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Leadership

Bryan R. Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Murphy oversees the operations, programs, and management of the agency. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer at ANDRUS, where he planned the agency’s strategic direction and oversaw the day-to-day operations of all aspects of our 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. He studied theology at Immaculate Conception and then entered St. Francis Novitiate. He served as a Franciscan Friar for 11 years.

Kerron D. Norman

Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Ms. Norman leads the Mental Health Division and Community Services Division. Since joining ANDRUS, she has played an instrumental role in developing our work to provide professional development to human service organizations. She has expanded our school-based mental health program throughout Westchester County, enhanced child and family programs and promoted 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 in 2012, she was the Director of Child Welfare for the Westchester County Department of Social Services, where she oversaw child protection, prevention and foster care for the City of Yonkers. She also served as Deputy Director of Child Protection for the NYC Administration for Children’s Services. Ms. Norman has a BA from Binghamton University and a Masters 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 of Human Resources and Knowledge Management

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 the centerpiece of the Sanctuary Institute. He was named 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 20 years working at a residential treatment center for troubled youth, where he became 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, where he headed the “Strong Caseworkers for Strong Families” initiative for New York State’s 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 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.

Christine Novak Micka

Vice President of 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

Ms. Lurry brings to ANDRUS extensive experience as a teacher in the early childhood field. She has leveraged her skills to help build ANDRUS’ Community Services, progressing from a home visitor to Program Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator for the division, and eventually 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 nurturing and positive parental interaction. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Marist College and a Master’s in Marital and Family Therapy from Iona College.

Siobhan Masterson, LCSWR

Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives

Ms. Masterson has more than 25 years of experience serving children and families in a range of settings, including Dr. Sandra Bloom's original Sanctuary unit. Most recently at ANDRUS, she served as the Director of Clinical Services and as Senior Campus Director, and throughout her career she has focused on developing innovative, trauma responsive treatment for children and their families. She has been trained in and has taught a number of clinical models, and is particularly interested in body and emotion regulation strategies, mindfulness practice, and the use of non-verbal and integrated therapies such as sandtray therapy and EMDR.

As a trainer, she developed curriculum for children using the SELF model and “Creating Sanctuary Within,” a program co-developed with the Garrison Institute. Before earning her Master’s in Clinical Social Work at Smith College,  Ms. Masterson spent several years working as a legislative advocate for children and families. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Leslie 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’s Degree from Hunter College School of Social Work.

Frances Clayton, LMSW

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’s Degree from the University of Virginia.

Bernadette Glanzman

Chief Nurse

Ms. Glanzman has extensive experience working in healthcare and hospital settings. Prior to joining ANDRUS in 2012, she was a staff nurse in several high intensity medical centers, including Labor and Delivery at Hutzel 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 her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education at Pace University.  She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing.

Karl Kessler, MD

Chief Psychiatrist

Since graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Dr. Kessler has held a variety of duties and positions in child psychiatry, including directing hospital inpatient units for children and adolescents, teaching medical students and residents, and running a private practice. Prior to joining ANDRUS in 2012, he was a psychiatrist for 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. 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 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 helping students in care meet the New York State Standards. Dr. Effinger holds a BS from the City College of New York, a Master’s of Science in Teaching Emotionally Disturbed Children from Brooklyn College, and a Professional degree in Educational Administration from SUNY New Paltz. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Fordham University, and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Lehman.

Héctor Luis Morell, LMSW

Director, Campus Programs

Mr. Morell has 20 years of experience in Social Services. This experience includes Child Welfare, Substance Abuse Counseling, and services for people with developmental disabilities. He has also served as a college lecturer and an independent auditor for the Federal Children’s Bureau. He has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.