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Bryan R. Murphy
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Murphy serves as ANDRUS’ President and Chief Executive Officer.  Previously, he was the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and has extensive experience in operations management, leading and developing executive management teams, building tactical collaborations, and responding to the changing needs of children and families in a social service setting.  Mr. Murphy has demonstrated strategic vision and an ongoing commitment to the highest standards of quality in programming and service delivery.

Prior to joining ANDRUS, Mr. Murphy was Senior Vice President of Facilities and Operations at Lincoln Educational Services, formally The Baran Education Group. He was responsible for directing operations owned by the company, including career and traditional colleges, and allocating and managing an annual operating budget of over 20 million dollars. Additionally, Mr. Murphy has nearly 25 years of experience in similar capacities in the higher education and non-profit arenas, including the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, ASPCA Headquarters, St. Francis College and Mount Alvernia.

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Murphy spent 20 years in fire service as a Chief and Chaplain, including as an Honorary Chief of the FDNY. Mr. Murphy attended Immaculate Conception Seminary where he studied Theology and then entered St. Francis Novitiate. He took his religious vows as a Franciscan Friar in 1990. In late 2001, after requesting release from the Franciscan Order, he was granted release by the Holy See, in Rome.


monroe-biopicChristine Monroe
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Monroe is an accomplished health care executive with experience in financial and strategic planning and policy/program development. Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Monroe worked at ARC of Rockland for 35 years , most recently as Associate Executive Director for Finance and Administration.¬† Prior to that, she served as Director of Revenue Management and Director of Employment Services, among other roles throughout the agency‚Äôs programs. Ms. Monroe is involved in the community and sits on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Service of Westchester; along with being a member of various financial committees including NYS Financial Manager’s Association and Interagency Council Fiscal Managers Committee. Ms. Monroe earned a Master‚Äôs degree in Public Administration from New York University.¬† She received her BA in Psychology from State University Plattsburgh.


KerronNormanKerron D. Norman
Vice President, Chief Program Officer

Ms. Norman began work at ANDRUS in 2012 as the vice president in charge of the Mental Health Division and Community Services Division.  Since joining ANDRUS, she has played an instrumental role in developing our work to provide trauma informed professional development to organizations; expanding our school based mental health program throughout Westchester County, enhancing child and family programs and promoting community services using the Sanctuary Model.  Ms. Norman has extensive experience in child welfare in Westchester County and New York City.  Prior to coming to ANDRUS, she was the Director of Child Welfare for the Westchester County Department of Social Services overseeing child protection, prevention and foster care for the City of Yonkers and formerly was a Deputy Director of Child Protection for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services.  Ms. Norman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She is a recipient of the Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities Diversity Award and the Unsung Hero Award from the Westchester Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.


Tito Del Pilar 
Vice President, Human Resources and Knowledge

Mr. Del Pilar joined ANDRUS in 2005 as a consultant for the Sanctuary Leadership Development Institute, where he assisted in the design and creation of the training course that is now offered as the centerpiece of the Sanctuary Institute. He became Andrus‚Äô Director of Training in 2006 and then Director of Workforce Development, overseeing both the Human Resources and Training departments. Following college, Mr. Del Pilar spent four years in the Peace Corps/VISTA programs working with impoverished youth. He spent the next twenty years working at a residential treatment center for troubled youth where he rose to become an executive administrator and campus director.¬†¬† In 2000, he became the Associate Director and Director of Training and Recruitment for Family Focus Adoption Services in New York City. In that position he was director of the ‚ÄúStrong Caseworkers for Strong Families‚ÄĚ initiative for New York State‚Äôs Office of Children and Family Services.¬† Mr. Del Pilar designed the curriculum and conducted sessions across New York State on foster care and adoption dynamics, educating hundreds of caseworkers, social workers, and therapists over a three-year period.¬† He has successfully keynoted and presented at many child welfare and adoption conferences.¬† In 2006, the North American Council on Adoptable Children presented Mr. Del Pilar with their Adoption Activist Award at their annual conference in California.


staff-ChristineNovakMickaChristine Novak Micka
Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Ms. Micka is a senior development professional with extensive experience in all aspects of fundraising including strategic planning, board and volunteer management, major gifts, donor relations, annual fund, special events, grants administration and donor research. Prior to coming to Andrus, Ms. Micka served as the Director of Development for Greyston Foundation, where she increased fundraising efforts substantially and established the organization’s first major gifts program.

As a life-long Yonkers resident with the past ten years of her career focused on fundraising in the local community, Ms. Micka has had a broad range of volunteering experience for organizations such as the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation, Yonkers Partners in Education, and the Casimir Pulaski Parent Teacher Association. Ms. Micka holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree in Political Science from Fordham University.


Corine Lurry
Senior Director, Community Services Division

Prior to coming to ANDRUS, Ms. Lurry worked as a teacher in the early childhood field and utilized these skills to help develop the foundation for her career. Throughout her tenure at ANDRUS, Ms. Lurry has contributed to the growth of Community Services, working initially as a home visitor followed by several promotions, first as the Program Supervisor, then as the Clinical Coordinator for the division, serving thereafter as the Program Manager of Healthy Families, our largest Community grant funded program.  Ms. Lurry is motivated by her passion and care for supporting families in order to ensure that children are given the opportunity to develop through nurture and positive parental interaction. Ms. Lurry holds a Bachelors of Science from Marist College and a Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from Iona College.


Siobhan Masterson 
Senior Director, Campus Programs

Ms. Masterson, LCSWR, has more than 20 years of experience serving children and families in a range of settings, including with Dr. Sandra Bloom and her team at the original Sanctuary unit.¬† She continues to collaborate with Bloom and colleagues to develop materials such as the SELF curriculum for children and ‚ÄúCreating Sanctuary Within,‚ÄĚ a program developed with the Garrison Institute. Prior to coming to Andrus, Ms. Masterson served as the Director of Training for a children‚Äôs psychiatric hospital and developed trauma informed programs for an Office of Mental Health initiative.¬† Before earning her MSW, Ms. Masterson spent several years working as a legislative advocate for children and families. Ms. Masterson holds a Bachelors degree entitled ‚ÄúSocial Issues and the Media‚ÄĚ from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Smith College.


yanosy-biopicSarah M. Yanosy
Director, ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute

Sarah M. Yanosy, LCSW, has been a clinical social worker for over fifteen years and has used the Sanctuary Model with her treatment team in that capacity.¬† She has collaborated with Dr. Sandra Bloom and colleagues to establish the ANDRUS¬† Sanctuary Institute and develop the curriculum, training materials and manuals for the Sanctuary Leadership Development Institute training, and has overseen the implementation of the Sanctuary Model for over 300 organizations across the United States and in five other countries.¬† She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally as an expert in trauma-informed care.¬† Her most recent publication is an article co-authored with Landa Harrison entitled ‚ÄúTraumatic Reenactment: How This Triangle Can Sabotage Intervention and Treatment‚ÄĚ The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) (2011).


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Director, Early Learning Center

Ms. Clayton has been with ANDRUS since 2010. Before becoming Director of Residential Services she was a residential social worker, providing individual and group therapy and assistance in program development. Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Clayton served as the Assistant Director of Camp Green Cove, a girls’ residential summer program in North Carolina.¬† During her time at Green Cove she developed an interest in working with children who struggled to fit into the mainstream programming.¬† Previous experience also includes internships at an elementary school focusing on children with language-based learning needs and at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.¬†Ms. Clayton earned her Master’s in Social Work at NYU and completed coursework for a Master’s in Child Development at Sarah Lawrence College.¬† She received her Bachelor‚Äôs Degree from the University of Virginia.


zellerLeslie Zeller, LCSW
Director of Admissions, Campus Programs

Ms. Zeller began at ANDRUS as a social work intern in 2005. A year later, she was hired as a Day Program Clinician. In late 2010, she transitioned to the role of Coordinator of Family Support Programs, before serving as Coordinator of Transitional Family Services, and later Admissions Coordinator. Ms. Zeller currently works as Director of Admissions, where she manages the admissions processes for ANDRUS’ Day and Residential Programs and also offers support to clients and their families through the discharge process. She holds a Master‚Äôs Degree from Hunter College School of Social Work.


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Director of Facilities

Prior to joining ANDRUS, Rosario Velez served as Facilities Manager and Assistant Director, Facilities Management to the Jewish Theological Seminary for 14 years.  Ms. Velez has extensive expertise in managing and evaluating projects related to Facilities Management, Telecommunications, and New Media. She has previous experience in overseeing community and private events, managing space needs, space scheduling software and work orders.  Furthermore, Ms. Velez is an active and effective collaborator with IT, Maintenance and Executive Staff to ensure the entire facilities needs of an organization are met inclusive of pandemic assessment and readiness.  Ms. Velez is currently completing her certificate in Construction Project Management at NYU Schack Institute.


staff-KahleCarter Kahle, LCSW
Director of Clinical Services for Day Program

Carter has been a Senior clinician here at ANDRUS, and has practiced here for more than seven years. She created and launched the PAWS program in 2009, has served as a social work intern supervisor, and was a day clinician prior to her role as Director. Carter has been a wonderful role model for taking initiative and thinking outside the box to reach our children.  She has also been a great support of the animal-assisted therapy programs as a whole, and has been a key change-agent in exploring how our animal assisted programming can integrate with our array of services. She received her masters from the NYU School of Social Work.


staff-Vilar-FerreirSandra Vilar-Ferreir, LCSW
Director of Clinical Services for Residential

Sandra has been at ANDRUS for over 12 years. She has served as a clinician for our day program, at Griffith Hall, and as a Senior Clinician before becoming the Director of Clinical Services. She continues to be a leader both in the department and on campus, co-designing and teaching the residential Boot camp trainings for a few years now, running the Social Work intern program for the second year in a row, participating in many Sanctuary work groups and projects, and modeling a deep and abiding commitment to children, families, and co-workers. She received her training and has also taught trauma-focused approaches at Fordham University in the Master’s of Social Work program.


staff-HodgeTyrone Hodge
Director of Residential Services

Tyrone Hodge has accepted the position of Director of Residential Services.  Mr. Hodge will work very closely with the Assistant Director of Residential Services, cottage Program Managers, campus administrators, school leadership and the entire residential team to help strengthen our already wonderful program and help take it to a whole new level of excellence and support. Mr. Hodge has worked here at ANDRUS for 18 years and has experienced an impressive professional trajectory of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure here. He began at ANDRUS after having already worked at other social service agencies, and has held the titles of Milieu therapist, Senior Milieu Therapist, Master Milieu Therapist, Support staff, Milieu Manager (within the school), and finally Program Manager at Foster Hall.  Mr. Hodge brings his intuitive understanding and active implementation of the Sanctuary Model, his knowledge and training certification in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, his great skill as a leader and team builder, and his emotional intelligence as well as his honesty, creativity, out of the box thinking, and his desire to coach people to success.


staff-pauline-rosarioPauline Del Rosario
Assistant Director of Residential Services

Ms. Del Rosario began at ANDRUS in 2010 at Bourne Hall.¬† In just a short time, she was promoted and became the Recreation Specialist there.¬† She is also a Professional Lifeguard and Ropes Course Facilitator and Rescuer.¬† In late 2011, Ms. Del Rosario transitioned into an administrative role that supported the Vice President for Campus Programs and Operations before serving as the Executive Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer.¬† As of December 2015, Ms. Del Rosario is currently the Assistant Director of Residential Services, where she supports the Director of Residential Services, Cottage Program Managers, and other campus administrators to help strengthen the program for the children and families we serve at ANDRUS.¬† Ms. Del Rosario received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Albright College and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Long Island University.


Bernadette Glanzman
Chief Nurse

Ms. Glanzman has had extensive experience working in healthcare and hospital settings. Prior to joining ANDRUS in 2012, she  worked as a staff nurse in various high intensity medical centers including Hurtzel Hospital, the Respiratory and Infectious Disease unit of University of North Carolina Medical Center and the Intensive Care Unit of Marquette General Hospital. Ms. Glanzman received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Nursing Education from Pace University.


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Chief Psychiatrist

Since graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Kessler has had a variety of duties and positions in child psychiatry, including directing hospital inpatient units for children and adolescents, teaching medical students and residents and a private practice. Prior to coming to ANDRUS in 2012, he was psychiatrist for the children, families and soldiers at the US Army Post in Vilseck, Germany. Dr. Kessler received his training in general psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine and his child psychiatry training at Cornell University’s Westchester Division, in White Plains, NY. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Dr. Raymond Effinger
Principal, Orchard School

Dr. Effinger is a career special educator who has served as a teacher, dean of students, staff developer and school administrator.  In 1990, he left the classroom to become the Assistant Principal of the Lehman High School Special Education Department where he led a team of educators who provided instruction to over 500 special needs students. In 2000, Dr. Effinger became Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at the Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD, where he worked to develop and implement evidence based teaching strategies for the purpose of helping students in care meet the New York State Standards. Dr. Effinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the City College of New York and a Masters of Science degree in Teaching Emotionally Disturbed Children from Brooklyn College.  He also has a Professional degree in Educational Administration from SUNY New Paltz.  Dr. Effinger earned his doctorate from Fordham University in Educational Leadership. Dr. Effinger is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Lehman.


Paul2Paul Angeron
Assistant Principal, Orchard School

Mr. Angeron is a career educator who has served as a teaching assistant, teacher, and school administrator. As a school administrator at the Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD in 1986, he worked to develop and implement building level PBIS Systems, enhanced curriculum and vocational offerings, coordinated C.S.E. procedures and protocols, and led staff development. Mr. Angeron also served as a Director of Recreation for 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dowling College, and a Master’s Degree in Education and School Administration Certification from the College of New Rochelle. Mr. Angeron currently supervises Middle School and Departmental Programs at The Orchard School, as well as the Support team.


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Curriculum Coordinator/Supervisor

Ms. Ko currently supervises the Early Elementary, Elementary and STARS Clusters programs at the Orchard School while also supervising the English Language Arts (ELA) Coordinator and the Math and Science Coordinator. Ms. Ko has been with ANDRUS since 2004, working as a classroom teacher, Reading Specialist and Direct Instruction/Literacy Coach and ELA Coordinator.  In her  roles at the Orchard School she has helped develop the structure of the reading and literacy program.  Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Ko worked as an assistant and substitute teacher at the Windward School.  Ms. Ko earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and education from Mercy College, and Master’s degrees in Literacy and in Students with Disabilities.


Spinner,_Leani_300x300_2Leani Spinner, LCSW-R
Assistant Director, Mental Health Division

Leani has been a member of the Andrus community since 2000, managing the Peekskill Clinic since 2007.  She is also a social worker and consultant with Hudson River Healthcare.  Leani is an integral part of building the Division’s school based mental health SEED program (Social and Emotional Enrichment and Development).  She serves as a member of the Board of Governance for the Hillcrest Community School Initiative and participates in several other local community groups.  Leani is well versed in the Sanctuary Model and introduced it to the Peekskill Middle School.  Since 2009 Peekskill has implemented the Sanctuary Model throughout their school district.  Leani has been an active participant in the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health since 2011.   Leani has a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego.


Jill WinnerJill Winner, LCSW
Clinic Manager

Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Winner served as the Director of Mental Health at Palladia Inc. and the Clinical Director at Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. Ms. Winner has worked in the mental health field for many years including managerial positions and direct care. Ms. Winner holds a Bachelors Degree from Boston University and received her Masters in Social Work from New York University.  She also completed a post masters program in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP).  Ms. Winner is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Graduate School of Social Work.


Clarke Diaon - FaceDiaon Clarke, LCSW
Clinic Manager

Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Clarke served as the Project Coordinator at Family Services Society of Yonkers.  Previous experience includes direct care and administrative roles in the field of social work and psychotherapy. Ms. Clarke holds a Bachelor degree from Utica College and obtained her a Master in Applied Psychology from Fairfield University, Masters in Social Work from Fordham University and is currently working to complete a PhD in Social Work from Fordham University.