Chief Program Officer
Rosemary Stein oversees three residential campuses with schools: Madonna Heights for girls recovering from trauma; Westbrook Preparatory for youth with high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other related conditions, and The Theresa Paplin School for youth who suffer from both a developmental disability and an emotional disturbance. Rosemary additionally oversees temporary housing shelters for single women and families on Long Island, permanent housing residences, community residences for children with an emotional disturbance, Residential Treatment Facilities, Group Residences, residences for women overcoming addiction, a mental health clinic, Blended Case Management and Waiver Services, Bridges To Health and a range of health and mental health services.
Prior to her appointment as Chief Program Officer, she served as Assistant Executive Director at SCO from 1983-2010, creating the role of Special Assistant to the Executive Director from 1983-1994 and as Director of Training and Staff Development from 1980-1983. She created the training department, which in its inception included childcare, social work and foster parent training. In this role Rosemary also created the Independent Living Department. With 37 years of experience at SCO, Rosemary developed many new programs, assisted with mergers, acquisitions and leadership development and carries the agency’s rich history and culture. Previous to her leadership roles at SCO, she worked at SCO as a Social Worker, Therapist and Social Work Supervisor. She is a trained leader in the Sanctuary Model of Trauma Informed Care and has served as both an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College School of Social Work and as a Psychotherapist.
She is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds an MSW from Adelphi University.