Our Staff

Dr. Emily Young received her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the California School of Professional Psychology with a Child and Family Emphasis. Prior to joining YFSB in 2011 as the Counseling Supervisor, Dr. Young worked in a variety of community based settings providing services to youth and families. She also has significant experience working within schools and the educational system. Dr. Young has been the Administrator of YFSB since December of 2012. In this capacity, she oversees the YFSB Counseling and School Resource Officer Programs.

SRO Sergeant Ryan Sill began his law enforcement career in 2004 with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office where he worked as a Deputy before lateralling to the City of Hayward in September of 2005. Since coming to Hayward, Ryan has worked as an Officer in Patrol, the Street Narcotics Team and the Special Duty Unit. As Ryan continued his profession, he achieved the rank of Detective working in the Narcotics Bureau and later with the Special Victims Unit (SVU). In addition, Ryan has been a member of the Hayward SWAT team since 2007 and is currently a SWAT team leader.

In 2014, Ryan was promoted to the position of Sergeant where he worked Patrol before earning his current position in the Youth and Family Services Bureau (YFSB) as the SRO Supervisor. Ryan obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cal State Hayward (East Bay) in 2002.

Lynnette Davis received her Master of Science Degree in counseling from CSU, Hayward in 2001. She began her career in YFSB as an intern in 2000. Since then, Ms. Davis has worked in several capacities within the unit. She has coordinated diversion programs, provided school-based counseling, and worked with numerous youth and families over the years. She has been the Counseling Supervisor since December 2012, overseeing the counselors working in the Delinquency Prevention Network (DPN) Program, the Our Kids Our Families School Based Program, and the Hayward Positive Alternatives for Youth (HPAY) Program.

The Hayward Police Department's School Resource Officers are selected from the patrol division through a very competitive testing process. Typically, a newly selected SRO has a least five years experience as a police officer, has demonstrated exceptional service to the community, and has investigated numerous crimes and incidents involving children. SROs are not only chosen based on their experience as an officer, they also need to have the patience and demeanor to interact with parents, school district personnel, and police officers from many different agencies. HPD strives to recruit SRO’s that reflect the diversity of the community and have language skills other than English. This helps create trust based relationships when interacting with Hayward’s student and parent populations.

The YFSB Counselors and Service Coordinators represent several decades of experience working with the youth and families in Hayward. All Family Counselors have Masters or Doctoral level degrees in counseling, social work or psychology and most are licensed mental health providers. The HPAY Service Coordinators have Bachelor’s Degrees in counseling related fields. YFSB specializes in providing family-focused services, crisis intervention, working with youth on probation and providing school-based supports. As a result, the YFSB counselors are particularly skilled in these areas. The YFSB counselors are also experienced in working within a law enforcement setting and collaborating with police officers. The YFSB Counseling staff has several bilingual Spanish speakers who are able to offer services to Hayward’s monolingual Spanish speaking community.