As Youth Villages’ executive director for Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Matthew Stone is responsible for all clinical, administrative, business development and fundraising activities in these states. After joining Youth Villages in 2001 as a direct care counselor at Youth Villages' Dogwood Campus in Memphis, Tennessee, Stone went on to manage Youth Villages' residential and community-based programs. In June 2006, he relocated to New England to bring YVLifeSet and Youth Villages' intensive in-home programs to the region. In 2011, he was named one of Boston’s “Top 40 Under 40” by the Boston Business Journal. Stone currently serves as chair of The Children's League of Massachusetts and co-chair of the league's Transition Age Youth Coalition. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work. He is also an award-winning music composer and sound designer. His work has been featured in numerous theatrical productions. Stone and his wife, Kristen, are the parents of two children.