Dean of Operations


Dre’ G. Riley, a native of upstate NY has nearly a  20-year career serving youth and families through executive leadership and direct service.  His personal journey of resilience has informed his experience, education, and passion to advocate, develop, implement, and lead life changing services and programs for youth, families, and adults.

Dre’ is a graduate of Erie Community College, State University of New York at Buffalo & from Roberts Wesleyan College, earning an MS in Strategic Leadership. Rooted in principles of servant leadership, faith and advocacy. Dre’ models a framework for successful executive leadership that prioritizes building relationships, accountability and serving people well.

Dre’ believes in the immutable power of faith, resilience, and Servant Leadership.  Dre is the proud father of Rena, Isaiah, and Khanasia (niece).


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LIFE Academy Alabama is proud to be housed at the Historic St. Jude Educational Institute in Montgomery, AL.

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