Leadership Team

Antara Mitra
Executive Director

Kim Pavlus
Division Director, Administration & Finance

Cheryl Giarrusso
Division Director,
Crisis Services

Susan VanCamp
Division Director,
School Services

Program Management Team

Crisis Services

Shana Rowan
Manager, Operations

Heaven Longo

Manager, Marketing and Development

Stephanie Grandjean
Assistant Director, Crisis Services

Cassandra Flagler
Manager, Training & Data

Kristine Knutson
Program Manager, Contact Hotline, TeleCare, Volunteer Services, OCSPC

Katie Lemery-White
Manager, 211 Program

School Services

Lindsey Treat
Program Manager, Service Delivery

Lynn Cross
Assistant Director,
School Services

Katie Arney-Rattray
Clinical Supervisor, Student Assistance Program

Alisha Hayes
Program Manager, PAX Tools

Emily Derrenbacher
Program Manager, PAX Tools

Kristen Stanton
Program Manager, Suicide Safety in Schools

Anita Whitaker
Prevention Coach

Board Officers

Eric Larison


Executive Director, NYS ASCD

Consultant, OCM BOCES

Dr. Maureen Patterson


Internship Coordinator, Education Leadership Programs,

Le Moyne College

Linda Barbuto


Co-Chair of Fiscal & Investment Committee

Assistant Director, Office of Budget & Planning

Syracuse University

Paula Freedman

Corresponding Secretary

President, Freedman Associates, Inc.

Alan Andrews, LCSW

Ex- Officio President

Alan Andrews & Associates, LLC.

Board Members

Dianne Apter
Chair of Board Nominating Committee
Partner (retd.,) Apter & O’Connor Associates

Michelle Breidenbach
Reporter, The Post-Standard

Rashida Chambers
Promise Zone Specialist, Syracuse City School District

Kortney R. Dale, MSW 
Vice President, Child & Family Services

Liberty Resources, Inc.

Dr. Joseph T. Himmelsbach 
Associate Clinical Professor
SUNY Upstate Psychiatry

Rebecca Hoda-Kearse
Chair of Fund Development Committee
Title IX Coordinator and Affirmative Action Officer, SUNY ESF

Helen Hudson
President, Syracuse Common Council

City of Syracuse

Chris Kosakowski
Advocate, Vera House

Patricia McBride
Office of the City Clerk, City of Syracuse

John Rey
Business Development Manager

Oswego Teachers Employees Federal Credit Union

Dave Shaw 
Business Administrator, Newfield Central School District

Neil J. Smith, Esq.
Co-Chair of Fiscal & Investment Committee
Partner, Mackenzie Hughes, LLP

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