As the President, Bill Lane, Ph.D oversees the entire organization. He plays a key role in overseeing the budget, expansion, policies changes, works with various local, state and federal agencies, sits on several committees, organizes and network of local providers and stays involved with the clients to ensure the fidelity of the program. Bill also mentors the staff and facilitates a weekly staff meeting and training.
Dr. Lane is currently the President of Freedom Through Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving high-risk youth and adults with the services necessary to develop into successful men and women of society. Previously Dr. Lane was the Administrator for the Sacramento Community Based Coalition (SCBC) – a transition program for adults being paroled to Sacramento County from State prison. As a nationally recognized consultant and motivational speaker for high-risk youth and adults,
Bill has over 30 years background working with the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated adults and juveniles. Bill has an A.A. in Business Administration, a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a M.S. in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, with an emphasis in high-risk youth education and criminal delinquency.
Bill was a full-time teacher for the California Youth Authority and in 1995 transferred to San Quentin State Prison where he became the head of education. After leaving San Quentin, Bill worked for the California Department of Education as a program consultant for school districts, county offices of education, and juvenile justice programs throughout California for high-risk youth education. Bill has worked extensively with Local Education Agencies on collaborating with Probation and Community Based Organizations to develop the highest quality of educational services possible.