Valley 200 - 2021-07-19




Child Care Resource Center Michael Olenick, Ph.D., has been the president and chief executive of the Child Care Resource Center since 2003, overseeing all programs, projects, and services provided to more than 50,000 local children and families each month. For more than three decades, Olenick has served on numerous boards and committees at the local, county, state and national level. He currently chairs the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles County, serves on the California Child Welfare Commission and is on the board of Zero to Three, an organization supporting healthy early childhood development. In December, The CEO Publication named him as one of the 20 most dynamic CEOs in the United States. ALMA MATER: BA: University of Illinois; M.Ed.: Loyola University of Chicago; Ph.D.: UCLA BEST ADVICE: From my mother: “Don’t go into music therapy. When there’s a budget crisis you’ll be the first one laid off.” BUCKET LIST: Traveling overseas, anywhere.


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