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Brian Farragher

Chief Executive Officer

Brian Farragher has the distinction of becoming the fourth leader during Hanna Boys Center's 70 years of service. He was welcomed to Hanna Boys Center on April 25, 2014.

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Father Gregory McGivern

Chaplain

Father Gregory McGivern joined Hanna Boys Center as its chaplain in June 2017.

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Scott Singer, M.A.

Chief Operating Officer

A graduate of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Scott joined the Hanna Boys Center staff in 1982 as a recreation program coordinator.

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Stefanie Smith

Chief Clinical Director

In February 2018, Dr. Smith was named Chief Clinical Officer for Hanna Boys Center.

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Monica Clark

Chief Financial Officer

Monica has been responsible the overall financial management of Hanna Boys Center since 1994.

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Tom Coughlan

Tom Coughlan

Chief Development Officer

In this role Tom oversees all fund development—annual fund, major giving, planned giving, foundation grants, events, campaigns, etc.—as well as Hanna’s marketing and communications program.

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David Yale

David Yale

Co-Principal

Mr. David Yale, M.A. brings diverse professional experience to Hanna. A veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Yale was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal while serving as the Nuclear Power Plant Operator and Instructor aboard the USS Carl Vinson.

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Courtney Jackson

Courtney Jackson

Co-Principal

Courtney Jackson, M.A. has been at Hanna since 1998 and has served in a variety of roles, including youth counselor, recreation supervisor, head coach, athletic director, teacher, dean of students and assistant principal.

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Mike Ruyle

Mike Ruyle

Director of Education

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Dr. Mike Ruyle has transitioned from principal to director of education. In this role, Dr. Ruyle will continue to guide the school’s implementation of competency-based education, lead the execution of strategic initiatives by creating external partnerships with schools and universities as well as lead Hanna’s re-accreditation.

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James Thompson

James Thompson

Admissions

Mr. Thompson is an Oakland native with a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, and has several years of experience working as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist providing clinical services for youth impacted by trauma.

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