Hathaway-Sycamores Bids a Fond Farewell to Bill Martone

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in News | 1 comment

William P. Martone, Former President and CEO Hathaway-SycamoresLast month Hathaway-Sycamores President and CEO Bill Martone announced his retirement after serving as the head of the agency for over 20 years. Bill earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Providence College and received his Master’s Degree from Russell Sage College. He began his career in 1972 at Parsons Child and Family Center, a multi-service agency located in Albany, New York. In 1983, he moved to Illinois and accepted a position with the Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois, a statewide agency where he went on to serve as Vice President for Residential Treatment Services. In 1994, he relocated to California and was named President and CEO of The Sycamores.

During his tenure, The Sycamores grew from its historic roots of residential treatment and evolved into a mental health and child welfare agency with the comprehensive array of programs and services offered today, including through the merger in 2005 with Hathaway Children & Family Services. In 2013, Hathaway-Sycamores received the bronze-level California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE).

Everyone at Hathaway-Sycamores congratulates Bill and wishes him the best in all of his future endeavors. He will be greatly missed!

The Board of Directors appointed Debbie Manners, LCSW, to serve as the Interim CEO. Debbie has 28 years of service with Hathaway-Sycamores, and most recently served as its Senior Executive Vice President.

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  1. Frantz Ossé

    Congratulations on your recent retirement. I hope you and your family have great plans for all the time that you will now have available to you.

    I really can’t believe that it’s been 20 years since you made the smart move from frigid Evanston IL to sunny Pasadena to join the Sycamores Family.

    Thank you for making my time as Treasurer and Board Member memorable. Although in 2001, I made the reverse move and relocated from los Angeles to Chicago, I always will consider myself part of the Hathaways-Sycamores family.

    The work that you and your team have done during the past 20 years has changed many lives.

    You have left your imprint on many and for that I am proud to have worked with you.

    I wish for you all that you wish for yourself.

    Please do stay in touch, hopefully you have my email address and cell phone number.

    Be well and Godspeed to you.


    Frantz Ossé

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