Acting President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan R. Murphy is the Acting President and Chief Executive Officer of ANDRUS, with full responsibility for the operations, programs, and management of the agency. He was promoted in September 2014 from his position as Chief Operating Officer, where he was directly involved in planning the agencyâ€™s strategic direction and oversaw the day-to-day operations of all aspects of ANDRUSâ€™s work. Mr. Murphy has over 25 years of expertise in both the private and public sectors with an emphasis on higher education and not-for-profit work at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, ASPCA Headquarters, St. Francis College and Mount Alvernia.
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Murphy spent over 20 years in the fire service as a Chief and Chaplain, retiring as an Honorary Chief of the FDNY.Â After attending Rockland University for a BA in Business Administration, Mr. Murphy studied theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary 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.
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.Â Prior to that, she served as Director of Revenue Management and Director of Employment Services, among other roles throughout the agencyâ€™s 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 Masterâ€™s degree in Public Administration from New York University.Â She received her BA in Psychology from State University Plattsburgh.
Ms. Norman leads the Mental Health Division and Community Services Division.Â 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.Â Ms. Norman has extensive experience in child welfare in Westchester County and New York City.Â Prior to coming to ANDRUS in 2012, 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 Childrenâ€™s Services.Â 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.
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 Andrusâ€™ 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.Â Â 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 â€śStrong Caseworkers for Strong Familiesâ€ť initiative for New York Stateâ€™s Office of Children and Family Services.Â 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.Â He has successfully keynoted and presented at many child welfare and adoption conferences.Â In 2006, the North American Council on Adoptable Children presented Mr. Del Pilar with their Adoption Activist Award at their annual conference in California.
Ms. Rose has extensive experience in fundraising, marketing and public relations.Â Â Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Rose served as the Development Director of Hour Children, and oversaw programs and fundraising at The Childrenâ€™s Center â€“ Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. Ms. Rose earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from The Darden School of The University of Virginia.Â She received her BA in History and Art History from Wellesley College.
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.Â 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.
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.Â She continues to collaborate with Bloom and colleagues to develop materials such as the SELF curriculum for children and â€śCreating Sanctuary Within,â€ť a program developed with the Garrison Institute. Prior to coming to Andrus, Ms. Masterson served as the Director of Training for a childrenâ€™s psychiatric hospital and developed trauma informed programs for an Office of Mental Health initiative.Â 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 â€śSocial Issues and the Mediaâ€ť from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Smith College.
Mr. Mabuchi is responsible for overseeing ANDRUSâ€™ Compliance Program, as well as our Quality Assurance and Data Collection efforts. Mr. Mabuchi started with The Center for Preventive Psychiatry (now the Andrus Mental Health Division) in 2000 as a Staff Psychotherapist. Â He held various clinical and administrative positions in the agency prior to his promotion to become Director of Quality Assurance and Compliance.Â Mr. Mabuchi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Brandeis University, a Masters of Social Work and Certification in Family and Marital Therapy from Boston University. He also completed a Post-Masters program in the Treatment of Interpersonal Trauma at Fordham University and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Health Care Compliance Association.
Ms. Cordero has extensive experience in early childhood education and child development. Prior to joining ANDRUS in 2008, Ms. Cordero had worked at other child care centers, teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten and overseeing program operations. Ms. Cordero has taught Child Development courses at Westchester Community College.Â She was the recipient of the Child Care Councilâ€™s prestigious Joey Award in 2009. Ms. Cordero earned her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and School Building Leadership at Mercy College. She received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Education from Mercy College as well.
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.Â She has collaborated with Dr. Sandra Bloom and colleagues to establish the ANDRUSÂ 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.Â She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally as an expert in trauma-informed care.Â Her most recent publication is an article co-authored with Landa Harrison entitled â€śTraumatic Reenactment: How This Triangle Can Sabotage Intervention and Treatmentâ€ť The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) (2011).
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.Â During her time at Green Cove she developed an interest in working with children who struggled to fit into the mainstream programming.Â 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.Â 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.Â She received her Bachelorâ€™s Degree from the University of Virginia.
Ms. Glanzman has had extensive experience working in healthcare and hospital settings. Prior to joining ANDRUS in 2012, sheÂ 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 Bachelorâ€™s Degree from the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Nursing Education from Pace University.
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 Universityâ€™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. Effinger is a career special educator who has served as a teacher, dean of students, staff developer and school administrator.Â 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.Â He also has a Professional degree in Educational Administration from SUNY New Paltz.Â Dr. Effinger earned his doctorate from Fordham University in Educational Leadership. Dr. Effinger is currently serving as an adjunct professor at Lehman.
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.Â In herÂ roles at the Orchard School she has helped develop the structure of the reading and literacy program.Â Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Ko worked as an assistant and substitute teacher at the Windward School.Â Ms. Ko earned an undergraduate degree in psychology and education from Mercy College, and Masterâ€™s degrees in Literacy and in Students with Disabilities.
Ms. Spinner has been with ANDRUS since 2000, managing the Peekskill Mental Health Clinic since 2007. In her role, she oversees the administration of clinic operations and supervision of staff. She also provides psychotherapy to a caseload of children adolescents and adult. Ms. Spinner is an integral asset in the satellite clinic program in the Peekskill public schools and an active member of the community. She is also a social worker and consultant with Hudson River Healthcare. Ms. Spinner holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Oswego and received her Masters in Social Work from Fordham University.
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.Â She also completed a post masters program in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalysis at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP).Â Ms. Winner is an adjunct professor at New York Universityâ€™s Graduate School of Social Work.
Prior to joining ANDRUS, Ms. Clarke served as the Project Coordinator at Family Services Society of Yonkers.Â 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.