June 27, 2023
For immediate release
Media contact: Cara Scarola Hansen
Center for Child Counseling Public Relations Counsel
Melissa Haley Joins Center for Child Counseling’s Board of Directors
The Center for Child Counseling (CFCC) Board of Directors recently voted in Melissa Haley as a member to contribute her expertise in continuing to move the mission of the non-profit agency forward.
Haley is the founder and president of The Haley Foundation which has the philanthropic mission to partner with and advocate for like-minded nonprofit providers to achieve the greatest possible impact on human health and quality of life and to improve healthcare initiatives that enhance the health of communities.
Renée Layman, chief executive officer of Center for Child Counseling, stated, “I am incredibly grateful to have Melissa as a member of our board to help our agency continue to heal the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and keep us pushing, innovating, and taking the right risks to bring prevention to the forefront of the fight against ACEs.”
With respect to Haley’s involvement with the Center, she has been a donor since 2021 and co-hosted the kickoff event for CFCC’s 2023 Lead the Fight series. She currently chairs the Circle of Giving where she encourages others to take action towards a brighter future. She brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the Center for Child Counseling Board of Directors, including business ownership and management skills and advocacy to improve the lives of women, children, families, and communities.
According to Haley, “I understand through personal experience the importance of a childhood free of trauma and full of love and compassion. Sometimes those elements are not available and children suffer and grow into adults with difficulties and challenges that, otherwise, with early intervention may have been avoided. I believe in the mission and programs being developed by CFCC and am privileged to now serve on the board of directors to support and advocate for their life-changing work.”
The other members of Center for Child Counseling’s Board of Directors include: Eugenia Millender, Ph.D., chair; Eddie Stephens, vice chair; Jeffrey Petrone, treasurer and secretary; Bill Lynch, past chair; Madeline Morris, director and audit committee chairwoman; Jennifer Hume Rodriguez, director; Patsy Mintmire, director; Jennifer Ferriol, director; Bailey Hughes, director; and Renée Layman, president and chief executive officer.
About Center for Child Counseling:
Center for Child Counseling has been building the foundation for playful, healthful, and hopeful living for children and families in Palm Beach County since 1999. Its services focus on preventing and healing the effects of adverse experiences and toxic stress on children, promoting resiliency and healthy family, school, and community relationships. www.centerforchildcounseling.org
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