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Denise Biben Named Executive Director of Boys Town Nevada

Denise Biben, Boys Town Nevada Executive Director

Boys Town is pleased ​to announce that Denise Biben has been named Executive Director of Boys Town Nevada. Denise brings strong credentials to her new role, including 15 years of experience at Boys Town in a variety of positions.
“Denise is well prepared and well-credentialed to assume the responsibilities as head of Boys Town Nevada – not the least of which is having a strong familiarity with the program,” said Dr. Dan Daly, Boys Town Executive Vice President and Director of Youth Care. 

As Executive Director, Denise will oversee all operations at Boys Town Nevada, ensuring the nearly 25-year-old site continues to grow and spread the Boys Town mission in Nevada. As Denise transitions from her previous role of Senior Director of Fidelity Operations at Boys Town, she is excited to work with and support the talented staff in Boys Town Nevada. “ I am looking forward to working with the staff members to set a clear vision, communicate everyone’s part in achieving that vision, and to develop and support the staff that are changing lives every day,” she said. “We have an awesome team in Boys Town Nevada and I look forward to joining them in serving the kids and families of Las Vegas.”

Denise began her Boys Town career at Boys Town California as the Director of Program Operations, presiding over all of the site’s programs. She moved to a national leadership role in 2006. In January 2014, Denise assumed the role of Senior Director of Program Fidelity which requires leadership over Fidelity Consultants who support all of Boys Town’s locations across the country.

In January Denise officially took on the role of executive director and notes that this is a great time to join the Boys Town Nevada team. “There are a number of exciting opportunities and challenges in Nevada right now and I can’t wait to see where we can go as a site,” she said. Denise already has two main objectives she looks forward to working on – advocacy and increased community engagement.   
“In Nevada, the current system provides very little funding to support their children we serve in our Family Home Program and it severely limits the length of time we have to help them learn the skills they will need to be successful.  So, we will continue to advocate for what we know is best for kids,” Denise said. “We also have a fantastic opportunity to continue our community engagement initiative with the Clark County School District and to expand and hopefully replicate what we’ve learned with the first four schools.”
“The most exciting thing, though, is to see what can be accomplished in Nevada,” added Denise. “The community is ready, the need is there; we have an extremely talented team, and an engaged and connected board, and some great partners. The opportunity to truly impact a system and to improve the lives of kids and families is incredible.”

Denise received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University.