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Sione "Ford" Naeata;MBA

Executive Director

Sione “Ford” Naeata joined the Bobby Benson Center Ohana in 2004 and has been instrumental in positioning BBC at the forefront of the residential treatment facilities in Hawaii. Ford has served as Youth Counselor, Shift Leader, Program Manager, Operations Manager, and is currently serving as the Executive Director. Under Ford's tutelage and Leadership, the Bobby Benson Center has achieved consistent growth and recognition within Hawaii’s residential communities, state and private agencies and communities across the State of Hawaii.

 

Ford has developed exceptional skill in performance management issues and strategies specializing in residential treatment settings. He is also trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI) conflict cycle, and Trauma Informed Care (TIC). He is also a member of Hawaii's Substance Abuse Coalition and National Council for Behavioral Health.  Ford has an MBA from Argosy University of Hawaii and has been the driving force in BBC’s strong financial position, despite the economic struggles faced by numerous treatment centers across the nation.

 

When not working, Ford’s personal interests include: coaching his daughter's sports teams, eating, and enjoying quality time with his family.

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