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Professional ​

Social Work leader with over 10 years committed experience supporting and empowering others through solution-focused change. Certified trainer and coach developing and implementing programs that supports a structured and transformed inclusive organizational culture.


Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families —Family Foster Care

Clinical Director/Assistant Division Director, December 2016-Present

  • Directly oversee 4 Departments: Preparing Youth for Adulthood, Family Support/Advocacy Unit, Adoption Services, Family Team Conferencing

  • Provide ongoing supervision for 14 staff and MSW Interns

  • Ensure compliance and model fidelity as Program Champion for Title IV-E Implementation and Permanency Target Goals

  • Chair Safety/Risk meetings, Program Meetings, Implementation Meetings

  • Manage department budgets

  • Assist in developing and implementing policies/procedures for program

  • Coordinate Training for all Foster Care Division Staff for professional development

  • Conduct Staff and Foster Parent Trainings

  • Implement and supervise Reunification and Enhanced Permanency Programs

  • Implement and Oversee Mentoring Internship Program


Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families—Family Foster Care

Director of Permanency, July 2016-December 2016

  • Provided administrative and clinical oversight to East Harlem Foster Care program site

  • Promoted and ensured continuous Quality Management

  • Built and strengthened community partnerships with local organizations to support families



Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families—Family Foster Care

Supervisor, June 2014—May 2015

  • Provided ongoing one-on-one and group supervision to 4 case planners, 1 case aide

  • Communicated Agency and Department priorities to promote achievement of faster, stable and effective placements and timely permanency

  • Coordinated service plan implementation and clinical assessments

  • Instituted corrective actions to eliminate barriers to the achievement of permanency goals

  • Monitored case planning activities by setting expectations and establishing program outcomes for foster boarding home unit.

  • Participated in onboarding work group and assisted in developing program policies.


Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families—United Families Preventive Services

Case Planner & Task Advisor, April 2013—June 2014

  • Assisted new staff with program orientation, adjustment and deescalating confrontational situations with dis-engaged clients.

  • Provided direct supervision and assessed for safety and well-being of families

  • Monitored medical, mental health and vocational services provided to clients

  • Made appropriate referrals using family-centered approach

  • Facilitated Family Team Conferences

  • Ensured timely submission of progress notes and reports

St. Johns Residence for Boys, Far Rockaway, NY

Caseworker, October 2010-April 2013

  • Provided direct case management services within a Residential Treatment Center to young males 14-21 in foster care.

  • Chaired treatment team meetings and Facilitated permanency Family Team Conferences

  • Performed administrative tasks in compliance with ACS regulations

  • Referred clients to community-based programs

  • Facilitated monthly Team Building activities for Social Service Department

  • Performed Guidance Counselor related duties and administrative tasks

  • Testified at Family Courts during permanency hearings


Mentoring Program Coordinator & Club Advisor  October 2012-April 2013

  • Established and coordinated agency’s mentoring program.

  • Supervised assistant program coordinator.

  • Established and served as primary advisor for interest group: St. John’s Gentlemen Council.

  • Coordinated fundraising events for St. John’s Gentlemen Club.


Learning Blocks Child Development Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL

ABA Therapist, February 2010-July 2010

  • Provided in-home Applied Behavior Analysis services for 3 teens on the autism spectrum


Life Coach

Conference Facilitator

Parenting Journey Facilitator

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (Youth Sex Trafficking0 Facilitator/Trainer

Sanctuary Model


Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) 

Child, Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) 




Haitian Creole

Intermediate Level Spanish

Columbia University
Master of Science-Social Work, May 2014

Concentration: Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming with Children, Youth and Families.

CV: Organizational leadership, Financial management for non-profit organizations; Psychopathology and Pathways to Wellness; Group Formation; Community Organizing.


University of South Florida
Bachelor of Arts-Social Work, December 2009


President of Social Work Society ‘09   

Volunteer Recruiter of the BRIDGE Clinic ‘09

Phi Alpha Honor Society

Volunteer Experience

Catholic Big Sisters Big Brothers, New York, NY

MSW Intern, September 2013-May 2014

  • Served as gatekeeper for mentoring program volunteers by screening potential mentors

  • Facilitated weekly Skill Learning Workshops for mentors and mentees

  • Co-facilitated Parent Workshop on Child Development

  • Developed, formed and served as lead facilitator Parent-Teen Workshop

  • Conducted 4 family therapy sessions for incoming mentee using the Family Systems Model

  • Collected data from surveys and analyzed program outcomes


UNICEF Child Protection Section/Program Division, New York Headquarters

January 2014-June 2014

  • Review 2013 Country Office Annual Reports.

  • Extract and analyze info on progress, challenges and lessons learned to key result area of child protection.

  • Assist in writing brief analyses of progress under specific child protection issues highlighting major approaches and interventions, global/ regional trends, constraints and lessons learned within regions, and highlighting activities and results related to equity possible implications for Child Protection programming.


BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic, Tampa, FL

Social Work student volunteer and Volunteer Recruiter, October 2008-December 2009

One of Florida’s first and only student-run free clinics:

  • Served underrepresented and undocumented immigrants in collaboration with medical and physical therapy team to provide supportive coping for physical and mental illnesses.

  • Linked clients to formal and informal resources.


Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg in Tampa, FL

BSW Intern, August 2009-December 2009

  • Mentored caseload of under-represented women ages 14-34 of the Pregnancy Plus Program

  • Facilitated 10 week women group on the “Blueprint for Living with Sexual Integrity”

  • Conducted client intake assessments and administered free pregnancy tests

  • Co-Facilitated Adoption Support Group for prospective adopting parents

Assisted staff in conducting home assessments for Cuban Immigrants and performed marketing tasks for the Refugee Resettlement and Adoption Services Programs.  

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