Hayden Lilien, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer


Hayden is passionate about youth empowerment and supporting great organizations to function at their highest capacity.

Prior to joining California Youth Connection, Hayden was the Chief Operations Officer at Berkeley Institute for Free Speech Online and the Director of Finance and Administration at National Center for Youth Law, a nonprofit that uses the law to advocate for children in the Child Welfare system. Hayden is also a family mediator and feels strongly about the benefits of using alternative conflict resolution.

Hayden has a B.S. in Finance from University of Florida, a J.D./M.B.A. from Stetson University College of Law and two Mediation Certifications from Northern California Mediation Center and The Center for Understanding in Conflict.