YONKERS, NEW YORK – February 24, 2015 — The Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Bryan R. Murphy as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Julia Dyckman Andrus Memorial, Inc. (dba: ANDRUS), effective immediately. Founded in 1928, ANDRUS today is a family-centered social service agency offering an array of innovative programs to help children, families and communities meet their full potential.
“The Board of Directors is very pleased to name Bryan Murphy as President and CEO” said John P. McLaughlin, Chairman of the ANDRUS Board of Directors. “During his tenures as Chief Operating Officer and most recently as Acting President and CEO, Bryan has demonstrated the vision, leadership and skills necessary to guide and grow this 87-year-old agency.”
Mr. Murphy 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. He 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.
Serving Westchester County from 14 locations, ANDRUS’ main site is a 107-acre campus in north Yonkers, New York where the agency offers residential and day treatment for children from the NY-metro area and beyond. ANDRUS also operates a breadth of community mental health services, the ANDRUS Early Learning Center, the ANDRUS Center for Learning and Innovation and the 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.
For more information, please visit www.ANDRUS1928.org