Pete KernsPresident & CEO of Serenity Lane
In 2019, Pete Kerns was named president and chief executive officer of Serenity Lane.
Pete brings 36-years of service with the Eugene Police Department and experience as the Chief of Staff for St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County. He is also the son of Serenity Lane’s co-founder, Dr. Tom Kerns.
Pete served 36 years with the Eugene Police Department, including nine years as chief before stepping down in 2017. Pete succeeded Mike Dyer, Serenity Lane’s president and CEO, from 2013 to 2019.
In this role, Pete brings a deep connection to, and understanding of the community that Serenity Lane serves. Part of Pete’s vision includes updating Serenity Lane’s longterm strategic plan, with a focus on providing more access to services.
Kerns’ father, Dr. Thomas Kerns, a Eugene family physician, and Sam Graves, with the assistance of financial donors, founded Serenity Lane in 1973 as a private, nonprofit treatment center for alcoholism and drug abuse.