Co-Founder and President
Rupert A. Hayles, Jr.

Rupert A. Hayles, Jr. is the President and Co-Founder, with his wife Maryann, of The Center for Emotional Development.  He is the former Chief Operating Officer of both an 8,000 member and 3,000 member non-profit organization, in New Jersey.  He is certified in many emotional measures, which include EQ-i 2.0, EQ 360 and TESI (Team Emotional and Social Intelligence) instruments. He has coached leaders ranging from CEOs of companies to senior spiritual leaders. He has over fifteen years in the field of strategic management from such companies as Prudential Financial, Cytec Industries and Merck Pharmaceutical Company. He is a lecturer and adjunct professor for American Management Association and Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University. Rupert is the author of the books, Practical Strategy: Aligning Business with Information Technology and Emotional Intelligence and the Church.

B.S. – Management Information Systems & Accounting, Stillman School, Seton Hall University
MBA – Finance & Decision Sciences, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. Candidate, Change Strategy, School of Leadership, Regent University

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Maryann L. Hayles

Maryann L. Hayles is the Managing Partner and Co-Founder, with her husband Rupert, of The Center for Emotional Development.  She has coached in the emotional development and inner healing realms for many years and is certified in the emotional measures EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-360.  Maryann is a certified teacher and facilitator of the Elijah House Training School (inner healing and prayer ministry) and a facilitator of The Circle of Security® Intervention Program (designed to improve the developmental pathway of children and their parents).  She is also the Founder and President of Babyz & Kidz Dynamics, a specialty store for children’s apparel.  Prior to her current posi­tion, she served in Corporate America for 17 years.  Maryann has a deep passion to see broken people healed, restored and empowered to fulfill their God-given purpose.  She, her husband Rupert, their two children, Stephen and Savannah, and their furry friends, Ivory and Grace, make their home in New Jersey.

B.S. – Finance, New York University

Executive Coach and Social Sector Leader
Valerie Althouse

Valerie Althouse is an experienced social sector leader and coach, who is certified in the emotional measures EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-360, through Multi-Health Systems in Toronto, Canada. She currently serves as the New York Area Director for International Students Inc (ISI), based at New York University. She is the founder/director of both the English Connections program at NYU, and CoMovement (a network of groups working among international students). Valerie is also certified in the areas of cross-cultural communication, and critical-incident stress debriefing.  She previously served in the fields of student affairs and social sector mobilizing.  Her current focus includes outreach and mentorship among international students, training and oversight of leaders, and training in mentorship on a national and international level.

B.S. – Biblical Studies, Cairn University
M.S. – Counseling, Cairn University
Certified Life Coach – Light University

Associate Executive Coach
Jonathan Frejuste

Jonathan Frejuste is an Associate Coach with The Center for Emotional Development. He is certified in the emotional measures EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-360. He has coached leaders ranging from directors of law enforcement agencies to spiritual leaders.  Jonathan has worked as an auditor with Deloitte and Touche serving companies such as BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, and Rockwood Specialties.  He is currently working in financial services as a senior financial planner with Ernst and Young, serving Fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, Merck, Exxon Mobil, and Pfizer. He is also a life skills advisor at the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children and a behavioral assistant with Supreme Consultants, LLC.

B.S. – Accounting and Finance, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University
Certified Public Accountant, New Jersey State Board of Accountancy
Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor

Fitz Hayles 

Fitz Hayles is an associate with The Center for Emotional Development, focusing on strategic capture and operational deployment. He has several years of experience in the business management arena, working for prominent firms such American Cyanamid Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth Vaccines Research in the area of vaccine production, quality assurance and safety development. He holds a dual Bachelors degree in Biology & Chemistry from Seton Hall University and participated in post-baccalaureate work at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in medical education. He has significant expertise in the areas of project management, supply chain material management, and marketing and communication.

B.S. – Biology and Chemistry, Seton Hall University
Post-Baccalaureate – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey