John Neiuber, CEO of Trinity Youth Services, Announces Retirement after 28 Years of Helping Children and Families Create a Better Future
2nd of January 2020
Mention the name John Neiuber and you’ll hear powerful words such as, “influential,” “wise,” and “mentor,” Neiuber has made significant, life-changing contribution’s through his leadership at Trinity Youth Services (TYS). During his successful tenure of 28 years at TYS, Neiuber excelled in supporting thousands of children in crisis find permanency, implemented essential residential therapy and mental health programs for trauma-affected youth, and created a positive work culture that values integrity and living by example.
Neiuber, one of the founders of the Children’s Foundation of America, which exists to provide resources to support foster care, adoption, residential treatment, mental health and community-based programs, is the epitome of what a life of service is all about: Helping youth transform their lives and create better futures. According to Neiuber, “True and abiding happiness in work comes from being deeply engaged in solving problems with talented people you know are also deeply engaged in solving them, and from knowing that the children or youth are responding to the services you all have worked so hard to deliver.”
A highly influential member of the community and champion for children and families, Neiuber has an impressive list of achievements. Prior to joining Trinity Youth Services, Neiuber was a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and received the Army Commendation Medal. He later graduated from Cal State University, San Bernardino with a B.A. in English. After obtaining his degree, he taught composition and literature while earning an M.A. in Educational Administration. After earning his M.A., Neiuber accepted a position as an elementary school principal and was later inducted as president for Advanced Education Services (AES). He was also president of the National Association of Private Special Education Centers, where he was honored as the Executive of the Year.
During his time as president, Neiuber established fourteen schools in four states, an impressive achievement that led him to becoming the COO of TYS, in 2002, and CEO in 2005. Under Neiuber’s leadership and guidance, Trinity, once on the verge of bankruptcy, blossomed into one of the most revered and longest-standing foster care and adoption agencies in the country. Due to his unparalleled success, Neiuber won the Social Entrepreneur Award for the Inland Empire’s Spirit of the Entrepreneur awards in 2016. In June 2019, due to Neiuber’s commitment to excellence, Trinity was granted re-accreditation and received one of the highest scores in the Counsel On Accreditation’s history.
Neiuber’s remarkable legacy has sparked a momentum that will continue to propel the agency and families served forward for decades to come. Although Neiuber is stepping down as CEO, he continues to be a highly sought-after community leader who writes a monthly history column for Claremont Courier. Neiuber is also an architectural commissioner for the City of Claremont, is a celebrated artist with exhibits at the Claremont Art Walk, and will continue as president of the board of both Trinity and the Foundation. His expertise, wisdom and commitment to community will always be the basis Trinity Youth Services and the Children’s Foundation of America proudly stand on in 2020 and beyond.
To continue Neiuber’s incredible legacy, the Children’s Foundation of America has established The John and Karen Neiuber Scholarship. Funds directly support former foster youth continue their education. Visit www.childrensfoundationofamerica.org/donate/ and designate “Neiuber Scholarship.”