State Program DirectorTom Pechous has been with Benchmark since 2001. Tom graduated from Bethany College with a degree in social work and is certified as a licensed social worker. Tom has held many different positions within Benchmark including case manager, licensing specialist, trainer, supervisor, regional director, and state director. Before joining Benchmark Tom spent five years developing and leading a community support team that assisted at risk children. Tom has continued those efforts leading and overseeing Indiana through therapeutic foster care services.