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Meet the Staff

Sharon Hargrave

Executive Director, Boone Center for the Family Sharon Hargrave
Founder & Director, Strong Marriages/Successful Ministries

Sharon is the Executive Director of the Boone Center for the Family at Pepperdine University. She is also the founder of MarriageStrong, a program for leadership marriages, and is an affiliate faculty member in the Marriage and Family Therapy department at Fuller Theological Seminary. Before moving to California, Sharon was in private practice for over 18 years. She specializes in working with couples and intergenerational issues. 

Kelly Haer

Relationship IQ DirectorKelly Haer

Kelly Maxwell Haer, PhD, is the director of the Relationship IQ program at the Boone Center for the Family. She has a PhD in family therapy from Saint Louis University, a master's degree in counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a bachelor's degree from Furman University. She has a wealth of experience working with young adults in a variety of contexts including counseling sessions, undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and the church community.


Ramela Tehrani

Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator

Ramela Tehrani oversees the events and daily affairs of the Boone Center for the Family. Ramela graduated with her BA in psychology from Cal State Northridge, and is currently pursuing her MBA from Pepperdine. Ramela has eleven years of experience in the banking industry. In her spare time, she enjoys all things arts & culture.