Our Leaders

Brian Farragher
CEO Hanna Boys Center

Brian is the Chief Executive Officer of Hanna Boys Center and acting director of Hanna Institute.  He was welcomed as the leader of Hanna Boys Center on April 25, 2014, and launched Hanna Institute in late 2016.  Learn more about Brian here.

Nick Dalton
Hanna Institute Assistant Director

Nick Dalton is the Assistant Director of the Hanna Institute and co-chair of the Sonoma County ACEs Connection. Nick has spent decades facilitating leadership development, community organizing, and using the creative and healing arts to empower the self. Nick was an International Ambassador and Teaching Artist for the non-profit Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) for almost a decade, where his work focused primarily on refugee, low-income, and oppressed communities. Before launching the education program at Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, he spent two years in India as director of The Maya Project, a Teach For India initiative revolutionizing the literature curriculum nationwide by incorporating social-emotional wellness learning Aboth teachers and students. Nick is also a certified REIKI Master, cofounder of the arts and healing non-profit collective “heART without borders,” and currently pursuing his PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts with a concentration in Indigenous Resurgence & Decolonial Art. He lives in the Springs of Sonoma with his wife and their son.