For his work advancing child, family and community well-being in the San Fernando Valley, CCRC President & CEO Dr. Michael Olenick has once again been recognized as a top leader in the community. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal announced Wednesday that Olenick is among its Valley 200.
Olenick is included in the “Organizations” category alongside other leaders across sectors of finance, health, and disability services. The SFVBJ publishes the awards annually and Olenick has been recognized as a top leader for the past six years in a row.
“This year marks 20 years of service at CCRC but I’ve been serving children and families even longer,” says Olenick, who has served on numerous boards and committees related to early care and education. “I appreciate the recognition from the SFVBJ and I’m especially proud of the work our agency has done this year in helping to secure historic child care rate reform, affordable care for families, and protections for providers. This award represents not only my work, but the work of our staff at CCRC.”
In its profile of Dr. Olenick, the publication recognized his many affiliations: Unite LA Board of Directors, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles County Chair, California Child Welfare Commission; Zero to Three Board Member, and a member of the Los Angeles City/County Covid Child-Care Task Force. The profile also noted Dr. Olenick’s earlier recognition in CEO Publication as one of the 20 most dynamic CEOs in the United States.
Dr. Olenick has led the agency since 2003. He oversees all programs, projects, and services provided to over 75,000 children and families each month in a service area spanning 22,500 square miles in Northern Los Angeles County and the entirety of San Bernardino County. He is responsible for managing over 1,300 staff and a $600+ million 2023-2024 budget.