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Cliff Reyle, Chief Human Resource and Information Officer

Cliff Reyle

As a chief officer, Cliff Reyle is directly responsible for the human resources, leadership development, information technology, and legal departments at Youth Villages. 

Reyle attended the University of Memphis as a pre-medical major planning on a career as a physician. However, midway through college, Reyle felt called to full-time ministry. He changed his major to history and, after graduating from college, he attended Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Theological Seminary, earning a Master of Divinity. Upon completion of the seminary, Reyle served as a minister at Central Church in Memphis. It was during that time that he led a college-age ministry that became involved with Dogwood Village by conducting a summer camp for the young people receiving help there. Dogwood Village became Youth Villages after a merger with another residential treatment facility in 1986. Four years later, Reyle came to work at the new nonprofit organization as director of human resources. 

Reyle was instrumental in making Youth Villages a leader in the use of information technology, introducing the first electronic medical records here in 1990s. Reyle pursued several million-dollar grants from Microsoft that has allowed Youth Villages Information Technology to bring the best in advanced network systems to counselors, teachers and staff in Youth Villages locations across the country. 

His passion to build leaders has defined his leadership in human resources. Reyle made providing leadership and management training to Youth Villages employees a priority beginning in the early 1990s. He is a certified facilitator for Franklin Covey, Ken Blanchard, Wilson Learning, and Vital Smarts. He holds a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute as well as the Society for Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM—SCP) certification.

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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