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HOWARD S. GARVAL, MSW, has been with Child & Family Service since 2006. He previously served as President & Chief Executive Officer at the Village for Families & Children (the Village) in Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Garval has 37 years experience in the human services field. He started his post-master’s career at Family Service of Greater Boston in 1975. In Hawaii, Garval is the Chair of the Board of Directors of PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawaii’s Ohana, Children, Under-Served, Elderly and Disabled) and the Advisory Board of the Hawaii Family Support Institute. He also serves on the State Procurement Policy Board, Oahu Workforce Investment Board, the Move Oahu Forward board, and the board of the Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation. Nationally, he is on the board of the Executive Leadership Institute Alumni Connections of the Alliance for Children & Families and served as its first chair from 2008-2011.