Ben Doyle & Phillip Warner Appointed to Children’s Council Executive Leadership Team
We are pleased to announce that Ben Doyle and Phillip Warner have been appointed to Children’s Council’s Executive Leadership team.
Ben Doyle, who has served as Senior Director of Programs for the past year, has been promoted to the position of Chief Programs Officer. Phillip Warner, who has served in a wide range of roles at Children’s Council for the past ten years, has been promoted to the position of Chief Compliance Officer.
Ben brings over 15 years’ experience developing and executing program strategies with a focus on early childhood education, youth and family programming, and workforce development. He has long served the Bay Area community through his work as Chief Program Officer at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Jewish Vocational Services, Bay Area.
At Children’s Council, Ben supports our program teams who work with 4,000+ families annually to find quality child care and many other services; increase the capacity of our city’s 1,000+ licensed child care providers — specifically our city’s Family Child Care Homes; and support new and advancing educators to achieve educational, advocacy and employment goals through innovative and empowering programs in San Francisco and beyond. The Children’s Council vision of a San Francisco where every child is able to reach their full potential and thrive comes to life in every aspect of this work.
Ben holds an M.A. in Communications Disorders. He began his career as a speech therapist working in preschool, medical and rehabilitative settings. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he has lived in the Bay Area for more than 25 years. He is married with three college-aged children and a couple of cats. Most weekends you’ll find them hiking in the East Bay Hills.
Phillip Warner has over 15 years of experience in managing child care contracts and leading large teams of staff toward a common vision. Having spent most of his career working in non-profits, he brings his perspectives from providing the highest possible level of services to communities who need them most, while balancing contract stewardship and funder expectations to Children’s Council’s Executive Team.
Phillip has oversight of Children’s Council’s largest contracts, totaling approximately $200 million in annual fiscal stewardship funding, including the organization’s largest child care subsidy contracts that provide financial assistance for 5,000+ children each year. He is actively involved in State policy discussions and workgroups; and maintains a strong network of professionals from other child care agencies across the state.
A Bay Area native, Phillip graduated from California State University at Hayward, and has served on the Fatherhood Collaborative of San Mateo County’s advisory board, on the board and co-chair of the Public Policy Committee of CAPPA (a statewide child care advocacy organization), volunteered with animal welfare organizations, and has been a Little League Baseball coach for three years, affording him precious time with his children during their formative years.