Page ContentPresident and National Executive DirectorFather Steven Boes is the fifth executive director of Boys Town, assuming the post in 2005.Father Boes oversees a wide array of high-quality programs and services that touch the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide every year. A respected and trusted voice for children and families, Father Boes is a leading advocate for reforming the current child welfare and juvenile justice systems to make them more responsive, effective and just. Father Boes also has been instrumental in advancing Boys Town's neurobehavioral research efforts to better understand how biology and behavior work together to influence child development and improve treatment methods.Father Boes was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Omaha in 1985. For 12 years, he worked as a parish priest, primarily as a youth minister and a Catholic school teacher. In the eight years before he came to Boys Town, Father Boes was the director of the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, Nebraska. Father Boes earned a master's degree in counseling from Creighton University and has a master's degree in theology and a master's of divinity from the University of St. Thomas. Father Boes is an active outdoorsman who can often be found jogging around the Boys Town Lake, bicycling around campus, and attending the kids sporting and school events.