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David J. Martineau, MSW, CDFT

Executive Director

David Martineau has over 20 years of experience in social justice education, group facilitation, social services, and positive youth development. Dave began as Program Director at NCCJ St. Louis in 2009, during which time he created the FaciliTrainer Certification Program, developed the Inclusion Institute for Healthcare, and reworked the Anytown Youth Leadership Institute to better incorporate elements of positive youth development in educating on addressing multiple identities and social justice.

Dave's past experience has included the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, where he developed Trainer Certification and Youth Worker Certification Programs; and HelpSource, Michigan's largest nongovernmental social service agency, where he served as Diversity Director. From 2002 to 2009, he studied the impact of diversity dialogues on participants and co-wrote three publications on the subject.

For the past 14 years, Dave has taught social work students at George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and Eastern Michigan University Department of Social Work. His course topics have included human behavior in the social environment, adolescent development, social change theory, social justice and human diversity, group facilitation, and foundation practice skills.

Dave is past chair and serves on the Board of Directors for Growing American Youth, a nonprofit serving LGBTQ youth in St. Louis. He is the faculty advisor for OutLook, the LGBT student group at the Brown School. Dave is an elected representative to the School Advisory Council at The French School, a Charter School operated by St. Louis Language Immersion Schools. He serves on the Derrick L. Anderson Memorial scholarship selection committee at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. He has also served as a facilitator for the Anti-Defamation League—Saint Louis's A World of Difference Institute. 

Dave earned his MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University. He makes his home in downtown St. Louis with his partner and their son.