Assistant Executive Director, Quality Improvement
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. In 2000, she became Director of Agency-wide Quality Improvement, a fledgling department that is now part of the agency’s core practice. In 2011, she was appointed Assistant Executive Director over both Quality Improvement and Training. She previously served as Assistant Executive Director for 13 years at the Institute for Families and Children, focusing on training and technical assistance to child welfare organizations across New York State, and Emigre Employment.
Vivian also served as Team Leader at Covenant House, working with runaway mothers under the age of 21 and their babies, and at the Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service providing Preventive and Foster Care services. She was also a secondary school Social Studies teacher. Vivian holds a BA in History and an MS in Secondary Education from Queens College of the City University of New York, as well as an MSW from New York University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
people with special needs develop skills to reach their full potential
of children in our early education centers met or exceeded national literacy performance standards