Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Dean began his career as a Youth Counselor in December 1993 at Forest Ridge, a 141-bed facility for girls, run by Youth Services International. He moved to Woodward Academy in 1996 and oversaw the Community Residential program, serving as Program Director. In 1998, Mr. Dean left Woodward Academy to serve as a Juvenile Court Officer in the 7th Judicial District for the State of Iowa, returning to Woodward Academy in 2002 as Group Living Director. From 2006 to 2010 Mr. Dean served as Executive Director of Woodward Academy which reached a licensed capacity of 248 beds. In 2010 Mr. Dean was promoted to Vice President of Operations overseeing SYFS Residential Programs in Michigan, Iowa and South Dakota.