Professional Experience

 

Interim Management Engagements

Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, New York, NY.    4/14 - 5/15
    Interim Executive Director.  Oversight of all operations of the agency. Facilitated a much needed merger.


Office of Council Member Carlos Menchaca, Brooklyn, NY. 7/14
    Interim District Director.  Developed and implemented new policies and procedures for the Office pending the recruitment and employment of a District Director.


Bridging Access to Care, Brooklyn, NY.    6/12 - 5/13
    Interim Executive Director.  Oversight of all operations of the agency.   Note: at the time of employment, the agency was known as Brooklyn AIDS Task Force.


 Mental Health Association of New York City, New York, NY.    3/08-7/09
     Interim Associate Executive Director.  Oversight of all direct services and, for one year, oversight of finance.  Other responsibilities were flexible, predominantly interdepartmental problem resolution and coordination of collaborations. 


Coalition for Behavioral Health, (formerly Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies), New York, NY.  Three engagements, 2002-2012:

    Interim Director, Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery.    7/12 to 10/12
    An interim management engagement which included oversight of all operations of the Center following the retirement of the Director pending the hiring of a successor.  Coordinated the recruitment of the new Director.

    Interim Director, Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery.    3/09 to 8/09
    An interim management engagement which included oversight of all operations of the Center following the resignation of the Director pending the hiring of a successor.  Coordinated the recruitment of the new Director.

    Interim Director, New York Work Exchange.    2/03 to 9/03
    An interim management engagement while the Director was on a six month leave of absence. The Coalition was then known as the Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies and the Work Exchange has since been renamed The Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery


 Other Professional Experiences

Fordham Tremont Community Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY.        2002-2007
    Director of Operations.   Oversight of human resources, information technology, claims processing, facilities maintenance, purchase and supply, and budgeting.  Other responsibilities were flexible, predominantly interdepartmental problem resolution.  The first ten months were contracted for 20 hours a week and then changed to full time with flexible hours to allow for the continuation of ongoing consulting practice. 


 Jewish Association for Services for the Aged, New York, NY.    1997-2002
    Deputy Executive Vice President for Information Technology. 1998-2002. Oversight of the agency’s computer system including infrastructure enhancement, help desk and application development in an integrated system that included almost 400 pieces of equipment in 50 sites.  Directly developed 13 applications including work-flow designs and social service data bases.
    Deputy Executive Vice President for Services. 1997-1998. Responsible for the planning and directing of the agency’s services to 47,000 elderly persons annually.  Services included adult protective services, case management, legal assistance, senior centers, housing, home care, congregate and home delivered meals, mental health, information and referral and other related services. 


 Union Settlement Association, New York, NY.    1992-1997
    Director of Mental Health and AIDS Services.  Planning and directing agency activities in the areas of mental health and services to individuals with HIV infection and AIDS.  This was a full time position with flexible hours to allow for ongoing consulting practice.


 Westchester Jewish Community Services, Hartsdale, NY.       1988-1991
    Executive Director. Chief executive officer of an agency that provided services in mental health, developmental disabilities, health care and social services in 23 sites and that employed over 500 staff.


 County of Westchester, New York, White Plains, NY        1975-1988
    Commissioner of Community Mental Health, 1978-1988. Responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and directing activities within Westchester County in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, alcohol and other chemical dependencies.
    Acting Director of Employment and Training, Mid-1978. A temporary assignment to study, evaluate and reorganize Westchester's CETA (The Federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) program.
    Deputy Commissioner of Social Services, 1975-1978. Responsible for program, policy and procedure development, systems development and quality control in the areas of income maintenance, social services, child welfare, child and adult protective services, adoption, and medical assistance.  For a period of six months, after the first year and a half, also responsible for accounting, budgeting, payment processing and other administrative support functions.


 State of Ohio, Columbus, OH.         1973-1975
    Deputy Director of Public Welfare (Special Assistant to the Director)
Responsible for the Department of Public Welfare's central communication system and development and coordination of the operating plan and the corrective action plan based on quality control findings.  Other responsibilities were flexible and included major problem resolution.


 Boston Children's Service Association, Boston, MA       1970-1973
    Associate Director.  Responsible for intake, emergency services, staff development, student training, a treatment camp, and two units of staff serving emotionally disabled children, children whose home situation was intolerable, expectant mothers, adoptive applicants and adoptive parents.


Hull House Association, Chicago, IL.       1964-1967
    Director of Social Work Services, 1965-1967.  Responsible for all social work practice and programs within this seven agency settlement house association including the development of a social work student training program with 41 students from 5 schools.
    Social Group Worker, 1964-1965.  Provided social work treatment services to members of families with multiple problems.


Jewish Community Center, Louisville, KY.      1962-1964
    Director of Children's Activities.  Administration of the Children's Department, which operated 45 groups and four open activities.  Social group work with four children's groups.