Willard Beale

Willard Beale is the CEO of Professional Development Facilitators (PDF). For over 10 years, he has provided a composite of professional development trainings to organizations working with the criminal justice population throughout the City of New York.

In 2009, Mr. Beale began his work in the non-profit sector as a Substance Abuse Counselor for the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES) where be obtained his CASAC-T. Throughout his professional career, he has held many positions and has dedicated his efforts to improving the lives of those impacted by the criminal justice system and individuals from low income, urban communities. Mr. Beale does this primarily, through education and community advocacy.

Currently, Mr. Beale serves as Associate Vice President of Programs and Training at the Fortune Society. In this role, he oversees Alternative to Incarceration programming, Family Services, Admissions, Creative Arts programs, and the Crisis Response Team. Mr. Beale is also responsible for agency-wide staff and client training. Mr. Beale is dedicated to empowering individuals and creating opportunities that will propel them to reach their full potential.

Mr. Beale is also an Executive Board Member for the Central Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation (CBEDC) where he works to improve conditions in low-income urban communities, to prevent incarceration.