commitment, and selfless service to Allendale over the past 27 years!

A tradition of care and service.

For 125 years, Allendale, a private, not-for-profit organization, has led youth with serious emotional, mental, and behavioral health challenges and their families on a journey towards resiliency.

If you have a passion for helping youth & families get back on the track of hope and healing, apply for one of these open positions and learn more about the rewarding and fulfilling careers at Allendale!

At Allendale, our aim is to offer every chance for healing and growth – through myriad programs and services and a continuum of care including 24/7 therapeutic residential treatment, therapeutic day school programs, outpatient counseling services, foster care, and community support services. Allendale is a place where kids and families have the opportunity to restore their lives and discover a better future.