Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services – one of Los Angeles County’s largest nonprofit, private children’s mental-health and welfare agencies – has named Lake Hollywood resident Michael Galper to serve as chair of the organization’s Board of Directors.
Galper first joined Hathaway-Sycamores’ Board in 2007, and most recently served as vice chair. He additionally co-chaired the agency’s Audit Committee, and was a member of its Finance & Administrative Committee.
A partner in the Los Angeles office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Galper is a member of the firm’s Health Industries U.S. Leadership team. In this role, Galper provides advisory services to integrated health systems, managed care companies, hospitals, physician groups, academic medical centers, and long-term care companies. Galper is also an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Public Health.
Commenting on Galper’s appointment to helm the board, Hathaway-Sycamores’ President and CEO William Martone said, “Mike’s professional expertise, as well as his personal passion to better the lives of struggling children and teens, has already proven to be an asset to our agency. As chair of our Board, I’m sure that he will have an even greater impact.”
Galper – who is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara – is looking forward to his new role with Hathaway-Sycamores. “It’s exciting to be surrounded by people who are truly dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of kids and families facing significant challenges.” Adding, “My fellow board members – who are an extremely talented group – share this commitment, as does Hathaway-Sycamores’ entire staff.”
Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, which is one of the largest, nonprofit, private children’s mental-health and welfare agencies in Los Angeles County, provides a comprehensive continuum of services to more than 9,000 children and families annually through a network of facilities stretching across the greater Los Angeles area including the San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, and the Antelope Valley. Services include: a residential-treatment center for youth ages 6 through 18; foster care and adoption services; a nonpublic school; school-based and outpatient-mental-health services; wraparound and in-home counseling services; a transitional-living program for teens and young adults; a family resource center; and a grief and loss center for children. The agency is licensed by the California Department of Social Services, certified by the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, and accredited through The Joint Commission.
To learn more about the organization go to hathaway-sycamores.org.