Joseph Powers leads the day to day operations and project management for the organization. Joseph is a credentialed Administrator, trained and experienced in project management, overseeing HR, personnel management, programming and budget matters. He has worked in both comprehensive schools and alternative education programs for more than 20 years, in roles including Assistant Principal, Crisis Response, and Counseling. As a Crisis Response Specialist, he was the key project manager in the development of the crisis response network for the Orange County Department of Education’s ACCESS continuing education program. Mr. Powers has worked with the Orange County Social Service Agency as a Senior Social Worker, providing guidance and supervision to children that required the highest level of behavioral and emotional support. Joseph graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton, and a Masters of Social Work from California State, Long Beach.