L. Nathan "Nate" Hare

Executive Director, Community Action Organization of Erie County

L. Nathan Hare is a lifelong resident of Buffalo, New York where he has been involved in issues of youth employment, youth training and education, foster care, and juvenile justice for over 30 years. He is currently Executive Director of the Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. He has served as Director of the ECC Office of Special Programs, Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Youth Services, and Western Region Director of the Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth.  Mr. Hare is also a scholar and teacher of both Christian education and classical African history and culture, as well as a story teller, playwright, and author. He holds a master’s degree in Education from SUNY/Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree from Medaille College in Business Management.