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Theresa E. Hassler

December 10, 2019 /

Theresa Hassler joined SCO Family of Services in December 2019 as the Vice President of Government Affairs. In this role, Theresa will serve as SCO’s chief advocate and representative on state and city legislative, policy and budget initiatives and strengthen SCO’s relationships with elected officials who represent the communities in…

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Jonathan McLean

November 1, 2019 /

Jonathan McLean joined SCO in September 2019. Jonathan manages group living for young mothers, LGBTQ youth, court involved youth, and youth with special needs or a behavioral health issue; evidence-based preventive services for adolescents and their families; supportive housing for young adults and special pilot projects. Jonathan is a Licensed…

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Samantha Sutfin-Gray

November 1, 2019 /

Samantha Sutfin-Gray joined SCO in September 2019 overseeing the agency’s Performance and Quality Department. Sam also has overall responsibility for the agency’s accreditation processes involving both COA and Praesidium. Prior to joining SCO, Sam was the Director of Performance Evaluation and Policy Development at Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA) where she…

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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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Arthur Zanko

March 1, 2018 /

Arthur Zanko joined SCO in 2000. He oversees our New York City individual and family homeless shelters and the Independence Inns that offer temporary shelter to New York City homeless and runaway youth. Art has more than 35 years of experience as a leader in human services. He served as…

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Lisa Sammon

March 1, 2018 /

Lisa Sammon’s responsibilities include the oversight of the main Accounting function of the Finance department, and the coordination of the monthly closings & preparation of monthly financial statements.  She is also responsible for the coordination of the annual audit in cooperation with the Director of Finance.  Lisa oversees the Accounts…

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Diana Perone

March 1, 2018 /

Diana oversees all of the Human Resources functions for the agency including our employee Benefits and Payroll administration for SCO’s approximately 4,000+ staff. Diana has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources including planning, performance management, recruitment/deployment, employee relations, compliance, technology and more.  Prior to this…

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James Nyreen

March 1, 2018 /

James Nyreen oversees New York State Office of Mental Health and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene programs including: the Ottilie campus-based Residential Treatment Facility and school for children with severe emotional disabilities and serious cognitive disabilities; a Supported Single Room Occupancy program for young adults struggling…

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Susan Moran

March 1, 2018 /

Susan Moran oversees all residential and community programs for people with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining SCO in 2003 as Assistant Executive Director, she served as Director of Residential Services at Queens Centers for Progress (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Queens) where she developed the Individual Residential Alternative (IRA) program…

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Brian Leidy

March 1, 2018 /

Brian Leidy oversees institutional giving, individual giving, strategic partnerships and fundraising events for SCO. Prior to joining SCO as Director of Institutional Advancement, Brian led development efforts at China Institute in America, managed corporate relations at the Brooklyn Public Library and raised funds at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.

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Floaria Ladja

March 1, 2018 /

Floaria Ladja oversees SCO’s continuum of Early Childhood services, which includes Early Childhood Education Centers, Home-Visiting Programs, Early Learn and Early Head Start programs, and Family Child Care Networks.  As Vice President, Early Childhood Services, Floaria is responsible for the development, administration, and operations of Early Childhood initiatives and programs,…

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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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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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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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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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participants in our Young Adult Workforce Program at Rikers Island completed our program to become licensed drivers to improve their employability

93%

of graduates at SCO's high school for over-age, under-credited students received a NYS Regent's diploma.

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