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Sunny Hills Services Kathie Jacobson Joins as COO

Kathie Jacobson recently joined Sunny Hills Services in the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Sunny Hills Services offers an array of programs throughout the Bay Area for children and youth who struggle with mental illness and support for their families and caregivers.

Kathie has responsibility for program development and operations, including continuous quality improvement and training for Sunny Hills’ programs located in Marin, Sonoma and Alameda Counties. She is also responsible for the agency’s Human Resources, Information Technology Services and Property and Risk Management. 

For the past 10 years, Kathie was COO at Fred Finch Youth Center (FFYC) in Oakland, and also served as the Interim CEO for more than a year. 

Mary Denton, CEO of Sunny Hills Services said, “Kathie’s integrity and leadership in non-profit behavioral services and her expertise in child welfare will be tremendous assets to Sunny Hills as the agency continues to pursue its goals and objectives. We are very fortunate to have her on our team.”

About Sunny Hills Services

The mission of Sunny Hills Services is to engage vulnerable children and youth, enrich their connections with their families and communities, and empower them to lead healthy, rewarding lives. Founded in 1895 as an orphanage and farm, Sunny Hills Services is now a regional organization recognized as being at the forefront of best practices in child welfare. The agency operates a variety of distinct programs in Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties and strives to address the needs of at-risk children to help them function productively in society.

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