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News & Views - Feb, 1999 Issue #56 

Press Release by: Donna Burtanger, VP, Marketing
The Brown Schools, Inc.
Austin Texas

(February 24, 1999 Austin, Tx) - The Brown Schools, Inc. today formally announced the resignation of John P. Harcourt, Jr. from his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Thomas P. Riley has been appointed to the position vacated by Harcourt. 

Speaking on the company’s behalf, Riley stated that “in his tenure with The Brown Schools, Harcourt made great strides toward executing the Company’s growth strategy, demonstrated by his repositioning of the Company, including resuming its original name, The Brown Schools.” Resigning for personal reasons, Harcourt will remain a consultant and significant shareholder of the Company. 

Riley has been Vice Chairman of the Board for The Brown Schools since mid-1997. He has worked in the healthcare industry for 18 years, with half of his tenure in behavioral health. Most recently, Riley served as Chief Executive Officer of CareAdvantage, Inc., a New Jersey-based managed care organization as well as Chief Executive Officer of National MENTOR, Inc., a national specialty behavioral company specializing in providing services for children.

“It is this Company’s goal to provide the highest quality specialty behavioral and educational services to our country’s youth,” Riley said. “With the newly-formed Educational Services division that was created with the recent acquisition of CEDU, the country’s leading provider of therapeutic and emotional growth education; The Brown Schools has significantly strengthened its commitment to children and their families.”

Separately, Riley last week officially named Mike Naylor to the position of chief Executive Officer for CEDU. Naylor has served as leader for the CEDU organization and maintained responsibility for day-to-day operations and future planning for the company since its acquisition by The Brown Schools last July. 

“Mike and I continue to support the Company’s commitment to the long-standing reputation CEDU has for caring for children and their families. Our mission remains unchanged, and that is to bring value and quality to the lives of the families with whom we work. We never give up on a child,” Riley said. 

CEDU operates five schools in California and Idaho as well as a therapeutic wilderness program in Idaho. 

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