Mike McFarland
Vice President of Operations

Mr. McFarland is Vice President of Operations for Sequel Youth and Family Services. He began his career in the behavioral health services arena as a youth counselor at Woodward Academy in 1996 for Youth Services International. At Woodward Academy, Mr. McFarland held positions of youth counselor, group leader, and team leader for the highly structured and community residential treatment programs. In 1999, Mr. McFarland accepted the Director of Program Services position for Children's Home Society of South Dakota (CHS) a 52 bed PRTF serving pre-adolescent children. Upon completion of his Master's degree in social work, he accepted the Clinical Director for CHS overseeing statewide programming ranging from forensic interviewing, therapeutic foster care, emergency shelter services, domestic violence shelter services, and 114 PRTF beds. In 2009, Mr. McFarland accepted the Executive Director position at Clarinda Academy with Sequel Youth and Family Services in Clarinda Iowa. In 2012, Mr. McFarland relocated within Sequel to Arizona where he accepted the Executive Director position at Mingus Mountain Academy. In 2014, Mr. McFarland was promoted to Vice President of Operations.