Guy Schingoethe, BA
Director of Deflection
TASC Director of Deflection, Guy Schingoethe, works closely with community stakeholders and first responders (e.g. law enforcement officers, emergency medical services, firefighters) across Illinois to build and oversee deflection initiatives in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Deflection helps people who are in crisis or at risk of overdose to engage in needed services within the community, instead of being sent to the emergency room or jail. Initiatives are co-developed with local partners/resources, with TASC providing active outreach, service linkage, and specialized case management to establish trust, minimize harm, and engage individuals in services according to their particular level of need and readiness for change.
Guy is an accomplished leader with over two decades of experience in the family support and child abuse prevention field. He co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Be Strong Families NFP, where he played a pivotal role in growing the organization's budget from $800K to nearly $3 million and managed a diverse range of responsibilities, including finance, HR, IT, and office management. Guy's expertise extends to fostering strong relationships, implementing and improving policies, and seamlessly integrating technological resources.
Before joining Be Strong Families NFP, Guy served as the Assistant Director of Strengthening Families Illinois, a statewide child abuse prevention initiative. This initiative successfully promoted and integrated a protective factors framework into early childhood programs, child welfare practices, and worked directly with families, earning national recognition. With an entrepreneurial spirit, strong communication skills, and a proven track record in multitasking and relationship-building, Guy is dedicated to making a positive impact on families and communities.
Guy earned his BA at the University of Hartford and holds additional certifications in project management, nonprofit finance, and nonprofit accounting.