Executive Leadership

Robert T-Ray Manley Leadership Executive Director

Robert "T-Ray" Manley
CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Robert "T-Ray" Manley joined The Way Back as CEO and Executive Director in November 2019. He provides strategic leadership and operations, guiding the The Way Back’s mission and expanded impact. Robert is an experienced nonprofit professional with demonstrated success in philanthropy, community development, leadership and social change.

He holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science from Howard Payne University.

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