William B. Kearney
Bill Kearney, co-founder of WBK&A, Inc., has spent the last 16 years of his career helping government agencies and non-profit organizations transform to meet today’s needs and challenges. As a seasoned planner | facilitator | analyst, Bill guides organizations to find solutions to complex human services and public safety issues. For example, he facilitated meetings for the Justice Department with state stakeholders and teams in the development and implementation of nationwide AMBER Alert systems, transforming processes and coordinating responses when a child goes missing. He worked with Florida state and local officials reorganizing and refining multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary engagement for a streamlined domestic security approach.
Kearney’s client list includes federal, tribal and state agencies as well as non-profit organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, the U.S. Army, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with over 125 others. Bill has facilitated over 80 strategy planning processes for agencies and organizations nationwide.
Public safety topics he has provided support to include –
- homeland security and emergency management
- domestic security coordination
- justice information systems
- next generation 9-1-1
- sexual assault
- missing children and other vulnerable populations
- unaccompanied immigrant children and families
- youth gangs
Public health topics include –
- substance abuse prevention
- human trafficking/child sex trafficking
- child-on-child sexual assault
Human service topics include –
- court-involved youth
- youth in foster care
- afterschool programming
- child and youth development
- teen services
- instructional programming for children and teens
Bill serves as a consultant for the National Criminal Justice Training Center and sits on the planning committee for the annual National Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference. He is a child and youth development subject matter expert for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and technical assistance provider for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.
Kearney is the author of Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals, and creator of the iOS/Android/Windows app, E-QYP, improving the way direct care workers and volunteers interact with and provide activities to children and adolescents. Kearney guest lectures for Clemson University’s graduate program in Youth Development Leadership, and University of Georgia’s Human Development and Family Science Department.
Prior to founding WBK&A, Inc., Bill planned and led the implementation of teen programming and gang/delinquency prevention and intervention efforts for Boys & Girls Clubs of America; added family literacy and drug treatment services to RW Brown Community Center’s offerings for Crime Prevention Association of Philadelphia; oversaw administration and management for the National Criminal Justice Reference Services; and held planning and analysis positions with the New York State Division for Youth.
Beatriz Aguirre-Kearney has two decades of expertise in social services, from administrative leadership to crisis intervention. Her nonprofit management and community-based skills range from providing direct services to experience as an executive director, as well as service on various local boards. Her extensive background includes battered women’s issues, training and employment, community organizing and development through creation of low-income housing for families, senior housing and support services. Beatriz attended the University of Massachusetts, with a major in human services and a minor in counseling. As co-founder of WBK&A, she has served as president of WBK&A since 2001.