Chief Program Officer

Allison Staulcup Becwar is Lincoln’s chief program officer and has been working with children and youth since she was a YMCA camp counselor in high school. After graduating from Miami University in 1996 with a major in social work and minor in Spanish, Allison worked at a residential facility for children with severe emotional difficulties, which motivated her to focus on early intervention and prevention work. She then received her MSW from Aurora University in 2000, with an emphasis on school-based services, and joined Lincoln that same year. For more than a decade, she has been in a leadership role in the organization, working to transform the mission of disrupting trauma and poverty into a reality. She sees every Lincoln staff's role as a partner to families, assisting them to break down barriers to needed community supports while helping them build on their internal resources and strengths. She is inspired by the process of professional development and is constantly seeking ways to cultivate the unique talents of staff into innovative services and supports to the families Lincoln serves.