Michael Farley

Elk Hill stands out from the pack for the long-term commitment of our senior staff – not only to our organization, but to service and leadership in the communities we call home.

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Michael Farley has been with Elk Hill for over 30 of its 40+ years. After returning from serving with the Peace Corps in Africa, he joined the Elk Hill team as a counselor. He then went on to serve as the Director of Programs, becoming Executive Director in 1999 and Chief Executive Officer in 2012. Mr. Farley has received three gubernatorial appointments and has been twice elected president of both the statewide accrediting/advocacy body for specialized education facilities and the largest coalition of private providers in Virginia.

Under his leadership, Elk Hill has more than doubled the number of children served and staff employed, expanded into a new service area in Charlottesville, and developed early intervention programs to reach more children at the critical moment when it can make the biggest difference in their lives – sooner, stronger, healthier.

Mr. Farley continues to support the Kenyan village from his Peace Corp days through his work with the Proper Walk and the Makindu Children’s Program.


Michael Farley proper walk