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Adele Martel

Adele Martel is originally from New England and has lived in Evanston for 15 years.  

Adele_Martel.jpgShe has served on Y.O.U.’s Community Counsel since 2015.  She is honored to be working with an organization committed to social-emotional learning, forging relationships between parents and schools, and promoting success in young adulthood for all youth.

As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Adele spent many years caring for youth and their families in residential care facilities, hospitals, schools, and outpatient settings (most recently at Lurie Children’s Hospital). Now retired from clinical work, and inspired by her work with college-age youth, Adele has focused on the mental health issues and needs of transitional age youth. She helped to establish the Transitional Age Youth and College Student Mental Health Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and published several academic and clinical papers/chapters on the topic.

Adele’s husband, Roland, shares her commitment to helping youth reach their potential. Adele enjoys travelling, dining out, gardening, and spending time with her sons and grandchildren.