Hanley Foundation Names New Public Policy Chief


06/10/2019 -ATIN- The Hanley Foundation has named former Life of Purpose, LOP,  CEO Andrew Burki as its new public policy chief after LOP recently declared bankruptcy following its acquisition last year by Fulcrum Equity Partners’ City Line Behavioral, formerly Liberation Way.

Burki is a well known treatment and recovery advocate whose credentials include stints on federal SAMHSA task forces and Florida’s sober home task force. His new duties will include raising grants to further the mission of the non-profit Hanley Foundation.

The Hanley Foundation is now distinct from the Hanley Center treatment provider, both of which are based in West Palm Beach and both founded by Jack and Mary Jane Hanley. Jack Hanley, who made a fortune in the 1970s as CEO of agricultural bioscieces giant Monsanto, invested part of that fortune to set up the ttwo organizations.

But a deal for Hazelden to mange operations at the Hanley Center began to fall apart in the late 1990s. Hanley Center struck out on its own but soon ran into financial difficulties. Caron then acquired the center, but sold it to the Levenson family’s for-profit Origins Behavioral Healthcare of Texas. The Levensons several years ago sold Origins to the billionaire Rowling family of Texas.