Our Leadership

JAN CAIRNES, Chief Executive Officer

JAN CAIRNES, Chief Executive Officer Hanley Foundation

Prior to assuming her role as Executive Director, Jan Cairnes led Hanley Foundation’s Prevention Services for 18 years, raising grant funds to deliver programming free of charge to schools, churches, and community groups. Jan’s enthusiasm and commitment to her most recent leadership role accompany the Foundation’s newly enhanced mission: to provide expanded statewide programming and grant support for substance use disorder prevention, education and advocacy, along with access to quality treatment.

As a Certified Prevention Professional, Jan understands the importance of educating families about the disease of addiction and the critical role that parents play in its prevention. Jan is known for her high-energy, motivational presentations, which are coupled with her passion for parenting. These attributes have fueled her successful implementation of prevention and education strategies that have positively impacted the lives of parents and their children for over 25 years.

A native of Pineville, Kentucky, Jan received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. Jan joined the Hanley family in 1998 to bring a model approach to prevention education. She has co-authored two prevention programs including “Bounce: Be a Resilient Child,” for children six to 12 years and “Aging to Perfection,” an educational program for older adults. She has been published in magazines and has spoken at numerous local, state, and national conferences.

Jan’s recent accomplishments include appointments to the Board of Directors of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA) and the Board of Trustees for the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. She was named a 2016 Soroptimist International of Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach Woman of Distinction, and she was a 2017 nominee for a Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Women of Worth Award. She is an active member of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches.

Jan is a founding member of both the Professionals Against Doping in Sports consortium and the Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Taskforce. Jan represented Hanley Foundation and the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) at the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s Clean Sport Alliance. She is a FHSAA official for track, field and cross-country and a member of the FHSAA Steroid Prevention Steering Committee.

Jan was instrumental in Florida winning the prestigious Sports Illustrated Award in 2006,more than quadrupling the impact of the program through her fundraising efforts. Jan was a finalist for Sun Sentinel’s Sports Person of the year in 2007. In 2008, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission named her Outstanding Sports Contributor and Cardinal Newman High School named her a Distinguished Basketball Crusader. In 2015, she was inducted into the Pineville High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Contact Jan at: (561) 268-2350 / jan@hanleyfoundation.org

TURNER BENOIT, Chief Development Officer 

TURNER BENOIT, Chief Development Officer Hanley FoundationTurner Benoit, a Palm Beach native and former Regional Business Development and Marketing Associate for MAP Health Management, oversees the Foundation’s advocacy and fundraising efforts to help bolster our expansion of services. He joined the Hanley family as a clinical liaison in 2013. Turner’s efforts to introduce the Foundation’s newly expanded mission to both old and new supporters in the community at large will help to reach even more people in the coming years.

Turner was educated at Rollins College and openly shares the good news that he is in active recovery. With a beautiful family that includes two adorable kids, Turner is especially passionate about how addiction affects our children and community. He knows how much suffering his own family experienced due to his struggles, and wants to do all he can to attack the problem of addiction from all angles – with prevention, education, advocacy, and access to quality care.

Contact Turner at: (561) 268-2360 / turner@hanleyfoundation.org

DONNA CLARK, Chief Financial Officer  

DONNA CLARK, Chief Financial Officer Hanley FoundationDonna Clark ensures the integrity of financial activities performed on behalf of the Foundation, and oversees day-to-day administrative operations, including Human Resources. Joining the Hanley Foundation family in 2016, the Boca Raton native brought with her more than 25 years of experience in both short-term and long-term financial services, having been a Director of Finance and Administration in a number of nonprofit organizations, management companies, and governmental agencies.

With a philosophy to lead by interdependence and team effort, Donna believes that substance abuse prevention is a key tool in helping youth avoid the cycle of chemical dependency. She is an active community member,  having chaired the Impact100 Finance Committee Focus Group while serving as a board member for three years. In addition, she was featured on CBS Early Morning for a colon cancer quilting project, “Grace and Good Works,” as well as on a local news program highlighting disabled aquatic programs as part of their “Unsung Heroes.”  Donna’s professional affiliations include membership in the Government Financial Officers of Florida.

Donna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans and her Masters of Science Accountancy from the University of Phoenix. She holds certifications in National Contracts Management and Cooperative Agreements, Certified Federal Grant Writer- Recipients and Pass-Thru Organizations, Certified Federal Grant Writer- Federal Personnel, GFOA-Future of Public Budgeting, National Guidelines for Best Practices, and Electronic Records Management per Florida requirements. 

Contact Donna at: (561) 268-2356 / donna@hanleyfoundation.org

RYAN WERTEPNY, Executive Director of Prevention Services

RYAN WERTEPNY, Executive Director of Prevention ServicesRyan Wertepny is a prevention professional who plays a key role in educating families about the disease of addiction, while helping youth make healthy choices and become more media-literate. He oversees all of Hanley Foundation’s prevention programming and enjoys knowing that he and his team make a difference. Additionally, Ryan has assisted in grant writing efforts resulting in more than $1 million of support for evidence-based prevention programs throughout Florida.

Ryan says his passion for working with youth and prevention issues began as a volunteer with the Boys Scouts of America. As a proud Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, he still volunteers with the organization. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Ryan moved to the area before the age of one so he considers himself a Palm Beach County native. He graduated from Wellington High School, received his Associate of Arts degree from Palm Beach State College and completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida.

Ryan joined the Hanley Foundation in December of 2008 with experience in the real estate industry as well as event planning and fundraising with nonprofits. He is a national trainer and presenter for Alcohol Literacy Challenge, Teen Intervene, ATLAS, and ATHENA.

Active with the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse and the Palm Beach County Substance Awareness Coalition, he volunteers with the Coalition’s Event Planning Subcommittee and received their Community (Civic) Leader Champion Award in 2014. Ryan describes himself as an avid sports fan and loves traveling with his family.

Contact Ryan at: (561) 268-2351 / ryan@hanleyfoundation.org