Attendees will meet and hear presentations from
Hanna Institute Executive Director, Mary Kelly Persyn
and Assistant Director, Nick Dalton.
Connect with professionals in youth wellness and education and enjoy an informative program about what the future holds for regional initiatives to promote Trauma Informed Care practices and the impact of ACEs in public education, health and human services.
$30 per person/$225 Table of 8
Space is limited and RSVP is required
Registration deadline: December 6, 2016
Mary Kelly Persyn
Mary Kelly is the inaugural Director of the Hanna Institute, Hanna Boys Center. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. Mary Kelly was recently named co-leader of the Youth Justice Policy Working Group of the California Coalition to Counter Childhood Adversity ("4CA") and to 4CA's statewide Steering Committee. Formerly a criminal defense, civil rights and appellate lawyer, she served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as a judicial law clerk and worked most recently as founder and principal of Persyn Law & Policy. Earlier in her career, she earned a Ph.D. in English literature and taught college English for many years. Mary Kelly earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and twin daughters.
Besides being a performer on TV and in the Broadway community for 15 years, Nick has spent the majority of his life involved in leadership development, community organizing and using the creative and healing arts to empower the self. Nick was an International Ambassador and Teaching Artist for the non-profit Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) for almost a decade. During his tenure, he focused primarily on Refugee, low-income, and oppressed communities which included teacher training at colleges and businesses all over the U.S. and India. Before launching the Education program at Transcendence Theatre Company here in Sonoma, he spent two years in India as Director of The Maya Project: a collaboration with Teach For India. He lives in the Springs with his wife and their newborn son.
Hanna Boys Center | 17000 Arnold Drive | Sonoma, CA 95476