SCO News

Keith M. Little

February 23, 2018 /

Keith Little was appointed President & CEO of SCO Family of Services on January 1, 2018. In this role, he assumes oversight of the agency’s extensive continuum of residential and community-based child welfare, early childhood, youth development, family support, special needs, and homeless services. Keith joined SCO in September 2017…

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Rose Anello

February 23, 2018 /

Rose Anello oversees the Department of Planning, Performance and Strategy that includes: Institutional Advancement; Quality Improvement; the Center for Professional Development; Policy and Strategic Initiatives; Communications; and Program Performance and Outcome Measurement. Rose, who joined SCO in 2011, has over 30 years of leadership experience in advocacy, government relations, civic…

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Heath Bloch

March 1, 2018 /

Heath Bloch spearheads the agency’s transformation into one system of care for individuals and families in a value-driven, integrated health and human service delivery system inclusive of physical health, behavioral health and housing. In addition, Heath oversees the operations of SCO’s continuum of New York State Department of Health (DOH);…

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Suzette Gordon

January 2, 2019 /

Suzette Gordon joined SCO in January 2019 as the agency’s Chief Legal Counsel. In this newly created role, Suzette represents SCO in all legal matters, provides legal guidance to the President & CEO and staff and acts in an advisory capacity on major projects. She leads SCO’s in-house legal services…

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Stephen Mack

March 1, 2018 /

Stephen Mack provides oversight of the agency’s Accounting functions as well as leadership for Information Technology and Business Operations. Stephen joined SCO in 2010 as Fiscal Director and was promoted to Director of Finance in 2013, Chief Financial Officer in 2014, and Executive Vice President, Financial and Administrative in 2018.

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Madeline Martinez

March 1, 2018 /

Madeline Martinez oversees the activities of the Executive Office and assists the President & CEO with strategic priorities, manages Board and leadership team meetings, creates and maintains cross-departmental relationships, and coordinates all appointments for the President & CEO, COO, and CPO. Madeline has risen through the ranks in positions of…

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Jennifer Outlaw

June 25, 2018 /

Jennifer Outlaw oversees a diverse portfolio of programs for children and families, providing a continuum of services that begins with expecting mothers and continues through young adulthood, with a triple focus on achieving improved outcomes in education, job security, and health and well-being. She is responsible for SCO’s early childhood,…

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Karen I. Abreu-Rosano

February 23, 2018 /

Karen I. Abreu-Rosano oversees Family Foster Care, Therapeutic Family Foster Care and Adoption, including health and mental health services for children in placement. She started with SCO in 1999 as a foster care and adoption caseworker and became the Assistant Director of the Agency Information Management System Department (AIMS) in 2000.

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Hayden Blades

February 23, 2018 /

Hayden Blades joined SCO Family of Services in March 2013 as Assistant Executive Director of Business Operations. Hayden oversees property acquisition and maintenance, capital projects, purchasing, vendor and service contracts and fleet management. In addition, the management of agency insurance policies falls under Hayden’s purview. Hayden has a wealth of…

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Christina Calabrese

March 1, 2018 /

Christina Calabrese oversees the training and professional development needs of SCO’s diverse employee base.  As Vice President, Center for Professional Development she is responsible for developing methods to build capacity and competency of staff; create professional development opportunities; ensure compliance with training requirements of regulatory agencies, and coordinate a training…

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Connie Cerrato

March 1, 2018 /

Connie Cerrato oversees the Madonna Heights Group Residence, Madonna Heights School and Residential Treatment Facility. Ms. Cerrato has overseen the group residence and school for nineteen years and added the treatment facility to her responsibilities in 2010. Connie develops program procedures, manages day to day operations, oversees fiscal management and…

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Durga Dhanikonda

March 25, 2019 /

Durga Dhanikonda oversees the effective management and execution of all information technology functions at SCO Family of Services. As SCO’s top technology infrastructure manager and security officer, he is responsible for evaluating and maintaining SCO’s existing technologies, as well as the selection and deployment of innovative solutions that support the…

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Elyse B. Feldman

March 1, 2018 /

Elyse Feldman oversees the treasury/cash management functions, accounts payable, corporate “P-card” administration, consumer banking and various other matters involving fiscal operations across SCO. Before becoming Vice President, Finance in 2015, Elyse served as Fiscal Director for SCO’s Shelters and Homeless Services programs for three years.  In that role, Elyse was…

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Vivian Floch

March 1, 2018 /

Vivian oversees SCO Family of Services’ Quality Improvement Department.  She also has overall responsibility for the agency’s accreditation processes involving both COA and Praesidium. When first arriving at SCO in 1996, Vivian held the position of Director of Training where she also served as Co-Coordinator of the ACS RFP process. …

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Leslie Johnson

June 25, 2018 /

Leslie Johnson provides leadership and supervision of the marketing and communications functions of the agency, and leads the team responsible for ‘telling our story’ to SCO’s varied constituents including the public, media, elected officials, donors, trustees, staff, and clients.  Leslie’s portfolio encompasses internal and external messaging, marketing collateral, media outreach…

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