Marlin Livingston

Marlin Livingston

President/Chief Executive Officer


Marlin Livingston was named President/CEO of Cunningham Children’s Home in September 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of child welfare. He previously served as Executive Director of the Florida Region for Kids Hope United.

Marlin holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Eastern Illinois University. After 23 years of service in the United States Army National Guard, in 2007 Marlin was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his service in the Iraq War.

Marlin currently serves on the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Association and as chair of EAGLE, their national accrediting body. He has been an adjunct lecturer for the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois. 

An Illinois native, Marlin was born and raised in Charleston, Illinois and today resides in Mahomet, Illinois. He and his wife have been married for thirty years, have three adult sons, and are proud adoptive parents. Over the years they have also been foster parents to over 20 foster children.