Mike Hanas,
Senior Associate


Recent Clients

NC School of Science and Math
Duke Gardens

Mike has 36 years of experience as an educator, having served as the Head of San Francisco Friends School after a long tenure as Head of Carolina Friends School in Durham. He earned his Master’s Degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at Harvard, and his leadership experience runs the gamut from crisis management to fundraising to team building. The focus of his work includes executive coaching, strategic planning, fortification of leadership teams, and conflict resolution.

What Mike enjoys most is partnering with individuals who are extending themselves, whether as Executive Directors, Senior Leaders, or Trustees. A certified executive coach through the Cal Berkeley Haas School of Business, he’s drawn to untangling knotty challenges, creating a sense of possibility and pathways for leadership teams, and augmenting the capacity of leaders to create meaningful and positive change.

While Mike enjoyed much about his time in the Bay Area, he’s returned to Chapel Hill in large part to be near his daughter Kyle, a UNC-MSW grad serving clients as a Mental Health Counselor in the Triangle, and his son Matt, a UNC grad whose recently added a Master’s Degree in Sports and Performance Psychology to his toolkit.

Fun fact: Mike and Carolina Friends School were among moss+ross’s first clients, and the firm’s support of nonprofits, which Mike tracked while away, made easy his interest in contributing what he can.