Chief Operating Officer
Heath Bloch oversees the operations of SCO’s eight agency program divisions and partners with his colleagues on SCO’s Cabinet to oversee and manage all of the agency’s administrative operations and systems. He leads program leadership to effectively manage programs, develop new programs and manage new initiatives. Heath ensures that program quality is maintained throughout the agency and that financial, business, technology, program and staff services support service delivery. He also ensures that all programs operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of the agency.
Heath has nearly two decades of professional experience in the social services sector with particular expertise in the areas of behavioral health services, intellectual/developmental disabilities, health care administration and nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining SCO, Heath was the Assistant Executive Director at the Shield Institute, an intellectual/developmental disability provider, and currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Advanced Social Policy in Mental Health at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. Previously, he held senior organizational and program leadership positions at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Health and Hospitals Corporation, Metropolitan Hospital Center. He has also worked as a social worker, psychotherapist and counselor early in his career.
Heath is a graduate of Northeastern University and holds an MSW from New York University.