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David A. Wallace, LCSW-R

Executive Director

Mr. Wallace joined LaSalle’s staff in 2004 and was appointed executive director in February 2018 by LaSalle’s Board of Trustees.

While at LaSalle, Mr. Wallace has served as director of clinical services and associate executive director for Program Development until his current appointment.

With over 20 years of experience in child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice, Mr. Wallace is a nationally recognized expert in treating youth and families who have experienced sexual abuse and complex trauma. As an active trainer, Mr. Wallace has presented to audiences throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on the topics of trauma, clinical best practices, and behavioral health policy. Mr. Wallace also serves on a number of state and national associations, boards, and committees, all dedicated to the improvement of treatment services to youth and families with complex mental health and behavioral needs.

He earned a master’s degree in Social Work from the State University of New York at Albany, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Binghamton. He is licensed by the State of New York as a clinical social worker with psychotherapy privileges.

The first licensed clinician to serve as LaSalle’s executive director, Mr. Wallace is the second lay person among twenty-two Christian Brothers to hold the leadership position since the agency opened in 1864. Bill Wolff, AFSC was the first lay executive director of LaSalle School.