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Audrey Erazo-Trivino Is Named Chief Operating Officer of ANDRUS

Audrey Erazo-Trivino Is Named Chief Operating Officer of ANDRUS

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, New York, October 2015 –ANDRUS President and CEO Bryan R. Murphy is pleased to announce the appointment of Audrey Erazo-Trivino as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Ms. Trivino will be overseeing the day-to-day operations of ANDRUS, building cross-program supports and idea exchanges and enhancing staff stewardship.

Audrey brings a remarkable blend of passion, experience and understanding to this position,” states ANDRUS President and CEO Bryan R. Murphy. “After conducting a six-month search, we found the ideal person who not only understands how to help lead and grow a nonprofit such as ANDRUS, but also has the heart to understand the challenges confronting children with emotional disorders, the opportunities they have for promising futures and how everything we do is in an effort to pave the way to their dreams and aspirations.”

Audrey Trivino is a highly skilled not-for-profit executive leader with 20 years of experience in the child welfare, education and mental health fields. Her previous areas of programmatic oversight include managing medical, mental health, educational and staff development/training services as well as those enhancing children’s residential programs.

Prior to joining Andrus, she worked for 16 years at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services, a multi-service not-for-profit agency where she served as the Vice President for Health and Clinical Services. During her last two years there, Audrey provided executive leadership in all program areas and acted on behalf of management in the absence of the COO.

I am so impressed with the work at ANDRUS, the level of the dedicated professionals here, the overall effectiveness of the programs and the overall high commitment by the Board of Directors. One of my deepest passions is nurturing hope in children and families – that is in step with ANDRUS’ mission and the agency’s long term goals. While I am a clinician at heart, I also have extensive experience in executive leadership, strategic planning and budgeting,” explains Audrey Erazo-Trivino, the new ANDRUS COO.

Ms. Trivino continues, “Shared governance is critical. To fortify this already strong organization, I look forward to broadening staff stewardship to envelop the organization as a whole in addition to the specific program in which a person works.”

Ms. Trivino has centered her career working in communities with significant needs, both in New York City and Westchester County. Her primary professional focus has been on addressing the mental health needs of Latino and African-American children and families in foster care.

Ms. Trivino obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology through Long Island University and a certification in School Psychology through Marist College. Her professional memberships include Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), New York Association of School Psychologists (NYASP) and the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD). She is the past recipient of the prestigious New York Association of School Psychologists Ted Bernstein Award for excellence in the practice of school psychology. She has further served as an adjunct instructor of Psychology for a bilingual undergraduate student population at Mercy College in the Bronx.

On a personal note, Ms. Trivino is a proud first-generation Ecuadorian-American and a native of Westchester County, NY, having been born and raised in Yonkers, New York.

Background:

ANDRUS nurtures the social and emotional well-being in children and their families by delivering a broad range of vital services and by providing research, training and innovative program models that promote standards of excellence for professional performance in and beyond our service community. With programs on campus, in schools and within community-based settings throughout Westchester County, the nonprofit reaches almost 4,500 children and families each year from the New York Metropolitan area. ANDRUS also operates the AndrusCenter for Learning and Innovation (ACLI) and The ANDRUS Sanctuary Institute, which has provided training and consultation to over 300 organizations worldwide in the use of a trauma-sensitive model for treatment and organizational change. Visit www.Andrus1928.org to learn more.