Eve Large has been named Director of the Chester County Department of Children, Youth & Families (CYF) by Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell, and Michelle Kichline. Eve has worked for CYF since 2001, most recently as Deputy Director. She takes over leadership from Doug Waegel, who recently retired.
Commissioner Marian Moskowitz said, “The role of the Department of Children, Youth & Families is crucial to ensuring that the lives of children and families in our community are whole, healthy, and safe. It’s a service that all of our CYF staff take seriously and Eve is uniquely equipped to take the lead, as demonstrated in her two-plus decades with the department.”
Chester County’s Department of Children, Youth & Families provides social services to children and their families so that they can live and thrive in stable, permanent homes. Those services, provided to nearly 5,000 children and families, include child/general protective services, assessment of needs, prevention services, linkages to community resources, life skills education, and foster care and adoption services.
“The mission of the County’s CYF Department is to help strengthen a family’s ability to provide for the safety and well-being of its children,” said Commissioner Josh Maxwell. “Upholding that mission requires a collaborative, inclusive, team-focused, strategic-minded leader who can think critically. We are confident that Eve possesses those qualities and is the right person to lead CYF.”
Eve received a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. She is a founding member of the Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center, and has participated as a member of a variety of county and state child welfare committees.
Commissioner Michelle Kichline said, “Eve’s experience in her 22-year career with CYF means that she thoroughly understands the most critical functions of the department. She has worked as the Foster Care Manager and as Legal Unit Manager prior to serving as Deputy Director of the department, and she has extensive experience working with attorneys and the courts. This background will help guide Eve’s leadership moving forward.”
Eve is a graduate of Unionville High School and she lives in Kennett Square with her husband.